Sir Galahad and an Angel

Alternately titled: Alma Mater and Mr. Woodward

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink
Dimensions: 9 x 8 3/4

Production Description

Production Date: 1857
Exhibition History: Tate 1923 (no.163)
Model: Mr. Benjamin Woodward.
Note: Woodward is supposed to have modelled for the head of Sir Galahad.


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 399'04
Archival History: H. Virtue Tebbs; Fairfax Murray; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery

Scholarly Commentary


This drawing was executed at the same time as the Oxford Union murals. According to Surtees, the drawing is “thought to be a satire on the manner in which the University authorities dealt with Mr. Benjamin Woodward, the architect of the Debating Hall” (vol. 1, 55).


Sir Galahad and an Angel
Copyright: ©Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 128.
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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 23.
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    Stephens, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 50.
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