A Christmas Carol

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 11 1/2
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: Xmas 1857-8
Note: Monogram and date are inscribed at upper left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1857-1858
Exhibition History: Liverpool 1858 (no.301); R.A., 1883 (no.366); Leeds Municipal Art Gallery 1889; Manchester, Ruskin Exhibition, 1904 (no.15); R.A., Winter 1906 (no.92); Cambridge 1946 (no.65)
Model: Elizabeth Siddal
Note: Elizabeth Siddal sat for the principal female figure.


Current Location: Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University
Catalog Number: 1943. 490
Purchase Price: Bequest
Archival History: James Leathart; Fairfax Murray; Grenville L. Winthrop; Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University

Scholarly Commentary


For a different (oil) version with the same title see A Christmas Carol .


A Christmas Carol
Copyright: Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop. Photo Credit: Rick Stafford. Image copyright: ©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard University.


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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 105.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 134.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 84b recto.
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    Delaware Art Museum print.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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