Proserpine (fourth version)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: oil
Dimensions: unknown

Production Description

Production Date: 1873


Current Location: unknown

Scholarly Commentary


This is what Surtees refers to as the fourth of the eight recorded versions of the painting (see Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 131 (no. 233).). It is the version that DGR sent in 1872 to Howell, whose criticism of the picture put a considerable strain on their friendship (see Fredeman, Correspondence, especially the letters of 22 October, 1 November, and 3 November 1872). The first two were deemed unsatisfactory by DGR, and destroyed.


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