Proserpine (fifth version)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1873 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: oil

Production Description

Production Date: 1873 (circa)
Patron: Frederick R. Leyland


Current Location: unknown
Note: This picture was lost en route to Kelmscott, and is presumed destroyed.

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

This painting was begun late in 1872, a fifth version of the picture sent to Charles Howell and Robert Parsons, with Frederick Leyland as the intended patron. In the first of a series of unfortunate mishaps, the face of Proserpine was rucked during the lining process; that is, the cloth was compressed, resulting in a number of unsightly folds. At first it was set aside and a new painting begun, but, according to Marillier, Rossetti soon returned to the work and restored it. However, the painting was misplaced while being transported to Kelmscott (Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , 132).


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