Proserpine (watercolour replica)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: unknown

Production Description

Production Date: 1878
Original Cost: £262


Current Location: unknown
Archival History: F.S. Ellis; James H. Hutton

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

In a letter to Jane Morris on February 10, 1878, DGR referred to a watercolour version of Proserpine, with which the recipient (F.S. Ellis) was delighted. He also mentions a failed attempt to photograph the work before it was sent to the buyer, resulting in a proof that required retouching (Fredeman, Correspondence, 78.28). There is no known record of this reproduction.


  • Bryson and Troxell, DGR and Jane Morris: Their Correspondence, 50.
  • Fredeman, Correspondence,78.4, 8, 28.
  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 132 (no. 233).
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: sa102.s233.rap.xml