The Quest of the Holy Grail

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Elizabeth Siddal

1855 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 11 x 9 3/8 in.
Signature: monograms
Note: At the lower right is inscribed: EES inv. EES & DGR del.

Production Description

Production Date: 1855 (circa)
Exhibition History: Royal Academy, 1973 (no.145); Tate, 1984 (no.217)


Current Location: Private Collection

Scholarly Commentary


According to the inscription, the subject and composition for this picture were conceived by Elizabeth Siddal, and the work was executed by both Elizabeth and DGR. The subject is taken from Tennyson's poem Sir Galahad.



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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 56.
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    Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 194.
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