Landscape Sketch

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1871 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil on white unlined paper
Dimensions: 5.9 x 2.8 cm

Production Description

Production Date: 1871 (circa)
Note: This drawing is included in a small notebook DGR used in the 1870s. On the facing page is another set of sketches, with different orientation.


Current Location: British Library

Scholarly Commentary


This drawing is part of a series of sketches in the British Library's Small Notebook 1 that appear to be related to the painting, Water Willow . Among these are a number of rough landscape sketches, perhaps made en plein air during DGR's walks through the countryside around Kelmscott Manor (Fredeman, Correspondence, 71.130). There is another, more finished drawing dating from this period and depicting similar landscape features.


  • Fredeman, Correspondence, 71.130.
Landscape Sketch
Copyright: ©By permission of the British Library
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: sa117.s226.rap.xml