Deverell, Rossetti, and MacCracken at an exhibition

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1853 May 23

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing is worked into a letter to Walter Howell Deverell of 23 May 1853. It is one of a series of letters from early that year that contain spoofing sketches related to the art patron Francis MacCracken.

As DGR's note on the drawing indicates, the scene is outside "a provincial exhibition" where Deverell's painting, The Banishment of Hamlet, was being shown. MacCracken had purchased the work and arranged for its exhbition. See further commentary on the drawing as well as the commentary for the drawing MacCracken. DGR had reviewed Deverell's painting when it was first exhibited in 1851.

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