Rossetti, Deverell and MacCracken

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1853 January

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink

Production Description

Production Date: 1853 January


Current Location: Huntington Library Museum
Catalog Number: 12911

Scholarly Commentary


One of a series of comical drawings DGR sent in letters to Walter Howell Deverell in 1853, all satirizing their patron Francis MacCracken. This drawing is integral to the letter. MacCracken stands shocked before an easel; Rossetti and Deverell drink wine at a table in back. At the lower right is a smiling cherub with the caption: “a cherub that sees them.” A brief dialogic skit is written over the drawing.

Included Text

(M'.C) For Ireland?

(Dev.) Ay, M'Cracken

(M'.C.) Good

(Rossetti) So it is if thou

knewest our purposes.
Show his eyes &

quiver his heart

Come like shadows

so depart.
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