Shakespeare (after Droeshout)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 2 in.
Frame: small oval under glass
Signature: Rossetti
Other production information determined from the object: from DGR to William Joyce
Note: DGR's signature above right shoulder. The miniature is set into the inside of the volume's front cover. The inscription is inside.

Production Description

Production Date: 1846?


Current Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Catalog Number: PR 2842 1709 Copy 3 Ex.Ill.
Archival History: William Joyce; purchased August 23, 1929 from Thomas Thorpe, bookseller; Folger Shakespeare Library

Scholarly Commentary


The identification of this watercolor miniature rests on DGR's inscription in the book and the attribution on the picture itself. The miniature is copied from the well-known engraving by Martin Droeshout.

Shakespeare (after Droeshout)
Copyright: ©Folger Shakespeare Library
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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