Amor, Amans, Amata (designs for a sofa)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1863 (circa)

Physical Description

Dimensions: Sofa: 32 1/2 in. (height); 78 in. (width); 26 in. (depth)

Production Description

Production Date: 1863 (circa)
Exhibition History: Birmingham 1973
Intended Context: 16 Cheyne Walk
Date Commissioned: 1863 (circa)


Current Location: Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalog Number: M/F. 1-1918

Scholarly Commentary


These designs were made for the decorative ovals on the sofa DGR designed for himself around 1863. The sofa, which was part of the furniture in DGR's Chelsea house, passed to the possession of Charles Fairfax Murray and thence to the Fitzwilliam Museum, where it is presently located.


Amor, Amans, Amata (designs for a sofa)
Description: Open-back sofa of wood painted black and partially gilded, the back painted with three figures in medallions inscribed “Amor,” “Amans,” and “Amata” (Love, the Loving or Lover, the Beloved), upholstered with contemporary green cut velvet.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: sa67.rap.xml