Sprinkling the Lintel.
Water color painted in 1857, and exhibited in 1858.
Owned by George Rae.
Zacharias sprinkles the door and lintel with blood
from the bown which Christ holds, while
Mary gathers the bitter herbs for the Passover. Joseph has
brought the lamb, and Elizabeth lights the pyre. The shoes which John
fastens upon the feet of Jesus are
also part of the ritual.
This water color is done in the manner of the true
Pre-Raphaelite work of Rossetti, with simplicity and careful detail,
after the type of design in the Annun-ciation etc. He
never surpassed in later years the
charm of these early water colors.
Note: These typed lines appear on a square of white paper stapled to the bottom right verso of the overlay.
9 Pembroke Square, Kensington, W.
Note: This the text on a beige rectangle mounted to the panel verso. Brown bordering divides the panel into thirds. This note was typed, not stamped, on the top third of the rectangle.
Manuscript Addition: passover;
Editorial Description: Written on the inside of overlay, across top of cut-out frame, in pencil, cursive.
Manuscript Addition: Sprinkling the Lintel / D.G. Rossetti.
Editorial Description: Written on the middle third of the rectangle in black ink, cursive.
Manuscript Addition: No. 2. Fred k Hollyer
Editorial Description: Number and signature of Hollyer in brown type and black ink.