The Harp Player

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1857 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: watercolour heightened with body colour
Dimensions: 13 x 10 in.
Signature: monogram
Note: Monogram is inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1857 (circa)
Original Cost: 25 pounds
Model: Annie Miller


Current Location: private collection
Archival History: W.H. Doeg 1872, £25; Mrs. A.W. Hammond Headey; Sotheby's sale March 18, 1971 (no.128); Maas Gallery; Maas Gallery sale June 1996; private collection

Scholarly Commentary


DGR executed this drawing around 1857. Until Sotheby's offered it for sale (18 March 1971, item 128), the drawing was not publically known. W. H. Doeg originally owned the painting. He bought the picture from DGR in 1872, when the two exchanged a couple of letters, one of which was attached to the back and sold with the picture. The purchase price was £25. It afterwards came to the Maas Gallery, which sold the picture in June of 1996.

The Harp Player
Copyright: ©The Maas Gallery London, UK/Bridgeman Art Library
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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