December. Man Killing Pig. Design for a Tile.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1862 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: brown wash over graphite on paper
Dimensions: 35.9 x 18.4 cm

Production Description

Production Date: 1862 (circa)


Current Location: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalog Number: PD.16-1979
Archival History: Sotheby's sale May 22, 1979 (lot 15)

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of a set of designs for tiles made by the firm of Morris and Co. in 1861. Most of the designs were by Ford Madox Brown, but this design is by DGR.

December. Man Killing Pig. Design for a Tile.
Copyright: ©Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Included Text

Note: The word “Border” written in upper center.
Note: The words “division/ tiles” written at center right.
Manuscript Addition: December. Man killing pig.
Editorial Description: Written in William Morris's hand?


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    Victorian Watercolors, Sotheby's Belgravia, 22 May 1979.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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