Michael Scott's Wooing

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Production Description

Production Date: 1866


Current Location: not executed

Scholarly Commentary


Marillier is our source for this design that DGR proposed in 1866. See Marillier 144 and note.


Description: “Michael Scott's mistress standing by the girl with a cup of magic wine, and looking at her with pity. Deerhound with his head up, howling at the spell. Women trying to stop him, or perhaps old woman frowning and railing at him from corner. Michael lying along the front of the picture at the girl's feet. Death's-head moth fluttering round the burning lock of hair. Perhaps two openings above the side seats, with a number of girls watching—Michael Scott's harem. Raven picking up scraps in old woman's lap, while she cuts a silver cross from the girl's girdle” (quoted Marillier 144 note).
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