The Fire Fiend

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1853 January 1

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: unknown
Date on Image: 1853
Note: “101 Stanhope Street” is inscribed beneath the sketch.

Production Description

Production Date: 1853 January 1

Scholarly Commentary


DGR sent this drawing as part of his letter of 1 January 1853 to Thomas Woolner. A number of other drawings were enclosed with the letter but only one other, “William Sleeping”, is known, and that—like the present drawing—only in reproduction. See Fredeman, Correspondence, I. 220-226 (53.1).


  • Fredeman, Correspondence, 53.1.
  • Woolner, Thomas Woolner, 56.
The Fire Fiend
Copyright: Woolner, Thomas Woolner, 56.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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