The Knight of Siena

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1862 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink wash
Dimensions: 2 x 2 in. to 2 x 4 in

Production Description

Production Date: 1862 (circa)


Current Location: Princeton University Library

Scholarly Commentary


This the second of six small drawings that DGR made in a copy of the first edition of The Early Italian Poets (1861) at Princeton. It is an imaginary portrait of Folcaciero de' Folcacieri, the “Knight of Siena” named as the author of the canzone ending on the page with the drawing (page 15).


  • Surtees, “The Early Italian Poets,” 130-131.
The Knight of Siena
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