Predella for the Blessed Damozel (drawing of the Lover)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1877? (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: black chalk, red chalk, and pencil drawing
Dimensions: 14 x 33 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1877? (circa)


Current Location: private collection
Note: Rossetti sale, 1883; Agnew; Christie's sale June 17, 1869; Sotheby's sale (Belgravia) March 19, 1979; Roy Miles Gallery; private collection

Scholarly Commentary


Although the date of this study is unknown, it closely resembles another chalk drawing of the subject mentioned by Surtees in the appendix of her Catalogue Raisonné, dated to 1877.


  • Age of Rossetti, Burne-Jones, and Watts, Tate 1997, 193-194.
  • Fine Victorian Paintings and Drawings, Sotheby's London, 5 November 1974.
  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 234 (appendix no. 10).
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