Saint John Comforting the Virgin at the Foot of the Cross

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 36.2 x 30.4 cm
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1862
Note: Monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1862
Exhibition History: Tate, 1923 (no.258) (I)


Current Location: Private Collection
Archival History: William Michael Rossetti; Helen Rossetti Angeli; Christie's sale January 10, 1973 (lot 84); Private Collection

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

This is probably the work mentioned by Rossetti in a letter to Ellen Heaton dated March 28, 1862.


Two studies for this work are known. The first is at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the the second was in the collection of the Rossetti family but is now lost.


  • Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 236.


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    Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 236.
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