Design for Spiral Brooch

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Production Description

Production Date: 1863-1869


Current Location: Duke University Library

Scholarly Commentary


This jewelry design is one of DGR's most striking. The finished piece was used effectively in several of his best paintings, perhaps most memorably in Monna Vanna . This, the earliest known sketch, was found in a group of disbound notebook pages comprising (for the most part) the remains of an integral notebook that DGR used between 1863-1869 for various kinds of memoranda. On the page are three preliminary designs for the brooch.

Design for Spiral Brooch
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