Water Vessel

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen
Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 7 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1865?


Current Location: Princeton University Library, Troxell Collection
Catalog Number: CO189 B9 f. 10
Archival History: Unknown

Scholarly Commentary


This drawing was sent as part of a letter to an unknown correspondent. The text of the final part of the letter, a postcript, is written to the right of the drawing.

Water Vessel
Copyright: ©Princeton University Library, Troxell Collection

Included Text

I have bought from Marks a water vessel which here badly represented. It is of brass or some sort of bell-metal, & is I should think Persian though it might perfectly well be gothic. The handle is a sort of lizard or scorpion attacking the lion. there is a little lid in the lion's head which admits the water, & it issues from the spout in his mouth. It is really a fine thing.
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