This is a study for the 1860 watercolour which is in a private collection. It illustrates an episode from the story 'St Agnes of Intercession', by Rossetti, published in the Pre-Raphaelite magazine, The Germ. An etching by Millais of the same subject was intended to accompany Rossetti's story in The Germ.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


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Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Some Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Drawings
- National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1955-07 - 1955-10
- Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea - - -
Paintings of Poets, Poems of Painters
- Art Society of St Gallen 1957 - 1957
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet
64 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1973 - 1973
Heaven on Earth: the Religion of Beauty in Late Victorian Art
51 Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham 1994-10-07 - 1994-11-27
51 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Oct. 2003 - Jan.2004
51 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Feb.2004 - April. 2004
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
59 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2003-10-16 - 2004-01-18
59 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 2004-02-27 - 2004-06-06


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Dante Gabriel Rossetti as Designer and Writer
William Michael Rossetti 1889 Cassell, London p. 131.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: an Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life
H C Marillier 1899 George Bell and Sons, London p. 103.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 324
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
1947 Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London p. 7
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 121b, p. 76; vol. 2, pl. 185.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 1E3.
The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
Jan Marsh 1985 Quarter Books, London p. 182.
Heaven on Earth: the Religion of Beauty in Late Victorian Art
Gail-Nina Anderson 1994 Lund Humphries, London p. 102.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Edwin Becker, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Julian Treuherz 2003 Waanders, Zwolle p. 166.


Rossetti Sale, 1883 (lot 63), bought by Charles Fairfax Murray £16.16s

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