According to the Museum's records, on the back of the original frame in Mr. Rose's hand was written: 'I bought it of [sic] Rossetti out of a folio in his studio at 3 o'clock in the morning, and I gave him £15 for it'. The framed edge suggests that this was intended for an engraved illustration that was finally not used.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
[monogram] 1860
- bottom left Handwritten - Ink


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pictures, Drawings, Designs and Studies by the Late Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- Burlington Fine Arts Club, London 1883 - 1883
Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters Lent by the Art Gallery Committee of the Birmingham Corporation
1 Tate Gallery, London 1911-12 - 1912-03
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet
219 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1973 - 1973
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
100 Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo 1990-09-22 - 1990-11-14
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
167 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2003-10-16 - 2004-01-18
167 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 2004-02-27 - 2004-06-06
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
57 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2005-10-01 - 2006-01-15
57 Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2006-03-09 - 2006-06-18
57 Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art 2006-09-11 - 2006-11-26


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: an Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life
H C Marillier 1899 George Bell and Sons, London no. 96, p. 106.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 325.
1 April 1965 Country Life p. 722.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 122, p. 77; vol. 2, pl. 194.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 1A5.
William Morris and the Middle Ages
Jennifer Harris, Joanna Banham 1984 Manchester University Press, Manchester p. 138.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Edwin Becker, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Julian Treuherz 2003 Waanders, Zwolle p. 226-27.
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
Colin Cruise 2005 Merrell, London p. 104.


James Anderson Rose; Rose sale, Christie's 5 May 1891 (lot 5a wrongly described as an etching); sold later; Charles Fairfax Murray.

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