This is a drawing later re-invented for the watercolour of 'Borgia' (1851-59), now in the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle.

  • 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
Dante Rossetti / 1850 / ''To caper nimbly in a lady's chamber / To the lascivious pleasing of a lute''
- below image Handwritten 1850 Ink


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Old Masters...deceased masters of the British by Linnell and Rossetti
342 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1883-01-01 - 1883-03-10
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet
55 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1973-01-13 - 1973-03-11
Pre-Raphaelite Women
17 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1985-10-09 - 1986-01-02
17 Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery 1986-09-13 - 1986-10-19
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
11 Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo 1990-09-22 - 1990-11-14
11 Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya 1990-11-17 - 1990-12-09
11 Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume 1991-01-08 - 1991-02-14
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
50 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2003-10-16 - 2004-01-18
50 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 2004-02-27 - 2004-06-06


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. 18, p. 38.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 312.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 47, p. 15; vol. 2, pl. 36.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 1A10.
The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing
J B Bullen 1994 Clarendon Press, Oxford pp. 256-57.


Given by the artist to George P Boyce on 8 April 1854; Boyce Sale, Christie's 1 July 1897 (lot 158), £20.9s.6d.; Charles Fairfax Murray.

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