Sandys was commissioned to design an illustration to accompany Christina Rossetti's poem 'If' published in 'The Argosy,' 1866 (vo. 1, no. 4, p. 336). The design was engraved by Joseph Swain.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
After Frederick Sandys -
Engraver Joseph Swain -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Signature bottom right Printed - Ink.


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Winter Exhibition
283a Royal Academy of Arts, London 1905 - 1905
Some Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Drawings
66 National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1955-07 - 1955-08
66 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 1955-10 - 1955-10


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Derby: Bemrose & Sons Ltd. p. 382
Some Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Drawings
1955 Arts Council of Great Britain, Welsh Office, Cardiff p. 21


James Anderson Rose, acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray probably at Christie's sale 5 May 1891.

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Name Type
Christina Rossetti Author

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