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Illustration to Coleridge's poem "Genevieve": 748*

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Illustration to Coleridge's poem "Genevieve"


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: Given by Rossetti to Coventry Patmore who exchanged it with Sir Edward Burne-Jones many years later for some studies by that artist; after his death, Lady Burne-Jones gave it to Fairfax Murray (27th August 1898 - note in Cockerell's inventory)

Measurements and weight

Height: 274 mm
Width: 145 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913-04) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1848-08

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Graphite, pen and ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: DGR
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: August 1848
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Genevieve
  • Location: Lower left

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 748*
Primary reference Number: 13350
Surtees: 38
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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