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Current Location: In storage


Joan of Arc


Painter: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: Painted for L.R. Valpy, but included in the posthumous Rossetti sale, Christie's, 12 May 1883 (107), bt. in; coll. L.R. Valpy; L.R. Valpy sale, Christie's, 26 May 1888 (100), bt. F.S. Ellis; with Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd, in 1899

Measurements and weight

Height: 52.7 cm
Width: 45.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Birchington-on-Sea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1882


This is the last painting upon which Rossetti worked, being finished within a few days of his death on 9 April 1882.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: DGR
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1882
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Burlington Fine Arts Club, lent by Mr L. R. Valpy
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 685
Primary reference Number: 3834
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 4 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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