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Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1863 September 26

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 63.88
Call Number: MSS 47

Scope and Contents

Rossetti asks Heaton to loan him her drawing of Dante's Dream as he wishes to begin an oil painting on the same subject. He promises he will only ask for it once he is able to start the work immediately and will return it, along with an additional sketch, once the oil work has been started. Rossetti admits that he has not being doing much work with regards to The Beloved and that he will notify Heaton as soon as he does. Rossetti says he visited Belgium with his brother and that the rest of his time has been occupied with water colour reproductions of The salutation of Beatrice. Heaton has been in Newcastle and Rossetti hopes she enjoyed her time there. He regrets that Ruskin's portrait has been published "against his desire and injunction."


  • 1863 September 26


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 19 x 23 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


With envelope. Letterhead: 16 Cheyne Walk.

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