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Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1864 June 28

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 64.86
Call Number: MSS 47

Scope and Contents

Rossetti asks Heaton to visit him on Friday at 4 pm or after, or on Saturday at 12 noon or 1 pm to see her Sir Galahad drawing. He reasserts the price of the piece as 100 guineas and asks Heaton if he could have £55 when she visits as he is "obliged to go out of town on Saturday for a day of two, to avoid a summons on the Grand Jury (!)" Rossetti says his Joan of Arc is nearly complete and hopes that Heaton will enjoy the Sir Galahad which he thinks is becoming one of his best works. Rossetti expects Heaton for dinner on Thursday at his mother's, alongside Mr. and Mrs. Aldam Heaton. Rossetti has visited the "smelling little shops" and has "got one on approval to show [Heaton]." Rossetti proclaims that the photograph of Dante's dream is "a bogie with a vengeance," bemoaning its colours and the fact that one side of the photo is darker than the other, "which must be owing to bungling."


  • 1864 June 28


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 18 x 23 cm, folded to 18 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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