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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Dante's vision of Rachel and Leah

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Subject Source: Local (YCBA-RBM)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 March 12

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 56.12
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti tells Heaton that he is happy to make any changes she wishes to her commissioned drawing (Rachel and Leah) and instructs her on how to send it back to him. Rossetti admits he received Heaton's papers from Leeds but that he hadn't wanted to reply until he had some further information regarding her commission. Rossetti explains that he is more than half way towards completing a work depicting Dante's dream of Beatrice lying dead. He mentions that Ruskin has...
Dates: 1856 March 12

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 May 21

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 56.39
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: "With your leave I will keep the drawing till Saturday -- possibly over Saturday, unless you write to me to the contrary, as people are asking me to look at it. I must apologize for all this delay, but needn't trouble you to answer, unless in the negative. I have not received the other drawing from Mr. Ruskin. Still trusting to show you some progress with the St. John drawing before you leave town."
Dates: 1856 May 21

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 late May - June?

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 56.42
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti apologizes for the delay in sending Heaton's drawing which he has now sent along with a sketch of Dante. He has sent the Rachel and Leah case as it reached him, with a broken lid. He says he has a case for the Dante which was not made for it bespoke but which was created by Ruskin's frame maker. Rossetti thinks the case may have been sent to Ruskin's address in Oxford. Rossetti says he hopes he will have the St. John sketch ready to...
Dates: 1856 late May - June?

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 March 14

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 56.13
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti tells Heaton that he has received the half of a £20 note. He has also received Rachel and Leah and tells Heaton he will have it framed. Rossetti admits that he does not know what works Millais is sending to the Royal Academy. He says that Ruskin has not seen his most recent work since it was about a third done as Rossetti asked Ruskin to wait to view it until it was finished. He says that he has not altered it "more than is unavoidable" and that it...
Dates: 1856 March 14

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 November 24

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 55.57
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti explains that he has been in Paris for the past ten days and so only just received Heaton's latest letter. Rossetti has heard from Ruskin that Heaton would prefer keeping the drawing from the Purgatorio of Rachel and Leah, or Matilda and Beatrice. Rossetti remarks that he has given Matilda and Beatrice the actions of Rachel and Leah and describes the two figures as "of an entirely Oriental character, as the real Rachel and Leah...
Dates: 1855 November 24

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 mid-November?

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.23
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin tells Heaton he will send her requested photographs alongside the bill for them. He remarks that Rossetti's Rachel shows the dangers of commissioning specific scenes for the artist as "he never would fail in a subject of his own choice.". He thinks that Rachel's face is very beautiful and is "spoiled only by [sic] small underlip." He tells Heaton that it is a portrait of Elizabeth Siddall. He praises the work's use of colour. Ruskin asks...
Dates: 1855 mid-November?

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 late November

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.24
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin admits that he had not written about Heaton's latest commission for Rossetti as he assumed she would know he was pleased by it. He tells Heaton to keep both Rossettis as long as she likes. He tells her to send him the money for Rossetti's Rachel which will allow him to buy Rossetti's Francesca. Ruskin admits that Rossetti had offered to sell him the Francesca at a lower price but Ruskin insisted that he and...
Dates: 1855 late November

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 late November

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.25
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin asks Heaton if she could arrange for a photographer to go to Bolton and take a photograph of the scene depicted in Turner's Bolton Abbey, and to collect bits of rock from the area. Ruskin praises both Arthur Hughes's painting and Robert Browning's recently published poem "An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish the Arab Physician", expressing his surprise that he should agree with the Athenaeum's...
Dates: 1855 late November