Before the Battle

1858, retouched in 1862
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English, 1828–1882)


Catalogue Raisonné

Surtees 106

Dimensions

Sheet: 42.2 x 27.3 cm (16 5/8 x 10 3/4 in.) Framed: 65.1 x 50.8 cm (25 5/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

12.1164

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor on paper, mounted on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Inscription

Signed with monogram lower right: DGR 1858

Provenance

1858, commissioned by Charles Eliot Norton (b. 1827 - d. 1908), Cambridge MA; 1862, completed by the artist and sent to Charles Eliot Norton; by descent to his daughter, Sara Norton (b. 1864-d. 1922), Cambridge; 1912, sold by Sara Norton to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1912)

Credit Line

Picture Fund