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Pen and Ink Drawing - Launcelot at the Shrine of the Holy Grail - Study for the Figures of Guenevere and Launcelot / Portrait of Val Prinsep

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P271
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1857 - 1857

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


This drawing is for the picture of Launcelot at the Shrine of the Holy Grail for the Oxford Union Society. On the back is a study of Rossetti's artist friend Val (Valentine Cameron) Prinsep (1838-1904) which was probably made when he and Rossetti were working on the Oxford Union murals. A recently discovered drawing, virtually identical to this one in pose but much more finished, was sold at Christie's in 2000 (28 November, no. 30).

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil with brown pen and ink on paper.

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Height:230 mm
Width:178 mm