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Pen and Ink Drawing - King René's Honeymoon - Gardening - Design for a painted Panel for the Cabinet

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P396
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1861c - 1861c

Maker Information

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

Notes

In 1861 the architect John Pollard Seddon (1827-1906) commissioned Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. to produce ten decorative panels, depicting the Fine and Applied Arts, for an oak cabinet of his own design (now at the V&A). On Brown's suggestion the four door panels were decorated with scenes from the honeymoon of the medieval King René of Anjou, an enthusiastic patron of the arts, whose life had been popularised by Sir Walter Scott in his novel 'Anne of Geierstein' (1829) (John P. Seddon, King René's Honeymoon Cabinet, London, 1898, p.6). This is a study for 'Gardening,' one of four smaller decorative panels. The model may well have been Fanny Cornforth. In addition to designing this panel Rossetti also designed 'Music.' Burne-Jones designed 'Painting' and 'Sculpture' and Brown designed 'Architecture.' The cabinet was made by the furniture firm owned by Seddon's father and exhibited at the 1862 International Exhibition in London. 'Gardening was also used as a tile design by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Arts and Crafts Furniture
Medium:Black pen and ink over pencil on paper.
Material(s):Paper

Dimensions

Height:145 mm
Width:148 mm