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Watercolour - Dante Gabriel Rossetti in his Back Garden

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ŠThe Artist's Estate, Courtesy of Guy Clapham and Co.

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981P2
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1903 - 1905

Maker Information

Watercolourist:Max Beerbohm - View biography for Max Beerbohm


The most famous characturist of his time, Max Beerbohm found a rich source of subjects in the Pre-Raphaelite circle, although he only ever met a few of its members in their later years. This caricature was made for Beerbohm's second book, 'The Poet's Corner', published in 1904. It is not intended to represent any actual occasion, but to highlight the incongruous mixture of Rossetti's circle of friends and his fondness for keeping exotic animals in the garden of his Chelsea house.

Purchased, 1981.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Watercolour over pen and ink with traces of pencil on paper.


Height:201 mm
Width:313 mm