Aurea Catena
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.744
People
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British (London, England 1828 - 1882 Birchington-on-Sea, England)
Title
Aurea Catena
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1868
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Colored chalks on blue wove paper, faded
Dimensions
76.8 x 62.6 cm (30 1/4 x 24 5/8 in.)
framed: 97.8 × 83.5 cm (38 1/2 × 32 7/8 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Surtees 209
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.744
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Three sheets, joined (vertical strip at upper left; horizontal join below center). Laid down. Drawing is slightly irregular.
Publication History

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), no. 73

Virginia Surtees, The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882): A Catalogue Raisonné, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1971), no. 209, pl. 297

Maria Teresa Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Disegni, Nuova Italia (Florence, 1982), p. 37, no. 49, repr.

Maria Teresa Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Casa Editrice G. C. Sansoni (Florence, Italy, 1984), no. 326, pl. 44

Susan P. Casteras, “Rossetti's Embowered Females in Art, or Love Enthroned and The Lamp's Shrine.”, Nineteenth Century Studies (1988), vol. II, p. 45, repr. p. 46 as fig. 15

Maria Teresa Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charta (Milan, 1998), no. 326, pl. 44

Debra N. Mancoff, Jane Morris: The Pre-Raphaelite Model of Beauty, Pomegranate (San Francisco, CA, 2000), pl. 27 (color), p. 58, detail repr. frontispiece (color)

Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, Japan, 2002), cat. no. 56, repr. (color)

Exhibition History

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

32Q: 2130 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/03/2016 - 11/16/2016

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