The Question (for a Design) (corrected copy)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The Question

(for a Design)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1882 April
Type of Manuscript: corrected copy
Scribe: Hall Caine
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Oxford University Press Archives
Catalog Number: Frederick Page files

Physical Description

Paper: unruled white (folded)
Dimensions of Document: 8 7/8 x 7 in.

Scholarly Commentary


This is the only known manuscript of the sonnets, which were copied on DGR's deathbed by Hall Caine from DGR's dictation and subsequently corrected by DGR. It appears that DGR composed them in his head and not on paper.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Courtesy of the Oxford University Press