Marillier, DGR: An IIlustrated Memorial, 165
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 127-128 (no. 226).◦
Wildman, Visions of Love and Life, 276-278.
The painting was made sometime between early July and early October 1871, when DGR and Mrs.
Morris were together at Kelmscott Manor, which DGR had taken as joint tenant with Morris the
previous May. The picture shows the manor in the distant background and the river Thames in
the nearer background. The painting is perhaps glossed by the ballad that DGR wrote at the
same time, then titled as this picture but now known as “A Death-Parting”.
Executed in 1871, the picture was not sold until 1877 when it was purchased by J. A. Turner
Fredeman, Correspondence, 77. 119