Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial,
16, 17, 53.◦
Mégroz, Painter Poet of Heaven in Earth, 49.◦
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 7 (no. 32).
Keats was one of the most important influences on DGR's writing style as well
as his imagination in general. This is the earliest of three different
illustrations he conceived for Keats's famous poem “La Belle Dame Sans
DGR made this drawing for the Cyclographic
Society. A later watercolour is a different
composition, as is the striking but unfinished
drawing in the British Museum that illustrates stanza 5 of
Keats's ballad (which is inscribed by DGR on the drawing).
This drawing, like the later watercolour,
illustrates stanza 4 of Keats's ballad.