The Cruel Sister

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1867 (ca.)

Scholarly Commentary


DGR describes this subject for an unexecuted picture in a notebook entry that dates from approximately 1867, or perhaps slightly earlier. The entry was first printed in the 1911 edition of DGR's Works, p. 615. The subject is taken from the final scene narrated in the traditional ballad “The Cruel Sister”, which has clear affinities with DGR's own “Sister Helen”.

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