Christina Georgina Rossetti (British, London 1830–1894 London)
Binding and illustrations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British, London 1828–1882 Birchington-on-Sea)
William James Linton (British, London 1812–1897 New Haven, Connecticut)
Macmillan & Co. London
R. Clay, Son(s), and Taylor (London)
Illustrations: wood engraving
7 x 4 1/2 in. (17.8 x 11.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1921
Not on view
Following the publication of Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market in 1862, Dante Gabriel Rossetti helped launch his sister’s second volume of poetry. The Prince’s Progress tells of a princess awaiting the return of her tarrying prince. These illustrations allude to the beginning and the end of the tale. The title-page image shows a confined figure gazing out a window into an empty walled garden. The frontispiece shows the prince arriving, after a series of temptations and self-indulgences, only to find that the princess has died. After 1851 Rossetti stopped exhibiting at the Royal Academy, so his work was known to the public mostly through illustrations.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 17, 1995–August 20, 1995.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 29, 2014–July 14, 2014.
John Russell Taylor The Art Nouveau Book in Britain. Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1966, p. 31 (binding by Dante Gabriel Rossetti illustrated).
Rodney K. Engen Pre-Raphaelite Prints: The Graphic Art of Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and their Followers. Lund Humphries, 1995, fig. no. 64, p. 103, ill.
Gregory R. Suriano The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators: The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Their Associates. Oak Knoll Press, 2000, p. 196, ill.