System Number: 12441
Date: 9 December 1863
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Recipient: James Leathart
Repository: University of British Columbia Library
Call Number: Special Collections, James Leathart Collection, Box 1, Folder 8
Document Type: ALS
9 Dec 1863
16 CHEYNE WALK
My dear Leathart,
The Thames picture is still unsold, and on enquiring of Whistler I find its price is 300 guineas. It is the noblest of all the pictures he has done hitherto, and is the one for your collection.
As regards Legros' works, I yesterday saw for the first time a picture he is doing now, of Hamlet in his mother's chamber, where he kills Polonius, about 20 inches by 15 I suppose in size, it may be rather more, and a truly admirable work, the finest he has done in London as yet. He intends to ask 45 guineas for it. It is so very cheap proportionately to the other that I am induced to mention it to you, since it is a work which will stand the proximity of anything whatever, being most full & luminous in colour, though, like all his work, low in tone.
With kind rememberances to Mrs. Leathart.
I remain my dear Leathart
Yours ever truly
D G Rossetti
Jas. Leathart Esq
Published in The Correspondence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ed. William E. Fredeman. Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2002– ; Vol. III, p. 94, no. 63.111.