Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1863 is in Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 02 Jan 1863 to James Anderson Rose
Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 09 Dec 1863 to James Leathart
09 Dec 1863. 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
My dear Leathart (43),
The picture of Whistler's (29) which I mentioned was the unfinished Chinese one, since bought by Gambart (49) & which was, as I thought, the one about which you wished to know.
The Thames picture is still unsold, and on enquiring of Whistler (29) 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 (35)