The Gate of Memory
Medium: Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 5 1/2 × 3 3/8 in. (14 × 8.6 cm)
frame: 18 11/16 × 16 5/8 in. (47.5 × 42.2 cm)
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2002
About: The Gate of Memory represents an early version of the story Rossetti presented in Found, in which a country girl goes to a city and, unable to find work, turns by necessity to a life of prostitution. Rossetti depicts the woman watching longingly as young children play in the street. She is perhaps remembering earlier, happier times in her own youth.
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