Man With a Dagger Bending Over a Woman

Alternately titled: Two Men Fighting

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1845 July


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 3 (no. 15).

Scholarly Commentary


Though unnumbered, this drawing seems to have been part of the series that included “The Bivouac after the Ball” and “The Day after the Ball”. Its violence suggests that the entire series of drawings may have comprised a serious critical interpretation of DGR's social world.


The drawing may be usefully compared with two important later watercolours, The Death of Brueze sans Pitié and A Fight for a Woman.

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