Helen of Troy

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1863
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1863
Original Cost: £60


Current Location: Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Catalog Number: 2469
Archival History: W. Blackmore; Herr and Frau Amsinck; Bequeathed to the Kunsthalle 1921

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Helen of Troy
Copyright: ©Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 2003, Hamburger Kunsthalle

Included Text

Helen of Troy ελεναυσ, ελανδροσ, λεεπτολισ destroyer of ships, destroyer of men, destroyer of cities. Painted by D.G. Rossetti.
Note: DGR's inscription of this quote from Aeschylus' Agamemnon appears on verso.


  1. image

    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 232.
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    Delaware Art Museum print
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