La Castagnetta

Alternately titled: The dancing girl
Alternately titled: The daughter of Herodias

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1863? or 1858?

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink and pencil
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1863? or 1858?
Exhibition History: Tate 1923 (no.227); National Trust (Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton)1949-53 (no.21); Maas Gallery The Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries 1962 (no.74)


Current Location: Mrs. Roderic O'Conor
Archival History: Rossetti sale (lot 206) as Head of the woman, Mary Magdalene at the door of Simon the Pharisee, £1.1 s; WMR; Mary Rossetti; Mrs. H. Rossetti Angeli; Maas Gallery; Mrs. Roderic O'Conor

Scholarly Commentary


Believed to be a study for La Castagnetta, although also very close to the head of Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee .



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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 237.
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