Aspecta Medusa

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1867 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: unknown

Production Description

Production Date: 1867 (circa)


Current Location: unknown
Archival History: WMR; Signora Olivia Agresti 1958 (circa)

Scholarly Commentary


This is the most finished of the sketches DGR made for the oil painting he planned to paint for C. P. Mathews. It is a study for the composition of the work.


Description: Andromeda rests across Perseus who is seated and holding the Medusa's head aloft in his right hand while Andromeda gazes upon the image of the head reflected in a fountain at their feet.


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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 109.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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