Aspecta Medusa

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: chalk
Technique: red chalk on pale-blue paper
Dimensions: 21 x 18 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1868
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1868
Model: Alexa Wilding


Current Location: Victoria and Albert Museum
Catalog Number: C.A.I. 6
Archival History: Constantine Alexander Ionides; Bequeathed to V&A Museum.

Scholarly Commentary


This is a late chalk study (1868) that DGR made when the projected oil painting was still a possibility.


Aspecta Medusa
Copyright: © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , plate 271.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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