Aspecta Medusa

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: chalk
Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 20 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1867
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1867
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C. 1883 (no.57); Manchester 1977 (no.9)


Current Location: L. S. Lowry, R. A.
Archival History: F.R. Leyland; Christie's sale May 28, 1892 (lot 17), £58. 16 s.; Sotheby's auction April 27, 1966 (lot 235), £180; Stone Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; L.S. Lowry, R. A.

Scholarly Commentary


This is a study for the unexecuted oil commissioned by C. P. Mathews.


  • Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 255.
  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 107 (no. 183E).
  • English Drawings and Watercolours, Christie’s London, 18 December 1984.
Aspecta Medusa
Copyright: Courtesy of Peter Nahum at Leicester Galleries:


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    English Drawings and Watercolours Christie's London, 18 December 1984.
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