Lady Lilith (replica)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 16 in.
Date on Image: 1867

Production Description

Production Date: 1867
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883 (no. 55); New Gallery, 1897 ( no. 42); Tokyo, 1990
Patron: Ernest Gambart
Date Commissioned: 1867
Model: Fanny Cornforth


Current Location: Private collection, Tokyo
Archival History: The replica belonged to Alexander Stevenson in 1899. This is the picture, mentioned by WMR, that was done for Ernest Gambart who sold it to a Mr. Tong.

Scholarly Commentary


The importance of this picture lies in its relation to DGR's original painting. This is one of the two replicas that preserve the face of Fanny Cornforth, who was the original model. The picture was radically altered when DGR substituted the face of Alexa Wilding for Fanny Cornforth's, and most commentators believe the change robbed the picture of its essential power.


Subject: Worldly Beauty


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