Lady Lilith (study)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1867 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pastel
Dimensions: 38 x 30 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1867 (circa)
Exhibition History: New Gallery, 1897 (no. 73)
Original Cost: £100
Model: Fanny Cornforth


Current Location: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, U. of Texas, Art Collection
Catalog Number: 65.504
Archival History: DGR gave this drawing to Fanny Cornforth, who sold it to J. Hamilton Trist in 1882 for £100; Trist Sale, Christie's, April 9, 1892 (no. 21), sold for £63; bought in by H.H. Trist; sold at the Mrs. Trist Sale, Christie's, April 23, 1937, for £33. 12 s; Bought by Banks; acquired by Texas in 1965.

Scholarly Commentary


This is a finished study for the original oil with Fanny Cornforth as model. DGR gave it to her as a gift.


Lady Lilith (study)
Description: The portrait shows much less of the room than the finished oil paintings. The window/mirror at the upper left is only partially visible in this picture, and there is no glass with a flower in the lower right.
Subject: Worldly Beauty
Copyright: © Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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