Study for “The Question”

Alternately titled: Study for “The Sphinx”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pencil on off-white laid paper
Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 13 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1875
Exhibition History: Fogg Museum of Art, 1946, no. 81; University of Kansas Museum of Art, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his Circle, 1958.


Current Location: Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University
Catalog Number: 1921. 17

Scholarly Commentary


This is a composition study for the finished drawing at Birmingham. The planned oil painting was never executed.


Study for “The Question”
Copyright: © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 351.
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