The Blessed Damozel (alternative study for the central figure)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1873 or 1875 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: red chalk on pale–green paper
Dimensions: 33 x 28 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1873 or 1875 (circa)
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883 (no.84); Rome 1985 (no.14)
Note: Surtees argues that, in style, this drawing belongs to 1873 or a year earlier, even though Marillier assigns it to 1873.
Model: Alexa Wilding


Current Location: Victorian and Albert Museum
Catalog Number: E. 262-1946
Archival History: William Graham; Christie's sale April 3, 1886 (lot 96), £149; R. J. Dyson; Victoria and Albert Museum

Scholarly Commentary


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The Blessed Damozel (alternative study for the central figure)
Copyright: © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum


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    Carrington, Pictures and Poems.
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    Wood, Drawings of DGR , 101 (plate XLI).
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , facing 190.
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    Delaware Art Museum print.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 357.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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