Forced Music

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pastel
Dimensions: 35 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1877
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower center.

Production Description

Production Date: 1877
Exhibition History: Tokyo, DGR 1828-1882: An Exhibition, 1990 (no.83)
Patron: T. Watts-Dunton
Date Commissioned: 1877
Note: Surtees asserts that the model is the same in this image as in The Spirit of the Rainbow and possibly for The Dulcimer as well.


Current Location: Robert S. Walker
Archival History: T. Watts-Dunton; Sotheby's sale March 22, 1939 (lot 64); G. T. Nicholson; W. R. Rees–Davies; Sotheby's sale November 20, 1969 (lot 190); Robert S. Walker

Scholarly Commentary


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Forced Music
Copyright: DGR 1828-1882: An Exhibition (Tokyo 1990)


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    Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 324.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 370.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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