Desdemona's Death–Song (chalk study)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1879-81 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: black chalk on pale–green paper
Dimensions: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1879-81 (circa)
Exhibition History: Hampshire House Social Club, Hammersmith, 1909 (no.197); University of Kansas Museum of Art, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his Circle, 1958; Indianapolis and Huntington Hartford 1964 (no.72); R.A., Pre-Raphaelites and Other Masters , 2003.


Current Location: Collection of Lord Andrew Lloyd–Webber
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (lot 15); P.A. Daniel; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wittman; Lord Andrew Lloyd–Webber

Scholarly Commentary


This drawing is a study for the design that DGR projected sometime around 1878-1881.



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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 379.
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