Desdemona's Death–Song (charcoal study for head)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1879–81 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: charcoal on greenish paper
Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 19 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1879–81 (circa)
Exhibition History: New Gallery 1897 (no.12); Bristol Art Gallery 1906 (no. 11); Manchester 1911 (no. 132)
Model: Maria Spartali Stillman
Note: The study was probably taken from Mrs. Stillman.


Current Location: Tate Gallery
Catalog Number: 4911
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (lot 33); A.E.F. Horniman; Mrs. Eason; Tate Gallery 1938

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Desdemona's Death–Song (charcoal study for head)
Copyright: ©Tate Britain, 2005


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    Wood, Drawings of DGR , 47, plate XIV.
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    Delaware Art Museum print.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 382.
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