Head of a Man

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1870 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.
Note: An inscription by G. P. Boyce appears on verso: “Study from Chelsea butcher's man for the Found picture by Dante G. Rossetti whilst at Tudor House, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. c. 1858.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1870 (circa)
Exhibition History: Bournemouth 1951 (no.69)


Current Location: Mrs. Patrick Gibson
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (part of lot 133), £3. 3 s.; G. P. Boyce; Christie's July 1, 1897 (lot 166), £5. 5 s.; Val Prinsep; Mrs. A. P. Mond; Sotheby's sale June 10, 1942 (lot 20), £8.; Kerrison Preston; Christie's sale March 2, 1956 (lot 53), £18. 18 s.; William Alwyn; Sotheby's sale November 14, 1962 (lot 96), £90.

Scholarly Commentary


Although Boyce believed this sketch was a study for Found , Surtees disagrees. She thinks the sketch, although of the same model, shows a greater correspondence with DGR's later work. She points out, further, that despite the assertion of the Boyce inscription that the drawing was produced in 1858 (circa), DGR did not live a Cheyne Walk until 1862.


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