Old Man Walking between Young Man and Woman

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1850 (circa)

Scholarly Commentary


See commentary for a related early draughtsmanship study. The drawing seems to have an implicit allegorical import for the traditional topic of youth and age.


It has been suggested that the group might be a study on the theme of the Borgias, with the figures being Lucrezia and Cesare flanking their father, Alexander VI. See DGR's 1850 Borgia drawing and commentary, as well as the possibly related drawing of 1846-47 of a young man and woman.

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