Portrait of William J. Stillman

Alternately titled: Study for Dante's Dream?

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: chalk or charcoal
Note: A note by WMR appears on verso: “Dante—(Portrait of Wm. Stillman) D.G. Rossetti.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1870
Exhibition History: Perhaps R.A., 1883 (no.322)


Current Location: Sloan Library, Delaware Museum of Art
Archival History: Perhaps A. Ionides; perhaps Thomas Ayres; perhaps Christie's sale April 23, 1906 (lot 27), £6. 6 s.; perhaps Agnew

Scholarly Commentary


This portrait (tentatively identified as being of Stillman) may be an earlier study for the head of Dante in Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice (see Surtees, I. 45 note 1).


  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 45n. (no. 81.R.1.B).
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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