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Drawing - Study for the figure of Hector in the composition 'Cassandre'
  • Study for the figure of Hector in the composition 'Cassandre'
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882
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Study for the figure of Hector in the composition 'Cassandre'

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, pencil and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.1466-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 203

Physical description

Study for the figure of Hector. He is holding a spear or staff in his right hand and his left hand is raised to his ear.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, pencil and wash

Dimensions

Height: 30.2 cm from catalogue, Width: 15.1 cm from catalogue

Object history note

The study was made from Algernon Charles Swinburne for a painting projected in 1861, but never carried out. A pen and ink drawing was made of the composition, and is reproduced opposite p.110 of H C Marilliers's book 'Dante Gabriel Rossetti', 1899. In his study, Hector's arm is raised shoulder-high and the hand placed against his left ear, whereas in the composition the hand is pointing downwards.

Descriptive line

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, study for the figure of Hector in the composition 'Cassandre', mid 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1925, London: Board of Education, 1926.

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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