The Shadowless Man

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1846 (circa)


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 6 (no. 28).

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing illustrates the scene at the end of chapter 3 of Adelbert von Chamisso's (1781-1838) celebrated novella Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte (1813), translated into English as “The Shadowless Man” (or sometimes “The Man without a Shadow”). Fanny has just had the horrible discovery that Peter's body casts no shadow.

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