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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Founder of the Pre-Raphaelite BrotherhoodCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1849
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Venus Verticordia
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English painter and poet and one of the co-founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Rossetti was born in London, on 12 May 1828. His family and friends called him Gabriel, but later, he put the name Dante first in honor of Dante Alighieri. While studying painting in London, he was fascinated by the work of Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. In 1847 he discovered the 18th-century English painter-poet, William Blake.

By the time Rossetti was 20, he had already done a number of translations of Italian poets. Together with his friends, Rossetti formed and expanded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood by linking poetry, painting, social idealism and a romanticized medieval past. Rossetti’s own paintings were elaborate in symbolism. Elizabeth Siddal who served at first as a model, married him. Around 1860, after ten years of writing poetry, Rossetti returned to oil painting. His marriage ended tragically in 1862 with her death from an overdose of laudanum. Rossetti became increasingly depressed, and buried the bulk of his unpublished poems with his wife at Highgate Cemetery, though he later had them dug up. Rosetti compared his love for his wife to Dante’s love for Beatrice.

After the death of his wife, Rossetti moved from riverside London’s Blackfriars to Chelsea, where he lived for 20 years surrounded by extravagant furnishings, exotic birds, and animals. Rossetti grew affluent and enjoyed modest success in 1861 with his published translations of the Early Italian Poets. The publication of his own poems followed in 1870 but criticism of Rossetti's poetry contributed to a mental breakdown in June 1872, so he "spent his days in a haze of chloral and whisky". Toward the end of his life, he sank into a morbid state, darkened by drug addiction and mental instability. He had been suffering from alcohol psychosis. On Easter Sunday, 1882, he died at the country house of a friend, where he had gone in a vain attempt to recover his health. He is buried in the churchyard of All Saints at Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, England.

Rossetti remains an important figure in the history of 19th-century English art.
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Study for male figure in engraved illustration to Amor Mundi
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Full-length Portrait of a Woman, England
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Faust: Part 1. Last Scene
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Elizabeth Siddal (Mrs. Dante Gabriel Rossetti), England
[Dante Gabriel Rossetti]
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal Resting, Holding a Parasol
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Dalziel Brothers - The Music Master
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - William Mulready - Dalziel Brothers - Poems by Alfred Tennyson
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Two Studies of Medieval Sculpture, England
[Dante Gabriel Rossetti]
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Visitation. Design for stained glass (cartoon)
Buy from Us with a Golden Curl (frontispiece to "Goblin Market and other Poems" by Christina Rossetti)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Study of Fanny Cornforth, asleep on a chaise-longue
[Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Mrs Rossetti and William Michael Rossetti]
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Lady Lilith, 19th century
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"
Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Design for Old Testament Window

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Design for Old Testament Window

Attributed to Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British, London 1828–1882 Birchington-on-Sea)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Jane Morris
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Mrs. William Morris Seated in Chair, England
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Beata Beatrix, England
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Desdemona's Death-Song
The Gate, Chelsea, England
Ontwerp boekillustratie voor Alexander Cohen's Van Anarchist tot Monarchist: portret van Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Simeon Solomon - Head
Jan Veth - Portret van Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Jan Veth - Portret van Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Lady Lilith

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Lady Lilith

Photograph of a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1867, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; painting signed DGR, 1867. Listed in Detroit, Thistle Publications (1912). Detroit Publishing Co. no. M 206. Gift; St... More

Study for female figure in engraved illustration to Amor Mundi
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - [William James Stillman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - [William James Stillman, head-and-shoulders p...

Photograph of charcoal drawing(?) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, dated 1870.

Sir Galahad (from Tennyson's Poems, New York, 1903)
The Lady of Shalott (from Tennyson's Poems, New York, 1903)
St. Cecily / Cecilia (Illustration for The Palace of Art in Tennyson's Poems, New York, 1903)
Joseph Pennell - Rossetti's house
Joseph Pennell - Rossetti's house
Goblin market
Illustrated letter, Aubrey Beardsley to G. F. Scotson-Clark concerning James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, 1891

Illustrated letter, Aubrey Beardsley to G. F. Scotson-Clark concerning...

Reproduction number: A99 (color slide; pages 1 and 4); A100 (color slide; pages 2 and 3); LC-MSS-35857-2 (B&W negative; sketch) In July 1891 a consumptive nineteen-year-old London clerk, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-... More

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three shadows song

Three shadows song

the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; the music by H.T. Burleigh. (statement of responsibility) For medium voice and piano. "Sung by Mr.John McCormack." acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (selection decisio... More

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

Three songs by John Parsons Beach

The kings -- Autumn song -- Song of the lilac. (Content) "Volume III [Winter Quarter] Part I: January." (source note)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Lady Lilith, 19th century
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Lady Lilith, 19th century
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - A Sea-Spell

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - A Sea-Spell

William Michael Rossetti described the picture thus: "The idea is that of a Siren, or Sea-Fairy, whose lute summons a sea-bird to listen, and whose song will soon prove fatal to some fascinated mariner". (Rosse... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Veronica Veronese
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Salutation of Beatrice - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Loving Cup - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti by George Frederic Watts
The Rossetti Family by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

The Rossetti Family by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

The Rossetti Family, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (died 1898) taken at 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1978. See source website for additional informati... More

William Bell Scott; John Ruskin; Dante Gabriel Rossetti by William Downey

William Bell Scott; John Ruskin; Dante Gabriel Rossetti by William Dow...

William Bell Scott; John Ruskin; Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by William Downey (died 1915). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrai... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - A Christmas Carol
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Alexa Wilding, A Study for Dante's Dream

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Alexa Wilding, A Study for Dante's Dream

CATALOGUE NOTE: The professional model Alice (or Alexa) Wilding began to pose for Rossetti in 1865 when he 'discovered' her walking along the Strand and asked her to pose for the studies for a projected picture... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Found (study for head of woman)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Joan of Arc (1864)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portrait of Alexa Wilding (1865)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portrait of May Morris
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Regina Cordium (Study of Alexa Wilding)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Study for "Dante's Dream" - Mrs. Stillman

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Study for "Dante's Dream" - Mrs. Stillman

Study of Maria Spartali for Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Study for the Figure of Love
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Venus Verticordia (watercolour 1868)
Woman Holding a Dog by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Beata Beatrix - Google Art ProjectFXD
Dante G. Rossetti - Jane Morris - Google Art Project
Dante G. Rossetti - The loving cup - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Astarte Syriaca - Figure Study - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Design for Moxon's Tennyson - King Arthur and the Weeping Queens - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Design for Moxon's Tennyson - Saint Cecilia - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Female - Study of a Girl eating Cherries - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Found - Compositional Study - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Found - Study for the Head of the Girl - Google Art Project

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Found - Study for the Head of the Girl - Goog...

This is the finished study finally used for the oil painting, Found (Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington). Rossetti abandoned the painting for several years, taking an interest in it again only in 1859 on the offer... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Girl with a Musical Instrument - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Half-length sketch of a young Woman - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Hamlet and Ophelia - Compositional Study - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - King René's Honeymoon - Gardening - Design for a painted Panel for the Cabinet - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - La Donna Della Finestra (The Lady of Pity) - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Launcelot at the Shrine of the Holy Grail - Study for The Angel of the Holy Grail - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Morning Music - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portrait of a young Man - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portrait of Ada Vernon - Google Art Project
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portrait of Fanny Cornforth - Google Art Project
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