Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Standard Name: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Birth Name: Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti
Used Form: D. G. Rossetti


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Cultural formation Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Biographers have tended to adopt Robert Browning's scornful skepticism of the spiritualist movement, but it was not a fringe phenomenon. EBB was, historian Alex Owen argues, characteristic of those attracted to spiritualism by its deeply...
death Elizabeth Siddal
ES died of a large overdose of laudanum. This was officially deemed an accident, but was likely suicide, as suggested by a note which Dante Gabriel Rossetti suppressed; she had been pregnant again, and unwell...
death Elizabeth Siddal
Dante Gabriel Rossetti commemorated ES in a posthumous painting of her as Dante 's Beatrice, entitled Beata Beatrix.
Marsh, Jan. The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal. Quartet Books, 1989.
death Elizabeth Siddal
Dante Gabriel Rossetti collected ES 's extant drawings and sketches and had them photographed and put into folios as a memorial for friends.
Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists by Jan Marsh and Pamela Gerrish Nunn reproduces a...
Education Mina Loy
During her time at the Wood, ML became very interested in the art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the other Pre-Raphaelites.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
Education Elizabeth Siddal
ES was trained in dressmaking and later studied painting informally, in her connection with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood , from such artists as Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown .
Marsh, Jan, and Pamela Gerrish Nunn. Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement. Virago, 1989.
65, 66
She had no...
Education Elizabeth Taylor
Her first school, where she went at the age of six, was a little private establishment called Leopold House, which gave a grounding in English and maths and team games.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
When Betty was eleven...
Education Adrienne Rich
The girls' father also had a strong influence on their education, as he was determined that Adrienne would be a poet and Cynthia would be a novelist. The girls had the run of the family...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Siddal
ES did not meet Dante Gabriel 's mother, Frances Lavinia Rossetti , until April 1855, when he introduced them. Thereafter, it was assumed that the couple were at least unofficially engaged. Ruskin seems to have...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Siddal
Despite Rossetti 's protestations of love and promises of marriage, his relationship with ES faltered in the spring of 1856 after her return to London.
Marsh, Jan. Elizabeth Siddal, 1829-1862: Pre-Raphaelite Artist. The Ruskin Gallery, 1991.
Family and Intimate relationships William Morris
On 26 April 1859, WM married Jane Burden , a Pre-Raphaelite muse who had posed both for him and for Dante Gabriel Rossetti . In 1861 and 1862, Jane gave birth to two daughters.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
Frances was to some extent a writer, but as her son Dante Gabriel later said, her considerable potential as an author was stifled by the exercise of an entire self-abnegation on behalf of her family...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
CR 's brothers Dante Gabriel and William Michael were respectively two years and one year older than she was, and were respectively a painter and poet, and a civil servant and literary critic. Their relationship...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
He had been a member of the Christ Church congregation to which she belonged, as well as a fellow student of Gabriel at the Royal Academy , but had converted to Catholicism. She was not...
Family and Intimate relationships William Morris
Despite dealing with a debilitating illness, Jane took two lovers during her marriage: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and (later) Wilfrid Scawen Blunt .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


By 3 March 1470
Sir Thomas Malory , a political prisoner in London, most probably in the Tower, finished compiling and writing his collection of legendaryArthurian romances, Le Morte d'Arthur.
14 September 1767
Midwife Elizabeth Brownrigg was hanged at Tyburn (in London near the present Marble Arch) for the murder of Mary Clifford , a workhouse apprentice.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in rebellion against the constraints and techniques of art as practised by the Royal Academy .
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 's painting The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (featuring Christina Rossetti as its model) appearing at the Free Exhibition at Hyde Park Gallery , was the first to display the initials of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood .
The Royal Academy unleashed the full weight of its criticism against the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood .
February 1850
Dante Gabriel Rossetti published The Blessed Damozel in The Germ.
July 1850
William Allingham published Poems.
March 1858
William Morris published his first volume of poetry, The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems.
31 March 1859
Edward FitzGerald published, privately and anonymously in a limited edition on his fiftieth birthday, his free translation in couplet stanzas of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
Later 1866
Robert Williams Buchanan published an essay on Immorality in Authorship in the Fortnightly Review, and, under the pseudonym of Caliban in the Spectator, attacked Swinburne in a poem called The Session of the Poets.
Frederick Startridge Ellis began his publishing career by issuing (in a single volume) parts one and two of William Morris 's poem or series of poems The Earthly Paradise.
25 April 1870
Dante Gabriel Rossetti published a collection of Poems, which included Sister Helen, Jenny, and the first part of his sonnet sequence The House of Life.
October 1871
Robert Williams Buchanan published in the Contemporary Review, under the pseudonym Thomas Maitland, his critique of what he dubbed The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D. G. Rossetti.
By 8 October 1881
Dante Gabriel Rossetti published Ballads and Sonnets, which included the latter part of his sonnet sequence The House of Life and new historical ballads like The King's Tragedy and The White Ship.