Biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882

In 1826 [his father] Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti 1783-1854 (42) and [his mother] Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886 (25) were married.

Between 1848 and 1849. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Girlhood of Mary. Model for St Anne Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886, model for Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894. Note the initials PRB bottom left under his name. First exhibited at the Free Exhibition at the Hyde Park Corner Gallery. It was bought for £80 by Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath 1804-1892 who subsequently gifted it to her daughter Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne 1834-1919.1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portraits of the artist's sister and mother Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 and Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886

On 12 May 1828 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 was born to [his father] Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti 1783-1854 (45) and [his mother] Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886 (28).

Between 1848 and 1849. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Girlhood of Mary. Model for St Anne Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886, model for Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894. Note the initials PRB bottom left under his name. First exhibited at the Free Exhibition at the Hyde Park Corner Gallery. It was bought for £80 by Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath 1804-1892 who subsequently gifted it to her daughter Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne 1834-1919.1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portraits of the artist's sister and mother Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 and Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886

In Sep 1847 the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood was formed at 7 Gower Street, the home of John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896 (18). The founder members included brothers Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (19) and [his brother] William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (17), and William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (20), John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896 (18) and Thomas Woolner Sculptor 1825-1892 (21).

Mar 1850. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Ecce Ancilla Domini! aka The Annunciation. Models: Angel William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919, Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894.1844. Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893. The Last Of England. Models by himself and his wife Emma Matilda Hill 1829-1890. Inspired by the departure to Australia of his friend Thomas Woolner Sculptor 1825-1892.

Between 1848 and 1849. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (19). "The Girlhood of Mary". Model for St Anne [his mother] Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886 (47), model for Mary [his sister] Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 (17). Note the initials PRB bottom left under his name. First exhibited at the Free Exhibition at the Hyde Park Corner Gallery. It was bought for £80 by Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath 1804-1892 (43) who subsequently gifted it to her daughter Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne 1834-1919 (14).

Between 1848 and 1849. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Girlhood of Mary. Model for St Anne Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886, model for Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894. Note the initials PRB bottom left under his name. First exhibited at the Free Exhibition at the Hyde Park Corner Gallery. It was bought for £80 by Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath 1804-1892 who subsequently gifted it to her daughter Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne 1834-1919.

Mar 1850. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (21). "Ecce Ancilla Domini!" aka The Annunciation. Models: Angel [his brother] William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (20), Mary [his sister] Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 (19).

Mar 1850. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Ecce Ancilla Domini! aka The Annunciation. Models: Angel William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919, Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894.

1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (25). Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (24).

1853. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910. Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882.

1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (25). [his future wife] Elizabeth Siddal (24) Reading.

1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.

1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (25). [his future wife] Elizabeth Siddal (24) Seated at a Window.

1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.

Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (25). [his future wife] Elizabeth Siddal (24) Seated at an Easel, Painting.

Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.

1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (25). "Found". Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (18).

1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Found. Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (25). "[his future wife] Elizabeth Siddal (24) Seated on the Ground".

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (25). [his future wife] Elizabeth Siddal (24) Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.

On 24 apr 1854 [his father] Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti 1783-1854 (71) died. He was buried in the Rossetti Family Grave.

Between 1855 and 1859. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (26). Louisa Ruth Herbert Actor Model 1831-1921 (24).

Between 1855 and 1859. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Louisa Ruth Herbert Actor Model 1831-1921.

1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (26). [his future wife] Elizabeth Siddal (25) in a Chair.

1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.

In 1856 Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894 (12) was sent to live with the household of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (27).

Around 1857 Simeon Solomon Painter 1840-1905 (16) was introduced by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (28) to members of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood including Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909 (19) and Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (23).

In 1865 Frederick Sandys Painter 1829-1904 exhibited Gentle Spring at the Royal Academy. To the frame was attached a sonnet by Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909 also called Gentle Spring as follows ...<BR>.<BR>O Virgin Mother! of gentle days and nights,.<BR>Spring of fresh buds and spring of soft delights,.<BR>Come, with lips kissed of many an amorous hours,.<BR>Come, with hands heavy from the fervent flower,.<BR>The fleet first flower that feels the wind and sighs,.<BR>The tenderer leaf that draws the sun and dies;.<BR>Light butterflies like flowers alive in the air.<BR>Circling and crowning thy delicious hair,.<BR>And many a fruitful flower and floral fruit.<BR>Born of thy breath and fragrant from thy foot.<BR>Thee, Mother, all things born desire, and thee.<BR>Earth and the fruitless hollows of the sea.<BR>Praise, and thy tender winds of ungrown wing.<BR>Fill heaven with murmurs of the sudden spring.Between 1873 and 1878. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Laus Veneris or The Praise of Venus. From the poem Laus Veneris by Algernon Charles Poet Swinburne 1837–1909.

In Feb 1857 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (28) wrote to Willam Bell Scott:
Two young men, projectors of the “Oxford and Cambridge Magazine,” have recently come up to town from Oxford, and are now very intimate friends of mine. Their names are Morris (22) and Jones (23). They have turned artists instead of taking up any other career to which the university generally leads, and both are men of real genius. Jones’s designs are marvels of finish and imaginative detail, unequalled by anything unless perhaps Albert Durer’s finest works’ (W. B. Scott, Memoirs, ii. 37).

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (29). Drawing of Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (22).

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (29). Louisa Ruth Herbert Actor Model 1831-1921 (27).

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Louisa Ruth Herbert Actor Model 1831-1921.

Around 1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (29). Drawing of Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (22).

Around 1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (29). Portrait of Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 (13).

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927.

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (29). Fair Rosamund. Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (22).

1858. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Fair Rosamund. Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

Around 1860. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (31). Portrait of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (25).

Around 1860. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925.

On 23 May 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (32) and Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 (30) were married at St Clement's Church.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

It was quite clear that we must give up Paris and get to our own home as soon as the doctor gave Edward (26) leave to travel; so ruefully enough I wrote to Gabriel (32) and told him how things were; and his answer was a comfort to us, for he reported that they were both tired of "dragging about,"and looked forward with pleasure to sitting down again with their friends in London as soon as possible. "[his wife] Lizzie (30) and I are likely to come back with two dogs,"he continues, "a big one and a little one. We have called the latter Punch in memory partly of a passage in Samuel_Pepys'_Diary_30_April_1669{Pepys's Diary}, "But in the street. Lord, how I did laugh to hear poor common persons call their fat child Punch, which name I do perceive to be good for all that is short and thick."We have got the book with us from Mudie's, and meant to have yelled over it in company if you had come to Paris. We are now reading Boswell's Johnson, which is almost as rich in some parts."This reading of Boswell resulted in the water-colour drawing of "Dr. Johnson at the Mitre "which Rossetti brought back with him from Paris.

Since the time that Rossetti was called away from Oxford, in October, 1857, by the illness of [his wife] Miss Siddal (30), he and Edward (26) had been less together, but there had been no decrease of affection between them, and so it was of the most vital interest to us when we learnt that Gabriel (32) was to be married about the same time as ourselves. He and Edward at once built up a plan for our all four meeting in Paris as soon as possible afterwards; I went home to Manchester to make my preparations, and it was decided that the fourth anniversary of our engagement, the 9th of June, should be our wedding-day. The conditions on which we started life were, pradically no debts, except of work to Mr. Flint, and the possession of about £30 in ready money; and I brought with me a small deal table with a drawer in it that held my wood-engraving tools. Three days before our marriage, however, came a note from the unfailing Mr. Flint : "The two pen-and-ink drawings are to hand to-day. I enclose order for £25 which you may need just now."So here was riches.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

The 9th of June fell on a Saturday, and we decided to go no further that day than to Chester, where we should see its curious streets and attend service at the Cathedral on Sunday; Gabriel (32) and his [his wife] wife (30) were by this time in Paris, and we hoped to join them a few days later. But this was not in store for us, for unhappily Edward had been caught in a rain-storm a day or two before and already had a slight sore-throat, which now so quickly grew worse that by noon on Sunday he was almost speechless from it and in the hands of a strange doftor. This illness was a sharp check, and we found ourselves shut up for some days in a dreary hotel in an unknown place; but a gleam of satisfadion reached us when the doctor spoke of me to Edward as "your good lady,""and gave me diredions about what was to be done for the patient, with no apparent suspicion that I had not often nursed him before. Trusting in this and in some half-used reels of sewing cotton ostentatiously left about, as well as a display of boots which had already been worn, we felt great confidence that no one would guess how ignominiously newly-married we were.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

Rossetti (32)  and his [his wife] wife (30), after their return from Paris, took a lodging at Hampstead, but she was so ill at first that we never saw her till near the end of July, when to our great delight a day was fixed for the deferred meeting, and Gabriel suggested that it should take place at the Zoological Gardens. "The Wombat's Lair "was the assignation that he gave to the Madox Browns and to us. A mention of this meeting in a letter that I wrote next day gives the impression of the adlual time : "She was well enough to see us, and I find her as beautiful as imagination, poor thing."

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

I wish I could recall more details of that day — of the wombat's reception of us, and of the other beasts we visited — but can only remember a passing call on the owls, between one of whom and Gabriel (32)  there was a feud. The moment their eyes met they seemed to rush at each other, Gabriel rattling his stick between the cage bars furiously and the owl almost barking with rage. [his wife] Lizzie's (30)  slender, elegant figure — tall for those days, but I never knew her actual height — comes back to me, in a graceful and simple dress, the incarnate opposite of the " tailor-made " young lady. We went home with them to their rooms at Hampstead, and I know that I then received an impression which never wore away, of romance and tragedy between her and her husband. I see her in the little upstairs bedroom with its lattice window, to which she carried me when we arrived, and the mass of her beautiful deep-red hair as she took off her bonnet : she wore her hair very loosely fastened up, so that it fell in soft, heavy wings. Her complexion looked as if a rose tint lay beneath the white skin, producing a most soft and delicate pink for the darkest flesh-tone. Her eyes were of a kind of golden brown — agate-colour is the only word I can think of to describe them — and wonderfully luminous: in all Gabriel's drawings of her and in the type she created in his mind this is to be seen. The eyelids were deep, but without any languor or drowsiness, and had the peculiarity of seeming scarcely to veil the light in her eyes when she was looking down.
Whilst we were in her room she shewed me a design she had just made, called "The Woeful Victory" — then the vision passes.

Around 25 Dec 1860. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (32). Portrait of Mrs William Morris aka Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (21). Signed top-left Upton (ie the Red House) Xmas 1860.

Around 25 Dec 1860. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Mrs William Morris aka Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914. Signed top-left Upton (ie the Red House) Xmas 1860.

On 11 Feb 1862 at twenty past seven in the morning [his wife] Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 (32) overdosed on laudanum at 14 Chatham Place. Possibly suicide - there may have been a note that said "look after Harry (her invalid brother)" which Ford Madox Brown (40) persuaded Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (33) to burn.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

1863. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (34). "Helen of Troy". Model Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (28).

1863. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Helen of Troy. Model Annie Miller Model 1835-1925.

1863. Retouched 1873. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (34). Die Geliebte aka The Beloved aka The Bride. Models: Front, centre Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (16), left Ellen Smith Model, back left Marie Ford Model, back left Fanny Entwhistle aka Eaton Model 1835-1924 (27) and front right Keomi aka Keytumas Gray Model 1841-1914 (21).

1863. Retouched 1873. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Die Geliebte aka The Beloved aka The Bride. Models: Front, centre Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884, left Ellen Smith Model, back left Marie Ford Model, back left Fanny Entwhistle aka Eaton Model 1835-1924 and front right Keomi aka Keytumas Gray Model 1841-1914.

1863. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (34). "Dona en Groc" aka "Woman in Yellow". Model Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (28).

1863. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Dona en Groc aka Woman in Yellow. Model Annie Miller Model 1835-1925.

Between 1864 to 1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (35). Venus Verticordia aka Venus, Changer of the heart. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (17).

Between 1864 to 1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Venus Verticordia aka Venus, Changer of the heart. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

Between 1864 to 1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (35). Study for Venus Verticordia aka Venus, Changer of the heart. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (17).

Between 1864 to 1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for Venus Verticordia aka Venus, Changer of the heart. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (35). "Beata Beatrix". Model [his former wife] Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.

From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.

1865. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (36). Study for Washing Hands. Drawing of Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (18).

1865. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for Washing Hands. Drawing of Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1865. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (36). The Blue Bower. Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (29).

1865. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Blue Bower. Model Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

1865. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (36). Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909 (29).

1865. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth Model 1835-1909.

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Watercolour "Hamlet and Ophelia".

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Watercolour Hamlet and Ophelia.

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Regina Cordium aka Queen of Hearts. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (19).

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Regina Cordium aka Queen of Hearts. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

Around 1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Study for Sibylla Palmifera aka Soul's Beauty. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (19).

Around 1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for Sibylla Palmifera aka Soul's Beauty. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Drawing of [his sister] Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 (35).

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894.

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Drawing of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (31).

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Annie Miller Model 1835-1925.

From 1866 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Sibylla Palmifera aka Soul's Beauty. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (19).

From 1866 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Sibylla Palmifera aka Soul's Beauty. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (37). Monna Vanna aka Vain Woman. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (19).

1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Monna Vanna aka Vain Woman. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

Around 1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (38). Aspecta Medusa. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (20).

Around 1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Aspecta Medusa. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

Around 1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (38). Mary Magdalene. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (20).

Around 1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Mary Magdalene. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (38). Rosa Triplex. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (20).

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Rosa Triplex. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (38). Drawing of Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (45).

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893.

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (38). "Jolie Coeur". Model Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 (22).

1867. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Jolie Coeur. Model Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927.

1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (39). Blue Silk Dress. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (28).

1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Blue Silk Dress. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (39). La Pia de' Tolomei. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (21).

1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. La Pia de' Tolomei. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (39). Study for La Pia de' Tolomei. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (21).

1868. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for La Pia de' Tolomei. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1869. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (40). Mrs William Morris aks Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (29).

1869. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Mrs William Morris aks Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

In Oct 1869 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41) exhumed the remains of [his former wife] Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 to retrieve the book of poems he had placed in her coffin seven years previously. He published the works the following year.

Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated on the Ground.Around 1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Elizabeth Siddal – Study for Delia in 'The Return of Tibullus to Delia'.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Reading.1854. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at a Window.Between 1854 and 1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel, Painting.1855. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Elizabeth Siddal in a Chair.From 1864 to 1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Beata Beatrix. Model Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862.1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais Painter Baronet 1829-1896. Ophelia. Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal Model 1829-1862 modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street. Note the initials PRB bottom right next to his name.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). "A Vision of Fiammetta". Model Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 (25).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. A Vision of Fiammetta. Model Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Head Study for Dante's Dream. Model Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 (25).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Head Study for Dante's Dream. Model Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Study for Dante's Dream. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (23).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for Dante's Dream. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (26).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 (26).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). La Donna della Fiamma aka The Woman of Flames. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (30).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. La Donna della Fiamma aka The Woman of Flames. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Mariana. The bottom of the fram has these words from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure "Take, O Take those lips away, That so sweetly were forsworn, And those eyes, the break of day, Lights that do mislean the morn. But my kisses bring again, bring again, Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain." Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (30).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Mariana. The bottom of the fram has these words from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure Take, O Take those lips away, That so sweetly were forsworn, And those eyes, the break of day, Lights that do mislean the morn. But my kisses bring again, bring again, Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Portrait of Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 (25).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (41). Study for Dante's Dream. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (23).

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for Dante's Dream. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1871. George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904 (53). Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (42).

1871. George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904. Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882.

1871. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (42). Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice. Models: Beatrice: Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (31), far left Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (24), far right Annie Miller Model 1835-1925 (36).

1871. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice. Models: Beatrice: Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914, far left Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884, far right Annie Miller Model 1835-1925.

1871. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (42). Pandora. Holding the box - see Hesiod's Works and Days Lines 83 to 108 lines 90-94. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (31).

1871. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Pandora. Holding the box - see Hesiod's Works and Days Lines 83 to 108 lines 90-94. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (43). The Bower Meadow. Models Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (25) right in green, Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 (27) left in red.

1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Bower Meadow. Models Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 right in green, Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927 left in red.

1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (43). Veronica Veronese. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (25).

1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Veronica Veronese. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

Between 1872 and 1873. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (43). Study for Lilith's Head. Model probably Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (25).

Between 1872 and 1873. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for Lilith's Head. Model probably Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1873. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (44). La Ghirlandata. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (26). Mary "May" Morris Model 1862-1938 (10) modelled for the heads in the corners.

1873. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. La Ghirlandata. Model: Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884. Mary May Morris Model 1862-1938 modelled for the heads in the corners.

From 1874 and 1876. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (45). Portarit of Clara Vaughan Morgan.

From 1874 and 1876. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portarit of Clara Vaughan Morgan.

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (45). Roman Widow. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (27).

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Roman Widow. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (45). Damsel of the Sanct Grael. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (27).

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Damsel of the Sanct Grael. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (45). Alexa Wilding. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (27).

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Alexa Wilding. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (45). Portrait of his sister-in-law Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894 (30).

1874. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of his sister-in-law Emma Lucy Madox Brown Painter 1843-1894.

Between 1875 and 1878. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (46). The Blessed Damozel. Models centre Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (28), probably left-hand angel Mary "May" Morris Model 1862-1938 (12).

Between 1875 and 1878. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Blessed Damozel. Models centre Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884, probably left-hand angel Mary May Morris Model 1862-1938.

1875. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (46). Study of Mrs William Morris aka Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (35).

1875. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study of Mrs William Morris aka Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1875. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (46). Study for La Bella Mano aka The Beautiful Hand. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (28).

1875. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Study for La Bella Mano aka The Beautiful Hand. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1875. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (46). La Bella Mano aka The Beautiful Hand. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (28).

1875. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. La Bella Mano aka The Beautiful Hand. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (48). Astarte Syriaca. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (37).

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Astarte Syriaca. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (48). "Proserpine. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (37).

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Proserpine. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (48). Portraits of the artist's sister and mother [his sister] Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 (46) and [his mother] Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886 (76)

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portraits of the artist's sister and mother Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 and Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (48). A Sea-Spell. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (30).

1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. A Sea-Spell. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1879. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (50). Alexa Wilding. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884 (32).

1879. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Alexa Wilding. Model Alice aka Alexa Wilding Model 1847-1884.

1880. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (51). The Daydream. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (40).

1880. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Daydream. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1881. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (52). Joan of Arc. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (41).

1881. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Joan of Arc. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

1881. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (52). La Donna della Finestra aka The Woman at the Window. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (41).

1881. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. La Donna della Finestra aka The Woman at the Window. Model Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914.

On 09 Apr 1882 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882 (53) died. He was buried at All Saints Church Birchington on Sea. There is a Celtic Cross marking his grave commissioned by his mother [his mother] Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886 (81), designed by Ford Madox Brown Painter 1821-1893 (60) and erected in the presence of his brother [his brother] William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919 (52) and sister [his sister] Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 (51) as written on the base of the cross.

Between 1848 and 1849. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. The Girlhood of Mary. Model for St Anne Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886, model for Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894. Note the initials PRB bottom left under his name. First exhibited at the Free Exhibition at the Hyde Park Corner Gallery. It was bought for £80 by Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath 1804-1892 who subsequently gifted it to her daughter Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne 1834-1919.1877. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portraits of the artist's sister and mother Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 and Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori 1800-1886Mar 1850. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Ecce Ancilla Domini! aka The Annunciation. Models: Angel William Michael Rossetti Author 1829-1919, Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894.1866. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Drawing of Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894.

Sestina of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni. Sestina of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni is a poem by Dante Alighieri Poet 1265-1321 translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882.
To the dim light and the large circle of shade
I have clomb, and to the whitening of the hills,
There where we see no color in the grass.
Natheless my longing loses not its green,
It has so taken root in the hard stone
Which talks and hears as though it were a lady.

Utterly frozen is this youthful lady,
Even as the snow that lies within the shade;
For she is no more moved than is the stone
By the sweet season which makes warm the hills
And alters them afresh from white to green
Covering their sides again with flowers and grass.

When on her hair she sets a crown of grass
The thought has no more room for other lady,
Because she weaves the yellow with the green
So well that Love sits down there in the shade,–
Love who has shut me in among low hills
Faster than between walls of granite-stone.

She is more bright than is a precious stone;
The wound she gives may not be healed with grass:
I therefore have fled far o’er plains and hills
For refuge from so dangerous a lady;
But from her sunshine nothing can give shade,–
Not any hill, nor wall, nor summer-green.

A while ago, I saw her dressed in green,–
So fair, she might have wakened in a stone
This love which I do feel even for her shade;
And therefore, as one woos a graceful lady,
I wooed her in a field that was all grass
Girdled about with very lofty hills.

Yet shall the streams turn back and climb the hills
Before Love’s flame in this damp wood and green
Burn, as it burns within a youthful lady,
For my sake, who would sleep away in stone
My life, or feed like beasts upon the grass,
Only to see her garments cast a shade.

How dark soe’er the hills throw out their shade,
Under her summer green the beautiful lady
Covers it, like a stone cover’d in grass.

1881. Marie Spartali aka Stilman Painter 1844-1927. Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni. From the poem Sestina of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni by Dante Alighieri Poet 1265-1321.