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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(1828-1882), Painter and poet

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 29 portraits
Artist associated with 22 portraits
Rossetti was a painter and poet; a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), and closely associated with Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. After the death of his first wife and model Elizabeth Siddal, Rossetti would rekindle a long and complicated relationship with his model, muse, and wife of his friend William, Jane Morris, whom he met whilst working on the Oxford Union murals. Images of Jane filled his pictures and poems, creating the Pre-Raphaelite image of the 'femme fatale'.

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by Paul Jonnard, after  John Hancock - NPG P1273(56)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Paul Jonnard, after John Hancock
reproduction of line engraving after plaster medallion, (September 1846)
NPG P1273(56)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti - NPG 857

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil and white chalk on paper, 1847
NPG 857

The Rossetti Family, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P56

The Rossetti Family

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 7 October 1863
NPG P56

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P29

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 7 October 1863
NPG P29

The Rossetti family, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG P1273(25b)

The Rossetti family

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 7 October 1863
NPG P1273(25b)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by D Brucciani & Co - NPG 1699

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by D Brucciani & Co
plaster cast of head incorporating death-mask, 1882
NPG 1699

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, after Ford Madox Brown - NPG P1273(20b)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

after Ford Madox Brown
photograph of plaster cast of bust, albumen print, (1883)
NPG P1273(20b)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, after Ford Madox Brown - NPG P1273(19a)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

after Ford Madox Brown
photograph of plaster cast of bust, albumen print, 1885-1886
NPG P1273(19a)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, after Ford Madox Brown - NPG P1273(19b)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

after Ford Madox Brown
photograph of plaster cast of bust, albumen print, 1885-1886
NPG P1273(19b)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, after Ford Madox Brown - NPG P1273(19c)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

after Ford Madox Brown
photograph of plaster cast of bust, albumen print, 1885-1886
NPG P1273(19c)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, after Ford Madox Brown - NPG P1273(19d)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

after Ford Madox Brown
photograph of plaster cast of bust, albumen print, 1885-1886
NPG P1273(19d)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x6424

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s (December 1862)
NPG x6424

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x45950

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, December 1862
NPG x45950

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x131297

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, December 1862
NPG x131297

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax38169

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, mid-late 1870s? (December 1862)
NPG Ax38169

William Bell Scott; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; John Ruskin, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x12959

William Bell Scott; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; John Ruskin

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 29 June 1863
NPG x12959

William Bell Scott; John Ruskin; Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x128797

William Bell Scott; John Ruskin; Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, 29 June 1863
NPG x128797

William Bell Scott; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; John Ruskin, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax38133

William Bell Scott; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; John Ruskin

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 29 June 1863
NPG Ax38133

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, possibly after Dante Gabriel Rossetti - NPG D9932

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

possibly after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photographic print, (circa 1860s)
NPG D9932

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, after Unknown artist - NPG D16901

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

after Unknown artist
etching and aquatint, 1882 or after
NPG D16901

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) - NPG D16902

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Charles William Sherborn, after Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
etching, published 1891 (1864)
NPG D16902

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