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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Painter and poet

Sitter associated with 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 Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil and white chalk on paper, 1847
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William Michael Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil and wash, 1853
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P1273(1a)

'King Arthur and the Weeping Queens'

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, 1856-1857
NPG P1273(1a)

P1273(2b)

Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (nee Siddal)

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, 8 October 1863 (circa 1860)
NPG P1273(2b)

P1273(4a)

Jane Morris (nee Burden)

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, 8 October 1863 (1861)
NPG P1273(4a)

P1273(2a)

Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (nee Siddal)

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, circa 1863 (mid 1850s)
NPG P1273(2a)

P1273(3)

Study for `Aspecta Medusa?

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, 1863 or 1865
NPG P1273(3)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
watercolour and ink, circa 1870
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Theodore Watts-Dunton

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pastel, 1874
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil, circa 1875-1880
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
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P1273(1b)

Christina Georgina Rossetti

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, 1877
NPG P1273(1b)

D9932

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

possibly after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photographic print, (circa 1860s)
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Fanny Cornforth (nee Sarah Cox) ('Lady Lilith')

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
chromolithograph, published 1908 (1867)
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P1273(6)

`The Parable of the Vineyard: The Letting of the Vineyard?

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, (1861)
NPG P1273(6)

P1273(7)

`The Parable of the Vineyard: To Receive the Fruit?

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, (1861)
NPG P1273(7)

P1273(8)

`The Parable of the Vineyard: The Arrival of the Lord?s Son?

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, (1861)
NPG P1273(8)