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William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), Critic and writer

Sitter in 9 portraits
Dante Gabriel's brother, and a civil servant from 1845, William Michael was a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He had virtually no leanings towards painting but acted as Secretary to the PRB and editor of its short-lived journal, The Germ. In later years he established himself as a leading literary critic and acted as a stabilising influence on his brother's increasingly erratic lifestyle.

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5428

William Michael Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil and wash, 1853
NPG 5428

P1273(26f)

William Michael Rossetti

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1860s
NPG P1273(26f)

P56

The Rossetti Family

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

P1273(25b)

The Rossetti family

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

P126

William Michael Rossetti

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 19 July 1865
NPG P126

2485

William Michael Rossetti

by Sir William Rothenstein
oil on canvas, circa 1909
NPG 2485

x8022

William Michael Rossetti; Mary Rossetti

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1907
NPG x8022