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Maria Francesca Rossetti (1827-1876), Writer; sister of Dante Gabriel, William and Christina Rossetti

Sitter in 3 portraits
Maria Francesca Rossetti was an English author. She was the sister of artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti as well as William Michael Rossetti and Christina Georgina Rossetti, who dedicated her poem Goblin Market to Maria. Rossetti is best remembered for her work The Shadow of Dante: Being an essay towards studying himself, his world, and his pilgrimage. (1871). Late in life, she became an Anglican nun.

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Maria Francesca Rossetti

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


The Rossetti family

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