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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1847 - NPG 857 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil and white chalk on paper, 1847
8 1/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (207 mm x 168 mm)
Purchased, 1891
Primary Collection
NPG 857


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  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Painter and poet. Sitter associated with 29 portraits, Artist associated with 22 portraits.

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  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Painter and poet. Artist associated with 22 portraits, Sitter associated with 29 portraits.

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Rossetti played a lively central role in the early meetings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and, with The Girlhood of Mary Virgin, was the first to exhibit a painting bearing the letters PRB. He was eighteen, and a student at the Royal Academy, when he drew this self-portrait. It captures the rebellious and highly romantic self-image which he projected at this time.

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