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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- John William Polidori (uncle)
- Christina Georgina Rossetti (sister)
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti (brother)
- Frances Mary Lavinia Rossetti (née Polidori) (mother)
- Maria Francesca Rossetti (sister)
- Mary Elizabeth Madox Rossetti (daughter)
- Michael Ford Rossetti (son)
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