Christina Rossetti(1830-1894), Poet
Christina Georgina Rossetti
Sitter in 5 portraits
Poet; best known for her lyrical poems on the theme of unhappy love and loss; also wrote religious and meditative poetry and verse for children; among her best-known works are ''Goblin Market'' and '' Other Poems'', 1862, and ''The Prince's Progress'', 1866; she was sister of the poet and painter D.G. Rossetti, and of the art critic W.M.Rossetti.
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by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
On display in Room 36 at the National Portrait Gallery