Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a Pre-Raphaelite painter and poet
When and Where was he Born?
12th May 1828, London, England. Christened Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti.
Dante Gabriel Rosetti was the son of Gabrielle Rossetti and Lavinia Polidori and brother of Christina Rossetti. Also studies in the studio of Ford Maddox Brown.
King’s College. Sass’s Drawing School, Bloomsbury, London. Royal Academy Schools, London.
Chronology/Biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
1849: Rossetti completes the painting “Childhood of Mary Virgin.” Meets Elizabeth Siddal for the first time and trains her in the art of painting. and writing. She becomes his model.
1850: Finalises work on the painting “Ecce Ancilla Domini”. “The Germ” is published featuring many works by Pre-Raphaelites and their symapathisers. Rossetti includes his poems “The Blessed Damozel” and “My Sister’s Sleep”.
1854: Rossetti meets John Ruskin.
1856: Meets William Morris, over whom he was to become a great influence.
1861: Rossetti publishes “The Early Italian Poets” which consisted of translations from sixty major Italian poets such as Dante himself.
1862: Badly affected by the death of his wife from an overdose of Laudanum. His work began to take on a more and more morbid turn.
1869: Rossetti began an affair with Jane Morris, the wife of William Morris.
1871-74: Jane began to model for him on his stay at Kelmscott Manor.
1872: After a particularly bad attack of depression he attempted suicide.
1880: Jane posed for his painting “The Daydream”.
1881: Rossetti published his “Ballads and Sonnets” which featured “The King’s Tragedy.
1850: “The Gem.”
1861: “Early Italian Poets”.
1881: “Ballads and Sonnets”.
(1886): “Collected Works”.
1860 to Elizabeth Siddal. (died 1862 from an overdose of Laudanum)
When and Where did he Die?
9th April 1882, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, England.
Age at Death:
Site of Grave:
All Saint’s Churchyard, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, England.
Places of Interest:
Museum and Art Gallery
Tulie House Museum, Carlisle
Russell Coates Gallery, Bournemouth
Victoria and Albert Museum
16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
National Portrait Gallery
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
Bolton Art Gallery
City Art Gallery.
Sudley House, Liverpool
Norwich Castle Museum
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Maplin Art Gallery, Sheffield
McManus Galleries, Dundee
Aberdeen Art Gallery.