Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(1828-1882)

Died aged c. 54

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/ˈdænti ˈɡeɪbriəl rəˈzɛti/; 12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement. Rossetti's art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His later poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, especially in his sonnet sequence, The House of Life. Poetry and image are closely entwined in Rossetti's work. He frequently wrote sonnets to accompany his pictures, spanning from The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1849) and Astarte Syriaca (1877), while also creating art to illustrate poems such as "Goblin Market" by the celebrated poet Christina Rossetti, his sister. Rossetti's personal life was closely linked to his work, especially his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882 poet and painter was born here

110 Hallam Street, London, United Kingdom where they was born (1828)

In this house lived in 1851 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), poet and painter, and from 1856-1859 William Morris (1834-1896), poet and artist, and Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), painter.

17 Red Lion Square, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882 poet and painter and Algernon Charles Swinburne 1837-1909 poet lived here

16 Cheyne Walk, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) & Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829-1862) Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets stayed here in 1854.

High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom where they stayed

Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882 painter, poet worked at a studio here from 1875-1876

Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom where they worked

Robert Spence Watson (1837 - 1911) Bensham Grove was home to Robert Spence Watson who enjoyed a national prominence in both artistic and political circles. His visitors included William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A noted arbitrator in industrial disputes, pacifist and Liberal politician.

Bensham Grove, Bensham Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom where they visited

The Poet and Painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882) stayed here during 1860 prior to his wedding on 23rd. May, 1860 at nearby St. Clement's Church

11-13 East Parade, Hastings, United Kingdom where they stayed (1860)