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William Michael Rossetti

(1829—1919) art critic and literary editor

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Anne Gilchrist

Anne Gilchrist  

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(1828–85)Née Burrows, daughter of upper‐class parents who encouraged her education, and the wife of Alexander Gilchrist (1828–61), author of a Life of Etty (1855) and a life of the ...
Atalanta in Calydon

Atalanta in Calydon  

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A poetic drama by Swinburne, published 1865. It tells the story of the hunting of the wild boar sent by Artemis to ravage Calydon in revenge for its neglect of her: Meleager slays the boar, presents ...
Augusta Webster

Augusta Webster  

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(1837–94)Née Davies, poet and feminist writer, born in Poole, Dorset, the daughter of a vice-admiral. She was a fluent linguist and trained at the Cambridge School of Art: she ...
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti  

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(1830–94),sister of D. G. and W. M. Rossetti. She was a devout High Anglican, much influenced by the Tractarians (see Oxford Movement). She contributed to the Germ (1850), where five of her poems ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti  

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(b London, 12 May 1828; d Birchington, nr. Margate, Kent, 9 Apr. 1882).English painter and poet. He came from a remarkable and talented family: his father was an exiled Italian patriot and Dante ...
Elizabeth Siddal (Siddall)

Elizabeth Siddal (Siddall)  

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(1829–62),poet, painter, and red‐haired model to the Pre‐Raphaelites. She met D. G. Rossetti in 1850, and in 1852 modelled as the drowned Ophelia for Millais, who put her health at risk by demanding ...
Germ

Germ  

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A periodical of which the first issue appeared on 1 January 1850. Edited by W. M. Rossetti, it was the organ of the Pre‐Raphaelite Brotherhood, and ran for four issues ...
James Thomson

James Thomson  

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(1834–1882) British poetThe City of Dreadful Night, and Other Poems (1880) PoetryVane's Story, Weddah and Om-el-Bonain, and Other Poems (1881) PoetryAlfred (1740) DramaThe City of Dreadful Night, and ...
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood  

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(PRB)The name adopted in 1848 by a group of young English artists who shared a dismay at what they considered the moribund state of British painting and hoped to recapture the sincerity and ...
Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman  

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(1819–1892) American poetFranklin Evans; or, The Inebriate (1842) FictionLeaves of Grass [first edn] (1855) PoetryDrum-Taps (1865) PoetrySequel to Drum-Taps (1865–6) PoetryDemocratic Vistas (1871) ...

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