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William Michael Rossetti

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(1829–1919) Man of letters, art critic, and editor, brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti, educated at King's College School, London; he worked as an official ...

Rossetti, William Michael

Rossetti, William Michael (1829–1919)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., William Michael ( 1829–1919 ) Man of letters , art critic , and editor , brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti , educated at King's College School, London; he worked as an official of the Inland Revenue. He was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood , edited The Germ , and wrote the sonnet that was printed on its cover. His reviews of art exhibitions for the Spectator were published as Fine Art: Chiefly Contemporary ( 1867 ). He edited fifteen volumes of Moxon 's Popular Poets, and was responsible for important...

Rossetti, William Michael

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., William Michael ( 1829–1919 ) Man of letters , art critic , and editor , brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti . He was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood , edited The Germ , and wrote the sonnet that was printed on its cover. His reviews of art exhibitions for the Spectator were published as Fine Art: Chiefly Contemporary ( 1867 ). He edited fifteen volumes of Moxon 's Popular Poets, and was responsible for important editions of William Blake and P. B. Shelley . He edited Walt Whitman in 1868 , introducing...

William Michael Rossetti

William Michael Rossetti  

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(1829–1919)Man of letters, art critic, and editor, brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti, educated at King's College School, London; he worked as an official of the Inland ...
16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies

16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies   Reference library

Paul Goldman

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...its influence on illustration was momentous. In 1855 , *Routledge published The Music Master by the Irish poet William Allingham , with wood engravings after John Millais , Dante Gabriel Rossetti , and Arthur Hughes . Almost at a stroke a new kind of illustration, which was powerful in execution, intellectual in approach, and essentially realistic in the way faces and bodies were depicted, came to the fore. Rossetti’s beautiful image ‘Maids of Elfen-Mere’ set the standard, not only encouraging other Pre-Raphaelites, such as Holman Hunt and...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Arthur O'Shaughnessy  

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(1844–81),poet and friend of D. G. Rossetti. He published several volumes of poetry, his best known, ‘Ode’ (‘We are the music‐makers’), appeared in Music and Moonlight (1874) and has been noted as a ...
William Sharp

William Sharp  

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(1855–1905),wrote under his own name essays, verse, minor novels, and Lives of D. G. Rossetti (1882), Shelley (1887), and R. Browning (1890). He is chiefly remembered for his mystic Celtic tales and ...
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 ...
William Allingham

William Allingham  

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(1824–89),poet, whose diary, published in 1907, contains vivid portraits of his contemporaries; his friends in the literary world included Patmore, Carlyle, D. G. Rossetti, and notably Tennyson. His ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hall Caine

Hall Caine  

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(1853–1931)novelist, who grew up in Liverpool, and worked as an architect's assistant, teacher, and journalist in his early years. In 1879 he delivered a lecture in Liverpool on D. ...
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 ...
William Morris

William Morris  

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(1834–96),was articled to the architect G. E. Street, and in 1858 worked with Rossetti, Burne‐Jones, and others on the frescoes in the Oxford Union. He was one of the originators of the Oxford 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 ...
Morris & Co.

Morris & Co.  

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(1861–1940)This important firm, closely associated with William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement, was established in Red Lion Square, London, in 1861, moving to larger premises in 1865. ...
Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev  

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(1818–83),Russian novelist and playwright and the first Russian writer to find success in Europe. His novels include A Nest of Gentlefolk (1859), On the Eve (1860), Fathers and Sons (1862), in which, ...

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