Date 1889-01-20
Publication Mag. of Art
Topic Portraits of DGR, part 2
AP display
RA display
Subject art
Keywords DGR portraits 1853-82
Standards historical context
  ↳ achievement
Notes context, Carroll
  ↳ photography.

Annotation details

89 January Magazine of Art


Part II of the Portraits of Dante Rossetti.


Rossetti, William M. "The Portraits of Dante Gabriel Rossetti." Magazine of Art (January 1889): 57. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.


This article, the second of three, annotates various portraits starting with the year 1853 and extends to some works of 1882. Noteworthy is the contextual sketch of the early pre-Raphaelites sketching each other to sent to Thomas Woolner recently departed to Australia, as well as the first of many photographs, many taken by Cheyne Walk associate C.L. Dodgson whom Rossetti refers to as "the author of Alice in Wonderland" and Lewis Carroll (Reminiscences 2:328). Noted also is a photo of Dante Rossetti with Ruskin; many photos are cited as deposited with the London Stereoscopic Company.

Each picture, photo or sitting is explained by William Rossetti in detail.

See also part one and part three of this series.




DGR portraits and photos, Cheyne Walk, Lewis carroll

Standards of Judgment:

Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic standards

Rhetoric and tone:



Carroll, London Stereoscopic Company, Christina Rossetti, Downey, Hunt, Sir John Everett Millais, George Stephens, Thomas Woolner, Anthony, Frederick Sandys, Miss Elizabeth Sidall, Madox-Brown, W.B. Scott, John Ruskin

Works Cited

Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner, 1906. Print.