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Photograph - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Carroll, Lewis, born 1832 - died 1898
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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  • Date:

    10/1863 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carroll, Lewis, born 1832 - died 1898 (photographer)

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    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 799

This portrait represents the renowned painter and poet, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, when he was 35 years old. It was taken at his home, Tudor House, at 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. Rossetti was a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He is shown posed against a backcloth and seated on a simple caned chair of a kind that was to become popular in 'Aesthetic' circles. Photography was invented when Lewis Carroll was aged ten. He took it up as a hobby in his early twenties, specialising in pictures of young girls and famous people. He was introduced to Rossetti by his friend, the sculptor Alexander Munro, and was pleased to be invited by him to use Tudor House as a venue for posing his sitters.


10/1863 (photographed)


Carroll, Lewis, born 1832 - died 1898 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 13.4 cm, Width: 9.8 cm

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Photographic portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Lewis Carroll, October 1863.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Fagence Cooper, Suzanne, Pre Raphaelite Art in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, V&A Publications, 2003. 176p., ill. ISBN I 85177 393 2


Photographs; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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