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The Rossetti family

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea (photographed)

  • Date:

    07/10/1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    801-1928

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This photograph shows the Rossetti family in the garden of Tudor House, 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. This was the home of the painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Represented from left to right are Dante Gabriel, Christina and their mother Frances (both seated) and William Michael. Lewis Carroll, poet and mathematician, is best known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He was introduced to Rossetti by his friend, the sculptor Alexander Munro. Photography was invented when Carroll was aged ten and he took it up as a hobby in his early twenties, specialising in pictures of young girls and famous people. He was pleased to be invited by Rossetti to use Tudor House as a venue for posing his sitters.

Physical description

Photograph

Place of Origin

Chelsea (photographed)

Date

07/10/1863 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 20.2 cm, Width: 26.2 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph of the Rossetti family by Lewis Carroll, 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

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Rossetti, Christina; Rossetti, Frances; Rossetti, William Michael; Tudor House

Categories

Photographs; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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