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Edith Wharton on Rossetti's House of Life
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 12:36 pm EST

An apt description of Rossetti's sonnet sequence came in 1920s from Edith Wharton in The Age of Innocence:"That evening he [Newland Archer] unpacked his books from London. The box was full of things he had been waiting for impatiently; a new volume of Her...   »

Rossetti's Prized Blake Manuscript
Posted January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:49 pm EST

I saw Maria Popova's piece on Blake's gorgeous illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy, and it prompted me to troll the internet for a digitized version of Blake's notebook that Rossetti bought for 10 shillings in 1847. Rossetti adored it, and it led him i...   »

Rossetti Sets Record at Auction
Posted November 23rd, 2013 @ 6:06 pm EST

This came over the transom a few days ago. Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Proserpine went for 3,274,500 ($5,274,892 USD) at a Sotheby's auction in London this past week, which set a record for the artist. Grant Ford, the head of the house's British & Irish...   »

Annie Miller Portrait
Posted October 4th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm EST

It's hard to understand Rossetti's inconsistency as an artist, but here is an example of the power he could exert when he made the time to do so....   »

Another Rossetti Discovered
Posted September 19th, 2013 @ 3:44 pm EST

I don't know why I'm surprised. But it's thrilling every time. Rossetti's undocumented images seem to emerge every few months. This sketch of Alexa Wilding, one of his less interesting models, was found on the back stairs of a country house. Image: Photo...   »

Rossetti Portrait of Jane Morris Discovered
Posted April 10th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm EST

Rossetti's previously unknown "Salutation of Beatrice" will go up for auction in May. The Telegraph reports:"The highest price for Rossetti is the 2.6 million paid by Australian collector, John Schaeffer, in 2000 for a pastel drawing of Jane Morris entitl...   »

Posted March 30th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm EST

Look left, over yonder. My excellent web designer has added a new feature to the site so that you can subscribe to my blog and soon-to-be-developed newsletter chock full of reading recommendations, SM news, and timely events of which I may or may not be a...   »

A 'reality to rub against'
Posted March 2nd, 2012 @ 1:37 pm EST

I've spent the last two weeks scanning thousands of articles from major international newspapers that published stories on Rossetti and his cohort of Pre-Raphaelites in the last thirty years. The exercise would, I hoped, lead me to understand how the popu...   »

Ford Madox Brown Seraphs Recovered
Posted December 13th, 2011 @ 4:55 pm EST

I know this is old news (AUGUST!), but I'm still thinking about the small item. The painting, "The Seraph's Watch," by Ford Madox Brown which was believed to be lost, went on display for the first time in 115 years this past September at t...   »

Ken Russell of "Dante's Inferno" Dies
Posted December 4th, 2011 @ 11:11 pm EST

Russell speculated on Rossetti's life in his 1967 biographical film "Dante's Inferno," for which he received a tremendous amount criticism. In his honor, I'm posting a clip (not ideal but all I could find) from the movie....   »

Who Is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson?
Posted November 21st, 2011 @ 2:57 pm EST

He is Lewis Carroll of Alice In Wonderland. And he was one of Rossetti's cohort. And the Tate Liverpool has an exhibit on right now dedicated to "[exploring] the influence of Lewis Carroll's timeless novels on the visual arts, from its publication ov...   »

A New Exhibit? A New Exhibit!
Posted November 20th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm EST

I've been in the process of planning a trip to London next spring (granted one needs funds for something like this). BUT: the Tate is opening new exhibit next September that relates directly to my book's thesis: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. The...   »

A Review of Faxon's Reissue
Posted November 7th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm EST

A well-written review of Alicia Craig Faxon's reissue of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The reviewer, Bob Duggan, addresses replicas in Rossetti's work: Perhaps the worst misconceptions swirl about the works of Rossettis late periodthe voluptuous pin-up girls of...   »

Rossetti as Obsessive Collector
Posted July 10th, 2011 @ 9:10 pm EST

In The Observer's review of Jacqueline Yallop's Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World, I was delighted that the writer highlighted Rossetti's compulsive hoarding tendencies for bric-a-brac as well as for exotic menagerie a...   »

Christie's Sells a Rossetti Study of Janie
Posted June 11th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm EST

Christie's has priced this 9.75 x 8.5 inch pencil drawing of Jane Morris at about $64,000 to $97,000 USD. Lachesis: Study of Jane Morris seated in a chair sewing shows care in shading that isn't typical of Rossetti (he didn't have a lot of patience when i...   »

New Wallpaper for this Blog
Posted June 1st, 2011 @ 2:51 pm EST

If 6/1 is the new 1/1, I'm revamping my landing page. During my rainy mid-year eval, I heretofore resolve to bump up my poorly-updated blog to a regularly-refreshed one. Low expectations are key to blogging - the quick turnover rate does not come naturall...   »

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