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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1828-05-12 - 1882-04-09

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1863 May 19

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 63.54
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti describes a "Dantesque" subject (Beata Beatrix) he thinks might be suitable for Heaton's latest commission. It is Beatrice seated by a sundial showing the hour of nine o'clock. Rossetti says that nine is an important number in relation to Beatrice in the Vita Nuova, with Dante meeting her at nine years old, Beatrice dying at nine o'clock on 9 June 1290 and with Dante describing Beatrice as a "nine" (the perfect...
Dates: 1863 May 19

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1863 May 22

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 63.58
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti tells Heaton he can offer Heaton a picture of Helen (since she is no longer the subject of his commission for Mr. Rose) or Beatrice. Rossetti can begin the work straight away and gives the price for the piece as 120 guineas, 50 to be paid at the commencement of the work, 35 when presented in advance of completion and 35 upon delivery. Rossetti does not doubt that he can complete it before Heaton leaves London, if he can begin work on it immediately. Rossetti says that Jeptha's daughter...
Dates: 1863 May 22

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1863 December 22

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 63.116
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti has received an offer for The beloved and asks Heaton if she is no longer interested in the work. He says he has done no further work to the piece but has extended his plans for it so he can no longer paint it for 200 guineas, the price he first named for Heaton. Rossetti asks if he could paint her something else and says he has not forgotten the £50 she has given him for a painting of Beatrice. Rossetti has found a partly completed picture of his wife in...
Dates: 1863 December 22