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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828) Options
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828)

Rossetti was a British painter, poet, and founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of painters who aimed to combat the shallow conventionalism of academic painting and revive the fidelity to nature and the vivid realistic color that they considered typical of Italian painting before Raphael. Although Rossetti found some financial success as a painter, his lasting reputation rests upon his poetry. What did he have buried with his wife—and later exhumed? More...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:24:14 AM

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He buried his unpublished poems with his wife.
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exquisite artwork
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After the death of his wife, Rossetti leased Tudor House at 16, Cheyne Walk, in Chelsea where he lived for 20 years surrounded by extravagant furnishings and a parade of exotic birds and animals.[21] Rossetti was fascinated with wombats, asking friends to meet him at the "Wombat's Lair" at the London Zoo in Regent's Park, and spending hours there. In September 1869 he acquired the first of two pet wombats, which he named "Top". It was brought to the dinner table and allowed to sleep in the large centrepiece during meals. Rossetti's fascination with exotic animals continued throughout his life, culminating in the purchase of a llama and a toucan which he dressed in a cowboy hat and was trained to ride the llama round the dining table for his amusement.[22]

It sounds like he'd have gotten along well with Michael Jackson. Whistle

I prefer his sister's poetry, & the pre-Raphaelite paintings of Millais, however, Happy Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti!
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Don't know about his writings but surely some great paintings.
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