Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1830-12-05
Death 1894-12-29
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English-Italian poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hastings, to Miss Howitt, [1864 Dec. 26?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657751

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet.

From the description of Sirs, ye are brethren, 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 365128412

Christina Georgina Rossetti, English poet.

From the description of [Letter and poem] / Christian G. Rossetti. [1876] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352925299

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), British writer and poet, published several volumes of poetry, including Goblin market and other poems, as well as various religious tracts. Her father, Gabriele Rossetti (1783-1854), was a writer and translator, and her brothers, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), were founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

From the description of Letters by Christina Rossetti and others, 1850-1896. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122383384

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Birchington-on-Sea [Kent], to an unidentified correspondent, 1882 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657754

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified woman, "22.1890". (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852917

From the description of Autograph envelopes : London, to C.W. Wood, 1875-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852909

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Mr. Dodgson [Lewis Carroll, n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852928

From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852933

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Georgina Cowper-Temple, [1886] Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 711690238

From the description of Fragment of an autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857601

From the description of Autograph letters signed (13) : London, to Mrs. [Barbara] Bodichon, [1860 Aug. 15]-[1876] Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852921

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Mr. Martin, 1883 July 6 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270852924

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Edmund Gosse, 1894 [Mar. 27] "Easter Tuesday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657745

From the description of ALS : London, to Mrs. Gauntlett, [no year] Sept. 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586068

Christina Georgina Rossetti was a British poet and sister of pre- Raphaelite poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

From the description of Christina Georgina Rossetti letter to Bayard Taylor, 1867 Jan. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70193515

From the description of Christina Georgina Rossetti letters and burial hymns, 1876-1895, undated. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 37525249

Poet.

From the description of Literary manuscript and letter of Christina Georgina Rossetti, circa 1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015409

Epithet: poet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x00000c

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) achieved fame in her lifetime as a poet, based primarily upon the publication in 1862 of the volume Goblin Market and Other Poems. She published The Prince's Progress in 1866 and A Pageant in 1881, as well as devotional manuals and works of religious edification, which reflect her profoundly religious temperament. Although her father's anti-establishment influence prevented her from being a Roman Catholic, she was High Church Anglican.

Her older sister Maria Francesca Rossetti (1827-1882) followed her equally strong religious inclinations by entering an Anglican sisterhood at All Saints' Home in 1874, after her brother William's marriage freed her from domestic responsibilities. Up until that time she had also occupied herself in teaching Italian and in religious educational work. Her commentary on Dante, A Shadow of Dante, was published in 1871. Their older brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) achieved fame as both a painter and a poet. He studied drawing at King's College, London, and painting at the Royal Academy. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite School of Painting and enjoyed the patronage of John Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites' champion in the press. His poetic gift is reflected both in his translations of Italian poetry, published in 1861, and in his original poems, published in volumes which appeared in 1870 and in 1881.

The fourth Rossetti sibling, William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), served in the Excise Office, later the Inland Revenue Board, from 1845 until his retirement in 1894. As well as being an active reviewer and art critic, he edited the poetic works of his brother Dante Gabriel and his sister Christina.

The Rossetti and Heimann families met becuase the Rossetti's father Gabriele was professor of Italian at King's College, London, an appointment he held starting in 1831, and Adolf Heimann was professor of German at University College. Their acquaintance began when the families agreed to exchange Italian lessons for German lessons. It grew into a friendship which lasted through the century.

From the description of Rossetti family letters to the Heimann family, [1843?]-1896. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 79201029

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Subjects:

  • Authors, English--19th century
  • Poets, English--19th century--Poetry
  • Women poets, English--19th century
  • Women authors, English--Correspondence
  • English poetry--19th century
  • Poems
  • Goblins--Poetry
  • Poets, English--19th century
  • Artists' books--21st century--Specimens
  • Illustration
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Franco--Prussian War, 1870-1871--Poetry
  • Authors, English--19th century--Sources
  • Sisters--Poetry
  • Women poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Pre--Raphaelitism

Occupations:

  • Poets, English--19th century
  • Poets
  • Lyricists

Places:

  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Christchurch, Hampshire (as recorded)