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The painting was an illustration of a little-known Keats poem. In consequence, he ceased to show in public and gave up oils in favour of watercolours, which he could more easily dispose of to personal acquaintances.

Following his death, Rossetti was held up as a precursor to Aestheticism and European Symbolism. Whereas Siddal tended to model for mythological heroines, Cornforth modelled for Rossetti's more sensuous portraits.

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Rossetti's phobias and increasingly paranoid suspicions may also have contrasted more and more unfavorably with William Morris's energy, prosperity, affectionate goodwill, and attentive concern for the Morrises' children.

In a series based on the early lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary, for instance, Rossetti used a complex range of biblical symbols and luminous colours to create vivid scenes set in medieval Mediterranean-styled surroundings.

The woman is contemplating her beauty in a mirror as she plaits her hair, inviting admiring looks from both her suitor, Uberti, and contemporary viewers. In any case, after leaving Kelmscott on 2 JuneRossetti suffered a complete mental breakdown. On the left hand side of the picture frame is a child angel who waters a vase with the prop of the lily.

Blackmore, who also owned Fazio's Mistress Tate Nand later passed into the hands of George Rae of Birkenhead, one of Rossetti's most important patrons.

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One of Rossetti's most prominent contributions to illustration was the collaborative book, Poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson published by Edward Moxon in and known colloquially as the 'Moxon Tennyson'. The spiral pearl clasp in her flowing auburn hair and the red coral necklace appear frequently in Rossetti's pictures of women. The childhood of the Virgin Mary was a common subject from medieval religious painting. As a way of publishing its writings and poetry, the Brotherhood created its own magazine called The Germ. The woman is contemplating her beauty in a mirror as she plaits her hair, inviting admiring looks from both her suitor, Uberti, and contemporary viewers. Complex and symbolic compositions, jewel bright colours, detailed brushwork and poetic and historical references were all factors shared by the artists. Like all his siblings, he aspired to be a poet and attended King's College School, in its original location near the Strand in London. Aurelia the name was presumably chosen for its classical connotations exudes a powerful erotic appeal, emphasised in the picture by her red lips, flowing red hair and exposed shoulder and neck. Read more Display caption This subject is taken from the fourteenth-century Italian love poetry that Fazio degli Uberti wrote to his Lady, Agniola of Verona. Whereas Siddal tended to model for mythological heroines, Cornforth modelled for Rossetti's more sensuous portraits. Poetry and image are closely entwined in Rossetti's work. In reference to the Pre-Raphaelite illustrations, Laurence Housman wrote "[ And though they married in , their relationship was tumultuous and not helped by Rossetti's philandering and Siddal's laudanum addiction.

Although his volumes of Poems and Ballads and Sonnets were quietly but favorably received, he had entered a final pattern of depressive ill health. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.

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