Painter and Poet
Frances Lincoln 2011
Hardback 270pp Illustrated 302x248mm
9780711232259   Product Code: 11850
Dante Gabriel Rossetti achieved fame as both a poet and a painter, profoundly influencing both the Pre-Raphaelite movement and wider Victorian culture. This sumptuously illustrated book charts his life and work through both media. It explores the tension between the sensual and the spiritual that gives his work its haunting intensity, his struggle with drug dependency and, above all, his relations with the three women who shaped his art and his emotional life: Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.