About Dante Gabriel Rossetti:Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born 1828 - died 1882, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, designer & poet Also known as: Dante Gabriel Charles Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti. Rossetti was born in London, the son of an Italian immigrant family, the poet Christina Rossetti was his sister. He decided to become an artist before he had any actual experience of painting. He enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools, but did not stay long. He then studied for a short time with Madox Brown, before transferring his allegiance to Holman Hunt. His friendship with Hunt & subsequent meeting with Millais was the major factor in the creation of the PRB.
During the late 1850s he took to painting in watercolours, in which he felt that his shortcomings of technique were less apparent. Many of his pictures at this time, concerned his lifelong fascination with Dante. If you want to browse more about Dante Rossetti paintings, please tell me. All Dante Rossetti paintings we offer are 100% painted by hand.