December 5, 1830, St. Pancras, London, England.

Dec 29, 1894, St. Giles, London, England.

Highgate Cemetery, London, England.


Rossetti came from a well known literary and artistic family. Her father, Gabriele Rossetti, in political exile in England, was a professor of Italian at King’s College in London. Her brothers Dante Gabriel and William Michael were among the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which gave birth to the 19th Century English art movement of the same name. The Pre-Raphaelites, for whom Christina was a frequent model, also included Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Ford Madox Brown, John Everett Millais, William Morris, John Ruskin and James McNeill Whistler. Her family friends included Charles Dodgson (better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll), author of Alice in Wonderland.

Rossetti published three books of poetry (mostly religious), and four books of devotions.

  1. Advent Moon Shines Cold and Clear, The
  2. Before the Paling of the Stars
  3. Burdened Heart That Bleeds, A
  4. Dead Is Thy Daughter, Trouble Not the Master
  5. God the Father, Give Us Grace
  6. I Bore with Thee Long Weary Days and Nights
  7. I Would Have Gone, God Bade Me Stay
  8. In the Bleak Midwinter
  9. Love Came Down at Christmas
  10. None Other Lamb
  11. Once I Thought to Sit So High
  12. Shepherds Had an Angel, The
  13. We Know Not a Voice of That River
  14. What Are These That Glow from Afar?