1830–1894

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

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

High­gate Cem­e­tery, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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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?