William Michael Rossetti (2116 words)

Dinah Roe (Oxford Brookes University)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

William Michael Rossetti was a critic, editor, translator, biographer and secretary to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was art critic of The Spectator (1850-1858) and The Critic (1850-1856), and regularly contributed to The Athenaeum, Fraser’s Magazine, and The Academy, among many others. Rossetti wrote significant biographies of Keats and Shelley and also translated Dante’s Inferno. He promoted not only the contemporary work of the Pre-Raphaelite painters and writers, but also played a key role in rehabilitating the reputations of the Romantic poets who had preceded them, such as the nearly forgotten William Blake. Rossetti also championed American poets Henry Wadsworth …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Roe, Dinah. "William Michael Rossetti". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 October 2008
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3854, accessed 20 October 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.