The Complete Writings & Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Archive


The Rossetti Archive facilitates the scholarly study of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the painter, designer, writer, and translator who was, according to both John Ruskin and Walter Pater, the most important and original artistic force in the second half of the nineteenth century in Great Britain. In Whistler’s famous comment, “He was a king”.

This website represents the fourth of four projected installments of the Rossetti Archive… throughout its development, new images of Rossetti’s art objects have become available and have been incorporated into the existing site. The Archive is partnering in a pilot aggregation of nineteenth-century resources, NINES, which will allow users to collect and annotate any digital object in the Archive, to share their collections, and to present peer-reviewed texts and images in easily customizable online exhibits. This installment also integrates a new search engine, based on the open-source Lucene platform, and takes fuller advantage of the conversion of our source files to XML.


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  • 20130526-193824.jpgDante Gabriel Rossetti, Belcolore, 1863. Oil on panel. (Monogram and date are inscribed at right).