Based on a rich range of primary sources and manuscripts, A Rossetti Family Chronology breaks exciting new ground. Focusing on Christina and Dante Gabriel, the Chronology demonstrates the interconnectedness of their friendships and creativity, giving information about literary composition and artistic output, publication and exhibition, reviews, finances, relationships, health, reading habits and gallery attendance, and detailing literary and artistic influences. The Chronology also includes full material on other immediate family members (William Michael and Maria Francesca Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Lucy Madox Brown), family friends (the Heimanns, Scotts and Browns), the Pre-Raphaelites and other literary and artistic friends, and consumers of the Rossettis' output (buyers, publishers, reviewers).
Such a broad scope evinces the vibrant intellectual and artistic community in which the Rossetti's lived, as well as the family's important contribution to the major artistic, literary and cultural movements of the nineteenth century. Drawing on many unpublished sources, including family letters and diaries, this new volume in the Author Chronologies series will be of value to all students and scholars of the Rossettis.