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Art Diary

The Rossettis

31 March 2023

Tate Britain (6 April–24 September) presents a family affair in the form of paintings, designs and poetry by the Rossetti siblings, Dante Gabriel and Christina, and Elizabeth (née Siddal). The latter is best-known as the pre-eminent Pre-Raphaelite model, but she was also an artist in her own right, as this rare outing for her watercolours attests. Highlights include Dante Gabriel’s Ecce Ancilla Domine (The Annunciation) (18590) for which his brother, the writer William Michael, and Christina modelled. Find out more on Tate’s website.

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Proserpine (1874), Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Proserpine (1874), Dante Gabriel Rosetti. Photo: © Tate

Ecce Ancilla Domini (The Annunciation) (1849–50), Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Ecce Ancilla Domini (The Annunciation) (1849–50), Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Photo: © Tate

Goblin Market (1865), Christina Rossetti. Photo: © Tate