The Correspondence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 8: The Last Decade, 1873-1882: Kelmscott to Birchington III. 1878-1879. (Hardback)William E. Fredeman (editor)
Hardback 428 Pages / Published: 20/08/2009
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On November 11, 1878, Rossetti wrote to Watts-Dunton: `Friday night exactly made a year since my return to London in 1877 & you know how well I have been the whole of that time.' Indeed, in 1878-79, Rossetti lived what might appear to be a more tranquil version of his first years at Cheyne Walk. The long breach with Ford Madox Brown finally ended, and he began to see his brother regularly again; and he managed to complete a number of commissions, and other paintings. However, as the correspondence collected here show, his depression was seldom far away; he was often unable to work. His repeated letters to Watts-Dunton and Shields, asking them to come over, reveal his need for companionship, preferably in his own home, that was a constant of his character. There are also a number of letters to Jane Morris.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 1242 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 42 mm
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