Rossetti as an illustrator

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Rossetti made very few book illustrations, but those he produced had an important influence on book illustration during the 1860s and afterwards. He designed five pictures for the Moxon Tennyson (a book which incidentally can still be found in its second edition in second-hand bookshops). He produced a single illustration for Allingham's The Music Master, which also contains one picture by Arthur Hughes and six by John Everett Millais. Apart from these, Rossetti drew four illustrations for works of poetry by his sister, Christina Rossetti.

Golden head by golden head

Rossetti-influenced illustration can be found among the works of many later illustrators working throughout the latter 19th Century, and more widely, Pre-Raphaelite style illustration was being produced well into the early 20th Century.

The Lady of Shalott

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