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Autograph letter signed with initials : place not specified, to William Allingham, Friday [1856 Apr. 25].

Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti; William Allingham
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to William Allingham (MA 381) item 30
Database:WorldCat
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Mentioning that he is "turning over" some books left with Rossetti for Allingham, noting that the only one to his taste is the poet Mrs. Boddington; Describing Mrs. Burr, who reminds him of Mrs. Boddington, as "refined & very nearly beautiful, energetic withal to an extraordinary degree in Ruskin's style, but quite mild & feminine;" discussing Italian art; mentioning that he has completed a "largeish drawing" of  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Browning; John Ruskin; Walt Whitman; John Everett Millais, Sir; William Holman Hunt; Arthur Hughes
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dante Gabriel Rossetti; William Allingham
OCLC Number: 708084548
Notes: Detailed dating from Fredeman.
Part of a large collection of letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti primarily to William Allingham. Letters have been cataloged individually; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (6 p.) ; 18.2 cm.

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Mentioning that he is "turning over" some books left with Rossetti for Allingham, noting that the only one to his taste is the poet Mrs. Boddington; Describing Mrs. Burr, who reminds him of Mrs. Boddington, as "refined & very nearly beautiful, energetic withal to an extraordinary degree in Ruskin's style, but quite mild & feminine;" discussing Italian art; mentioning that he has completed a "largeish drawing" of Dante's Dream of Beatrice Lying Dead for Miss Heaton; enclosing (not present) some notes from Browning; mentioning Ruskin; alluding to his "loathing" of Walt Whitman; summarizing the pictures sent to the Royal Academy (five by Millais, one painting and some landscape drawings by Hunt, and one by Hughes."

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