Rossetti's Circle

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Opened Mar 24, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

One of England's most charismatic characters, Dante Gabriel Rossetti painted, wrote, and loved with equal passion. Rossetti's Circle is the romantic and mad journey of Rossetti and the women who haunted him: his ethereal artist wife Lizzie Siddal, his earthy blonde mistress Fanny Cornforth, and William Morris' wife Jane Burden. Rossetti's striking accomplishments were often overshadowed by suicide, adultery and addiction. Rebelling against the 19th Century academic art establishment, Rossetti founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood along with John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones, and William Morris. All of these historic figures come to life in an exciting and entertaining way, combining both humor and drama