La Ghirlandata ( 1873)

La Ghirlandata (1873)


This exhibition follows the romance and radicalism of the Rossetti generation, through and beyond the Pre-Raphaelite years: Dante Gabriel, Christina and Elizabeth (née Siddal). Visitors will get to experience world-renowned works from their boundary-pushing careers. The Rossettis’ approach to art, love and lifestyles are considered revolutionary, and this will be thoroughly explored in an immersive show, using spoken poetry, drawings, paintings, photography, design and more.

This is the first retrospective of Dante Gabriel Rossetti at Tate and the largest exhibition of his iconic pictures in two decades. It will also be the most comprehensive exhibition of Elizabeth Siddal’s work for 30 years, featuring rare surviving watercolours and important drawings. The Rossettis will take a fresh look at the fascinating myths surrounding the unconventional relationships between Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.

And afterwards: the Djanogly Café is also located on the lower floor for anyone wanting to stay for coffee or a lunch.

Meet at the side entrance on Atterbury Street for the lower floor galleries.

Tickets: Book your own on line, £20, at

Accompanied by Mary Aird and please email her on to confirm that you are attending and have booked.

London Transport. Nearest underground station is Pimlico on the Victoria Line. Buses to Tate Britain are: 36, 87, 88, C10

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