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The Life, Works and Muses of Dante Gabriel Rossetti – GI 19 754 (Online)

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14 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 28 October 2020

Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)

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Date: 14 October 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
3 Wednesdays
14 October 2020
28 October 2020
£42.75 – £51.40
Reference Code:
GI 19 754


Dante Gabriel Rossetti came from a talented literary and artistic family. As a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848, Rossetti’s skill as an artist would flourish, but poetry would also play an important part in his life. His muses included Elizabeth Siddal, Jane Morris, Fanny Cornforth and Alexa Wilding. In this course, we shall consider how the relationships with his models and his peers contributed to his remarkable oeuvre. ROSSEROS


The Life, Works and Muses of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Proserpina, 1874. Oil on canvas. 125.10 × 61 cm. Tate Britain, London.

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About the Speaker

Tammy Ellis

Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.

Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.

Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.

Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.


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