Charles Cayley

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1853 (circa)
Model: Charles Cayley


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 160 (no. 282).

Scholarly Commentary


Charles Bagot Cayley (1823-1883) was a poet and translator with views about verse translation that were remarkably similar to DGR's: see his translation of The Divine Comedy (1851-1855), which DGR called “the best yet accomplished” (see Fredeman, Correspondence, 51.14 ). Cayley met DGR and the Rossettis in 1850. He is most well remembered for having fallen in love with DGR's sister Christina, who rejected his suit because he was an agnostic. They remained lifelong friends.

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