Marsh, Christina Rossetti (1994).◦
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 181 (no. 405).
An orphan, Louisa Parke became a close friend of DGR's sisters and is said to have carried on a long correspondence with Christina, though the letters have not appeared. She became acquainted with the Rossettis in the 1850s through Thomas Keightley and was educated to be a governesss. She was also known as a spiritual medium and is said to have
transmitted messages to DGR from his dead wife Elizabeth.