Louisa Jane Parke

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1855 (circa)
Model: Louisa Jane Parke


◦ Marsh, Christina Rossetti (1994).

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 181 (no. 405).

Scholarly Commentary


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.

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