A Young Man

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1852 (circa)


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 224 (no. 692).

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing is inscribed by WMR as the portrait of William North (1824-1854), a young poet, novelist, literary entrepreneur, and atheist who was consulted in the publishing of The Germ . See Fredeman, Correspondence, 48. 9n where we have as much biographical information about him as is presently known (he is not in the DNB). See also WMR, Family Letters, 48-49 where North is described as “an eccentric literary man, not without a spice of genius, of whom we then saw a goodish deal—author of Anti-Coningsby, The Infinite Republic, and other works. Not very long after this he emigrated to the United States, and in 1854 committed suicide.”

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