[Gabriel and Christina]

Max Beerbohm

Rossetti, having just had a fresh consignment of "stunning" fabrics from that new shop in Regent Street, tries hard to prevail on his younger sister to accept at any rate one of these and have a dress made of it from designs to be fiurnished by himself.

D. G. R. "What is the use, Christina, of having a heart like a singing bird and a water-shoot and all the rest of it, if you insist on getting yourself up like a pew-opener? "

C[hristina]. R[ossetti]. "Well, Gabriel, I don't know — I'm sure you yourself always dress very quietly."


Rossetti and His Circle, Plate 12

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