Poet. Painter. Illustrator. Translator. There are many labels which could be ascribed to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. I think of him most often as an aesthetic idealist and as the leading figure in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His artwork evokes all the medieval pageantry, love and yearning, and lyricism of a troubadour’s song. Drawing from a small number of beatific models from the Pre-Raphaelite movement, such as Lizzie Siddal, Jane Morris, Alexa Wilding, and Fanny Cornforth, Rossetti created an iconic gallery of ethereal women; some callous and detached, some angelic and graceful, but all stunningly rendered by his skillful hand. Of all the 19th Century artists, he remains among my favorites.