Dante Gabriel Rossetti  

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828April 10, 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator and a precursor to the Symbolist movement.

In 1870 Rossetti published a sympathetic poem about a prostitute, "Jenny".

Robin Sheets, "Pornography and Art: The Case of 'Jenny'," Critical Inquiry 14, no. 2 (Winter 1988)

“My poem,” says Rossetti, “is about a prostitute named Jenny,” and he begins to recite: “'Lazy, laughing, languid Jenny. ... By placing “Jenny” so early in his narrative, Hale highlights the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood's embrace of the social .





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