1890s People - 'R'
   
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Dollie Radford
By David Latham More than most contributors to The Yellow Book, Dollie Radford managed to unite the two opposite directions of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She pursued the direction of a conservative aesthetics associated with the reflexive discourse of an art for art’s sake ideology, which led to the Decadence of the fin-de-siècle poets.
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Charles Ricketts
By Nicholas Frankel Charles Ricketts has been called the quintessence of the nineties. In his life as much as his work, he embodied not merely an “aesthetic” devotion to art and beauty but also many of the fin-de-siècle’s finest creative energies. While still a young man, Ricketts established himself as an innovator in book design, illustration, ...
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Charles G.D. Roberts
By D.M.R. Bentley Charles George Douglas Roberts was born on 10 January 1860 in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada. Because his father was a clergyman in the Church of England, his family led a somewhat nomadic existence.
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Charles Robinson
By Geoffrey Beare The second son of the wood-engraver and illustrator Thomas Robinson, Charles was born in Islington in 1870. Unlike his artist brothers Tom and William, he was never able to study art full time...
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Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo)
By Richard A. Kaye Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe (who assumed the name Baron Corvo) was a prolific author of verse, tales, historical fiction, travel sketches, and quasi-autobiographical novels.
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William Rothenstein
By Samuel Shaw Painter, printmaker, draughtsman, gallery founder, multiple society-member, art critic, lecturer, social net-worker par excellence, and prolific memoirist: William Rothenstein’s energies were, as Wyndham Lewis once remarked, “parcelled out over a wide field” (Lewis 218).
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