Mrs Hammond's portrait is drawn by Ruby (Year 6) in the style of Rossetti. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)
Mrs Hammond is a teaching assistant in Year 5 in the mornings and supports children across school with reading. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:
What was your dream job when you were a child?
To be a secretary or work in a primary school.
What is your favourite football team?
My favourite team is Aston Villa.
If you could visit anywhere in the world for a day, where would you go and why?
I'd love to go to America, to visit Disneyland.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a painter, poet, illustrator, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Rossetti was born in London in 1828. His father, an Italian political refugee, was a poet, Dante scholar and Professor of Italian at King’s College, London. Rossetti’s family upbringing likely had a profound effect on the artist and his siblings, as they all became poets, artists, and critics.
Many of his works, such as Proserpine (1874) were accompanied by sonnets that added a narrative quality to the portraits.
Rossetti's art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism.