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Alfred Gurney, ??-1900/1901

Nationality: English
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Date of Death: 1900/1901
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He was the son of the Reverend Hampden Gurney. He married Alice Blanche Gibbs, daughter of William Gibbs and Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, on 16 August 1866.


Rev. Alfred Gurney, poet and priest, was an admirer of D. G. Rossetti. In 1883 he published a brochure named A Dream of Fair Women, a Study of some Pictures by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He also published an essay on Hand and Soul entitled A Painter's Day-dream, giving, as W. M. Rossetti wrote, 'a more directly religious interpretation to the story than its author had at all intended'.


Rossetti, W.M., Preface to the 1901 Stock edition of The Germ, at (accessed 2004.03); Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes, 1999, vol. 1, p. 53.