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Victorian Visions

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Study for Fair Rosamund

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Victorian Visions: Pre-Raphaelite watercolours and drawings

Free Entry

Wixamtree Gallery

Friday 21st June - Sunday 10th November 2013

Drawn entirely from the Cecil Higgins Collection, this exhibition featured work by the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the artists they influenced. The collection's strength lies in its preparatory works, including studies for larger works such as Burne-Jones' 'Cupid's Hunting Fields' (1880) and illustrations by Millais and Simeon Solomon. Also on display will be designs by Rossetti, Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown for stained-glass windows made by Morris & Co., while further links were drawn between the work of these visionary artists and the redisplayed decorative arts collections on show in Design  and William Burges.

 

Related Events:

Summer Lecture - Victorian Visions

Thursday 15th August 5.30pm - 7.30pm (lecture 6 - 7pm)

Booking essential. Cost: £10 (concessions £8)

 

Enjoy an evening dedicated to the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. The evening will include time to enjoy the exhibition, followed by an illustrated talk. Complimentary drink included.

 

Lunchtime talks - Pre-Raphaelites as designers

Thursday August 8th and repeated on Thursday September 5th.

1pm. Cost: £2.50 (concessions £2)

 

Image credit:

Detail from Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882) Fanny Cornforth: Study for Fair Rosamund 1861, coloured chalks on paper © Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford