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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.


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