Will Emma Thompson’s latest film renew interest in the Pre-Raphaelites?

Matthew Cain, Culture Editor at Channel 4, delivers a wonderful and thought provoking piece on Emma Thompson’s new movie Effie and the possibility that it may renew interest in Pre-Raphaelite art. He says,“In 2012, we’re so familiar with the work of the Pre-Raphaelites that it’s easy to forget just how radical and revolutionary they were. … Read more

New! Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood T-Shirts

I am thrilled to announce that Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood T Shirts are now available for purchase. Please visit the T-Shirt page to order. Shirts are priced at $20, plus shipping charges. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.  It’s fun and if you purchase one, I hope you’ll email me a picture … Read more

Special event at Highgate Cemetery for the 150th anniversary of Lizzie Siddal’s death.

February 11th is the 150th anniversary of Lizzie’s death. To commemorate this, Highgate Cemetery (Lizzie’s final resting place) is having a Talk at the cemetery on that day by Lucinda Hawksley, author of Lizzie Siddal: Face of the Pre-Raphaelites.  Being in the U.S., I will not be able to attend but my ever-faithful friend Kirsty … Read more

Annie Miller portrait soon to be auctioned

Via The Press Association: A portrait previously owned by LS Lowry of an “enthralling” artists’ muse will go under the hammer next month. The 1860 drawing of Annie Miller by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) is expected to fetch between £200,000 and £300,000. Annie Miller (1835-1925) was a striking model from a humble background, who “enthralled … Read more

Lady of Shalott Film Premiere

The Lady of Shalott premiere will be on May the 15th at the Odeon Cinema, Lincoln (UK) at 10am. Visit their website for information about this stunning project. I plan to follow the progress of the film. As soon as information is available about purchasing it on DVD, I will share it with you. Personally, … Read more

New Pre-Raphaelite Drama Planned

A new drama about the Pre-Raphaelties for BBC Two (article link).  Hopefully it will make its way across the pond.  Fingers crossed! Via BBC News:  “The BBC says the six-part series will show the men striving to find fame, fortune and “quite a bit of sex along the way”. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood formed in 1848 … Read more

VICTORIAN VISIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT LADY LEVER ART GALLERY

Via 24 Hour Museum: Exhibited from December 1 – March 16 2008, Victorian Visions features around 40 photographs  selected from the V&A collection for display.   The work of Julia Margaret Cameron will be included. The alluring and romantic world of late Victorian photography is the subject of a new exhibition at the Lady Lever Art … Read more