St. Martin’s Church in Brampton

I am grateful to Dave Brooks for sharing his personal photos of  St. Martin’s Church in Brampton.  I would love to see this in person, especially with sunlight streaming through that glorious pelican.  Crafted by Burne-Jones, these are gorgeous examples of Pre-Raphaelite influenced stained glass.  

A Simple Answer

This blog generates a lot of email.  I try my best, but I can’t always answer it all.  Often I will receive an email that I don’t have time to answer that very moment, but as I continue with my day I will mentally compose a reply, usually a great reply.  Later I will embarrassingly realize…
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Rossetti in the Subway

Once again I must express my gratitude to Jack Challem for sending me such a marvelous image.  Jack was recently in London and just happened across this mural inspired by Rossetti’s The Beloved in the Pimlico Underground station, which is the nearest stop to the Tate Britain.  See a picture of the original image, painted…
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Kelmscott Manor

My friend Jack Challem emailed me several days ago. He’s has been kind enough to share priceless info with me before, namely an article about Elizabeth Siddal and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s handwriting, an image of their marriage certificate, and photos of Lizzie Siddal’s grave. Once again, I am grateful that he has shared with us a…
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Visitor Email: Photo of Jane Morris

“I have cropped this picture from the 1874 photo of the Burne-Jones and Morris families. It was not a particularly bright sunny day when the picture was taken (better for reducing harsh contrast and bringing out a wider tonal range) and given the photographic equipment of the time, Jane was probably trying to stay still…
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Recent Visitor Email:

Hi Stephanie, I have been looking some more at the connections between some of the sisterhood and the society in which they lived. What is the connection between Queen Victoria and the Sisterhood? Queen Victoria’s home on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England, Osbourne House, was one of many country houses…
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