New Pre-Raphaelite Sighting: Thomas Crown Affair

Alexandrion Drallipo (and her excellent Pre-Raphaelite eye) has once again given me a wonderful sighting for the Unexpected Pre-Raphaelite Sightings list.  Thanks for the screen cap!

This is from The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo.  Unfortunately, my mind has gone blank and I can’t identify the painting.  It looks like a Burne-Jones to me, but if anyone knows I hope you will post a comment.

At a different point in the film, you can see The Mirror of Venus by Burne-Jones, visible below around the 2:13 mark


7 thoughts on “New Pre-Raphaelite Sighting: Thomas Crown Affair”

  1. Stephanie, not sure if you’ve found the answer to the painting shown behind Renee Russo in this film but my eye tells me it could very possibly be JW Waterhouse’s ‘A Tale from the Decameron’ (1916). Take a look at the two female figures on the left side of the painting: the strawberry blonde in the green dress with reddish sleeve matches the first sleeve depicted and the second female figure seated further front in the coral pink dress her reddish sleeve and hand look almost identical, atleast to me! What do you think?

  2. Oh my! It does look like it! But with some more space between the two girls and a bit more painting on the left (the girl picking up daisies)! Could it be another version of it? (Or a bad reproduction for the movie since the museum refused its inside to be filmed for the movie?)

  3. I’m excited nonetheless, haha! I haven’t been watching movies that much (too many TV series!!!) and I missed lurking for sitings, mwuahahaha!! <3<3<3


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