I have a weakness for paintings with mirrors in them. Preparing for the Ball by Emma Sandys is a perfect example. According to Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists by Jan Marsh and Pamela Gerrish Nunn, this painting has been known by more than one title: Preparing for the Ball, Before the Mirror and The Lady of Shalott. Does she look as if…
Introducing a new feature at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood: Image of the Week. For our first selection, I thought it would be appropriate to choose a work from a female artist painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style. Lady in a Yellow Dress (c. 1870) painted by Emma Sandys.