#WombatFriday June 5, 2015

It’s #WombatFriday! Time to celebrate those furry little scamps that were adored by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and friends. Georgiana Burne-Jones writes about Rossetti’s interest in wombats in Memorials of Burne-Jones, vol. I: “Mr. Prinsep says that the windows in the spaces they were painting were whitened in order to tone the light, and that the … Read more

Upcoming Exhibit: A Victorian Obsession

Leighton House Museum has announced an upcoming exhibit: A Victorian Obsession (November 2014 – March 2015), which will present fifty exceptional and rarely exhibited paintings by leading Victorian artists including Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne Jones and Lord Leighton himself amongst others. The collection which belong to Mexican collector Juan … Read more

A discussion of Pre-Raphaelite women on BBC Radio 4

Women’s Hour visits the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit at the Tate to discuss the female Pre-Raphaelite artists.  I am pleased with the the attention paid to Elizabeth Siddal. In particular, her illustration of The Lady of Shalott is given a nice bit of attention.  They also talk about Rosa Brett, Jane Burden Morris and May Morris.  You can … Read more

Pre-Raphaelites in Stockholm

Press release from Nationalmuseum in Stockholm December 19th, 2008 In the coming spring, the National Museum in Stockholm will present an exhibition devoted to the pictorial world of the Pre-Raphaelites. This group of nineteenth-century English artists sought inspiration in mediaeval art. Their style is characterized by a conscious striving for beauty, existential themes and moral … Read more

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper

The Manchester Art Gallery is offering a unique opportunity to view some rarely seen Pre-Raphaelite drawings and other works on paper.  All of these pieces come from their collection and will run concurrent with their Holman Hunt exhibit.  Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Madox Brown and Millais are included.  Both exhibits run from October 11, 2008 to January … Read more

Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti in Italy

Via Times Online:  An exhibition celebrating the Italian origins of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, and his sister Christina Rossetti, the poet, has opened in the picturesque hilltop Adriatic seaside town of Vasto. The centrepiece of the exhibition of specially loaned paintings, photographs, letters and books at the recently restored Palazzo d’Avalos is Dante … Read more

Pre-Raphaelite Collection on Public Display

Via theatnewspaper.com: LONDON. A collection of 53 pictures by Burne-Jones and his contemporaries is to go on show at Fulham Palace, ending speculation that it might be sold. The works were bequeathed by amateur artist Cecil French to London’s Fulham council (now Hammersmith & Fulham) in 1953. Since 1983 several paintings have been on display … Read more

Flora Symbolica Lecture at the Delaware Art Museum

Flora Symbolica: The Secret Language of Pre-Raphaelite Painting* Saturday, May 17, 2008 2:00 p.m. | Click here to register. $10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Students Lecture: During the Victorian age, flowers spoke a secret language to the initiated. The Pre-Raphaelites used this floral code to tell stories and myths, encode personal messages, and celebrate the beauty of … Read more


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