Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood is my journey.
There are so many things about Pre-Raphaelite art that I find compelling — the subject matter, themes, the lives of the artists and their models — these are all areas that I delight in pursuing. I’ve been blogging about Pre-Raphaelite art since 2004 and the more I learn, the deeper I willingly plunge into the rabbit hole.
Somehow along the way, I discovered that the more I delve into Pre-Raphaelite art, the more I seem to discover myself.
On this site, I chronicle what has captivated me as I follow this quest of mine. I am so grateful that through this blog, I have made connections with others who follow the same pursuits.
If you are new to Pre-Raphaelite art, I highly recommend these books:
- The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images
- Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang by Kirsty Stonell Walker
- Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood by Jan Marsh
- The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites by Elizabeth Prettejohn
- Reading the Pre-Raphaelites by Tim Barringer
- The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites
- The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination by Fiona MacCarthy
- William Morris: A Life for Our Time by Fiona MacCarthy
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Biography by Jan Marsh
- The Rossettis in Wonderland by Dinah Roe
- Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design
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Stephanie Chatfield is an independent scholar whose research focuses on Victorian Art, especially the Pre-Raphaelites. In 2004 she created LizzieSiddal.com, a resource for those interested in the life of Pre-Raphaelite model and painter Elizabeth Siddal. She established her website ‘The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood’ in 2007 to highlight the work of women artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Circle. Through her popular online publications, she has been a leading advocate of independent research and discourse on Victorian art.
“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.” –William Morris