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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters at the National Portrait Gallery

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Time 11:00
Date 17/10/19
Price £18

The first major exhibition to explore the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

Thursday 17 October 2019 - Sunday 26 January 2020.

This exhibition focuses on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters includes work from Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.

Featuring new discoveries and unseen works from public and private collections across the world, the exhibition reveals the women behind the pictures. Through paintings, photographs, manuscripts and personal items, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters explores the significant roles they played as artists, models, muses and helpmeets who supported and sustained the artistic output of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Image credit: The Blue Bower by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1856. The Henry Barber Trust, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham.