Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolors | Apollo Review


Drawing inspiration from the extensive collection of art associated with the movement housed in the Western Art Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, the exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite works (July 15-November 27, 2022) opens at the place of the planned exhibition titled “Russia! Icons & the Avant-Garde’, which has now been removed due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Offering the opportunity to learn about the extent of Ashmolean possessions in this area, the exhibition includes preparatory sketches and personal portraits of members of the movement to emphasize the collegial nature of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Highlights include small drawings by Sir John Everett Millais and Charles Allston Collins of each other, while large-scale works such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti The dream of the day (1872-1878) demonstrate the pre-Raphaelite penchant for the representation of women. Learn more on the Ashmolean website.

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Portrait of William Holman Hunt (1854), Sir John Everett Millais

The dream of the day (1872-1878), Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Knight’s Farewell (1858), Sir Edward Coley Burne Jones

Painting of Simeon Solomon Two Acolytes

Incense of the two acolytes: Pentecost (1863), Simeon Solomon


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