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Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

As part of an auction of 19th Century European Paintings, Bonhams is offering a painting by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, sometimes known as “The Last Pre-Raphaelite”.  The work, entitled “Botticelli’s studio: The first visit of Simonetta presented by Giulio and Lorenzo de Medici”, is usually simply called “Botticelli’s Studio”, for obvious reasons. 139 more words


Millais's Vision of Autumn

Autumn, that deep and most liminal of seasons, is very much upon us. The view framed by my window confirms it: swirling grey-blue sky, cool billowing wind, green treetops singed with browns and yellows; all falls, tumbles, and the light takes on its last moments of vivid brilliance before winter sets in. 1,161 more words


Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

I posted a note last Spring about the history of Sir Frederic Leighton’s “Flaming June”, and my visit to Lord Leighton’s Holland Park house.   Now comes word that the masterpiece will be visiting the US next summer. 110 more words


Cover Reveal: The Lady Smut Book of Dark Desires

Harper Impulse announces:

The Lady Smut Book of Dark Desires cover is in and PHEW it’s a steamy one! Pre-order your copy now: http://smarturl.it/ladysmut


Exhibition Review : Anarchy and Beauty - William Morris and His Legacy, 1860-1960 at the National Portrait Gallery, 16 Oct 2014 to 11 Jan 2015

In the  late Victorian and Edwardian Britain,  a group of  radical artists, craftsmen, architects, town planners and social reformers  looked at ways to bring their worldview to the general public,  at the centre of this movement was William Morris who was a textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and political activist.  759 more words


The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood & the Anglican High Church by Alistair Grieve

Grieve introduces his article by saying that any suggestion of a link between the Pre-Rapaelite brothers and the Anglican High Church movements, which he calls ‘controversial’, was denied. 946 more words


The Religious and Intellectual Background by Michaela Giebelhausen

Giebelhausen opens the article with reference to the list of Pre-Raphaelite Immortals, describing it as ‘easily the movement’s most intriguing document’.[1] She describes the fifty seven names as an eclectic mix which is a baffling and enlightening ‘snapshot of hero worship’. 2,236 more words