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A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

1 June 2012 - 4 November 2012

Free admission


Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872-1945) was a painter, designer, illustrator and a key figure in the last phase of Pre-Raphaelitism.

This exhibition features more than 30 works, including drawings, paintings, books and designs produced between 1898 and 1934. The renowned art historian Pamela Gerrish Nunn is the guest curator.

Fortescue-Brickdale worked in the style pioneered by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood |founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Eleanor’s work told stories, drew morals and celebrated the beauty of nature.

She was one of the most successful artists of the Edwardian period and today her artwork is in demand for calendars, greetings cards, on websites and at auction. Despite this popularity, this will be the first show in 40 years to showcase her career and explain her work.

Image gallery

More about the artist

Events and activities

We also have a range of talks and tours, as well as family-friendly activities.

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