12 Feb-29 May. The Pre-Raphealite movement, founded in London in 1848, rejected what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael. The Pre-Raphaelites sought to recapture the abundant detail and complex compositions adopted by the Quattrocento Italian and Flemish artists.
Organised by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), this exhibition presents more than 100 drawings and sketches assembled over the last 30 years by Canadian dentist Dennis T. Lanigan.
The collection, on display in the UK for the first time, comprises works by around 60 of the most prominent artists of the Pre-Raphaelite period, such as Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Poynter, and Frederic Leighton, in whose house the museum is located.
Many of the works portray the artists' wives and girlfriends.
Image: Study of Iphigenia for Cymon and Iphigenia by Frederic Leighton.
Wed-Mon 10.00-17.30. Tues closed.
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Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London, tel. +44(0)2076023316.