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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

National Portrait Gallery, London

17 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020

The likes of Effie Gray and Elizabeth Siddal may be instantly recognisable from the paintings of Millais or Rossetti, but their creative contributions – and those of other women in the orbit of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Joanne Wells and Marie Spartali Stillman – have rarely been considered. With paintings, sculptures and decorative objects, many of which are on show for the first time, this exhibition hopes to redress the balance, and to reassess the influence of its subjects upon the wider Pre-Raphaelite movement. Find out more from the NPG’s website.

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The First meeting of Petrarch and Laura

The First meeting of Petrarch and Laura (1889), Marie Spartali Stillman. Photo: © Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London

Embroidered shoes (n.d.), Marie Spartali Stillman.

Embroidered shoes (n.d.), Marie Spartali Stillman. Delaware Art Museum

Thou Bird of God (1861), Joanna Boyce Wells.

Thou Bird of God (1861), Joanna Boyce Wells

Effie with Foxgloves in her Hair (The Foxglove) (1853), John Everett Millais.

Effie with Foxgloves in her Hair (The Foxglove) (1853), John Everett Millais. Photo: © National Trust Images/Derrick E. Witty

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