Jan Marsh is a writer and curator specialising in the Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris.

A sentimental education – the sisters who learnt to paint with the Pre-Raphaelites

Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown studied with their father and had close connections to the Pre-Raphaelites – but their achievements have been overlooked until now

24 Sep 2021
Circus Matinee (1938), Laura Knight.

It’s time Laura Knight was rescued from the ranks of the middlebrow

The British artist rejected modernism, but in life as in art she was hardly conservative

4 Aug 2021
Fiona MacCarthy. Courtesy Faber & Faber

‘She refused to allow moral disgust to cancel admiration’ – a tribute to Fiona MacCarthy

The biographer’s revelations about Eric Gill were delivered with calm objectivity – a quality that made her a superb observer of extraordinary lives, her own included

24 Mar 2020
Night and Sleep (1878), Evelyn de Morgan. De Morgan Collection.

‘Not simply passive Cinderellas’ – rediscovering the Pre-Raphaelite women

Whether as models, studio managers, or artists in their own right, the women in the orbit of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood deserve greater recognition

28 Oct 2019