Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Beata Beatrix, c.1864-70, oil on canvas, 86.4 x 66 cm, Tate.
Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893), The Last of England, 1855, oil on panel, 75 cm x 82.5 cm, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
From flirting to bathing dress, Ford Madox Brown plays the popular Victorian parlour game ‘My Favourite Things’.
Why do the Pre-Raphaelites, perhaps more than any other art movement, provoke such strong reactions?
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Jane Morris (The Blue Silk Dress), 1868, oil on canvas, 110.5 x 90.2 cm, The Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).
Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s name is largely forgotten, but his work continues to be a part of our cultural imagination.