Containing over 100 beautifully reproduced images, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters illustrates the obscure stories of some of the movement's most familiar faces. "
Author: Jan Marsh
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Overlooked stories of the female painters and subjects of Pre-Raphaelite art When the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood exhibited their first works in 1849 it heralded a revolution in British art. Styling themselves the "Young Painters of England," this group of young men aimed to overturn stale Victorian artistic conventions and challenge the previous generation with their startling colors and compositions. Think of the images created by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others in their circle, however, and it is not men but pale-faced young women with lustrous, tumbling locks that spring to mind, gazing soulfully from the picture frame or in dramatic scenes painted in glowing colors. Who were these women? What is known of their lives and their roles in a movement that spanned over half a century? Some were models, plucked from obscurity to pose for figures in Pre-Raphaelite paintings, while others were sisters, wives, daughters and friends of the artists. Several were artists themselves, with aspirations to match those of the men, sharing the same artistic and social networks yet condemned by their gender to occupy a separate sphere. Others inhabited and sustained a male-dominated art world as partners in production, maintaining households and studios and socializing with patrons. Some were skilled in the arts of interior decoration, dressmaking, embroidery, jewelry-making--the fine crafts that formed a supportive tier for the "higher" arts of painting and sculpture. Although their backgrounds and life experiences certainly varied widely, all were engaged in creating Pre-Raphaelite art. Containing over 100 beautifully reproduced images, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters illustrates the obscure stories of some of the movement's most familiar faces. "
This book, published to accompany an exhibition in Manchester, England, brings together paintings, drawings, photographs, and other works that women contributed to the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Author: Jan Marsh
Publisher: Art Books International Limited
Category: Art, British
The work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their followers is enduringly popular and correspondingly familiar to a wide public. Works by women artists within the Pre-Raphaelite style have, however, largely been forgotten and ignored in the history of the movement. This book, published to accompany an exhibition in Manchester, England, brings together paintings, drawings, photographs, and other works that women contributed to the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Many are reproduced and documented here for the first time. Spanning three generations from the 1840s to the early 1900s, the artists include Barbara Bodichon, Anna Howitt, Rosa Brett, Anna Blunden, Jane Benham Hay, Joanna Boyce, Elizabeth Siddal, Rebecca Solomon, Emma Sandys, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown, Marie Spartali Stillman, Maria Zambaco, Francesca Alexander, Evelyn De Morgan, Kate Bunce, Marianne Stokes, Christina Herringham, and Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale. Their works demonstrate that Pre-Raphaelitism is a broader historical movement than has previously been recognized and that women were active in all its phases. Their re-inclusion in Pre-Raphaelite history will redefine its scope, concerns, and achievements, as well as restore a wealth of neglected works to public attention.
Author: Margaretta Frederick WatsonPublish On: 2018-12-17
See Jan Marsh, Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood (London: Quartet Books, 1985) for
extensive details on the lives of Pre-Raphaelite women. Jane Morris may have
had more personal reasons for embracing aesthetic dress. When her daughter ...
Author: Margaretta Frederick Watson
Category: Social Science
First published in 1997, and written by leading scholars of the day , these fifteen essays examine aspects of the reception and collecting of Pre-Raphaelite Art, the social and cultural context in which the work was favoured and acquired. Two major collections provide the focus for the investigation: that of the Birmingham city Museums and Art Gallery in the United Kingdom, and that of the American Samuel Bancroft Jr, now part of the Delaware Art Museum. The study of these two collections both formed in the late 1890’, places Pre-Raphaelite Art at nexus of contemporary cultural issues that touched the lives of both the city council, intent on establishing a public gallery of national importance, and a wealthy American businessman, indulging a private passion for the work of these artists. The contributors approach the issue in a variety of ways, These include the study of the ambitions and self-perception of collectors of the period, an analysis of the impact of John Ruskin’s campaign to establish Pre-Raphaelite painting as the ‘Art of England’ , and its impact on notions of civic and national identity ; the examination of individual painting in relation to such issues as the portrayal of women, the nude and of religious subjects ; and the study of the Victorian preoccupation with Renaissance Italy and the attempt by Ruskin, Charles Fairfax Murray , advisor to the two collections, and the Grosvenor Gallery, to proclaim the Pre-Raphaelite artists as the true inheritors of the ‘genius’ of Renaissance Italian artists.These essays were first presented at a symposium held at the Delaware Art Museum during the exhibition there of the paintings of Birmingham City Museums and Art Gallery.
Suddenly the object of exhibition, catalogue, and biography, she figured as Pre-
Raphaelite artist, legend, and ... Prettejohn has inserted a chapter on the Pre- Raphaelite sisterhood between those on the Brotherhood and on Pre-
Author: Tim Barringer
This vibrant collection of essays claims that a complex network of texts by critics, biographers and diarists established the credibility and influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Throughout the twentieth century, Modernist taste failed to acknowledge the achievement of oppositional groupings such as the Pre-Raphaelites. The essays collected here, however, reveal that the British group anticipated later avant-gardes by using the written word to configure for itself a radical artistic identity. Public and critics alike were scandalized by the radicalism of Pre-Raphaelite painting, its unflinching portrayal of historical figures and of contemporary life, and its irreverent attitude to artistic convention. Pre-Raphaelitism's innovations were not confined to style: new forms of artistic identity and behaviour were explored. As the contributors interrogate the texts through which Pre-Raphaelitism was constructed, they demonstrate that the movement's wide influence as a cultural phenomenon derived from the interplay between exhibited works and critical discourse. Applying a range of sophisticated methodologies from the fields of literary studies, art history, and cultural studies, these interdisciplinary essays uncover the neglected role of texts in the success of the Pre-Raphaelite rebellion and argue in favor of a new centrality for this movement in the history of nineteenth-century European culture.
Goff, B. (1982) The Politics of Pre-Raphaelitism', The Pre-Raphaelite Review 2, 2:
57-70. Golahny, A. (ed.) (1996) The Eye of the ... (1985) The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, London: Quartet Books. (1996) The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives in ...
Author: Inga Bryden
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Arts, English
This unique collection demonstrates the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of Pre-Raphaelitism, and contains contains whole texts and key extracts from key Pre-Raphaelite figures such as William Morris, and from less well-known figures.
MARSH, JAN, Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood (London, 1985). —jane and May Morris
(London, 1986). — Pre-Raphaelite Women: Images of Femininity in Pre-
Raphaelite Art (London, 1987). — The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal (London, 1989
Author: J. B. Bullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pre-Raphaelitism was the first avant-garde movement in Britain. It shocked its first audience, and as it modulated into Aestheticism it continued to disturb the British public. In this fresh and original study, Professor Bullen traces the sources of that shock to the representation of thehuman body. By examining the discourses which were developed to denounce or to explain the new art forms he shows that the distorted, maimed, or eroticized body formed the principal focus of anxiety in nineteenth-century criticism. Using a truly interdisciplinary method he relates the painting ofMillais and other early Pre-Raphaelites to fears about cholera and Catholicism; he demonstrates how the body of the sexualized female became an object of obsessive fascination in the painting and poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris; he locates the writing of Swinburne and Prater inthe context of the debate over the `Woman Question', and he shows how the responses to the `Aesthetic' painting of Burne-Jones were conditioned by the sexual psychopathology of mid nineteenth-century mental science.
The story of how a group of precocious young artists shook up the British art establishment, told through their works, letters and diaries.
Author: Jan Marsh
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story of how a group of precocious young artists shook up the British art establishment, told through their works, letters and diaries. A very handsome illustrated history of the linked lives and loves of a group of supremely talented artists of late Victorian Britain through their passionate writings. It features the painters, poets, critics and designers: Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, Fanny Cornforth, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William and Janey Morris, Christina, Dante Gabriel, and William Rossetti, John Ruskin, William Bell Scott and Lizzie Siddal. The artistic aspirations and achievements of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as revealed alongside the interwoven dramas of their personal lives, in letters, diaries and reminiscences, while their genius is displayed in vivid paintings, drawings, designs and poems. The Pre-Raphaelites was a charmed circles of love, friendship and art. Within an ever-changing flow of affections, and intimacies as richly patterned as a tapestry, they worked together as companions, lovers and partners. They shared tragedy as well as happiness, critical hostility as well as success, even the griefs of infidelity and discord. These creative partnerships, which also created the firm William Morris and Co, revitalised Victorian art and design. The new edition publishes in time for the start of the Burne Jones Exhibition at Tate Britain, starting in October 18. It is a vital book in understanding the Pre-Raphaelite art, which remains as popular and moving as ever.
We cannot despair simply because we lack the data for a full account of the Pre - Raphaelite Sisterhood . Fortunately the works we do have , while we cannot
suppose them to be typical or representative , are of great interest ; scholars are
Author: Elizabeth Prettejohn
Category: Art, English
When the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood met in 1848, they were to produce a statement of ideas that would revolutionize artistic practice in pre-Victorian England. This book examines why these ideas still retain the power to fascinate and shock 150 years later.
Under his influence she produced Pre-Raphaelite watercolours and drawings of
a remarkable naive intensity. ... Jan Marsh discussed Elizabeth Siddal in Pre- Raphaelite Sisterhood (1985), an exploration of the lives of the women in the ...
Jeremy Maas , The Victorian Art World in Photographs , Barrie and Jenkins ,
1984 . Fiona MacCarthy , William Morris : A Life for Our Time , Faber and Faber ,
1994 . Jan Marsh , Pre - Raphaelite Sisterhood , Quartet , 1985 . Jan Marsh and ...
Author: Jan Marsh
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications
The National Portrait Gallery's Character Sketches series provides biographical sketches of a specific group of historical figures from the Gallery's collection of portraits. Each volume examines the public images and private faces, the characters and relationships that gave each group its identity and importance. Introductions to each volume give a comprehensive account of the lives featured from a critical perspective. Journals, letters, diaries, anecdotes, poems and novels are all used to create portraits in words as well as images. This issue focuses on the pre-Raphaelites.
Her publications include Pre - Raphaelite Sisterhood , 1985 ; Jane and May
Morris , 1986 ; Pre - Raphaelite Women : Images of Femininity , 1987 ; The
Legend of Elizabeth Siddal , London , 1992 ; Christiana Rossetti : A Literary
Author: Dr George M Korres, MR
"Re-framing the Pre-Raphaelites is a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field of Pre-Raphaelite studies. Some essays are case studies of well-known visual and literary works by founder members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; others explore meanings generated by Pre-Raphaelite works on specific themes and define the cultural work done by them. There are essays on John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, Joanna Boyce, Edward Burne-Jones and other artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. Among the subjects discussed are gender, class, ethnicity, national and regional identity, patronage, the position of the professional woman artist, the nude, images of women and the Victorian cult of death. Some of the authors treat their chosen subject in a mainly art-historical context with a focus on new scholarly research. A number of the essays, in contrast, are informed by post-structuralist, feminist and psychoanalytic theories. These theoretical approaches lead the reader to consider both familiar and lesser-known works in new, and often controversial, frameworks and should provoke further theoretical and historical debate in this field." "Several of the essays are based on papers given at the Pre-Raphaelite session of the 1994 Conference of the Association of Art Historians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jan Marsh , The Pre - Raphaelite Sisterhood , 408 pages , including 49 ills . New
York and London , St . Martin ' s Press , $ 21 . 95 For many decades the Pre -
Raphaelite Brotherhood has engrossed the attention of both literary and art ...
Conferences are flourishing : one entitled “ The Pre - Raphaelite Sisterhood "
was sponsored by the William Morris Society of Canada in March 1988 ; another ,
" The Pre - Raphaelites and Their Successors : New Perspectives , " was ...
'Jan Marsh's book is the best researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we have yet had.
Author: Jan Marsh
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Jan Marsh's book is the best researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we have yet had.' Fiona MacCarthy, New York Review of Books 'Although never formally part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic school, which included her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has always been linked to it. [Jan Marsh] gives full attention to both the individual and her unique variety of fantastic and devotional poetry... Marsh delineates an appealing person while examining her adolescent nervous breakdown, abortive engagement to a lapsed Catholic painter, frustrated love for an absentminded scholar, and relationships with her devout but hearty sister, Maria, and with her brothers... The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry.' Kirkus Review
My interest in the Pre - Raphaelites began to take a more positive shape when ,
in December 1960 , I opened a commercial ... Times of 5 October 1969 , called
this group the PreRaphaeladies or , alternatively , the Pre - Raphaelite Sisterhood .
Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. Quartet Books, 1985 Marsh, Jan, Pre-Raphaelite
Women, Images of Femininity in Pre-Raphaelite Art, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, I987
Marsh, Jan and Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite ...
Author: Pamela Todd
A visual celebration of pre-Raphaelite art takes a look at the personal lives of its proponents, including William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones, and Ford Madox Brown.