My passion for The Freshwater Circle, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, all things nineteenth-century, Victorian-era related!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Upcoming Exhibition: Ellen Terry: The Painter's Actress (10 June to 9 November 2014) Watts Gallery, UK
Watts Gallery a museum in the heart of Surrey in England is the location of this Ellen Terry exhibit. The gallery was built upon the request of the artist himself, G.F. Watts to serve as a work space for fellow artists. G.F. Watts was the husband of a young teenage British nineteenth century theatre actress Ellen Terry who is depicted in Watts' painting above, 'choosing.' The gallery describes this exhibit, 'Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress will be the first exhibition
to explore how the influence of Britain’s most famous Victorian actress
reached beyond the stage to inspire generations of visual artists.
Bringing together paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and film –
including material rarely or never previously exhibited – the show will
trace Ellen Terry’s journey from emerging teenage starlet to cultural
icon.' I wish they would have decided upon a more apt exhibition title. I mean she was so much more than 'The Painter's Actress' unless of course you are referring only to her years as Mrs. Watts! Not only will this exhibit be at Watts Gallery it is also happening as part of The Guildford Summer Festival.