Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper. Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection at Leighton House Museum

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper. Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection
Watch a glimpse of just what beautiful drawings are on exhibit
inside Leighton House Museum

 
If you happen to be in London at the moment, you are in for such a treat!  For the first time, Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings features over 100 drawings and sketches by the Pre-Raphaelites and their contemporaries: Edward Burne-Jones's study of The Wheel of Fortune (1883), John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice (1874), Edward Poynter and Frederic Leighton himself.  Leighton is represented by five drawings including a study for Clytie, his last work, which was acquired by Leighton House in 2008. Also featured are works by Rossetti’s wife Lizzie Siddal and a study by William Morris for his only known easel painting La Belle Iseult (c.1857).  
Edward Burne-Jones's study of The Wheel of Fortune (1883)

 Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice (1874)

William Morris's  Study of La Belle Iseult (c.1857)
 
It is the first exhibition opening at Leighton House Museum this year. It presents an exceptional, privately assembled collection to the UK public for the first time. This outstanding collection, brought together over a 30-year period by Canadian Dr. Dennis T. Lanigan. The exhibition, organised by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), expresses the richness and flair of British draughtsmanship during the Victorian era.

To buy tickets to the exhibition or for more information, Leighton House Museum  

Also, do not miss a special lecture taking place at Leighton House Museum with independent art historian and curator, Christopher Newall.
The Day-Dream of Painting: the Purposes of Drawing in Victorian England

Thursday 21 April 2016
With reference to the drawings on display in the exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites on Paper. Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection, independent art historian and curator Christopher Newall, will explore the various purposes for which drawings were made in the Victorian period; from works that were to be seen and sold to private meditations, personal to the artist.
Lecture starts at 7pm; doors open at 6:15pm for the chance to see the exhibition.
Special Ticket offer: £10; ticket price includes access to Leighton House Museum, complimentary drink and entry to the lecture
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Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings
Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings

4 comments:

Kevin Marsh said...

Hello Kimberley,

These Victorian sketches are really great. Thank you for sharing.

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi Kevin,
It looks like a wonderful exhibit. Such beautiful drawings as well. Thanks for stopping by!

WoofWoof said...

Hi Kimberly. I saw the exhibition a few weeks ago. It is really wonderful. Although I love the great oil and watercolour masterpieces, there is something very immediate, almost intimate about the drawings and sketches. Displaying them in Leighton's living rooms also made it seem more natural than a usual exhibition space. We also had the great privilege of hearing Lannigan himself as he was there on the day we went. He talked about how he had come to assemble the collection. It is fascinating - he was a dentist and just spent all his money on these drawings. I presume the pre-raphaelites were out of fashion in those days and so relatively cheap. (I love that story of the 15 year old Andrew Lloyd Webber spotting a painting by Leighton in a second hand shop for £50, dashing home and begging his father to stump up the cash (he refused))

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi WoofWoof,
As you say, what a beautiful setting, Leighton House, to see such a gorgeous exhibit. It makes a huge difference in your experience. How wonderful to be able to hear the words of Dr. Lanigan himself! Thanks for sharing your experience at Leighton House.

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