Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Unseen Rossetti drawing to be shown in UK

16th November 2010

A work by Dante Gabriel Rossetti will go on show to the public for the first time at the start of next year.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is to exhibit Rossetti's 'brooding' Mnemosyne from January 29th as part of its The Poetry of Drawing show.

The work, which was completed in 1881, is a large-scale pastel drawing of Jane Morris, the wife of the designer William Morris.

Morris is regarded as Rossetti's most important muse in his later years and Mnemosyne was kept at his studio until his death, upon which it entered a private collection.

Martin Mullaney, cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture with Birmingham City Council, commented: 'It is an extraordinary coup by our world-class museum and art gallery to secure this previously unseen work by Rossetti for the exhibition The Poetry of Drawing.'

Other works in the show come from Pre-Raphaelites and associated artists such as Sir John Everett Millais, Holman Hunt, John Ruskin, Edward Burne-Jones, Frederick Sandys and Simeon Solomon.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is currently showing a selection of artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard - a collection of seventh century Anglo-Saxon treasures that were discovered in 2009.
 

Latest Blog
Richard Aronowitz on the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys
25/05/2017

Richard talks about the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys.

Finding Awe in the Extremes
25/05/2017

Brian describes how his ambivalence at having served in the Iraq war, and the awe to be found in extremes, provided the basis for his novel.

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage Reflects on his Relationship with his Brother, Pete
24/05/2017

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage reflects on fraternal dynamics, how he came to write about the 'whirlwind of aggressive single-mindedness' that is his brother Pete and how their relationship is reflected by that of brothers everywhere.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd