Fitzwilliam Museum Presents Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett

. September 14, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Fitzwilliam Museum Presents Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett open Tue 14 September 2010 to Sun 28 November 2010 in the Shiba Gallery

John Brett (1831-1902) is best known for his luminous Pre-Raphaelite landscape paintings The Stonebreaker and Val d’Aosta, and his late depictions of the coasts of the British Isles. This exhibition focuses on a less familiar aspect of his work: his portraits of family, friends, lovers and patrons.

Drawn extensively from private collections, with key loans from the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain, this fascinating selection of paintings and drawings celebrates his meticulous and delicate portrait style, and invites us into his intimate domestic world, as well as the artistic and literary circles he frequented.

A selection of his portrait photography – a medium in which Brett was an enthusiastic pioneer – will also be on display, alongside archival material.

Image: John Brett, Christina Rossetti, 1867 © Private Collection

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Category: Fine Art

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