Leighton House Museum opens Victorian Visions. Pre-Raphaelite and Nineteenth-Century Art from the John Schaeffer Collection

. April 30, 2012 . 0 Comments

Leighton House Museum presents Victorian Visions. Pre-Raphaelite and Nineteenth-Century Art from the John Schaeffer Collection, an exhibition on view Thursday 26 April – Sunday 23 September, 2012.


Daniel Maclise Scene – lawn before the Duke’s palace; Orlando about to engage with Charles, the Duke’s wrestler 1854, background repainted c1855–56. JW Waterhouse Mariamne 1887. John Schaeffer Collection.

Over the past 25 years John Schaeffer has been one of the world’s most prominent collectors of British nineteenth-century art. For the first time in the UK, a selection of the key works from his collection will be shown at Leighton House. Included are exceptional works by Leighton himself (the colour sketch for his celebrated Flaming June) and by his contemporaries including John William Waterhouse, William Holman Hunt, G.F. Watts and Solomon J Solomon. The collection will be displayed throughout the historic interiors of the house; an unmissable experience for anyone interested in Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art.

Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ
Telephone: 020 7602 3316
Fax: 020 7371 2467
Email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk
Website: www.rbkc.gov.uk/museums

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