Museo de Arte de Ponce announces The Art of the Empire. Three Centuries of British Art

. February 18, 2013 . 0 Comments

Museo de Arte de Ponce announces The Art of the Empire. Three Centuries of British Art an exhibition on view 23/02/13 – 30/09/13.

The Museo de Arte de Ponce’s British Collection, which numbers sixty-five works, is unique in the Americas due to its strength in internationally renowned Victorian paintings. The museum’s founder, Luis A. Ferré (1904–2003), and his two principal advisors, Julius Held (1905–2002) and René Taylor (1916–1997), had the vision to seek out and assemble some of the finest works by nineteenth-century British artists, including two of the most iconic works of the Victorian era, Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June and Edward Coley Burne-Jones The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon.

The Museo de Arte de Ponce is pleased to be organizing The Art of the Empire: Three Centuries of British Art, which presents a panorama of portraits, landscapes, and religious and mythological paintings and sculptures from the 18th through the early 20th century by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Benjamin Williams Leader, William Etty, Benjamin West, and George Harcourt. As well as featuring works from the museum’s celebrated Pre-Raphaelite collection, including works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Seddon, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Ford Madox Brown, Fredrerick Sandys, and Gustav Pope. www.museoarteponce.org

Category: Fine Art

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