Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900

February 17 – May 19, 2013

West Building Main Floor

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    John Everett Millais, Christ in the House of His Parents (The Carpenter's Shop), 1849-1850, oil on canvas, 86.4 x 139.7 cm (34 x 55 in.) framed: 159 x 187.3 x 141 cm (62 5/8 x 73 3/4 x 55 1/2 in.), Tate. Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and various subscribers 1921

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ecce Ancilla Domini! [The Annunciation], 1849-1850, oil on canvas, mounted on panel, 73.7 x 41.9 cm (29 x 16 1/2 in.) framed: 100.2 x 69.8 x 8.8 cm (39 7/16 x 27 1/2 x 3 7/16 in.), Tate. Purchased 1886

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    William Holman Hunt, Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus -- Two Gentlemen of Verona (Act V, Scene iv), 1850 -1851, oil on canvas, 98.5 x 133.3 cm (38 3/4 x 52 1/2 in.) framed: 131.5 x 164.5 x 11 cm (51 3/4 x 64 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.), Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Purchased 1887

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    Henry Wallis, Chatterton, c. 1855-1856, oil on canvas, 62.2 x 93.3 cm (24 1/2 x 36 3/4 in.) framed: 90.5 x 120.5 x 13.2 cm (35 5/8 x 47 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.), Tate Gallery, London. Bequeathed by Charles Gent Clement 1899

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    John Everett Millais, The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853, oil on canvas, 102.9 x 73.7 cm (40 1/2 x 29 in.) framed: 150.5 x 121 x 12.5 cm (59 1/4 x 47 5/8 x 4 15/16 in.), Tate. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1898

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    Alexander Munro, Paolo and Francesca, 1852, marble, 66 x 67.5 x 53 cm (26 x 26 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.), Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Purchased 1960

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    John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851-1852, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 111.8 cm (30 x 44 in.), Tate. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

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    John Everett Millais, Mariana, 1850-1851, oil on mahogany, 59.7 x 49.5 x 1.5 cm (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 9/16 in.) framed: 87.6 x 76.7 x 5.5 cm (34 1/2 x 30 3/16 x 2 3/16 in.), Tate. Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1999

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Wedding of St. George and Princess Sabra, 1857, watercolor on paper, 36.5 x 36.5 cm (14 3/8 x 14 3/8 in.), Tate. Purchased with assistance from Sir Arthur Du Cros Bt and Sir Otto Beit KCMG, through the Art Fund 1916

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    William Morris, La Belle Iseult, 1857-1858, oil on canvas, 71.8 x 50.2 cm (28 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.) framed: 96 x 75.5 x 6.1 cm (37 13/16 x 29 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.), Tate. Bequeathed by Miss May Morris 1939

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    William Holman Hunt, The Light of the World, 1851-1856, oil on canvas, 49.8 x 21.6 cm (19 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.), Manchester City Galleries

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    William Holman Hunt, The Awakening Conscience, 1853-1854, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 55.9 cm (30 x 22 in.) framed: 106 x 85.7 x 9.7 cm (41 3/4 x 33 3/4 x 3 13/16 in.), Tate. Presented by Sir Colin and Lady Anderson through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1976

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Found, begun 1859, oil on canvas, 88.9 x 76.2 cm (35 x 30 in.) framed: 128.3 x 116.8 x 7.6 cm (50 1/2 x 46 x 3 in.), Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE. Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935

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    Ford Madox Brown, Work, 1863, oil on canvas, 68.4 x 99 cm (26 15/16 x 39 in.) framed: 99.5 x 130 x 9.5 cm (39 3/16 x 51 3/16 x 3 3/4 in.), Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927

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    John Everett Millais, The Blind Girl, 1856, oil on canvas, 80.8 x 53.4 cm (31 13/16 x 21 in.) framed: 111 x 84.5 x 10 cm (43 11/16 x 33 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.), Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Presented by the Rt Hon William Kendrick, 1892

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    Ford Madox Brown, An English Autumn Afternoon, Hampstead – Scenery in 1853, 1854, oil on canvas, overall (oval): 71.8 x 134.6 cm (28 1/4 x 53 in.) framed: 110.5 x 173.5 x 12 cm (43 1/2 x 68 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.), Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Presented by the Public Picture Gallery Fund, 1916

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    John Brett, Glacier at Rosenlaui, 1856, oil on canvas, 44.5 x 41.9 cm (17 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.), Tate. Purchased 1946

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    Alexander Munro, Young Romilly, c. 1863, marble, 97 x 35 x 60 cm (38 3/16 x 13 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.), Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Purchased 1993

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bocca Baciata, 1859, oil on panel, 32.1 x 27 cm (12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of James Lawrence

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    Julia Margaret Cameron, The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty, June 1866, albumen print from collodion negative, New Century Fund, 1997.97.1

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lady Lilith, 1828 - 1882, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 85.1 cm (38 x 33 1/2 in.) framed: 134.6 x 121.9 x 7 cm (53 x 48 x 2 3/4 in.), Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, c. 1864-1870, oil on canvas, 86.4 x 66 cm (34 x 26 in.), Tate. Presented by Georgiana, Baroness Mount-Temple in memory of her husband, Francis, Baron Mount-Temple 1889

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    William Holman Hunt, Isabella and The Pot of Basil, 1866-1868, retouched 1886, oil on canvas, 186.7 x 115.6 cm (73 1/2 x 45 1/2 in.), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Designed by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, William Morris, and John Henry Dearle, The Arming and Departure of the Knights of the Round Table on the Quest for the Holy Grail, 1890-1894, tapestry woven in wool and silk on a cotton warp, 240 x 347 cm (94 1/2 x 136 5/8 in.), Collection of Jimmy Page, courtesy of Paul Reeves London

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    William Morris, Design for Tulip and Willow printed textile, 1873-1875, pencil, watercolor, and bodycolor, 114.3 x 94 cm (45 x 37 in.) framed: 120.3 x 100.6 x 3.3 cm (47 3/8 x 39 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.), Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Purchased from Morris & Co. through the Friends of BMAG, 1940

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    Edward Fitzgerald, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 16 October 1872, ink, watercolor and gilding on vellum, open: 13.5 x 23.5 cm (5 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.), The British Library, London

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    Edward Burne-Jones, Laus Veneris, 1873-1878, oil on canvas, 121.9 x 182.9 cm (48 x 72 in.) framed: 154 x 216 x 7 cm (60 5/8 x 85 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Edward Burne-Jones, The Doom Fulfilled, 1885-1888, oil on canvas, 154.9 x 140.3 cm (61 x 55 1/4 in.), Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

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    William Holman Hunt, The Lady of Shalott, 1888-1905, oil on canvas, 188.28 x 146.37 cm (74 1/8 x 57 5/8 in.) framed: 260.35 x 207.65 x 20.32 cm (102 1/2 x 81 3/4 x 8 in.), Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: The first major survey of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites to be shown in the United States features some 130 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art objects. The young members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, formed in 1848, shook the art world of mid-19th-century Britain by rejecting traditional approaches to painting. Combining scientific precision, an innovative approach to subject matter, and brilliant, clear colors, Pre-Raphaelitism was Britain's first avant-garde art movement.

Organization: Organized by Tate Britain in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Sally Engelhard Pingree and The Charles Engelhard Foundation. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

Image: John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851–1852, oil on canvas, Tate, presented by Sir Henry Tate, 1894

Other Venues:
Tate Britain, London, September 12, 2012–January 13, 2013
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, June 13–September 23, 2013

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