Pre-Raphaelites and Photography

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The Pre-Raphaelites appeared on the art scene at the same time as photography was advancing its claim to be a fine art, and photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Henry Peach Robinson began to mimic paintings by their Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries.

Heather Birchall of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, will examine the cross-dialogue between artist and photographer in the mid-19th century, highlighting the use that the Pre-Raphaelites made of the new optical device and the contrivances adopted by photographers to counter the argument that photography was merely a mechanical craft.

Venue details

Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square, LONDON London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500 www.wallacecollection.org