Lecture: 'The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford' by Colin Harrison (Preston)
- St George the Martyr |
Oxford was the spiritual home of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; their religious paintings were indebted to the theological revival known as the Oxford Movement. John Ruskin, great defender of the early PRB style was closely associated with Oxford throughout his life and one of the pioneering collectors of PRB paintings was Thomas Combe of the Oxford University Press. This talk will describe the relationship between members of the original PRB and Oxford and explore their later work in the city.
Colin Harrison has been Curator of British Art in the Ashmolean since 1995 and has written widely on artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. He is co-curator of the exhibition ‘The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy’ which opens in September 2010.
13 Ribblesdale Place Preston Lancashire PR1 3NA