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Discover the work of a young Dante Gabriel Rossetti before he helped establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Already filled with Pre-Raphaelite art thanks to the enthusiasm of the Mander family during the mid-20th century, Whightwick Manor now presents an exhibition of drawings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from his early career.

More than 20 of these pictures will be on display to the public for the first time. The exhibition explores the young Rossetti's work before he helped establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, his interest in literature and his developing style.

All of the drawings are from between 1844-48, when Rossetti was still a teenager and receiving his art education. Many illustrate the preoccupations of a young man, what he was reading, the gothic macabre and ladies of questionable virtue.

Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE

01902 761400


Opening times

Garden, Gallery and tea-room daily, 10:30-5pm (last admission 4pm). Shop open from 11am. House Mon, Wed – Sun, 12noon – 5pm (last admission 4pm) Also open Tue Jul –​ Aug.
site closes 1 hour earlier Nov-March.
A reduced number of rooms will be open Jan to March and from 27 Dec. Whole site Closed 25 – 26 Dec

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