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.