See a rare and beautiful collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and watercolours together with symbolist paintings by George Frederic Watts.
The Ashmolean Museum’s exceptional collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and watercolours is traveling from Oxford to Watts Gallery in Surrey this Spring, offering the opportunity to see rarely displayed works in public. The collection demonstrates the breadth of Pre-Raphaelite artists who contributed to the movement, hailing from a wide range of backgrounds and working with varying techniques and styles.
The Pre-Raphaelites worked with materials such as rough pencil, pen, chalk, pastel and even dazzling gold paint, and the exhibition features the imaginative creative talents of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, and Elizabeth Siddal, who all experimented with different drawing materials throughout their careers.
Evocative Pre-Raphaelite landscapes, portraiture and scenes from history and literature will sit alongside those by the gallery’s symbolist namesake, George Frederic Watts, exploring how Victorian artists approached their art and subject matter in different ways.
This exhibition is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.