Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion
This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition to examine Liverpool’s role in the history of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.The exhibition will be held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, from 12 February to 5 June 2016, and is being produced by National Museums Liverpool, working with the specialist art historian Christopher Newall, whose insightful essays will feature in the book.
Containing new research on Pre-Raphaelite patrons and painters in Liverpool, including the collector John Miller and the artist John Ingle Lee, the book examines the relationship between artists like Ford Madox Brown and Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries, collectors, and the institutions that welcomed them, notably the forward-thinking Liverpool Academy. It will serve as an account of an important aspect of British artistic culture in the 19th century - and yet one for which there is no previous source of information.
It will also feature approximately 100 works from the exhibition.
Christopher Newall is a noted writer, art historian and curator, specialising in 19th-centuty British art.
The Liverpool art world
The Liverpool patrons
‘My quaint old Liverpool friend’: Vernon Lushington and John Miller
John Miller of Liverpool
Portrait of a collector
The Liverpool school
John Ingle Lee
50 colour illustrations
Publication: January 26, 2016