Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

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National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London
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0207 306 0055

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
17th October 2019 to 26th January 2020
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 9 PM (Fri)
Tickets & Cost:
£18. See npg.org.uk

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This major new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery will tell the untold story of the women in Pre-Raphaelite art.

It's been 160 years since the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, but this will be the very first exhibition to explore the overlooked contribution of twelve of its women, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce) — the last of whom has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.

By using paintings, photographs, manuscripts and personal items, as well as many new discoveries and unseen works from collections across the world, the exhibition will reveal the significant roles that the women played as artists, models and muses.

 

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