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Curator Talk: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

May 23, 2024
5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Location: Helen Farr Sloan Library

Join Curator Sophie Lynford, Librarian and Archivist Rachael DiEleuterio, and visiting researcher Christin Neubauer (University of Jena, Germany) for a behind-the-scenes talk on new acquisitions by the artist Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale. A British artist and illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Fortescue-Brickdale was a generation younger than the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. She was, however, profoundly influenced by their style and subject matter. She gained recognition for her romanticized depictions of medieval and Arthurian themes and carried Pre-Raphaelitism into the twentieth century.

This talk will take place in the Helen Farr Sloan Library where we will closely examine books illustrated by Fortescue-Brickdale, as well as newly acquired watercolors by the artist. This event is limited to twenty people and registration is required.

We hope attendees will join us after the talk on the terrace for DelArt’s first Happy Hour of the season.

The Posthumous Child (detail), c. 1904. Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872–1945). Watercolor and gouache on paper, 30 × 17 inches. Acquisition Fund, 2023.