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Curator Talk: Jane Morris, Pre-Raphaelite Muse

Jun 22, 2023
5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Location: On-site
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free with Museum admission

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Join Sophie Lynford, Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection, for a gallery talk on Jane Morris’s relationship with the Pre-Raphaelites. Jane was the wife of Arts & Crafts pioneer, William Morris, and a frequent model to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who memorialized her face in countless artworks. But Jane was much more than a muse; she was also an artist in her own right and a skilled embroiderer. This talk will pay particularly close attention to Rossetti’s painting, Water Willow, in DelArt’s collection, and Evelyn De Morgan’s The Hourglass, on loan from the De Morgan Foundation.

The Hourglass (detail), 1904-1905. Evelyn De Morgan (1855–1919). Oil on canvas. De Morgan Collection, Courtesy of the De Morgan Foundation.