Her time in Florence brought maturity to her work. She then painted a series of major paintings, although you’d be pushed to find any in European collections.
Initially a favourite model, she became an accomplished and original painter in watercolours, whose works were seen across Europe and in the US.
Oil sketches and studies became accepted as works of art. But not all Impressionist paintings have survived as well as they should.
Le Chevalier aux Fleurs (Musée d’Orsay) is not just frivolous chivalry and a bevy of Playboy bunnies. There is much more than that.
Unconventional treatments of popular stories, spiritual pain during the First World War, a touch of Blake, and woman murdering woman. Powerful paintings.
A brilliant woman painter, spiritualist, pacifist, and feminist, this tells of her remarkable life, art, and narrative.
Tales of knights and doomed maidens, the Lady of Shalott and the quest for the Holy Grail, painted in static tableau.
He worked as an assistant to Holman Hunt for 15 years, but also painted spectacular watercolours.
Rural naturalist, Impressionist, and Pre-Raphaelite styles in portraits, landscapes, genre, and religious paintings: that is versatility.
He painted some of the most wonderful landscapes of the nineteenth century, but today is almost forgotten.