Several Pre-Raphaelites painted this character from a Shakespeare comedy, but as a symbol of despondent isolation. Why?
Taught by Watts, a friend of Rossetti and Frederic, Lord Leighton, his paintings were popular, successful, and well known. Until the early 20th century.
Towards the end of his career, he campaigned for students at the Royal Academy Schools to have proper life classes with nude models. And a nude got him into trouble.
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.
Portraits and more of mysterious beauty and fascination. No quick thrills, but haunting images.
Although they followed narrative conventions, they were unusual for showing static tableaux rather than action.