Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900 is an exhibition that opens tomorrow, February 17, 2013, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
With over 130 objects — paintings, sculpture, works on paper and decorative art objects — mostly borrowed from the Tate Britain and the Birmingham Trust in the UK, along with three from the collection of the Delaware Art Museum, the show is still a somewhat scaled down version of Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde, that was on display at the Tate last September (my post here).
The show, however, looks to be thick with gems. like William Holman Hunt’s Lady of Shalott (above, third down) and Isabella and the Pot of Basil (above, bottom).
The star painting is John Everett Millais’ Ophelia (above, top, with detail —see my post on Millais), one of the most famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and a rare chance to see it here in the U.S (large version on Google Art Project).
Unfortunately, the National Gallery is among those museums that have not figured out how to use their websites to advantage to generate interest in an exhibition by providing an online gallery of selections from the show. The Tate did a bit better, and you can supplement that with this article from the Washington Post.
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design will be on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. until May 19, 2013.