Victorian Art

Top-shelf secrets lie behind the Victorian respectability of newly restored Sambourne House

House in London's Kensington includes hundreds of commercial artist Linley Sambourne’s illustrations and cartoons—and (not on view) his pornographic photographs

The Pérez Simón Collection of Victorian art travels to London

Leighton House to exhibit the Mexican businessman's collection


Book Review: The first in-depth study of Pre-Raphaelite stained glass

Angels and Icons is an important contribution to Pre-Raphaelite studies and a welcome addition to scholarship on post-Medieval stained glass in Britain

The big hole in Britain’s National Gallery: Bring back the Victorians

The omission of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood could be rectified by judicious loans


Book Review: A decade of change between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic movement

An excellently wrought assessment of the cast of characters that defined the mid-19th century

Books: The end of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The complete correspondence of the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet has reached the last of its nine volumes


The Pre-Raphaelites: three down, two to go

The Pre-Raphaelites: three down, two to go as Ford Madox Brown joins Rossetti and Holman Hunt as fully documented


Books: What does Pre-Raphaelite mean?

This collection of essays questions how we understand the terms Pre-Raphaelite, Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement

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British Art Auction report: The Bacon and Freud effect

Recent record prices for the two artists boosted results for 20th-century British works, while Victorian art struggled

Council's Pre-Raphaelite collection saved for public display

London's Hammersmith & Fulham was considering selling the works


Watts Gallery to sell pre-Raphaelite paintings

Money is needed to ensure the long-term survival of the institution set up by Victorian artist G.F. Watts


Books: Two books attempt to correct views of pre-Raphaelite art—held by no one

Traditional understandings of the brotherhood are addressed, again


British and Irish art sale a subdued affair

Some big collectors have stopped buying and bidders held back


Will Tate pay millions for this Leighton?

“The Syracusan bride” may be coming home from Australia


Andrew Lloyd Webber as collector: A Henry Tate for the 21st century?

The man behind hit musicals such as “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera” has been buying Victorian art assiduously for the last 40 years. This month his extraordinary collection goes on public view at the Royal Academy

Pre-Raphaelite and other masters: the Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, The Royal Academy

The show fills the slot of a cancelled exhibition of antiquities on loan from Egypt

New exhibition 'The pre-Raphaelite dream' rocks the Art Gallery of Western Australia

The paintings and drawings on show in Perth are on loan from the Tate collection

Watts Gallery needs urgent help to save the charming but dilapidated institution

Hidden in the English countryside, a Victorian time-warp is slowly falling apart

Porn maybe, but no prudery or prurience

This exhibition on the Victorian nude reveals our own obsession with sex


Books: Documenting war, populism, protest and propaganda

Three books show that the depiction of war in art is as various as other human responses to the phenomenon


Books: Hubert von Herkomer as an egotist with a warm heart

Admired by Van Gogh and an enormously successful artist in his lifetime, Herkomer was a polymath and man of action


Speaking prose all their lives: The relationship between art Victorian social mores explored

A book on the social and monetary value of art and how big businessmen became big collectors

Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelites light up the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

This year appears to be the year of the Pre-Raphaelite, with yet another major show on the way

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English Victorian painting index

Middle-of-the-range works have maintained their appeal, even as to the kind of collector who bought them when they were painted