Pre-Raphaelite Works on Paper from the Collection

Edward Burne-Jones, Cupid and Psyche, detail
  • Saturday 11 October 2008 - Sunday 11 January 2009
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • FREE
See a selection of our superb works on paper by some of the major Pre-Raphaelite artists. Highlights include drawings and watercolours by Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Madox Brown and Millais. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Study of Guinevere

Study for Guinevere, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Artists in this display all rejected the rigidity of 19th century academic training and, through drawing, developed their own individual style.

Seeking inspiration in history and literature, they used the clear bright colours and simplicity associated with medieval art. This exhibition illustrates how drawing helped these artists develop their ideas and produce works of great poetry and imagination. 

This exhibition complements our major show for autumn 2008 Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision.