Google doodle recently showcased Fanny Eaton, the Jamaican born model who posed for many of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, including Simeon and Rebecca Solomon, Joanna Wells, Rossetti and Millais.
A wonderful exhibit of rarely exhibited works by James Tissot is at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco until February 9, 2020.
Originally from France, Tissot settled in London at Whistler’s recommendation in 1871, where he made a successful career catering to the tastes of rich industrialists. His lover and muse, Kathleen Newton, figure prominently in the works of this time. After her untimely death he returned to France and continued his modern day subjects and later religious subjects.
The exhibit follows his early Medieval paintings and fashion portraits to his London Thames-themed works and finally his return to France and his Biblical scenes.
He was also influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Most notably by Millais’s (Spring) Apple Blossoms (right) which he echoed in his own Spring – Le Printemps (Left)
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (Oct 10, 2019 -Jan 05, 2020)
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut (Feb. 13–May 10, 2020)
Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada (June 18–Sept. 13, 2020)
Frick Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Oct. 29, 2020–Jan. 24, 2021)
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, (March 04, 2021-May 30, 2021)
Stockholm, Sweden – 14 September 2019 – 26 January 2020
Kode, Bergen, Norway – 05 February – 31 May 2020.
Wightwick Manor 4 March 2019– 24 December 2019
17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.
Southampton City Art Gallery from 18 October 2019 until 1 February 2020 then at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, from 21 February until 21 June 2020.
At last! The Love School from the BBC, which first aired in 1975, is now out on DVD for those lucky souls in region 2. Starring Ben Kingsley as Rossetti, Peter Egan as Millais, Bernard Lloyd as Hunt and Gareth Hunt as Woolner. A more historically accurate portrayal of the Brotherhood than the fantastical Desperate Romantics.