Monday, April 27, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - How They Met Themselves

pen and brush, 1851-60

Edward Burne-Jones - The Madness of Sir Tristram

The design comes from a set of thirteen stained glass panels illustrating the story of Sir Tristram, which Burne-Jones designed for Morris and Company.

Edward Burne-Jones - The Heart of the Rose

wool tapestry, 1901

Brooch - Carlo Giuliano

Carlo Giuliano was probably trained in the Castellani workshops in Rome before he accompanied Alessandro Castellani in about 1860 to London, where he established a manufactory at 13 Frith Street, Soho. He supplied a number of the leading retail jewellers in London, and in 1874 opened his own retail premises at 115 Piccadilly. His jewellery was much admired by the Pre-Raphaelite painters and their circle. He made jewels for Sir Edward Poynter (1836-1919) and Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), and lent a jewel to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912).

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pre-Raphaelite Red Dress.

Ford Madox Brown - Chair

Plate on page 29, Decoration and Furniture of Town Houses by Sir Robert William Edis F.S.A. 1881. showing Morris & Co side chair by Ford Madox Brown.
He designed early Morris & Co furniture including a green painted bedroom suite for Morris’s own house in Kelmscott.

Arthur Hughes - The Letter

Pen and ink drawing.
c. 1871.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - portrait of Christina Rossetti