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Pre-Raphaelite illustration: ‘Works of Feeling’

Evening session

Short courses

Thursday 12 April 2018
6.30 — 9pm

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Works of Feeling: Pre-Raphaelite Book Illustration

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After Edward Burne-Jones Bt. ARA (1833 - 1898), The Summer Snow,, May 1863.

Wood-engraving. 103 x 142 mm. Royal Academy of Arts, London..

Rupert Maas, a Victorian and English art specialist and renowned dealer and gallery owner, is joined by curator Amanda-Jane Doran for an in-depth discussion of the Pre-Raphaelite art and illustration currently on display from the Royal Academy Collection.

An exclusive opportunity to hear from experts on Pre-Raphaelite art and illustration, including an in-depth look at the display of Victorian wood-engravings in the Royal Academy Print Room.

Experience the fascinating, intricate illustrative works of celebrated artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82), Sir John Everett Millais PRA (1829–96) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910) behind-the-scenes in the Royal Academy’s Library. Seldom exhibited in the modern day, these illustrations present an astounding originality in their approach to portraying subjects in Victorian poetry, prose and literature.

This event is a unique opportunity to delve further into the subject and see works not on public display from the RA’s print archives in historic and intimate surroundings, supported and enriched by experts in the field. Held in the Academy’s historic Library and Print Room, this exclusive event also offers the opportunity to view further prints, drawings and illustrated books by important Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists in the RA Collection.

The Royal Academy’s remarkable Library and Collection reflects its near 250-year history at the heart of the art world. Acquired from the RA’s foundation in 1768, spanning up to the present day, the Collection has been both a practical teaching tool and a resource for research and scholarship, informing and inspiring artists and scholars over the centuries. With many works donated by practising artists themselves, as well as their families, the collection reflects the membership of the Royal Academy (the Royal Academicians), as well as its supporters and the activities of the prestigious RA Schools. The Collection provides a unique insight into the history of the arts and culture in Britain.

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and refreshments in the Academicians’ Room followed by a private tour of the Collection, an exploration of the current display of pre-Raphaelite prints and an opportunity to view and discuss them in detail in a small group, in an expert-led tour with Amanda-Jane Doran and Rupert Maas.

6.30pm – Welcome and drinks reception in the Academicians’ Room

7.00 - 9.00pm – Private curated tour of the Royal Academy’s historic Library and Print Room

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Thursday 12 April 2018

6.30 — 9pm

The Library, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£65. Includes welcome drinks in the Academicians Room and an expert-led tour of the Royal Academy’s Library and Print Room

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