22 July 2009 by Lisa
We like a bit of TV glamour here at National Museums Liverpool, so we’re pretty excited that one of our paintings is going to be featured on a new BBC program!
‘Desperate Romantics’ looks at the lives of the self-titled ‘Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’, which was made up of the artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Millais. We have paintings by all three artists in our collections – one of my personal favourites is ‘Dante’s Dream’ by Rossetti, which is at the Walker Art Gallery.
You get all the juicy details of their rise to fame, with episode one following them on their search for a muse. One of our paintings was mentioned in this episode, when art critic John Ruskin compliments a youthful Millais on his painting, ‘Isabella’, which is also at the Walker.
You can see a zoomable version of the painting with expert commentary on the BBC’s ‘Desperate Romantics’ website.
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