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This week’s ‘Desperate Romantics’

14 August 2009 by Karen

painting of a goat in the desert

‘The Scapegoat’

If you caught this week’s episode of ‘Desperate Romantics’ you’ll already know that some of our Pre-Raphaelite paintings featured pretty heavily. There was the Lady Lever’s The Scapegoat looking resplendent; an imagined, in progress ‘Dante’s Dream’ from the Walker’s collection, and Millais’ ‘Bubbles’ which was the cause of much amusement to the TV Brotherhood.

If you didn’t catch the episode there’s always the BBC iplayer.

Desperate Romantics

22 July 2009 by Lisa

Painting of a goat in an icy landscape

‘The Scapegoat’ by William Holman Hunt

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. Read more…