• The Pre-Raphaelite Women of Manchester Art Gallery (late night opening)

  • Wed, 04-03-2020 at 18:00
  • Manchester Art Gallery
    Mosley Street City Centre
    M2 3JL Manchester
The Pre-Raphaelite Women of Manchester Art Gallery (late night opening) - Manchester Art Gallery - Manchester

This is a tour in honour of women. Women who dazed and dazzled. Who starred and shone. Who glowed and gleamed through the canvas and the frames.They were amongst the most feted women of the 19th century, captured for all time in intensely saturated luminous colour by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and their circle, but their names are still barely known to the public: Jane Burden, Elizabeth Siddal, Emma Watkins, Alexa Wilding...They were the Pre-Raphaelite women featured in some of the most important British paintings ever created including Autumn Leaves, Astarte Syriaca, Work, The Light of the World and The Hireling Shepherd which live in Manchester Art Gallery.Ed Glinert, official Manchester tour guide and author of Penguin’s Manchester Compendium, leads this fascinating fact-filled tour around the gallery’s best loved Victorian models and their contemporaries.* And before you scream “it’s a man!”, like Sarah Harris did, yes, it’s Jesus, but it’s Jesus modelled by Christina Rossetti...