Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: ART: "Pre-Raphaelites and the Book" at the National Gallery of Art, West Building from SUN, Feb 17th - SUN, August 4th, Free

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Palace of Art,
 woodcut in Alfred Tennyson, 
(London, E. Moxon, 1857), National
 Gallery of Art Library, Gift of Mark Samuels Lasner
Pre-Raphaelites and the Book on view at the National Gallery of Art, West Building
Sunday, February 17th - Sunday, August 4th

Many artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle not only involved themselves in book design and illustration but were also highly regarded poets in their own right. This library installation includes books of poetry by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, wood-engraved illustrations by several Pre-Raphaelite artists, and material related to the Kelmscott Press (established by Morris in 1891).

National Gallery of Art
West Building, Ground Floor, Gallery G-21
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial, closest to the West Building

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