Sunday marks the last day visitors can see an exhibition featuring the outstanding works of one of the few female professional painters working in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Where?
Sunday is the last day to see a tantalizing exhibition of Marie Spartali Stillman’s (1844-1927) gorgeous paintings at the Delaware Museum of Art. As one of the few female professional artists working in the second half of the 19th century, she was a vital presence in the Victorian art world and was closely associated with members of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. “Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman” showcases approximately 50 works by the artist.

Marie Spartali Stillman, “Beatrice,” 1896, watercolor and gouache on paper, 23 x 17 in.
(c) Delaware Museum of Art 2016

Via the exhibition webpage, “Spartali Stillman’s style reflects her British Pre-Raphaelite training as well as the influence of Renaissance art, derived from the many years she lived and worked in Italy. Works from public and private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, many of which have not been exhibited since Spartali Stillman’s lifetime, will also be on view.

Marie Spartali Stillman, “Still Life,” watercolor and gouache on paper, 19 5/8 x 13 1/2 in.
(c) Image courtesy Delaware Museum of Art 2016, Private Collection

“‘Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman’ is co-curated by Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator and Annette WoolardProvine Curator of the Delaware Art Museum’s Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, and Pre-Raphaelite scholar Jan Marsh. The Delaware Art Museum is the only United States venue for this landmark exhibition. It will travel, in reduced format, to the Watts Gallery, Compton, Guildford, England, where it will be on view March 1-June 5, 2016.”
To learn more, visit the Delaware Museum of Art.

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