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Sir John Everett Millais

(1829—1896) painter

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Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights  

Also referred to as The Thousand and One Nights, or Alf layla wa layla, The Arabian Nights is a collection of highly entertaining tales that have traveled easily from one ...
Arthur Hughes

Arthur Hughes  

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(b London, 27 Jan. 1832; d Kew, Surrey [now in Greater London], 22 Dec. 1915).English painter and illustrator. In the 1850s he was one of the most distinguished of the Pre-Raphaelite sympathizers, ...
Coventry Patmore

Coventry Patmore  

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(1823–96),published his first volume, Poems, in 1844. His work was much admired by the Pre‐Raphaelites, and he contributed to the Germ. In 1847 he married his first wife, Emily, who inspired his ...
Dalziel brothers

Dalziel brothers  

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Firm of English wood engravers founded in London in 1839 by George Dalziel (b Wooler, Northumberland, 1 Dec. 1815; d London, 4 Aug. 1902) and Edward Dalziel (b Wooler, 5 Dec. 1817; d London, 25 Mar. ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti  

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(b London, 12 May 1828; d Birchington, nr. Margate, Kent, 9 Apr. 1882).English painter and poet. He came from a remarkable and talented family: his father was an exiled Italian patriot and Dante ...
Elizabeth Butler

Elizabeth Butler  

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(b Lausanne, Switzerland, 3 Nov. 1846; d Gormanston Castle, Co. Meath, 2 Oct. 1933).British painter who concentrated almost exclusively on military scenes. She initially had no military connections ...
Elizabeth Siddal (Siddall)

Elizabeth Siddal (Siddall)  

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(1829–62),poet, painter, and red‐haired model to the Pre‐Raphaelites. She met D. G. Rossetti in 1850, and in 1852 modelled as the drowned Ophelia for Millais, who put her health at risk by demanding ...
Framley Parsonage

Framley Parsonage  

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A novel by A. Trollope first published 1861, the fourth in the ‘Barsetshire’ series.Mark Robarts is an ambitious young clergyman. At the age of 26 Lady Lufton helped him to the comfortable living at ...
Frederic Leighton

Frederic Leighton  

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(b Scarborough, 3 Dec. 1830; d London, 25 Jan. 1896).English painter, draughtsman, and occasional sculptor, one of the dominant figures of late Victorian art. He travelled widely in Europe as a boy ...
G. F. Watts

G. F. Watts  

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(b London, 23 Feb. 1817; d London, 1 July 1904).English painter and sculptor. In 1843 he won a prize in the competition for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament; no commission resulted from ...
John Ruskin

John Ruskin  

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(1819–1900),the only child of John James Ruskin, a partner in a successful wine business. Among his earliest publications were poems and stories written for Christmas annuals. He also devoted time to ...
lay figure

lay figure  

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A doll-like model of the human figure, jointed so that it can be given all kinds of poses, used by an artist in place of a live model. It may be anything from a few inches in height to life-size (a ...
Mariana

Mariana  

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(1830) and(1832),two poems by Tennyson, suggested by Shakespeare's Mariana of ‘the moated grange’ in Measure for Measure. Both describe women waiting hopelessly and in desolate loneliness for their ...
Orley Farm

Orley Farm  

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A novel by A. Trollope, published 1862.While Joseph Mason of Groby Park inherits the bulk of his father's property, the small estate at Orley Farm goes unexpectedly to Lucius Mason, the old man's son ...
palette

palette  

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A thin oval or oblong board with a thumb hole and finger board at one end on which the painter arranges his colours. Traditionally made of light wood, some are now made of aluminium or plastic. ...
poster

poster  

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Developed in the 19th century, the poster is a printed design of images and words on paper, produced in large numbers for the purposes of publicizing its subject through visual display. Its evolution ...
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood  

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(PRB)The name adopted in 1848 by a group of young English artists who shared a dismay at what they considered the moribund state of British painting and hoped to recapture the sincerity and ...
reproduction reproductive prints

reproduction reproductive prints  

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A reproduction is in its broadest sense a photograph of a painting, print, drawing, and other techniques, used as an illustration in a book or with an independent function such ...
Sir Joseph Noel Paton

Sir Joseph Noel Paton  

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(b Dunfermline, 13 Dec. 1821; d Edinburgh, 26 Dec. 1901).Scottish painter. A friend of Millais (a fellow student at the Royal Academy), he had a kinship with the Pre-Raphaelites early in his career. ...
Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins  

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(1824–89)Novelist, elder son of the painter William Collins (1788–1847), who was born and lived for most of his life in the Marylebone district of London. Educated at private schools ...

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