Sophie Gengembre Anderson - Dreaming

Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

Sophie Gengembre Anderson was a French-born British artist who specialised in genre painting of children and women, typically in rural settings. She began her career as a lithographer and painter of portraits, collaborating with Walter Anderson on portraits of American Episcopal bishops. Her work, Elaine, was the first public collection ... More

John Everett Millais - The North-West Passage, 1874

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded at his family home in London, at 83 Gower ... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Writing On The Sand, 1859

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti, generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was a British poet, illustrator, painter and translator, and a member of the Rossetti family. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation ... More

William Holman Hunt - Nazareth, 1861

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)

William Holman Hunt was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid color, and elaborate symbolism. These features were influenced by the writings of John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle, according to whom the world itself should be read as a ... More

Eugene Delacroix - 1827-28 - The Death Of Sardanapal

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. As a painter and muralist, Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for ... More

Hermann Gustav Af Sillen - French Armored Arms Outside The French Riviera, 1888

Herman Gustaf af Sillén (1857-1908)

Hermann Gustaf af Sillen was a Swedish marine painter, who studied in Paris and Berlin, among other places. Hans Gude, the Norwegian artist and academy professor of landscape painting, was his teacher in painting. As with his teacher, marine pieces with a disturbed sea often made their way into Sillen’s artistic repertoire. His nexus ... More

Montague Dawson - Charles H Lunt

Montague Dawson (1890-1973)

Montague Dawson was a British painter who was renowned as a maritime artist. His most famous paintings depict sailing ships, usually clippers or warships of the 18th and 19th centuries. Montague Dawson was the son of a keen yachtsman and the grandson of the marine painter Henry Dawson, born in Chiswick, London. Much of his childhood ... More

Edward Burne-Jones - The Star Of Bethlehem, 1890

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on a wide range of decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Burne-Jones was closely involved in the rejuvenation of ... More

Bert Geer Phillips - Moonlight Vigil Taos

Bert Geer Phillips (1868-1956)

Bert Geer Phillips was an American artist and the first one to permanently settle in Taos, New Mexico (1898) and is considered to be the founder of the Taos art colony. He is known for his paintings of Native Americans, New Mexico, and the American Southwest. He was also a benefactor of the Western artist Harold Dow Bugbee, who became ... More

Nicholas Raphael De Grandmaison - Nootka Chief Jimmy Johns

Nicholas Raphael de Grandmaison (1892-1978)

Nicholas Raphael de Grandmaison (1892–1978) was a Russian noble who was born in Moscow. His mother was Russian and father was French. From a young age, he was interested in painting and fine arts, and prior to the Russian Revolution he served in the White Russian army. Starting from 1914, he spent a few years in German prison camp where ... More