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National Portrait Gallery, London  
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020

The likes of Effie Gray and Elizabeth Siddal may be instantly recognisable from the paintings of Millais or Rossetti, but their creative contributions – and those of other women in the orbit of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Joanne Wells and Marie Spartali Stillman – have rarely been considered. With paintings, sculptures and decorative objects, many of which are on show for the first time, this exhibition hopes to redress the balance, and to reassess the influence of its subjects upon the wider Pre-Raphaelite movement. Find out more from the NPG’s website.

Standen House and Garden
Morris & Co. : Inspired By Nature
1 June 2019 – 10 November 2019

Delve into the world of Morris & Co. at Standen in this new exhibition throughout the house, garden and estate. Discover how repeating patterns of flowers and birds in Morris & Co. designs were chosen, and the value that Morris placed on the revival of traditional skills and techniques including natural dyeing and tapestry weaving.

The Coach House, Kelmscott House
The Dear Warp and Weft of Hammersmith
18 April 2019 – 26 October 2019

Acanthus and Vine

This is the first exhibition of its kind about Kelmscott House, described by George Bernard Shaw as, ‘this magical house’ and will feature original Morris & Co. designs, textiles and wallpapers, complemented by beautiful photographic prints. The exhibition will faithfully convey the atmosphere of the property bursting with creative energy and artistic activity.

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