Friday, 10 January 2014

Jane Morris

Here's a portrait of Pre-Raphaelite muse Jane Morris as you've probably never seen her before, silver haired with her beauty fading. This portrait in pastels by Evelyn De Morgan is delicate. So it is rarely put on public display. Jane Morris died on 26 January 1914. To mark the centenary of her death the De Morgan Centre in London has put this portrait on display beside many of Evelyn's paintings (CLICK). The National Portrait Gallery is also marking the centenary of Janey's death (CLICK). Evelyn De Morgan's portrait of Jane was a preparatory study for The Hourglass (CLICK).


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