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Pre-Raphaelite girl gang : fifty makers, shakers and heartbreakers from the Victorian era / Kirsty Stonell Walker ; illustrations by Kingsley Nebechi.

By: Walker, Kirsty Stonell.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018Description: 255 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781911604631; 1911604635.Subject(s): Pre-Raphaelitism | Pre-Raphaelites -- Biography | Women in artDDC classification: 709.4209034
Contents:
Julia Margaret Cameron -- Mary Hodgkinson -- Euphemia Gray -- Elizabeth Siddal -- Emma Madox Brown -- Anna Blunden -- Rosa Brett -- Christina Rossetti -- Ruth Herbert -- Joanna Boyce -- Emma Watkins -- Fanny & Edith Holman Hunt -- Aglaiaionides -- Annie Miller -- Fanny Cornforth -- Fanny Eaton -- Jane Morris -- Kate Perugini -- Georgiana Burke-Jones -- Maria Zambaco -- Emma Sandys -- Louise Jopling -- Lucy Madox Brown -- Sophia Gray -- Marie Spartali Stillman -- Anna Lea Merritt -- Ellen Smith -- Annie Louisa Swynnerton -- Mary Emma Jones -- Julia Prinsep Jackson -- Alexa Wilding -- Ellen Terry -- Mary Hillier -- Mary Ryan -- Keytumas `Keomi' Gray -- Mary Seton Watts -- Alice Liddell -- Lillie Langtry -- May Prinsep -- Rosa Corder -- Evelyn De Morgan -- Kate Bunce -- Violet Manners -- Dorothy Dene -- May Morris -- Margaret Burne-Jones -- Harriet Selina Pettigrew -- Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale -- May Louise Greville Cooksey -- Noel Laura Nisbet.
Summary: "Tapping into the Rebel Girl and Bad Girl publishing trend, this is the first book to cover the female role within art. A fabulous introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, through the muses and artists that helped shape the era. Kirsty Stonell Walker has a large following for her blog, The Kissed Mouth (20,000 people) - with readers in the UK and the US. Major exhibitions of Pre-Raphaelite Art are set to take place in Autumn 2018: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain and Christina Rossetti at the Watts Gallery, Compton. Published to coincide with World Pre-Raphaelite Day on 16th September 2018"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

We mostly know the women of the Pre-Raphaelite movement through their appearances in paintings: long-haired beauties with sad eyes who simultaneously seem historical and contemporary. But women played a much bigger role in the movement than that, as Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang shows.

Telling the stories of fifty women--duchesses to laundresses--who were involved with the Pre-Raphaelites, this book brings together stunning illustrations and little known stories to rewrite the history of an artistic movement that has held its popularity for more than a century. From models to artists, these women all contributed something personal and incredible towards the most beautiful and imaginative art movement in the world. Redefining what it meant to be attractive and influential in a male-dominated world, they broke new ground in art, business, and women's rights. In these pages we learn more about faces long familiar from classic paintings, but we also meet women who worked behind the scenes. Together, these portraits recast our understanding of the Pre-Raphaelites and reveal an enchanting, revolutionary band of women who remain unlikely and compelling role models today.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-251).

Julia Margaret Cameron -- Mary Hodgkinson -- Euphemia Gray -- Elizabeth Siddal -- Emma Madox Brown -- Anna Blunden -- Rosa Brett -- Christina Rossetti -- Ruth Herbert -- Joanna Boyce -- Emma Watkins -- Fanny & Edith Holman Hunt -- Aglaiaionides -- Annie Miller -- Fanny Cornforth -- Fanny Eaton -- Jane Morris -- Kate Perugini -- Georgiana Burke-Jones -- Maria Zambaco -- Emma Sandys -- Louise Jopling -- Lucy Madox Brown -- Sophia Gray -- Marie Spartali Stillman -- Anna Lea Merritt -- Ellen Smith -- Annie Louisa Swynnerton -- Mary Emma Jones -- Julia Prinsep Jackson -- Alexa Wilding -- Ellen Terry -- Mary Hillier -- Mary Ryan -- Keytumas `Keomi' Gray -- Mary Seton Watts -- Alice Liddell -- Lillie Langtry -- May Prinsep -- Rosa Corder -- Evelyn De Morgan -- Kate Bunce -- Violet Manners -- Dorothy Dene -- May Morris -- Margaret Burne-Jones -- Harriet Selina Pettigrew -- Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale -- May Louise Greville Cooksey -- Noel Laura Nisbet.

"Tapping into the Rebel Girl and Bad Girl publishing trend, this is the first book to cover the female role within art. A fabulous introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, through the muses and artists that helped shape the era. Kirsty Stonell Walker has a large following for her blog, The Kissed Mouth (20,000 people) - with readers in the UK and the US. Major exhibitions of Pre-Raphaelite Art are set to take place in Autumn 2018: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain and Christina Rossetti at the Watts Gallery, Compton. Published to coincide with World Pre-Raphaelite Day on 16th September 2018"-- Provided by publisher.

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Booklist Review

Walker, a scholar of the Victorian era, adds this collection of mini-biographies to the growing number of recent compendiums devoted to the women and people from minority groups who have been erased from traditional history texts. In this set of profiles, Walker highlights the most influential women of the Pre-Raphaelite period of art and literature: artists, models, lovers, wives, and daughters who made an indelible impact on the work that came out of that time. The period is too often associated with men, Walker explains, like painters Millais and Rossetti, or writers such as Carroll and Tennyson, while the women who inspired or competed with them are rarely recognized. Some notable inclusions are Fanny Eaton, who was born a Jamaican slave and became a prominent model for Rossetti's paintings; Jane Morris, whose life inspired George Bernard Shaw to write Pygmalion; and Annie Louisa Swynnerton, an artist unafraid to depict nude figures despite society's condemnation of women doing so at the time. Packed with Nebechi's breathtaking illustrations, Walker's book is fascinating, thorough, and visually stunning.--Courtney Eathorne Copyright 2018 Booklist