Friday, 15 January 2016

Marie Spartali at Watts Gallery

Poetry in Beauty: the Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman  opens at the Watts Gallery, Compton, on 1 March. 
 blurb here  

For those new to the Watts Gallery, this is where it is 
As you see, right on the Pilgrims Ways from Winchester to Canterbury.  And just nearby is the unusual Cemetery Chapel, designed and decorated by Mary Watts, which is worth a visit in its own right - enchanting or eerie depending on weather and atmosphere.

And  the Wattses' home Limnerslease is open for tours, as the project to develop house and studios as a centre for heritage learning, craft skills and apprenticeships gets under way.

The exhibition catalogue Poetry in Beauty: the Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman is available from the Watts Gallery shop and from amazon:  

1 comment:

  1. I am so looking forward to this exhibition (plus the fact that I have never visited the Watt Gallery!) I personally think Stillman was as technically accomplished as Rossetti who was presumeably her tutor, and she deserves to be as well known as Rossetti, Hunt, Millais, Burne-Jones and Waterhouse