Sunday Morning — Pre-Raphaelite of the Week

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“The Uninvited Guest”, by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale was a Pre-Raphaelite revivalist rather than a true Pre-Raphaelite — she was born in 1871 and lived until 1945.

Brickdale is credited with reviving the Pre-Raphaelite style of painting at the end of the 19th century and was considered “the last survivor of the late Pre-Raphaelite painters.” According to one source, “It cannot be said that Pre-Raphaelitism is dead while Miss Fortescue Brickdale is alive – at least Pre-Raphaelite in the spirit if not in the letter, though in many points also in that.”
Andréa Fernandes,writng in Mental Floss

The banner at the top of my blog is a detail from one of her paintings, “The Deceitfulness of Riches”.

“The Uninvited Guest” is in a private collection.

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