Walker Artwork of the Month – November 2005

Lorenzo and Isabella, by John Everett Millais

Gallery Talk
Free Gallery talks Wednesday 9 and Friday 25 November, 1pm, Room 6

About the artwork
William Holman Hunt called it ‘the most wonderful painting that any youth still under twenty years of age ever did in the world’. John Everett Millais was nineteen. Hunt himself was 22, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the third co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, was 21. They were, according to John Ruskin, ‘very young men’ who believed ‘that the principles on which art has been taught for three hundred years are essentially wrong, and that the principles which ought to guide us are those which prevailed before the time of Raphael.’

Link to Walker webpage