Visit: Private tour by Dennis Lanigan of the exhibition ‘Beauty’s Awakening’ Feb 13

The Pre‐Raphaelite Society are privileged to be offered a private tour by Denis Lanigan of drawings from his extensive collection of Pre‐Raphaelite art, on 13 February at Leighton House Museum.

Beauty’s Awakening encompasses the entire Victorian era, charting the broad evolution of British draughtsmanship and illustrates new appreciation developed for the art of drawing during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837‐1901), while inviting contemplation of artists operating within the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic Movements. The exhibition highlights the work of the Pre‐Raphaelite geniuses, Edward Burne‐Jones, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti as well as Academic champions Edward Poynter and Frederick Leighton. Beauty’s Awakening expresses the richness, diversity and flair of Victorian draughtmanship as seen through the eyes of a discerning collector.

Denis Lanigan has been interested in the Pre‐Raphaelites since 1972 and started collecting their work in 1982. He joined the Pre‐Raphaelite Society in 1990, making him one of our first North American members. He has written articles for the Pre‐Raphaelite Society, as well as The Journal of Pre‐Raphaelite Studies. He has given lectures and curated exhibitions based on his collection.

For further details relating to the event mentioned above please email info@Pre‑


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