J.W. Waterhouse Exhibitions
The Last Romantics: The Romantic Tradition in British Art: Burne-Jones to Stanley Spencer
The Last Romantics is a pioneering exhibition examining British art from the decline of Pre-Raphaelitism in the late 19th century to the rise of so-called Neo-Romanticism in the 1940s. It is the first general survey of the field in which an astonishingly lively and diverse group of talents was involved: Burne-Jones and his numerous followers, including the Birmingham School; Ricketts, Shannon and their circle; Scottish and Irish exponents of the Celtic revival; academic artists, from Waterhouse to Russell Flint, who painted literary themes; and idiosyncratic figures like Thomas Cooper Gotch and William Shackleton. Sculpture is also well represented. Artists who specialised in fairy and book illustration are also included. Finally comes a group of early works by Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer and other Slade-trained artists.
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