Exhibitions / Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde
John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti etc.
Moscow, Pushkin Museum, Volhonka 12
11.06.2013 - 13.10.2013
Christie’s is delighted to celebrate the opening of the exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, from 11 June to 22 September, with a private reception and talk for collectors by Alison Smith, curator at Tate Britain, at the residence of HM Ambassador Tim Barrow. On view at the Residence will be the masterful works by the founder member of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood Sir John Everett Millais, as well as Sir George Clausen and Frank Bramley, which are the highlights of the forthcoming auction of British paintings in London in July. Christie’s event at the Ambassador’s residence is cordially supported by Restavracia N, developer of Knightsbridge Private Park, the high-end residential estate in Moscow.

Moscow has already played host to Pre-Raphaelite art during Christie’s Exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery in May 2008 and exhibited the lyrical watercolour by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833–1898) Love among the ruins during Christie’s Spring Exhibition in Moscow in April 2013. The later oil version, which was based upon this watercolour was exhibited at the Tate Britain last year as part of Pre-Raphaelites:Victorian Avant-Garde exhibition and will be on display at the State Pushkin Museum.

This exhibition will allow Moscow art lovers to gain a deeper insight into The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of which The Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia (1872–1918), the wife of Nicholas II (1868–1918), the last Tsar of the Russian Empire and a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, was particularly fond. She even had two works by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912) at her favourite residence, Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, and so it is a pleasure to see this Russian connection continued today.

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