The pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

I’ve enjoyed watching the six-part BBC television series on the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood which went under the title “Desperate Romantics”. I’m sure that it took considerable licence with the facts but it told the story of this art movement with verve and colour and some naughtiness.
The BBC web site on the series provides details on six paintings from the Brotherhood which featured in the series.
Perhaps I’ve led a sheltered life but, until watching this series, I’d never heard of laudanum (my wife had) with which allegedly Elizabeth Siddal committed suicide.


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