The classical subject matter of Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Lachrymae (ca. 1894–95), Morris and Burne-Jones’s stained-glass David, Julia Margaret Cameron’s lush sepia photographs, and Aubrey Beardsley’s magical illustrations demonstrate the breadth of influence of the core members of the brotherhood.
“Masterpieces” of the movement, such as Rossetti’s Beata Beatrix (ca. 1864–95) and William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World (1853–54), are understandably absent from a show dedicated to the legacy of a movement rather than to its originators. However, the works here happily share the magnetism of their forbears.
A version of this story originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of ARTnews on page 112.