Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown at the Watts Gallery

September 23 2021

Image of Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown at the Watts Gallery

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey, will be opening their latest exhibition Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown next week.

According to their press release:

‘Uncommon Power’: Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown is the first exhibition dedicated to the life, art and feminist legacies of sisters Lucy Rossetti (1843-1894) and Catherine Hueffer (1850-1927).   

Commonly referred to as the daughters of Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893), these two creative women grew up at the heart of the Pre-Raphaelite world and, as this exhibition demonstrates, became talented, professional artists in their own right.

Bringing together Rossetti and Hueffer’s rarely exhibited works - notably Ferdinand and Miranda Playing Chess (1871, Private Collection), A Deep Problem: 9 and 6 make – (1875, Birmingham Museums Trust) and the recently conserved The Fair Geraldine (or The Magic Mirror, 1871, Private Collection) - with archival material, including a family photograph album, personal correspondence and painting palettes, the exhibition explores themes of their Pre-Raphaelite upbringing, artistic training, kinship, female friendship and creative motherhood.

The show will run from 28 September 2021 - 20 Februrary 2022.

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