Pre-Raphaelite Bundle

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£45.00

The perfect gift for any Pre-Raphaelite fan!

This package contains a cushion, two books and a magnet.

Proserpine Cushion. Buy a piece of 18th century Fine Art furniture with this exquisite cushion featuring Proserpine by English artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, painted in 1874. Perfect on a bed or sofa for all to enjoy! Rossetti illustrates in typical Pre-Raphaelite style the Roman goddess who lives in the underworld during Winter. Rossetti worked seven years on eight separate canvases before he finished the final version on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. His model Jane Morris, is an exquisitely beautiful woman, with delicate facial features, and flawlessly pale skin set off by her thick raven hair. This elegant cushion measures 40x40 cm.

The Holy Grail Tapestries Book. This book is the Holy Grail of the most significant tapestry series woven in the nineteenth century. Illustrating the Holy Grail conceived by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones in 1890, widely regarded as one of the most outstanding achievements of the British Arts and Crafts Movement. ‘A fantastic guide’ details the original Holy Grail Tapestries produced between 1890-1895, depicting the six scenes from the legend King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail. The tapestries were commissioned from Morris & Co. by William Knox D'Arcy for interior decoration at Stanmore Hall, Middlesex. The Guide contains 36 pages and measures 21x15x0.2 cm.

The Pre-Raphaelites Guidebook. This guide is essential information about the most important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art anywhere in the world. The Pre-Raphaelites paintings and drawings cared for by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, includes paintings by Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti, Ford Maddox Brown, Burne-Jones, Sandys and Kate Bunce. This guide is highly recommended for fans of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and all things Rossetti. The guide contains 62 pages and measures 21x15x0.5 cm.

Proserpine Magnet. Add a piece of fine artwork to your kitchen fridge door with this beautiful magnet. Dante Gabriel Rossetti painted eight separate versions of Proserpine, the final version is displayed at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, part of Birmingham Museums. The Rossetti paintings were originally hung in Charles Augustus Howell's drawing room (English artists' agent and art dealer), all of which Leyland called "stunners." Proserpine is one of the most recognizable works. The daughter of the goddess Ceres, she was kidnapped by the god of the Underworld, Hades. Her mother pleaded with the god Jupiter to allow Proserpine to return. Jupiter consented with the provision that Proserpine had not eaten any fruit of the Underworld. The magnet measures 8x5.5 cm.