The Last Pre-Raphaelite
May 14, 2024 4:24 AM   Subscribe

Edward Burne-Jones was the last Pre-Raphaelite. Frank Cadogan Cowper was the last Pre-Raphaelite. Christiana Herringham was so late in the game, she was more of a Pre-Raphaelite Renaissance painter.

None of them, of course, were anything near as late as the television portrayals of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, such as Desperate Romantics, Dante's Inferno, or The Love School.
posted by cupcakeninja (6 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
A-and separating the last Pre-Raphaelites from from the Post-Raphaelites, I give you Raphael.
posted by chavenet at 4:33 AM on May 14 [4 favorites]

Esthetic. They are aesthetic
posted by ocschwar at 4:57 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]

I confess my favorite Burne-Jones work is this doofy sketch of a wombat romping in Egypt.
posted by zamboni at 6:25 AM on May 14 [15 favorites]

The thought of there being a last Pre-Raphaelite warms my heart.
posted by groda at 6:35 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]

A little lower on that page, there’s a picture of Burne-Jones with an expression that cries out “Good Lord! A wombat! In this desert!”
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:04 AM on May 14 [2 favorites]

I love the Pre-Raphaelites. Give me a Waterhouse or a Leighton or an Alma-Tadema and I am happy.

Basically anything with women in sumptuous flowing outfits looking bored or sad. That's my jam.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 9:59 AM on May 14 [5 favorites]

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