Pre-Raphaelite inspirations

Thursday 1 & 8 February, 2–4.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Christina Bradstreet and Carol Jacobi

£42/£40 conc./£38 Members

Learn how the art of van Eyck, Titian, Hogarth and others, inspired the young and rebellious Pre-Raphaelites as they brought about a revolution in British painting.


Week one, Thursday 1 February: Pre-Raphaelite inspirations

2pm: Welcome

2.05pm: Pre-Raphaelite rebels

2.30pm: Millais, Hunt, and Rossetti at the National Gallery

2.55pm: Mirror, mirror: The Pre-Raphaelites and van Eyck

3.40pm: Close-looking activity: Visit to Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

4.10pm: Discussion

4.30pm: End

Week two, Thursday 8 February: Modern painters, Old masters

2pm: Welcome

2.05pm: Were the Pre-Raphaelites Pre-Raphael-ite?

2.30pm: Inspirations tour: In the Gallery

4.05pm: The Pre-Raphaelites and 'the Moderns'

4.25pm: Final discussion

4.30pm: End

Programme is subject to change. Sessions take place in the conference room and in the Gallery.

Tutor biographies

Carol Jacobi is Curator of British Art 1850–1915 at Tate. She is author of numerous publications including 'William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision' (2008) and 'William Holman Hunt: Painter, Painting, Paint' (2006).

Christina Bradstreet is Courses and Events Programmer at the National Gallery. Her personal research is centred on 19th-century British painting, sculpture and photography.

Image above: Detail from William Hogarth, The Shrimp Girl, about 1740–5