Pre-Raphaelite Vision: Truth to Nature
Tate Britain: Exhibition
12 February 8 May 2004
  • William Holman Hunt, 'Our English Coasts, 1852 ('Strayed Sheep')' 1852
    William Holman Hunt
    Our English Coasts, 1852 ('Strayed Sheep') 1852
    Oil on canvas
    support: 432 x 584 mm
    frame: 785 x 940 x 85 mm
    Presented by the Art Fund 1946

This exhibition is devoted to the revolutionary approach to landscape painting introduced to Britain in the 1850s by a group of young artists known as the Pre-Raphaelites. It shows how the landscapes of John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Ford Madox Brown and others were not only fired by a passion for the natural world, but also deeply rooted in the scientific and religious ideas of the day, and the theories of John Ruskin.

Pre-Raphaelite Vision: Truth to Nature is an exhibition devoted to the purest form of Pre-Raphaelitism. It will open your eyes to the radical nature of artists whom you may think you know well.