Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sketch A Day #25 - Kate Perugini 1880 by Millais

The Cult of Beauty exhibition opened at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco this week, and the whole family journeyed in to see it. Good crowds, plenty of turn out for the first day; it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of lovers of the British Aesthetic Movement in San Francisco.

We all took sketchbooks with us, as we do now. While I expected to see the Brune-Jones and Rosetti pieces, I was quite caught up by two paintings by Millais, and did two quick sketches of them. The first is here: Kate Perugini, done in 1880.

Its a real treat to see this here, as this is the only stop in the USA for the tour, which has pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the D'Orsay in Paris.

More tomorrow...

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