Pre-Raphaelite at the Lowry
Updated: Feb 19, 2019
The Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Lowry art museum in Manchester was a little smaller than I expected, although it was a great opportunity to see some great examples of the work produced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Until I went to the exhibition, I had no idea that L. S. Lowry had been so fond of the Pre-Raphaelites. Certainly the style of painting that he is best known for did not give any indication of this, nor that he was the president of the Rossetti Society which was set up in admiration for the works of Dante Gabrielle Rossetti.
I was most impressed by the line work of the sketches that formed part of studies for other pieces, and was blown away by the pencil drawing below of a Roman style bust drawn by Lowry. I was completely unaware that he ever produced any work like this.
Here is a video montage of the exhibition from the Lowry museum website.