Details

Title

Saint Barbara

Artist/Maker

Marie Spartali Stillman (Anglo–Greek, born in England, 1843–1927)

Date

ca. 1875–1880

Medium

Bodycolor, watercolor, and pencil on paper mounted on board

Dimensions

26 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Phoenix Society

Accession #

1994.52

On View

Currently not on view

Marie Spartali Stillman regularly exhibited both at the Royal Academy of Arts and at the Grosvenor Gallery in London, a radical alternative to the Academy founded in 1877. Her works also were shown at important American venues in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and Boston. Stillman’s most important artistic influences were her teacher, Ford Maddox Brown, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Stillman’s attention to detail in this watercolor and its languid mood typify the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic, as do the model’s auburn hair and medieval-looking costume.

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