Victoria Osborne talks about the Alexander Munro sculpture inspired by the tragic story of Paolo and Francesca.
Francesca, engaged to be married against her will, falls in love with her fiance’s younger brother Paola. When this is discovered, they are murdered. The sculpture shows the moment when, reading of the love of Lancelot for Guinevere, they are drawn to their first kiss.
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Curator Victoria Osborne talks about Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti at 24 years of Age by William Holman Hunt. This painting of a romantic young Rossetti was painted shortly after his death in 1882.
View the zoomable image on the Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource.