I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

Stephanie Pina has a wonderful blog site dedicated to the Pre-Raphaelite women at: http://preraphaelitesisterhood.com

I discoverd on her site that a blue plaque went up on 22nd October, to mark Jane Burden's birthplace. This is Stehanie's quote from the Oxford Mail:

"The beauty of an Oxford “stunner” will be celebrated for all time - following the unveiling of a plaque in her honour.

The blue plaque marks the site of the former slum where Jane Burden was born in 1839.

Jane, wife of the artist, poet and designer William Morris, became the 19th century equivalent of a pin-up girl, after posing as Queen Guinevere in the paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and others.

The plaque was unveiled in St Helen’s Passage, which leads from New College Lane to the Turf Tavern, in Oxford city centre."

If you want to find out anything about the Pre-Raphaelite women please go to this site, it is absolutely fabulous!

No comments:

Post a Comment