Saturday, September 12, 2009

Charles Edward Hallé - Luna

c. 1870 - 80's
Halle was ill in his youth and spent a lot of time travelling, especially in Italy and Venice. But by the 1860's he had returned and was working as a portrait painter - and met Burne-Jones and Rossetti - though he is often classed as a member of the Aesthetic movement which followed and was influenced by the PRB.
Halle helped set up the Grosvenor Gallery with Sir Coutts Lindsay which became the centre for the Aesthetic artists and was much frequented by Oscar Wilde.

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