Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Roddam Spencer Stanhope - Thoughts of the Past

Tate Gallery
Stanhope is very interesting and considered one of the second-generation Pre-Raphaelites, though he was part of the Oxford mural painting party in 1857. He was a founder member of the Hogarth Club which directly followed the PRB.
This picture of a prostitute looking remorsefully back on her past has been compared with Rossetti's Found and Hunt's Awakening Conscience, highighting a big social issue of the time.

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