Monday Lunch & Lecture – Pre-Raphaelite Storytelling




Joanna Cobb

7 February 2022

£27 includes lunch

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To complement the exhibition Rossetti’s Portraits at the Holburne Museum, Bath, this lecture will not only expand upon the foundation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, its original membership and philosophy within a broader European context, but also consider later artists influenced and inspired by it, including William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, and some of the Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood.

Whilst observing their artistic output and the subjects which they embraced, we will also visit  their carefully constructed living arrangements and those of their patrons, including at The Red House and Wightwick Manor.

All-comers welcome.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Joanna Cobb is an independent art historian based in Somerset.  Following a career teaching history she studied for an MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, graduating with Distinction. In addition to her work at Dillington House, Joanna has presented talks, lectures and courses for several arts societies, ArtsLink, Wells Cathedral School,  the U3A, WEA, and Western Front Association, her ‘Talking Film’ events in collaboration with Wells Film Centre have proved very popular.  Joanna is a keen gardener, holding public openings in support of the NGS and St. Margaret’s Hospice.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.