I've been fan-grrling the best-known female Pre-Raphaelite painter, Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919). There's a small exhibition of her works on long-term display at Cannon Hall Museum, near Barnsley:
|It's the posh bit of Barnsley, mind!|
|Boreas and the Fallen Leaves|
|I love this picture!|
|Interesting ... burls ... there|
It was really difficult for her even to find models - she used her sister's maidservant and a hired Italian (shocking!) - to pose for Boreas and Oreithyia here:
She was a suffragette, feminist and a pacifist with spiritualist inclinations. Her works tend heavily toward allegory and symbolism. This one below depicts the discontented soul trapped in the physical flesh of the body:
|The Soul's Prison House|
Blind Blindness is left desolate.
Cupidity, the city’s fate,
Stays fettered to a sightless mate.
Cannon Hall belongs to the local council and as such it is FREE to visit the grounds, hall and exhibition!