Half-sisters. Mothers. Daughters. Artists. Meet two creative women who grew up at the heart of the Pre-Raphaelite world.

Commonly referred to as the daughters of the British painter Ford Madox Brown, both Lucy Rossetti (1843-1894) and Catherine Hueffer (1850-1927) were talented, professional artists in their own right.

In 1876, both Rossetti and Hueffer featured in Ellen Clayton’s English Female Artists, a two-volume ‘roll call of honourable names’ and artist biographies. Despite this, they remain relatively unknown today. The objective of this pivotal exhibition is to shine a light on these sister-artists, and to call for the critical attention that their work merits. And for the first time, explore their lives, art and feminist legacies.

The exhibition is co-curated by Dr Ruth Brimacombe, independent art historian and former Collections Curator (19th century) at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Watts Gallery Trust is grateful to the Exhibition Circle for their support of this exhibition.

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