Picturing Stories: British and French Romantic Illustrations
|Dates:||9 August 2013 - 9 January 2014|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
This exhibition explores the development of French and British Romantic illustration during the period 1770-1860. In contrast to earlier allegorical images, Romantic pictures are full of action, emotion and exciting story-telling. Highlights of the exhibition include works by Byron, Dante and Walter Scott and images by artists such as Flaxman, Cruikshank and Girodet.
Come along and see how sinister figures behind the arras and swooning damsels in distress crossed the Channel during this vibrant period in literary history.
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John Rylands Research Institute and Library