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9 May 2016

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Pre-Raphaelites at Leighton House

Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins and event attendees inside the Leighton House Museum

St Hugh’s Alumni were treated to an exclusive viewing of the Pre-Raphaelites on Paper exhibition at Leighton House Museum on Wednesday 4th May.

Alumni, friends and guests joined St Hugh’s College’s Principal, Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, for a tour of Leighton House, surely one of the most remarkable buildings of nineteenth century London. They also were treated to a private viewing and discussion of the Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings exhibition from the Lanigan Collection, features over 100 drawings and sketches by the Pre-Raphaelites and their contemporaries.

An introduction to the exhibition by the excellent and knowledgeable Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator and expert on the work of Victorian artists and designers, was very well received by guests.

Leighton House Musuem is a studio-house situated on the edge of Holland Park and was the former home of Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. Built to his precise specifications, it was added to and adapted throughout the 30 years that he lived there and is the only example of a purpose built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom.

It was wonderful to be able to welcome and catch up with a number of guests who had not been to a College event in some time, as well as seeing many familiar and new faces. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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