This publication accompanied the exhibition, Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, 30 April - 4 July 2010, The Fine Art Society, London, 20 July - 7 August 2010 and The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, 14 September - 28 November 2010.
The portraiture of Pre-Raphaelite landscape painter John Brett is explored for the first time in this groundbreaking publication. Brett emerges as a portraitist of great quality, capturing his sitters in an intimate, charming and insightful manner. Brett's portraiture is accompanied by a detailed exploration of the relationship he enjoyed with landlocked Birmingham.
The catalogue was devised by Christiana Payne, Professor of History of Art in the Department of HIstory, Philosophy and Religion at Oxford Brookes University and Ann Sumner, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (2007-2012)
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