Pauline, Lady Trevelyan

Pauline, Lady Trevelyan by Alexander Munro (1825-1871). Plaster cast, 19.25 x inches. Courtesy of the Maas Gallery, which comments, “Munro was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites” by his close friendship with Thomas Woolner, the only sculptor member of the Brotherhood. Munro’s sculptures are spare and clean of clutter, and the deep relief of his portrait heads casts strong shadows that vividly emphasises his sitters’ features. This one is of Lady Trevelyan (1816-1866), married to Sir Walter Trevelyan. An artist, she made her house Wallington Hall in Northumberland a centre of High Victorian cultural life, and numbered amongst her friends Ruskin, Swinburne, the Brownings, Carlyle, all the Rossettis, Millais and other members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.”

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Batchelor, John. Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. London: Chatto & Windus, 2006. [review” by JB]

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