This program explores how the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood turned English painting upside down, but only lasted four short years. Its influence was immediately felt in the work of its two best-known followers, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Art moved into design, and Rossetti responded by producing some of his finest work, in voluptuous portraits of beautiful women.
Part of the series Painters to the People
Director of photography: Edwin Mickleburgh Presenter/Writer: Christopher Wood Original music: Ed Shearmur