Victorian Obsession. The Pérez Simón collection at
Museum presents over
fifty exceptional and rarely exhibited paintings by leading
Victorian artists. The pictures all belong to the Mexican collector
Juan Antonio Pérez Simón and form the largest private collection of
Victorian art outside the UK.
important pictures by Leighton himself have returned to the
house in which they were first painted.
display are outstanding pictures by Albert Moore, Dante
Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais, John
William Waterhouse, Edward Poynter, John Strudwick and John William
Godward. These artists knew Leighton and were entertained at
highlight is Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s magnificent The Roses of
Heliogabalus, one of the most iconic images of
Victorian art which is now exhibited in London for the first time
To make way for the exhibition, with the
exception of Leighton’s studio, the permanent collection has
been cleared and the exhibition is hung throughout the house
providing a unique opportunity to see these works against the
backdrop of Leighton’s decorative schemes.
The combination of the house and the paintings
makes A Victorian Obsession an unmissable event and a
one-off aesthetic experience for anyone interested in the art of
the nineteenth century.
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