Veronica Veronese, 1872
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882)
Oil on canvas, 41 1/2″ x 34″
Delaware Art Museum
Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
“A Pre-Raphaelite Paints Music: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Delaware Art Museum’s Veronica Veronese”
Lecture by Nancy Rose Marshall
Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison and
2015 University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Museum Fellow in Pre-Raphaelite Studies
Wednesday, November 18
Morris Library, Class of 1941 Lecture Room
University of Delaware
Free and open to the public
Nancy Rose Marshall, professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Museum 2015 Fellow in Pre-Raphaelite Studies, will speak on “A Pre-Raphaelite Paints Music: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Delaware Art Museum’s Veronica Veronese” on Wednesday, November 18. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room near the entrance of the Morris Library on the University of Delaware campus. A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. udel.edu or call (302) 831-2231.
During her residency as the 2015 Pre-Raphaelite Fellow, Marshall has worked on Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a monograph commissioned by PhaedonPress. Unlike many studies that examine Rossetti in isolation from mainstream Victorian culture, this book places him in specific social-historical contexts. While in Delaware, Marshall has made considerable use of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection and the holdings of the Special Collections Department in the University of Delaware Library as well as examining the Rossetti artworks—including the 1872 painting Veronica Veronese (and associated curatorial files) in the Delaware Art Museum.
A specialist in Victorian art and visual culture, Professor Marshall is the co-author of the exhibition catalogue James Tissot: Victorian Life/Modern Love (Yale Center for British Art, 1999). Her book on the construction of imperialist metropolitan modernity in fine art, City of Gold and Mud: Painting Victorian London, was published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in 2012.
For further information contact Mark Samuels Lasner, senior research fellow, University of Delaware Library, email@example.com or (302) 831-3250. A flyer promoting the event is available here: Nancy_Marshall_Flyer.