Exhibition focuses on obsession

Jan Marsh and Jill Iredale (right) who have put the D G Rosetti exhibition at Cartwright Hall

Jan Marsh and Jill Iredale (right) who have put the D G Rosetti exhibition at Cartwright Hall

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An exhibition opens at Cartwright Hall, Bradford, tomorrow of rare works that trace Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s obsession with Jane Morris.

Rossetti’s Obsession: Images Of Jane Morris consists of works by the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite painter, who fell in love with the wife of arts and crafts movement pioneer William Morris.

It will also show photographs of Jane, including a number in which she poses for possible paintings for Rossetti The exhibition, which runs until June 1, marks the centenary of Jane’s death and will be supported by events, including a free talk from Rossetti and Jane Morris expert Jan Marsh of London’s National Portrait Gallery, tomorrow at 2.30pm.

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