The intriguing story behind a beautiful and rarely seen work by a major Scottish Victorian artist, closely connected to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Split into three parts, this book first reveals the history of the screen’s commission. It then details and interprets the remarkable imagery of the screen itself. Finally, the screen is situated in its historical context by explaining the fascinating personal relationships that were the backdrop to each stage of its creation, including Scott’s relationship with the artist and wealthy heiress Alice Boyd.
About the author: Emily Learmont is an artist, art historian and arts educator. She is an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership candidate at the University of Edinburgh and the National Galleries of Scotland researching the life and work of William Bell Scott.