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August 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Gallery Talk: Truth to Nature: The American Pre-Raphaelites and Beyond
Jenny Parsons, Assistant Curator
Come hear Parsons discuss how artists like William Trost Richards and Fidelia Bridges were inspired by British critic John Ruskin to create landscapes, still lifes, and studies based on their meticulous observation of nature en plein air.
Painting: Fidelia Bridges (1834–1923), Wild Roses Among Rye, 1874, Watercolor and gouache over pencil on heavy wove paper, 13 ½ x 9 in., Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company