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Art Needlework

Although the V&A has a strong collection of Aesthetic works of art this will be complemented by some important loans from other museums, archives and private collections. The aim of the exhibition is to suggest the complete Aesthetic ensemble, the combination of decorative art and paintings that characterised the Aesthetic interior. We are borrowing paintings by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and James McNeill Whistler from major museums as well as the striking portraits by artists such as G. F. Watts and Edward Poynter that have been passed down through generations of the same family. To fully …

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