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34 People in artist grouping: Aesthetic Movement

From the 1860s to the 1900s a new movement in art took hold of Britain. The Aesthetic movement would embody the quest to bring beauty, and not subject, to the forefront in works of art, and into people's everyday lives. From 1877, the leading artists of the movement held their shows at the newly opened Grosvenor Gallery on Bond Street; with its greenery-yallery silk walls, it was perfect for showing off the work of Whistler, Burne-Jones and others. Although started in the studios of painters, the movement would come to encapsulate all forms of creativity including the decorative arts, architecture, design, literature and dance.

(William) St John Fremantle Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton

1856-1942
Politician; Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for India
Sitter in 20 portraits

Albert Moore

1841-1893
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits

Margaret Emma Alice ('Margot') Asquith (née Tennant), Countess of Oxford and Asquith

1864-1945
Society hostess, second wife of 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith and daughter of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt
Sitter in 50 portraits

Walter Horatio Pater

1839-1894
Writer; scholar and art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait

Robert George Windsor-Clive, 1st Earl of Plymouth

1857-1923
Public servant and landowner
Sitter in 6 portraits

Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (née Siddal)

1829-1862
Wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Sitter in 3 portraits

(Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland

1856-1937
Artist; wife of 8th Duke of Rutland
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist associated with 69 portraits

Kate Vaughan (Kate Alice Candelin)

1855-1903
Actress and dancer
Sitter in 6 portraits

Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss

1857-1937
Lord Lieutenant and politician
Sitter in 6 portraits

Mary Constance Charteris (née Wyndham), Countess of Wemyss

1862-1937
Hostess, member of the Souls, daughter of Hon. Percy Wyndham and wife of 11th Earl of Wemyss
Sitter in 3 portraits

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834-1903
Painter and etcher
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits

George Wyndham

1863-1913
Politician; Under-Secretary of State for War and author
Sitter associated with 23 portraits

Guy Percy Wyndham

1865-1948
Colonel
Sitter in 3 portraits

Percy Scawen Wyndham

1835-1911
Landowner, MP for Cumberland West and art connoisseur
Sitter in 2 portraits