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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.

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 129 portraits

Aubrey Beardsley

1872-1898
Illustrator
Sitter in 8 portraits

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt

1833-1898
Painter and designer
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

1830-1896
Painter; President of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 59 portraits | Artist associated with 7 portraits

William Morris

1834-1896
Poet, craftsman and socialist
Sitter in 68 portraits

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1828-1882
Painter and poet
Sitter in 29 portraits | Artist associated with 22 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 70 portraits

George Frederic Watts

1817-1904
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 43 portraits | Artist associated with 90 portraits

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834-1903
Painter and etcher
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits

Oscar Wilde

1854-1900
Wit and dramatist
Sitter associated with 15 portraits

Charles Edward Conder

1868-1909
Painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Walter Crane

1845-1915
Illustrator, designer, painter and socialist
Sitter in 17 portraits

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1859-1925
Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, traveller and Viceroy of India
Sitter associated with 29 portraits

Harry Cust

1861-1917
Politician and journalist
Sitter in 6 portraits

Emmeline Mary Elizabeth ('Nina') Cust (née Welby-Gregory)

1867-1955
Sculptor, wife of Harry Cust
Sitter in 3 portraits

William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough

1855-1945
Fencer, rower and Liberal politician; MP for Salisbury and Wycombe
Sitter in 18 portraits

Ethel Anne Priscilla ('Ettie') Grenfell (née Fane), Lady Desborough

1867-1952
Wife of Baron Desborough; daughter of Hon. Julian Henry Charles Fane
Sitter in 15 portraits

Christopher Dresser

1834-1904
Designer and botanist
Sitter in 1 portrait

William Etty

1787-1849
Painter
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits

(Pierre Jules) Théophile Gautier

1811-1872
Poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist and literary critic
Sitter in 3 portraits