Delaware Art Museum Presents Exhibition of British Pre-Raphaelites in Print


WILMINGTON, DE.- The Delaware Art Museum presents Pre-Raphaelites in Print: The Age of Photomechanical Reproduction, featuring 35 stunning photomechanical facsimiles drawn exclusively from the Museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, on view June 18 through September 17, 2011. This exhibition displays images of Pre-Raphaelite art created by individual photographers, including Frederick Hollyer and Valentine Prinsep, as well as those produced by larger commercial enterprises, such as the Autotype Company. Selected works highlight the diverse production processes employed during the early stages of photographic reproduction. Today, reproductions of famous works of art are relatively inexpensive and widely available. But before photography, works of art could