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The Heritage Trust

Murals by pre-Raphaelite artists recently discovered at the Red House in south-east London
Image credit Linda Nylind
Writing in The Guardian last month Maev Kennedy reports that –
It began as an attempt to restore one blurry image that had been hidden for a century behind a large built-in wardrobe on William Morris’s bedroom wall. Months later, the painstaking removal of layers of paint and wallpaper revealed that an entire wall at the artist and craftsman’s first married home was painted by his young friends who would become world-famous pre-Raphaelite artists.
The near-lifesize figures on the wall at the Red House, now buried in south-east London suburbia at Bexleyheath, are now believed to represent the joint work of Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his wife Elizabeth Siddal, Ford Madox Brown and Morris.
Full article here.

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