Charles Lucy (Royal Academy Exhibition, 1850)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1850 May 15
Genre: art criticism


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Scholarly Commentary


In the the 15 May 1850 issue of The Critic, WMR reviewed the current exhibition at the Royal Academy. DGR wrote eleven individual notices that comprise portions of the longer articles written for The Critic by WMR. This notice, part of WMR's 15 May review, gives a laudatory report on The Parting of Charles I. from his two youngest Children the day previous to his Execution by the historical painter Charles Lucy (1814-1873), whom DGR knew through Ford Madox Brown. Lucy taught at the Maddox Street Academy where Brown advised DGR to take life study lessons (see DGR's letter to his aunt Polidori, April 1848, Fredeman, Correspondence, 48. 4 ).

Printing History

First published as part of WMR's notice in The Critic and later collected by WMR in his edition of 1911.

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