JMW Turner and BG Windus:
From Turner to the Pre-Raphaelites
Monday 15 January, is the 228th anniversary of the birthday of BG Windus, whose birthday dinner JMW Turner regularly attended at Tottenham Green. Turner died in 1851 shortly after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed 170 years ago this year. BG Windus became an early patron of the movement owning some of their most famous paintings - Ophelia by JE Millais, The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt and Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. More here
Two paintings in the current Reflections exhibition at
the National Gallery were in the Windus collection:
Mariana, shown below, by JE Millais and
Lucrezia Borgia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Some links to help you find out more about
BG Windus and his family, friends and
neighbours in Tottenham.
Find out more about Tottenham, those who lived here and those who visited this rural home of Dissenters
The links which John Constable, the romantic painter and Turner's rival, had with Tottenham