14/10/2022 - 22/01/2023

Mid C19th - Painting

The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story

Tue-Sun: 10-5pm

The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story explores the legend of King Arthur within the Victorian imagination, presenting national myths and legends through the eyes of Pre-Raphaelite artists.

This exhibition tells the Arthurian stories as presented by Malory, through the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Arthur Hughes, John William Waterhouse and William Morris alongside lesser known female Pre-Raphaelite artists Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale and Emma Sandys.The show will introduce audiences to the Arthurian legend within the context of reawakened interest in medievalism in Victorian England.

Curated by Natalie Rigby, Collections Manager at Falmouth Art Gallery, this is the exhibition’s first stop on a nationwide tour of locations associated with King Arthur. Following its debut at the William Morris Gallery, the exhibition will tour to Tullie House, Carlisle in February 2023 before finishing its run at Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall in June 2023. This exhibition was made possible with Art Fund support and is also kindly supported by Visit Cornwall, Visit England and Cornwall Museums Partnership.


Walthamstow Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17 4PP