Victorian-era Artists Subject of Upcoming Library Talk

A presentation entitled “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters” has been scheduled for Monday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alameda Main Library Stafford Room. The art docent program will discuss the Pre-Raphaelites, a secret society of artists founded in 1848 by seven young Englishmen who rebelled against the Victorian-era art world. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. For more information, contact Kumar Fanse at Alameda Main Library is located at 1550 Oak St. Find out more at

Reproduced above is an example of Pre-Raphaelite art entitled “Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph)” by Sandro Botticelli (Sandro Filipepi) ca. 1475.