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 kumar.fanse@gmail.com. Alameda Main Library is located at 1550 Oak St. Find out more at alamedaca.gov/library.

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.