William Stukeley’s Stonehenge

  The  evocative image above  is one of the many beautifully detailed drawings of Stonehenge made by William Stukeley, born on this day (7th November) in 1687.  Stukeley was an antiquary, natural philosopher and arguably “Father of British Archaeology”, and this illustration  appears in his seminal and… Read More ›

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

May 12th marks the birthday of artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882), one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Created in 1848 with John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, the group, which soon had seven members, defined themselves… Read More ›