Marie Spartali Stillman artwork
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Marie Spartali Stillman: The female artist time forgot

Being an artist in Victorian England was not an occupation considered suitable for a woman - one reason why there were so few of them.

But Marie Spartali Stillman was an exception. She rose to prominence within the very male pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and successfully sold her paintings on both sides of the Atlantic.

Delaware Art Museum is staging the first major exhibition of her work - Poetry in Beauty - in an attempt to bring her the public recognition she deserves.

Jane O'Brien takes a look.

Filmed and edited by Maxine Collins.

  • 09 Nov 2015
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