Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo



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Seeking the wholesale reform of British art, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood—formed in 1848 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his colleagues—had a tremendous impact. The works by these avant-garde artists appealed to the emotions and, consequently, evoked a huge response from audiences. People found great significance in their art at a time when the foundations of society were shifting. John Ruskin, the intellectual mentor to the group, being a champion of the need for art that speaks to everyone, was also the one who made the connection between the Pre-Raphaelites and—among others—Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and the great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner. This exhibition reveals the rich legacy of the period, tracing the achievements of the Pre-Raphaelites through approximately 150 works encompassing paintings in oil and watercolour, as well as drawings, stained glass, tapestries and furniture from the collections of individuals and organizations in Britain and North America.


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from March 14, 2019 to June 09, 2019
Open until 21:00 on Fridays (except for public holidays), the second Wednesday of the month, and June 3 through 7.

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Adults ¥1700, University & High School Students ¥1000

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a Public Holiday Monday, the Museum is open, but closed on the following Tuesday. Closed on January 1st.


Address: 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

3 minutes walk from exit 1 at Nijubashimae Station on the Chiyoda line, 5 minutes walk from the Marunouchi South exit of JR Tokyo Station, 5 minutes walk from the Kokusai Forum Station on the JR Yurakucho Station.

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