As one might expect from a museum dedicated to British art, Tate Britain has some of the greatest works from the Pre-Raphaelite movement in its collection. It holds one of the most recognisable works of art in the world, Sir John Everett Millais’ Ophelia, which depicts the doomed Shakespearian heroine in a lake filled with flowers. The stunning portrait known as Monna Vanna or ‘vain woman’ by Dante Gabriel Rossetti depicts a gloriously poised woman in luxurious clothing, complete with ostentatious hair clips and a feather fan. The artist considered it one of his best works, stating that is was ‘probably the most effective as a room decoration that I have ever painted’.
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