MUNRO, Alexander
(b. 1825, Inverness, d. 1871, Cannes)

Paolo and Francesca

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham

Perhaps the nearest that there came to being a Romantic school of sculpture in Britain was the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. It was a follower of the group who came closest to embodying the Pre-Raphaelites' attitude toward the Middle Ages. This was Alexander Munro, whose Paolo and Francesca shows a medievalism inspired by the watercolours of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.