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Discover how this Evelyn De Morgan painting escaped the De Morgan Collection to be in the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth

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Dawn, depicted as three dazzling angels, bursts through the gloom forcing night to pull back her black cloak, and revealing the beautiful Aurora.

This striking painting by Evelyn De Morgan has a murky past however. An EBJ was forged onto the canvas and the painting was sold as a Burne-Jones to Bournemouth hotelier and art collector, Merton Russell-Cotes, at some point before 1907. Today, the picture belongs to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth, and is one of only seven in the country to be in a public collection outside of the De Morgan Foundation.

In this talk, De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, is joined by Russell-Cotes Curator, Duncan Walker, to discuss this painting, how it came to be in the Russell-Cotes collection, and how it was rediscovered as a true De Morgan masterpiece. Duncan will also tell us more about other highlights and Victorian treasures in this truly unique art gallery overlooking the sea.

Recommended donation is £5