Evelyn de Morgan


Evelyn de Morgan (1855 - 1919) was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter who worked between the styles of Symbolism and Aestheticism. Her paintings are figural and highlight the female body and make use of mythological, spiritual, and allegorical themes, employing a range of metaphors. Her work is later described as spiritual and feminist.


She lived in Florence during the winters from 1890 onwards. Her 1894 painting “Flora” is an ode to Florence and is her most celebrated picture. She was also friendly with Vernon Lee as she was an important figure in the Victorian literary and artistic scene, of which de Morgan was also a part.