portrait art

The Gamekeeper’s Daughter (1875). Valentine Cameron Prinsep (British, 1838-1904). Oil on panel. Museum of Croydon.

In the mid 1860’s, Prinsep built his own house in Holland Park Road and became Frederic Leighton’s next door neighbour. The friendship took him away from the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and he began to paint ‘aesthetic’ subjects in rustic or eighteenth century dress.