The work of William Richmond featured in the Victoria and Albert exhibition "The Cult of Beauty, The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, which opened 2011 and toured internationally . "This is the first international exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the Aesthetic movement in Britain. As the well spring of the 'new art' movements of the late 19th century, Aestheticism is now acknowledged for its revolutionary re-negotiation of the relationships between the artist and society and between the 'fine' and design arts." Accessed from the V&A website http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/touring-exhibition-the-cult-of-beauty/ 13 April 2012. The artwork featuring in this exibition was Portrait of Mrs Luke lonides by William Blake Richmond, oil on canvas.