Studies of Illustration, Victorian and Earlier

Anderson, Patricia J. The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture, 1790–1860. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

Bland, David. A History of Book Illustration. London: Faber, 1969.

Golden, Catherine J. (Ed). Book Illustrated: Text, Image, and Culture, 1770–1930 Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2000.

Gray, Basil. The English Print. London: Black, 1937.

Hillis Miller, J. Illustration. London: Reaktion Press, 1992.

Hodnett, Edward. Five Centuries of English Book Illustration. Aldershot: Scolar, 1988.

Hodnett, Edward. Image and Text. Aldershot: Scolar, 1982.

James, Philip. English book illustration, 1800-1900. London: Penguin,1947.

Maidment, Brian. Comedy, Caricature and the Social Order, 1820–50. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2013.

General Studies and Accounts of Victorian Illustration, 1837–1901: Style, Idiom, Theme, Technique

Buchanan-Brown, John. Early Victorian Illustrated Books. London: The British Library, 2005.

Cooke, Simon. Illustrated Periodicals of the 1860s.Pinner: The Private Libraries Association and The British Library, 2010.

Dalziel, George & Edward. A Record of Fifty Years’ Work. 1901; rpt. London: Batsford, 1978.

Daniels, Morna. Victorian Book Illustration. London: The British Library, 1988.

de Maré, Eric. The Victorian Woodblock Illustrators. London: Gordon Fraser, 1980.

Engen, Rodney. Pre-Raphaelite Prints. London: Lund Humphries, 1995.

Golden, Catherine J. Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017.

Goldman, Paul. Children’s Illustration in the Sixties. Children’s Books History Society, Occasional Paper 4 (October 1995).

Goldman, Paul. Victorian Illustrated Books, 1850–1870: The Heyday of Wood Engraving. London: The British Museum, 1994.

Goldman, Paul. Victorian Illustration: the Pre-Raphaelites, the Idyllic School and the High Victorians. Aldershot: Scolar, 1996; new ed. London: Lund Humphries, 2004.

Hardie, Martin. English Coloured Books. 1909; Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1973.

Houfe, Simon. The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century British Book Illustrators. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1988.

Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. The Artist as Critic: Bitextuality in Fin-de-Siecle Illustrated Books. Aldershot: Scolar, 1997.

Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. Christina Rossetti and Illustration: A Publishing History. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002.

Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. ‘Science and Art: Vestiges of Corpses in Pre-Raphaelite Illustrations’. Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855–1875 . Eds. Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke. Burlington, V.T: Ashgate, 2012. 97–114.

Maxwell, Richard (Ed). The Victorian Illustrated Book. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002.

Muir, Percy. Victorian Illustrated Books. London: Batsford, 1971; revised ed., 1985.

Pennell, Joseph. Modern Illustration. London: Bell, 1895.

Ray, Gordon. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976.

Reid, Forrest. Illustrators of the Eighteen Sixties. 1928; rpt. New York: Dover, 1975.

Sketchley, R. E. D. English Illustration of Today. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., 1903.

Skoblow, Jeffrey. ‘Beyond Reading: Kelmscott and the Modern.’ The Victorian Illustrated Book. Ed. Richard Maxwell. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 2002. 239–258.

Spielmann, M. H. The History of Punch. London: Cassell, 1895.

Suriano, Gregory. The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators. London: British Library, 2000.

Thomas, Julia. ‘Happy Endings: Death and Domesticity in Victorian Illustration.’ Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855–75.. Eds. Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke. Burlington: Ashgate, 2012. 79–96.

Thomas, Julia. Pictorial Victorians. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2004.

Vaughan, William. ‘Facsimile versus White Line: An Anglo-German Disparity.’ Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855–1875. Eds. Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke. Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2012. 33–52.

Wakeman, Geoffrey. Victorian Illustration: The Technical Revolution. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973.

White, Gleeson. English Illustration, ‘The Sixties’: 1855 –70. London: Constable, 1897.

Monographs of Illustrators and Related Articles

Christian, John. ‘Burne-Jones’s Drawings for The Fairy Family.’ The Burlington Magazine 115 (February 1973): 93–100.

Collins, Jeffrey Laird. ‘Prototype, Posing, and Preference in the Illustrations of Frederick Sandys and Simeon Solomon.’ Pocket Cathedrals: Pre-Raphaelite Illustration. Ed. Susan Casteras. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 1991. 79–92.

Cooke, Simon. ‘“Sustained Power”: The Life and Art of William Small.’ The IBIS Journal 6 (2018): 87–139.

[Cruikshank, George]. George Cruikshank. Intro. William Feaver. Exhibition catalogue. London: Arts Council, 1974.

Elzea, Betty. Frederick Sandys, 1829–1904.. Woodbridge: Antiques Collectors’ Club, 2001.

Engen, Rodney. Kate Greenaway: A Biography. New York: Schocken, 1981.

Engen, Rodney. Laurence Housman. Stroud: The Catalpa Press, 1983.

Engen, Rodney. Richard Doyle. Stroud: The Catalpa Press, 1983.

Golden, Catherine. ‘Beatrix Potter: Naturalist Artist.’ Woman's Art Journal 11, 1 (Spring–Summer, 1990): 16 –20.

Goldman, Paul. ‘George Du Maurier as a Draughtsman and Illustrator.’ George Du Maurier: Illustrator, Author, Critic. . Eds. Simon Cooke & Paul Goldman. Farnham: Ashgate, 2016. 17–31.

Hogarth, Paul. Arthur Boyd Houghton. London: Gordon Fraser, 1981.

Houfe, Simon. The Work of Charles Samuel Keene.. Aldershot: Scolar, 1995.

Lambourne, Lionel. Ernest Griset: Fantasies of a Victorian Illustrator. London: Thames & Hudson, 1979.

MacCulloch, Laura. ‘“Fleshing Out”’ Time: Ford Madox Brown and the Dalziels’ Bible Gallery.’ Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855–1875. Eds. Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke. Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2012. 115–135.

McLean, Ruari. George Cruikshank: His Life and Work as a Book Illustrator. English Masters of Black-and-White. London: Art and Technics, 1948.

Oakley, Maroussia. The Book and Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes. Pinner: PLA & New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016.

Patten, Robert L. George Cruikshank's Life, Times, and Art. 2 vols. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1992-1996.

Reynolds, Jan. Birket Foster. London: Batsford, 1984.

Spencer, Isobel. Walter Crane. New York: Macmillan, 1975.

Illustrating the Victorian Novel

Allingham, Philip V. ‘The Illustrations for Great Expectations in Harper's Weekly (1860-61) and in the Illustrated Library Edition (1862) — “Reading by the Light of Illustration.”’ Dickens Studies Annual 40 (Spring 2009): 113–69.

Allingham, Philip V. ‘Robert Barnes’s Illustrations for Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge as Serialised in The Graphic.’ Victorian Periodicals Review 28, 1 (Spring, 1995): 27–39.

Allingham, Philip V. ‘Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities Illustrated: A Critical Reassessment of Hablôt Knight Browne’s Plates.’ Dickens Studies Annual 33 (October, 2003): 109–157.

Cohen, Jane. Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1980).

Cooke, Simon. ‘George du Maurier’s Illustrations for M.E. Braddon’s Eleanor’s Victory in Once a Week.’ Victorian Periodicals Review 35:1 (Spring 2002): 89–106.

Du Maurier, George. ‘The Illustrating of Books from the Serious Artist’s Point of View.’ The Magazine of Art (1890): 349–53; 371–75.

Fisher, Judith. ‘Image versus Text in the Illustrated Novels of William Makepeace Thackeray.’ Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination. Eds. Carol T. Christ and John O. Jordan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. pp. 60–87.

Hall, N. John. Trollope and His Illustrators. New York: St Martin's Press, 1980.

Hancher, Michael. The Tenniel Illustrations to the “Alice” Books. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 1985.

Harvey, John. Victorian Novelists and their Illustrators. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1970.

Hill, Richard. Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Jackson, Arlene M. Illustration and the Novels of Thomas Hardy. Rowman and Littlefield, 1981.

Kitton, Frederic G. Dickens and His Illustrators. Chapman & Hall, 1899. [Rpt. Honolulu: U. Press of the Pacific, 2004.]

Leighton, Mary Elizabeth, and Lisa Surridge. The Plot Thickens – Illustrated Victorian Serial Fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier. Athens Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2019.

Meisel, Martin. Chapter 13, "Novels in Epitome." Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989. 247–282.

Steig, Michael. Dickens and Phiz. Bloomington & London: Indiana U. P., 1978. [Complete text on this site.]

Stevens, Joan. ‘Thackeray’s Pictorial Capitals.’ Costerus n.s. 2 (1974): 114–40.

Illustrating Victorian Poetry

Cooke, Simon. The Moxon Tennyson: A Landmark in Victorian Illustration. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2021.

Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. ‘From Blake to Beardsley: “On Some of the Characteristics of Modern Poetry.”’ Victorian Poetry 48, 1 (Spring 2010): 1–9.

Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. ‘Making Poetry" in “Good Words: Why Illustration Matters to Periodical Poetry Studies.’ Victorian Poetry 52, 1 (Spring, 2014): 111–139.

Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture, 1855–1875. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2014.

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