Book Reviews

Anderson, Anne, et al. Beyond the Brotherhood: The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy. Bristol: Sansom and Co, 2019. [Review by Pamela Gerrish Nunn].

Armitage, Jill R. Edward Armitage RA: Battles in the Victorian Art World Kilworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire: Matador, 2017 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Arscott, Caroline. William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones: Interlacings. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008 [Review by Antoine Capet].

Batchelor, John. Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. London: Chatto & Windus, 2006 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Bell, Joshua. William Hogarth: A Freemason’s Harlot. N.p. : Kendal Tavern Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9988342-0-7 [Review by George P. Landow].

Bills, Mark, and Vivien Knight, eds. William Powell Frith: Painting the Victorian Age. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2006 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Bills, Mark, et al. Frank Holl: Emerging from the Shadows. Exhibition catalogue. London: Philip Wilson in association with the Watts Gallery, 2013. [Review by George P. Landow].

The Botticelli Renaissance. Berlin: Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2015 [Review by George P. Landow].

Bucklow, Spike, and Sally Woodcock, eds. Sir John Gilbert, Art and Imagination in the Victorian Age. Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2011. [Review by Laurent Bury].

Bullen, J. B. Rossetti, Painter and Poet. London: Frances Lincoln, 2011. [Reviews by Laurent Bury and by Elizabeth Helsinger].

Bullen, J. B. Rossetti: Painter and Poet. London: Frances Lincoln, 2011 [Review by Elizabeth Helsinger].

Cox, Devon. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde, and Sargent in Tite Street. London: Frances Lincoln, 2015 [Review by George P. Landow].

Daly, Nigel. The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman. London: Wilmington Square Books, 2014 [Review by George P. Landow].

Dohmen, Renate, ed. Empire and Art: British India. Manchester: Manchester University Press / The Open University, 2017. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Elzea, Betty. A Singular Man – A Documented Life of the Artist Frederick Sandys 1829-1904. Norwich: Unicorn Press, 2023. [Review by Paul Goldman].

Funnell, Peter, and Jan Marsh. A Guide to Victorian & Edwardian Portraits. London: National Portrait Gallery, 2011 [Review by Antoine Capet].

Genz, Marcella. A History of the Eragny Press, 1894-1914. Berkeley: University of California, 1990 [Review by Jacquelynn Baas].

Lawrence Gowing: Selected Writings. Ed. Sarah Whitfield. London: Ridinghouse, 2015 [Reviewed by Selby Whittingham].

Graham, Wendy. Critics, Coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite Celebrity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017 [Review by Elizabeth Helsinger].

Hamilton, James. A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Great Britain. London: Atlantic Books, 2014 [Review by George P. Landow].

Harrison, Colin, and Christopher Newall, with essays by Maurizio Isabella and Martin McLaughlin. The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy. Oxford and Farnham: Ashmolean Museum in association with Lund Humphries, 2011 [Review by Antoine Capet].

Hunt, John Dixon. The Art of Ruskin and the Spirit of Place. London: Reaktion Books, 2020. [Review by Laurent Bury].

Kaenel, Philippe. Gustave Doré, Master of Imagination. Paris: Musée d'Orsay; Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2014 [Review by George P. Landow].

Lavery, Grace. Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan. Princteon and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2019 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee}.

Leighton House Museum. “A Victorian Obsession: Review of the Peréz Simón Collection.” [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

McDonald, Margaret F., and Patricia de MontfortAn American in London: Whistler and the Thames. London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2013 [Review by Laurent Bury].

McMaster, Juliet. James Clarke Hook: Painter of the Sea. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2023. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

Marsden, Jonathan, ed. Victoria & Albert: Art & Love. London: Royal Collection Publications, 2010 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

May, Stephen J. Voyage of the Slave Ship: J. M. W. Turner's Masterpiece in Historical Context. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014 [Review by George P. Landow].

Myrone, Martin. Body Building: Reforming Masculinities in British Art, 1750-1810. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. [review by Deborah Needleman Armintor]

Parker, Joanne and Corinna Wagner, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Paxman, Jeremy. The Victorians: Britain through the Paintings of the Age. London: BBC Books (Random House), 2009 [Review: "Art for (and of) the People" by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Rager, Andrea Wolk. The Radical Vision of Edward Burne-Jones. New Haven and London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Arts / Yale University Press, 2022. [Review by Laurent Bury].

Rigby, Natalie, ed. The Legend of King Arthur: Pilgrimage, Place and the Pre-Raphaelites. Bristol: Sansom and Company, 2022. [Review by Pamela Gerrish Nunn]

Robinson, Cicely, ed. Henry Scott Tuke. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2020 (paperback edition 2022). [Review by Laurent Bury]

Smyth, Patricia. Paul Delaroche: Painting and Popular Spectacle. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2022. [Review by Laurent Bury]

Staley, Allen. The New Painting of the 1860s: Between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement. New Haven (Conn.): Yale University Press, 2011. [Review by Antoine Capet]

Toll, Simon. Herbert Draper, 1863-1920: A Life Study. Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collector's Club, 2003 [Review by George P. Landow].

Treuherz, Julian, with contributions by Kenneth Bendiner and Angela Thirlwell. Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer. London: Philip Wilson, 2011 [Review: "Challenging Genius" by Jacqueline Banerjee.]

Tromans, Nicholas. Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum. London: Tate Publishing, 2011. [Review by Laurent Bury].

Walker, John A. "Work": Ford Madox Brown's Painting and Victorian Life. London: Francis Boutle, 2006. [Review by George P. Landow].

Walton, Paul H. The Drawings of John Ruskin. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972 [Review by George P. Landow].

Willcock, Sean. Victorian Visions of War & Peace: Aesthetics, Sovereignty & Violence in the British Empire, c. 1851-1900. New Haven and London: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (distributed by Yale University Press), 2021. [Review by Laurent Bury].

Youde, Glenda, and Robert Wilkes, eds. Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Art, Poetry and Agency in Victorian Britain. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2022 (Cultural Interactions, vol. 49). [Review by Pamela Gerrish Nunn].

Exhibitions and their catalogues

"Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity" at Leighton House Museum, 2017 [Review by Madeleine Emerald Thiele].

Artist and Empire, 2015-16 Exhibition at Tate Britain and catalogue, ed. Alison Smith, David Blayney Brown, and Carol Jacobi [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Barringer, Tim, Jason Rosenfeld and Alison Smith, with Contributions by Elizabeth Prettejohn and Diane Waggoner. Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. London: Tate Publishing, 2012. [Review by Antoine Capet]

Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and Design, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 21 September 2023—18 February 2024, and a note on its catalogue [Review by Cynthia Gamble]

Corbeau-Parsons, ed. Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile 1870-1904 (The EY Exhibition at Tate Britain, and its catalogue) [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

Educating Jonathan Jones: Seven things you need to know about Burne-Jones [Review by Mark Stocker]

Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company at the Wallace Collection, 2019 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing at Two Temple Place (2019). [Review by Jaqueline Banerjee].

MacCulloch, Laura. Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at National Museums Liverpool. Liverpool: University Press / National Museums Liverpool, 2013 [Review by Antoine Capet].

"Millais, Hunt and Modern Life." A Symposium held at Tate Britain in November 2007. [Review by Antoine Capet]].

Newall, Christopher (with contributions by Christopher Baker, Conal Shields, and Ian Jeffrey. John Ruskin Artist and Observer. Ottawa: National Gallery of Ottawa; London Paul Holberton Publishing, 2014. [Review by George P. Landow].

Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age, exhibition, and book by Carol Jacobi and Hope Kingsley, with contributions by Elizabeth Jacklin. Lonon: Tate Publishing, 2016. [Review by Jaqueline Banerjee]

Preraffaelliti Rinascimento Moderno [Pre-Raphaelites Modern Renaissance] at the San Domenico Museum, February 24 - June 30, 2024, and its catalogue. [Review by Dennis T. Lanigan

"Pre-Raphaelite Sisters" at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

Queer British Art at Tate Britain (2017). [Review by George P. Landow]

"Radical Victorians: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement" at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 10 February–31 October 2024. [Review by Simon Cooke]

‘Rossetti’s Portraits’: an Exhibition at the Holbourne Museum, Bath, 24 September 2021 – 9 January 2022. [Review by Simon Cooke]

‘The Rossettis: Radical Romantics’: an Exhibition at Tate Britain, London, 6 April– 24 September 2023. [Review by Simon Cook]

Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, 2000 Exhibition at Tate Britain and catalogue [Review by Diane J. Gamble]

Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud. Ed. Suzanne Fagence Cooper and Richard Johns. York: York Art Gallery and Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Association with Paul Holberton Publishing, 2019. [Review by Selby Whittingham]

Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud. Ed. Suzanne Fagence Cooper and Richard Johns. York: York Art Gallery and Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Association with Paul Holberton Publishing, 2019. [Review by George P. Landow]

"Seen & Heard: Victorian Children in the Frame" at the Guildhall Art Gallery, 23 November 2018 - 28 April 2019. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

Smith, Alison, and Jason Rosenfeld. Millais. Tate Britain: Exhibition 26 September 2007 – 13 January 2008. [Review by Antoine Capet]

Smith, Alison. Edward Burne-Jones at the Tate, 24 October 2018 - 24 February 2019, and Edward Burne-Jones (accompanying book). [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

"Uncommon Power": Catherine and Lucy Madox-Brown at the Watts Gallery, Compton, 28 September 2021 - 20 February 2022. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

"A Victorian Master: The Drawings of Frederic, Lord Leighton," at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, from 25 January to 17 April 2008. [Review by Antoine Capet]

Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy at the Guildhall Art Gallery, 20 September 2016 - 22 January 2017. [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee.]

“Victorians to the Life: The Guildhall Art Gallery's New Display of Victorian Paintings.” [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]

Waggoner, Diane. With essays by Tim Barringer, Joanne Lukitsh, Jennifer L. Roberts and Britt Salvesen. The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875. Washington, DC, and Farnham (UK): National Gallery of Art in association with Lund Humphries, 2010. [Review by Antoine Capet]

"A Window into Scottish Art: The Flenng & Ingram Collections" at The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, 23 April- 3 July 2022 [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee]


A Single Drop of Ink for a Mirror: A Symposium on Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Visual Arts." Princeton University, 4-5 October 2019. List of speakers and their topics.

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