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The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, Volumes VII–IX

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Vol. IX, No.3, Winter 2001/2:

  1. ”Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon – Was She... or Wasn’t She A Pre-Raphaelite?” by Kath Fryer.
  2. “Simeon Solomon: Androgynous Mystic” by Nic Peeters. Deals particularly with three paintings: Heliogabalus, High Priest of the Sun (1866); Carrying the Scroll of the Law (1867; illustrated here); and Bacchus (1867).
  3. “Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt.” by his son, Philip Burne-Jones. First published in 1917, this brief memoir is divided into two parts: “The Man” and “The Artist.”
  4. “The Oxford Circle: Rossetti, Burne-Jones and William Morris” by Val C. Prinsep. Prinsep’s reminiscences originally appeared in five parts, in The Magazine of Art, during the year of his death, 1904. What appears here is the second part only (which occupies pp. 167-72 of Vol. II, New Series, of theMagazine); but it is prefaced by Prinsep’s entry inthe Dictionary of National Biography.

Vol. IX, No.2, Early Autumn 2001:

  1. “Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelites” by Marie-Therese H. Russell. The author examines in particular Millais’s painting, Mariana (1851); Rossetti’s painting of the same name (1870) illustrated here; and Hunt’s The Lady of Shalott (1886–1905).
  2. “La Belle Dame – Pitiless or Pitiful?” by Emily Bernhard-Jackson. A study of J.W. Waterhouse’s La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1893), illustrated here.
  3. “Religious and Cultural Challenges from Early Pre-Raphaelite Paintings” by Thomas J. Tobin.
Spring 2001 back cover

Vol. IX, No.1, Spring 2001:

  1. “John Brett’s The Glacier of Rosenlaui – a Victorian Doubt Picture?” by Mike Hickox. The author argues that this picture of 1865 should be seen as “a symbolic religious landscape... and also as a mid-Victorian Doubt picture attempting to reconcile the truths of science and revealed religion.”
  2. “William Blackmore, Patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti” by Philip McEvansoneya. Blackmore was a British businessman with strong interests in the American West and its Indians. This paper brings out his little-known role as an art collector.
  3. “Critical Responses to Two Kinds of Pre-Raphaelite Poetry” by Thomas J. Tobin. The types of poetry examined here are described as “Didactic” and “Nostalgic”, with four poems considered in each category. The criticisms are largely contemporary.
  4. “Pre-Raphaelite Dreamers at Oxford” by Bridget Duckenfield. The “dreamers” were looking ahead, from the 1850s, to changes at Oxford and Cambridge colleges, especially to the rule that Fellows had to remain unmarried.
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Vol. VIII, No.3, Autumn 2000:

  1. “A History of Ideals: The PRB and The Germ” by Serena Trowbridge.
  2. “James Collinson and the Little Sisters of the Poor” by Helen D. Newman. The Little Sisters are a charitable order and two of Collinson’s paintings depict scenes in their homes.
  3. “‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’: Symbolism in James Collinson’s Paintings” by Valerie A. Cox. Both paintings are illustrated.
  4. “Pre-Raphaelite Posthumous Portraits” by Kirsty Stonell. Examines Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil and Rossetti’s Beata Beatrix, in relation to the death of Fanny Hunt and Elizabeth Siddal.
  5. “Obituary “ Anthony Hobson.” By his daughter, Sarah Hobson.
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John Ruskin 1819–1900 (Vol.VIII, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 2000):

This publication has 10 illustrations, 7 (including the covers) in full colour.

  1. “John Ruskin: A Brief Summary of his Life” by P.A. Fisher.
  2. “The Symbiotic Relationship between Ruskin and Turner” by Mathew Potter.
  3. “John Ruskin’s Defence of Pre-Raphaelitism in the London Times” by Thomas Tobin.
  4. “Ruskin’s Influence on Burne-Jones” by David N. Cule.
  5. “Mr Ruskin Came to Tea: The Founding of the Guild of St. George” by Roy Hartnell.
  6. “Essential Ruskin.” Some passages from his work compiled by P.A. Fisher.
  7. “The John Ruskin Memorial Celebration at Coniston on 20th. January 2000” by Lyle Eveille.
  8. “A Short Ruskin Book List” by Celia Potts.
  9. “Turner, Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites.” A Review of the Tate Britain Exhibition by Donato Esposito.
  10. “A Painting Lesson by Ruskin” by Moira Garland. A letter from Ruskin to the contributor’s mother, with a facsimile reproduction.

Vol. VII, No.3, Autumn 1999:

  1. “Fanny and the Paradox of Found” by Kirsty Stonell. Concerns Rossetti’s unfinished painting, Found, and Fanny Cornforth.
  2. “Sir Philip Burne-Jones: A Life in a Tall Shadow” by Tim McGee. A biographical sketch and consideration of his art (the “tall shadow” being, of course, his father).
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Vol. VII, No.2, Summer 1999:

  1. “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Golden Stairs and His Master’s Voice by Bridget Duckenfield. Contains considerable information about the life of Sir Landon Ronald, musical advisor to the Gramophone Company.
  2. Exceedingly Mischevious Women” by Sally Hoban. A study of the “Femme Fatale” in Art, the title being a quotation from Burne-Jones.

Vol. VII, No.1, Spring 1999:

  1. “Arthur Hughes: A Brief Summary of his Life and Work” by Iris Graham.
  2. “Christina Rossetti’s Coast Nightmare: A Note” by Jan Marsh. The poem examined here was written in 1857 but was not published in full until 1990.
  3. “Millais’s Later Work: The Decline or Evolution of an Artist?” by Paul Barlow. The author concludes that the “frequently repeated condemnation” of Millais’s later work is “deeply unfair”.

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