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The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, Volumes XIII–XV

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Vol. XV, No. 3, Autumn 2007:

  1. “Works and Days” by Jorge L. Contreras – an occasional survey of Pre‑Raphaelite and Victorian works recently bought, sold and displayed. Crossing the Delaware: The Bancroft Collection
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  2. “‘A Weird Attraction:’ Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon and the Influence of Pre‑Raphaelite Aesthetic” - Simon Cooke’s article explores the literary and artistic themes prevalent in the novels of these ‘Sensationalist’ writers.
  3. “Seeing the Present and the Future in the Past” by Sopia Andres – an interesting interdisciplinary analysis of the gendered hierarchies of Pre‑Raphaelitism.
  4. “A Distasteful Occupation” by Kath Fryer – research into two paintings by G.F. Watts, now owned by the L’Estrange family from Norfolk.

Summer 2007 cover

Vol. XV, No. 2, Summer 2007:

  1. “Works and Days” by Jorge L. Contreras – an occasional survey of Pre‑Raphaelite and Victorian works recently bought, sold and displayed. Christopher Wood’s Very Victorian Eye
  2. “Writing the Pre‑Raphaelite Body” by Matteo Fabbris – an analysis of the depiction of hands in Pre‑Raphaelite art
  3. “I have been here before” by Maurice Varney – an account of how Maurice became interested in Pre‑Raphaelite art.
  4. “Rossetti and Poe” by Elisabeth Lee – Runner-Up in the John Pickard Essay Prize competition - on how the writing of Poe influenced Rossetti’s art.
  5. “Uncovering Venus” by Kirsty Stonell Walker – a report on the cleaning of the Rossetti painting Venus Verticordia from Bournemouth, and what subsequent X-rays have revealed

Spring 2007 cover

Vol. XV, No. 1, Spring 2007:

  1. “Works and Days” by Jorge L. Contreras – an occasional survey of Pre‑Raphaelite and Victorian works recently bought, sold and displayed. British Art Week and the Birmingham School
  2. “Lady Pauline Trevelyan as Patron of William Bell Scott’s Iron and Coal” by Margaret English – winner of the John Pickard Essay Prize for 2006.
  3. Review of ‘Art and Forbidden Fruit




Autumn 2006 cover

Vol. XIV, No. 3, Autumn 2006:

  1. “William Morris, The Kelmscott Press and its Typography” by Stephen Maddison – the article focuses on the typography of the Press, and how Morris successfully combined typography with illustrative ornamentation.
  2. Guide to Pre‑Raphaelitism in Cheshire compiled by Stella Blazier.
  3. “‘Brotherly Hands’: Dante Rossetti’s artwork for his sister Christina” by Simon Cooke – examines the illustrations and bindings designed by Dante for his sister and the productive collaboration which resulted.
  4. John Pickard Essay Prize Announcement.


Summer 2006 cover

Vol. XIV, No. 2, Summer 2006:

  1. “Postman’s Park” by Stella Blazier, which details a little-known and rather tragic spot in London.
  2. Runner-up essay in the John Pickard Essay Prize by Margaret English.
  3. Guide to Pre‑Raphaelitism in Warwickshire compiled by Stella Blazier.
  4. “William Holman Hunt and Fanny Holman Hunt: A Tragedy in Florence” – taken from a lecture given in Florence by our Chairman – Patricia O’Connor.
  5. John Pickard Essay Prize Announcement.


Spring 2006 cover

Vol. XIV, No. 1, Spring 2006:

  1. “‘Clear Vision and Waking Dream’: the Reverend Francis Kilvert and the influence of Pre‑Raphaelitism” by Simon Cooke.
  2. Music Review: Vaughan Williams’ Willow-Wood by Ian MacSporran.
  3. “Our English Coasts” by Marek Zasempa.
  4. Guide to Pre‑Raphaelitism in Staffordshire compiled by Stella Blazier.
  5. “The “Best” of the Brethren” by Jorge Contreras – the winning essay for the John Pickard Essay Prize.


Autumn 2005 cover

Vol. XIII, No. 3, Autumn 2005:

  1. Arthur Hughes’s “April Love” by Simon Cooke.
  2. Ruskin & Architecture reviewed by Roy Trowbridge.
  3. “When she was Found, was she Forgiven?” by Kirsty Stonell Walker.
  4. Burne-Jones’s “Hidden Treasure” by Nic Peeters.
  5. “Rossetti’s Watercolours: Materials and Technique” by Fiona Mann


Summer 2005 back cover

Vol. XIII, No. 2, Summer 2005:

  1. “J.W. Waterhouse: The Soul of a Rose and The Necklace: A Study” by Marcia Abcarian.
  2. “Angel of Death: Re-reading A Dream of the Past: Sir Isumbras at the Ford” by Kirsty Stonell Walker.
  3. The Quest and the Birmingham School of Art” by Serena Trowbridge.
  4. “The Earthly Paradise” a theatre review by Hazel Riggall.
  5. “Musings on a Muse – An appraisal of the artist Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal” by Conny Bailey.
  6. Various book reviews.
Spring 2005 cover

Vol. XIII, No. 1, Spring 2005:

  1. “William Shakespeare’s Plays and Pre‑Raphaelite Painting” by Marta Maria Canapa.
  2. Interview with writer Joanne Harris.
  3. Prosperine – by Dante Gabriel Rossetti” – an appreciation by Stephen Maddison.
  4. Various book reviews.

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