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The Review of the Pre‑Raphaelite Society, Volumes XXII–present

First issued in the Spring of 1993, The Review has appeared three times a year (except in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2008), when special issues on Burne-Jones, Ruskin, Millais and the Pre‑Raphaeilte Brotherhood each represented two numbers.

An annotated list of the main contents of each issue follows. Many of the issues are available for sale. Please contact us for an order form.

Information for Contributors to The Review:

Contributions to The Review on all subjects relating to the Pre‑Raphaelite Brotherhood and their successors are welcomed and encouraged. Please read the Contributors’ Guidelines.

Sending Books for Review

If you have a book on or related to the Pre‑Raphaelite Brotherhood, please feel free to contact our PRS Book Review Editor, Katja Robinson, by email or by post:

Katja Robinson

PRS Book Review Editor
Art and Architecture Library,
University of Edinburgh,
Minto House 20-22 Chambers Street,

We’re happy to receive anything you would like to send us for review, though we can’t promise to review everything.

Volumes XXII–present

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Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Summer 2015

  1. “The Fall and Finale of Fanny Cornforth” by Kirsty Stonell Walker.
  2. “‘I Sleep, But My Heart Waketh’: Simeon Solomon and Walt Whitman” by Maho Sakoda.
  3. “The Yeats Sisters” by Eithne Cullen.
  4. “The Homecoming of Antogone” poem by Sarah Doyle.
  5. Announcement: The John Pickard Essay Prize for 2015.
  6. Announcement: The Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize for 2015.
  7. “Book Review Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain ed. by Béatrice Laurant” by Kirsty Stonell Walker.
  8. “Book Review The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life & Loves of Robert Bateman by Nigel Daly” by Jordan Kistler.
  9. “Book Review The Gardens at Brantwood: Evolution of John Ruskin’s Lakeland Paradise by David Ingram” by Lisa Dallape Matson.
  10. “Book Review Whistler: A Life for Art’s Sake by Daniel E. Sutherland” by Margaret English.
  11. “Book Review A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum (exhibition catalogue)” by Amelia Yeates.
  12. Short Story: The Restorer by Charlotte Newman.
  13. “A visit to Christ Church, Southgate, London N14” by Sarah Doyle.
  14. Meeting Reports.
  15. Notes and Queries.

Spring 2015 cover

Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Spring 2015

  1. John Pickard Essay Prize Winner: “Talking that Talk: negatively speaking” by Zaynub Zaman
  2. John Pickard Essay Prize Winner Runner Up: “Famous Men and Fair Women” by Tony Presland.
  3. Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize Winners:

    • First Place: “From the Memoir of Georgiana Burne-Jones” by Shelley Roche-Jacques.
    • Second Place: “The Question of Shalott” by Valerie Meachum.
    • Third Place: “Beautiful Garden” by Sally Flint.
    • Poet-in-Residence’s Commendation: “Beata Beatrix” by David Webb.
    • Editor’s Commendation: “Who Maketh His Angels Spirits” by Kay Buckely.
  4. “Book Review Art for the Nation by Susan Avery-Quash & Julie Sheldon” by Simon Cooke.
  5. “Book Review Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress by Veronica Franklin Gould & Keremi Gawade” by Katja Robinson.
  6. “Book Review Edward Burne-Jones’ Mythical Paintings: The Pygmalion of the Pre-Raphaelite Painters by Liana de Girolami Cheney” by Amelia Yeates.
  7. “Book Review William Morris: Words & Wisdom” by Nic Peeters.
  8. “Book Review Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy 1860-1960 Exhibition Catalogue by Fiona MacCarthy” by Stephen G. Maddison.
  9. “Book Reviews Women in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Arthurian Renditions (1854-1867) by Jose Maria Villar, and Obsession: Images of Jane Morris by Jan Marsh” by Nic Peeters.
  10. “Book Review A Curl of Copper and Pearl by Kirsty Stonell Walker” by Serena Trowbridge.
  11. “Exhibition Review A Victorian Obsession: The Perez Simon Collection at Leighton House” by Madeleine Pearce.
  12. Meeting Reports.
  13. Notes and Queries.

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Vol. XXII, No. 3, Autumn 2014

  1. “A Social Call ” by Mark Jones.
  2. “Hoylandswaine: the Legacy of the John Roddam Spencer Stanhope Mural ” by Simon Brock.
  3. “Interweavings: Tom Roberts and John Everett Millais ” by Peter Wise.
  4. “Is Chatterton Shelley? ” by Mike Hickox.
  5. “The Look of Love: Seduction, Masochism and Conflicted Souls ” by Zaynub Zaman.
  6. “Book Review Pre-Raphaelite Cats by Susan Herbert ” by Jorge Contreras.
  7. “Book Review The Pre-Raphaelite Seamstress by Amita Murray ” by Kirsty Stonell Walker.
  8. “Book Review Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature ed. Amelia Yeates and Serena Trowbridge ” by J.B. Bullen.
  9. “Book Review Ruskin’s Educational Ideals by Sara Atwood ” by Amelia Yeates.
  10. “Film Review Effie Gray Dir. Richard Laxton ” by Merryn Williams.
  11. “Impressions of Jane ” poem by Sarah Doyle.
  12. Meeting Reports.
  13. Notes and Queries.

Summer 2014 cover

Vol. XXII, No. 2, Summer 2014

  1. “Fanny Eaton: The ‘Other’ Pre-Raphaelite Model” by Roberto C. Ferrari.
  2. “In Defence of Walter Deverell” by Verity Holloway.
  3. “Ford Madox Brown’s The Bromley Family: A New Interpretation” by Brian D’Olier.
  4. “Christina Rossetti: Anti-Pre-Raphaelite” by Daniel Hinds.
  5. “The Languages of Dante Gabriel Rossetti” by Raphael Rigal.
  6. “The Divided Heart”, a poem by Sarah Doyle.
  7. Announcements for The John Pickard Essay Prize 2014 & The Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize 2014.
  8. “Book Review The Girl in Green by Gillian Drake” by Katja Robinson.
  9. “Book Review The Pre-Raphaelite Language of Flowers by Debra N. Mancoff” by Simon Cooke.
  10. “Book Review Persistent Ruskin: Studies in Influence, Assimilation and Effected ed by Keith Hanley and Brian Maidment” by Margaret English.
  11. “Book Review John Brett: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter by Christiana Payne” by Aileen Naylor.
  12. “Book Review John Ruskin: Artist and Observer” by Simon Cooke.
  13. “Book Review Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at National Museums Liverpool by Laura MacCulloch” by Amelia Yeates.
  14. “Book Review The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: A History by Annette Carruthers” by Katja Robinson.
  15. “Book Review Christina Rossetti’s Gothic by Serena Trowbridge” by Gregory Tate.
  16. “Dreamfall”, a poem by Sarah Doyle.
  17. Meeting Reports.
  18. Notes and Queries.

Spring 2014 cover

Vol. XXII, No. 1, Spring 2014

  1. “Edward Burne-Jones: The Reverse of Manliness” by Elizabeth Hill.
  2. “Two interesting illustrations by Millais for Tennyson’s St Agnes’ Eve” by Simon Cooke.
  3. “Maude Reading in Bed: Experiments in Whistler’s Art” by Jennifer Bates Ehlert.
  4. “Keeping the Pre-Raphaelite spirit alive: Laurence Housman and the art of bookmaking” by Audrey Doussot.
  5. Poetry Competition winners.
  6. Painting Competition winners.
  7. “Book Review The Pre-Raphaelite Trail in Dorset by Peter Wise” by Kirsty Stonell Walker.
  8. “Book Review A Marriage of Inconvenience by Robert Brownell” by Merryn Williams.
  9. “Exhibition Reviews: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Middlemores & Character, Landscape & Emotion: the continuing influence of the Pre-Raphaelites” by Ian Macsporran.
  10. “Theatre Review: Lizzie Siddal by Jeremy Green” by Madeleine Pearce.
  11. Meeting Reports.
  12. Notes and Queries.

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