Browning and the Pre-Raphaelites

Robert Browning by D.G.Rossetti
Fitzwilliam Museum

Robert Browning by D.G.Rossetti
Fitzwilliam Museum

Illustrations to accompany my article  “Browning and the Pre-Raphaelites”, Victorian Literature and Culture, 23 (1995), 117–45.

Arthur Hughes, The Guarded Bower

Oil on canvas, 1866 (Bristol Museums and Art Gallery) The wording on the frame (from Robert Browning’s “Count Gismond”) reads “Over my head his arm he flung/ Against the world”.

Elizabeth Siddal, Pippa Passes

Pen and brown ink, 1854 (Ashmolean Museum)

John Butler Yeats, Pippa Passes

Watercolour and mixed media, 1869-72 (National Gallery of Ireland)

Arthur Hughes, Aurora Leigh’s Dismissal of Romney (The Tryst)

Oil on panel, 1860 (Tate Britain). From Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.

William De Morgan, James Lee’s Wife

Line drawing from a notebook

John Byam Shaw, Hist, said Kate the Queen

Pen and ink, 1897 (Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Torello’s First Sight of Fortune

Ink on paper, 1849 (Tate Britain)

.... this devil’s smithy/Which is the poison to poison her, prithee? (The Laboratory)

Watercolour, 1849 (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery)

Edward Burne-Jones, Love Among the Ruins

Oil on canvas, 1894 (The National Trust)