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Click here to order from Amazon UK William Holman Hunt, painter. painting, paint by Carol Jacobi
288 pages, hardback, 24 colour and 48 black and white illustrations, new information, Oct 2006.  Price UK; 46   US Order $80.
Click here to order from Amazon UK Millais and the Pre-Raphaelites by Michael Robinson
384 pages, Paperback, Price UK; 6.81 (rrp 9.99).
Very profusely illustrated in colour with many little known works, like GF Stephens, The Proposal and Arthur Hughes, Home from Work, with brief facing text, as well as all the favourites and some of the Renaissance paintings before Raphael which inspired them.
Click here to order from Amazon UK Frederick, Lord Leighton. 1830-1896 Painter and Sculptor, by Christopher Newall and others
 192 pagess, 130 colour illustrations, Hardback, 2009   Price UK; 25  
This features over 100 of his paintings and his richly decorated house in Holland Park with its Arab Hall, which is being restored.
Click here to order from Amazon UK Desperate Romantics, The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites, by Franny Moyle  
 340 pages,  Price UK 5.71/
 A popular TV series was based on this book. It was more interested in their romantic lives than their art and left out, even then, how Lizzie Rossetti warned a friend not to waken her baby although it had died at birth.
Click here to order from Amazon UK Reading the Pre-Raphaelites by Tim Barringer
176 pages, Paperback, 1999.  Price UK; 9.95  US Order 0300077874
This well illustrated book from  Yale discusses the ideas behind the pictures.
Click here to order from Amazon UK  Burne-Jones and William Morris in Oxford and the Surrounding Area by Ann S. Dean.
80 pages, 47 illustrations,16 in colour.  Paperback,  Revised Edition. 1996Price UK; 9.99. 
A plan of Oxford and information on stained glass, drawings, gazetteer of  places to visit with phone with phone numbers of many churches.etc.  US Order 1873089341
Click here to order from Amazon UK  Lizzie Siddall: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Super Model by Lucinda Hawksley
2004, Hardback, 256 pages,the tragic story of Rossetti's wife and model, the model for Millais' Drowning Ophelia and of many Rossetti drawings.  Price UK; 12.59, save 25%. 
  US Order 023300050X
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Pre-Raphaelites (Everyman Art Library).  Tim Barringer:
176 pages, 109 illustrations, Paperback, 1998.  Price UK; limited availability. 0297824082
The author is a professor at Yale and gives a perceptive account of the P.R.B., based on his lectures at the Barber Institute
Click here to order from Amazon UK Pre-Raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum by Suzanne Fagence Cooper:
176 pages, 84 illus, 60 in colour, Hardback, 2003.  Price UK; 30  US Order1851773932
The illustrations include paintings, furniture, stained glass and textiles and items from the print room, some of them reproduced for the first time.
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Pre-Raphaelite Trail in Sussex by Peter Wise152 pages, Paperback, 2003.  Price UK; 8.99 
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Pre-Raphaelites, Romance and Realism.  Laurence Des Cars:
128 pages, Paperback, 2000 .  Price UK; 5.56 (20% discount).  US Order
The author is a curator at the Musee d'Orsay. A good, well-illustrated pocket sized guide with a useful 22 page section of documents. 050030100x
Click here to order from Amazon UK Essential Pre-Raphaelites. Lucinda Hawksley:
225 pages, Hard cover,  2001, 6.98  US Order 0752535900
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Pre-Raphaelites.  Christopher Wood: 160 pages, heavily illustrated, Paperback, 2000.  Price UK; 9.89 US Order
The book is divided into three sections, the first on the period 1848-1860, the second on landscape painters and the third on the aesthetes, notably Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Waterhouse. 1841881163
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites.  Elizabeth Prettejohn:
304 pages, 201 illustrations,  Hard cover, 2000.  Price UK;  29.99.   US Order
The text summarises the most recent research on the subject and is most suited to University students, well illustrated.1854373137
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Pre-Raphaelites.  Timothy Hilton:
216 pages, 157 illustrations, 21 in colour, Paperback, 1970   Price UK; 6.36 save 20%  US Order
Clear and readable. The author speaks his mind about the paintings he dislikes. 0500201021
Click here to order from Amazon UK Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists.  Jan Marsh Marsh and Pamela Gerish Nun:
160 pages, 130 illustrations, 1999 new ed, Paperback,. Price UK; 10.36, save 20%.  US Order
An exhibition catalogue.  The first 101 pages discuss the subject, the rest give a catalogue of the exhibits and useful biographies of the artists who include Lizzie Siddall,  Evelyn de Morgan and Kate Bunce. 0500281041
Click here to order from Amazon UK Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Russell Ash
96 pages, 40 colour plates with facing text and introduction,  Paperback, new ed. 1997. 7.99.save 20%  US Order 1857939506
Click here to order from Amazon UK The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood by Jan Marsh 256 pages 1998 24.
Click here to order from Amazon UK Sir John Everett Millais. Russell Ash
96 pages, 40 colour plates with facing text and introduction, Paperback, new ed. 1998 7.99 save 20%   
  Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites. Jon Whiteley:
Paperback,. 80 pages 1989, Price UK; 6.95. covers  paintings and  drawings in the Ashmolean . Combine this book with Ann S. Dean's 'Burne-Jones and William Morris in Oxford' (below)  for an enriched visit to Oxford and  places nearby.  US Order 0907849946
Click here to order from Amazon UK  Millais: Portraits by John Everett Millais (Editor), Malcolm Warner, Kate Flint, H. C. G. Matthew, Leonee Ormond, Peter Funnell (Editor)
Paperback, 240 pages, 1999 US Order
UK Order limited availability 
Hardback, 240 pages, 1999 US Order only
Click here to order from Amazon UK  J W Waterhouse by Peter Trippi

Hardcover, 240 pages, 2002
 US Order$,34.97, save 30%

Click here to order from Amazon UK  J W Waterhouse by Anthony Hobson Paperback, 128 pages, 1992, 20.97, save 29% 071488 0663 11.87, save 29%. A good introduction to this popular artist, sometimes regarded as a Pre-Raphaelite. It might be interesting to discuss how far his technique meets Pre-Raphaelite ideals of truth to nature or is it just his choice of subject matter in the Burne- Jones manner, which make him a late Pre-Raphaelite?
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Paperback edition
Victorian Painting by Christopher Wood
Paperback, 384 pages, 2000 US Order
Hardcover, 384 pages, 1999 limited availability US Order
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Victorian Painting: In Oils and Watercolours Christopher Wood
Hardcover, 207 pages, 1996/7 Antique Collectors Club  US Order
   

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Revised: February 08, 2014.