Original Illustrations to Trollope's Novels
Scholarly Articles and Books
John Everett Millais, "Farewell", Orley Farm
- Ash, Russell. A full-page colour reproduction of Trust Me in Sir John
Everett Millais. London: Pavilion, n.d, Plate 23. This painting has long been thought to
be of Lady Mason and Sir Pergrine Orme in Orley Farm. The problem is there is no
scene which corresponds to it: it shows an elderly man asking a mature woman for a letter which
she places behind her back. Ash associates it with The Small House at Allington.
There is no scene which corresponds there either; it is a scene which epitomises how people
remember Trollope's novelstrollope.
- Bayley, John. 'Novels and Pictures', The Listener Review of Books, 105 (1980-
81), pp. 115-16. A review of N. John Hall's Trollope and His Illustrators (see directly
- Bradbrook, Frank W. 'N. John Hall's Trollope and His Illustrators, Notes
and Queries, 29 (1980), pp. 252-54.
- Gresty, Hilary. 'Millais and Trollope, Author and Illustrator', The Book Collector,
30 (1981), pp. 43-61.
- Hall, N. John. 'Millais' Illustrations for Trollope', University of Pennsylvania Library
Chronicle, 42 (1977), pp. 23-43.
- -------------. Trollope and his Illustrators. New York: St Martin's Press, 1980.
The best, indeed the only book-length study thus far of the original illustrations to Trollope's
novels. Hall's study is valuable for its many reproductions of the original illustrations, for its
analyses of these in the context of the facing text, and for the amount of information it pulls
together about the
original illustrations to Trollope's novels. However, it is marred by incompleteness: by no means
are all the original illustrators clearly named, described nor the dates for the books given. He
overvalues Millais and underrates the other illustrators whose work he judges by how closely
theirs resembles Millais's; he dismisses the work of illustrators who do not come with a well-
known name, without describing their work; he pronounces the illustrations of Henry Woods
- Hemstedt, Geoffrey. 'Some Victorian Novels and their Illustrators', unpublished Ph.D. diss.
Princeton University, 1971.
- Hennessy, James Pope. Anthony Trollope. Boston: Little and Brown, 1971.
Hennessy includes a large number of the original book illustrations, and his choices are unusual
so you can see pictures here you won't find in print elsewhere.
- Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut. 'English Illustrators in the Collection of George Arents', The
Colophon, 4 (1940), pp. 341-64. Contains a discussion and a number of reprints of the
drawings of Marcus Stone and John Everett Millais for Trollope's novels.
- Life, Allan R. 'The Periodical Illustrations of John Everett Millais and Their Literary
Interpretation', Victorian Periodicals Newsletter, 9 (1976), pp. 50-68.
- Markwick, Margaret. Trollope and Women. London: Hambledon Press, 1997.
Markwick reprints 18 of the original illustrations to Trollope's novels which she argues reinforce
her conclusions about Trollope's attitudes towards women in the novels.
- Mason, Michael. 'The Way We Look Now: Millais' Illustrations to Trollope', Art
History, 1 (1978), pp. 309-40. An excellent study in which a number of Millais's
illustrations are reprinted.
- McMaster, Juliet. Trollope's Palliser Novels: Theme and Pattern. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 1978. She studies the visual landscapes and dramatic imagery in the
- Moody, Ellen. Trollope on the Net. The Hambledon Press and the Trollope
Society, 1999. Chapter Six: 'The Original Illustrations for Trollope's Novels', pp. 127-55. My
book includes a description, discussion and reproduction of the illustrations by Arthur Francis
Fraser for The Golden Lion of Granpère, of Miss E. Taylor's illustrations for
The Small House at Allington, Henry Wood's for ,
as well as commentary and reproduction of numbers of the more commonly discussed
illustration of Millais, Edwards, Stone, Holl, and Fawkes. I also reprint 23 of the original
illustrations to the novels, and discuss the various schools of illustration to which they variously
- Morse, Deboarh Denenholz. Women in Trollope's Palliser Novels. London:
Ann Arbor, 1997. Morse reprints a number of the original illustrations to the novels and
discusses how the visualisation
reflects and shapes a feminist interpretation of the books.
- Sadleir, Michael. Trollope: a bibliography. London: Dawson, 1928. This book
tells the reader which books were originally illustrated, gives the caption and page of the specific
early publication of the novels.
- ----------------. 'Luke Fildes', Time Literary Supplement, 5 April 1947, p. 157, and
Hilda F. Finberg, Time Literary Supplement, 19 April 1947, p. 183.
- Skilton, David. 'The Relation between Illustration and Text in the Victorian Novel: A New
Perspective', Word and Visual Imagination: Studies in the Interaction of English Literature
and the Visual Arts, edd. Karl Josef Höltgen, Peter M. Daly and Wolfgang Lottes.
Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1988, pp. 303-325.
- Stone, Marcus. The Illustrations for Our Mutual Friend which are reprinted in
Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1952. This
is a rare easily available source for studying Stone's work.
Contact Ellen Moody.
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