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Alfred Tennyson



"Idylls of the King" 

PART I, PART II  

Illustrations by G. Dore



"Lady of Shalott", "Sir Galahad"



Pre-Raphaelite illustrations for Moxon's Tennyson






William Holman Hunt

The Lady of Shalott

 




Pre-Raphaelite Illustrations for Moxon's Tennyson




 

 

Edward Moxon

From Wikipedia

Edward Moxon (1801-1851) was a British poet and publisher.

He was born at Wakefield in Yorkshire. In 1826 he published a volume of verse, entitled The Prospect, and other Poems, which was received favourably. In 1830 Moxon was started by Samuel Rogers as a London publisher in New Bond Street. The first volume he produced was Charles Lamb's Album Verses. Moving to Dover Street, Piccadilly, Moxon published an illustrated edition of Rogers's Italy, 10,000 being spent upon the illustrations. Wordsworth entrusted him with the publication of his works from 1835 onwards, and in 1839 he issued the first complete edition of Shelley's poems.
Some passages in Shelley's Queen Mab resulted in a charge of blasphemy being made against Moxon in 1841. The case was tried before Lord Denman. Serjeant Talfourd defended Moxon, but the jury returned a verdict of guilty, and the offensive passages were expunged. Moxon continued to publish. In 1840 be published Robert Browning's Sordello; and in succeeding years works by Richard Monckton Milnes, Tom Hood, Barry Cornwall, Lord Lytton, Browning and Alfred Tennyson appeared. On Moxon's death, his business was continued by JB Payne and Arthur Moxon, who in 1865 published Swinburne's Atalanta in Calydon; in 1871 it was taken over by Ward, Lock & Tyler.

In 1857, Edward Moxon published illustrated of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poems .

 
 



William Holman Hunt

born April 2, 1827, London, Eng.
died Sept. 7, 1910, London

British artist and prominent member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His style is characterized by clear, hard colour, brilliant lighting, and careful delineation of detail.
In 1843 Hunt entered the Royal Academy schools where he met his lifelong friend, the painter John Everett Millais. Publicopinion was at first hostile toward Hunt; but, in 1854 “The Light of the World” (Keble College, Oxford), an allegory of Christ knocking at the door of the human soul, was championed by John Ruskin and brought Hunt his first public success. In 1854 Hunt began a two-year visit to Syria and Palestine, where he completed in 1855 “The Scapegoat,” a painting depicting an outcast animal on the shores of the Dead Sea. Among the most important of his later paintings are “The Triumph of the Innocents” (two versions: 1884, Tate Gallery, London; 1885, Liverpool), “May Morning on Magdalen Tower” (1889; Lady Lever Art Gallery), and “The Miracle of the Sacred Fire” (1898), finished just before his sight began to fail.

 



William Holman Hunt

 


Recollections of the Arabian Nights
 





Recollections of the Arabian Nights


 




The Ballad of Oriana

 






The Ballad of Oriana
 




 


The Lady of Shalott

 




 


The Beggar Maid

 




 

Godiva
 

 




 

 


Dante Gabriel Rossetti

 

(b London, 12 May 1828; d Birchington on Sea, Kent, 9 April 1882). Painter, designer and poet.

Despite his Italian parentage, Rossetti never visited Italy. An early disposition for drawing and literature led him to illustrate his sister Maria’s copy of the Iliad in 1840. Three years later his first poem, ‘Sir Hugh the Heron’, was privately printed by his maternal grandfather, Gaetano Polidori.
 



Dante Gabriel Rossetti


 

 

The Lady of Shalott

 


 





Mariana in the South

 


 





The Palace of Art

 







The Palace of Art

 





 


Sir Galahad

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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