Ten Pre-Raphaelite Poems
ISBN 978 1 907598 06 7
Published April 2011
20 printed pages
Introduced by Dr Ruth Robbins
The Pre-Raphaelites were radicals; they took the mid-nineteenth century by storm with their paintings and poems that both harked back to the Middle Ages for inspiration and also tried to be unflinchingly honest in their ‘truth to Nature’.
As Dr Ruth Robbins points out in her Introduction, they shocked Victorian audiences with their open expressions of emotion and sensuality. They created a new and extraordinary aesthetic, and were of central importance to the emerging Arts and Crafts Movement.
Cover image from a cartoon for stained glass by William Morris.