Harry Quilter’s Essays on Art



Our Woodring Collection of Shannon and Rickett’s rare books has so many visual treats we could showcase something from it every week.

This time let’s focus on Harry Quilter‘s Preferences in Art, Life, and Literature, 1892. Clocking in at 898 pages, this tome presents many of Quilter’s previously published art criticism (1872-1890), along with some new work. His aim was to review his own criticism and to see how it had stood up to time.




“Early Portrait of Rosetti” William Holman Hunt


“Daddy Hunt” and “Jack MillaisDante Gabriel Rosetti


“The Waters of Lethe” Frederick Sandys

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