Romantic Illustration Network:
If you have any suggestions for texts we should include, or would like us to add your book or article, please email
Dustin Frazier Wood at Dustin.FrazierWood@roehampton.ac.uk.
Journal of Illustration Studies (Cardiff, 2007)
Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London. Harvard UP, 1978.
Altick, Richard D. Painting from Books: Art and Literature in Britain 1760-1900. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1985.
Bartram, Alan. Five Hundred Years of Book Design. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001.
Benton, Michael. Studies in the spectator role: Literature, painting and pedagogy London and New York: Routledge, 2000.
Bettley, James, ed. The Art of the Book: From Medieval Manuscript to Graphic Novel. London: V and A Publications, 2001.
Bland, David. The Illustration of Books. Faber and Faber, 1951.
Bland, David. A History of Book Illustration: The Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book. Second Edition. Faber and Faber, 1969.
Blewett, David. The Illustration of Robinson Crusoe, 1719-1920. Gerrards Cross :Colin Smythe, 1995.
Bonnell, Thomas Frank. The Most Disreputable Trade: publishing the classics of English poetry 1765-1810. OUP: 2008.
Brenni, Vito Joseph. Book Illustration and Decoration: A Guide to Research. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1985.
Breton, Rob. “Portraits of the Poor in Early Nineteenth-Century Radical Journalism,” Journal of Victorian Culture 21:2 (2016), 168-83.
Brewer, John. The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century. 1997; Routledge, 2013. Chapter 11, ‘Borrowing, Copying and Collecting’.
Briggs, Jo. Novelty Fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.
Brown, John Buchanan. Early Victorian Illustrated Books: Britain, France and Germany 1820-1860. British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2005.
Bryan, Michael. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical. New ed., rev. and enl., ed. Robert Edmund Graves. London: G. Bell, 1886-1889.
Bryson, Norman et al, eds. Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation. CUP, 1991.
Burwick, Frederick. “James Gillray and the Aporia of Visual Hermeneutics,” Romantic Explorations. Ed.Michael Meyer. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. Pp. 85-103.
Burwick, Frederick.“The Hermeneutics of Lichtenberg’s Interpretation of Hogarth,” The Lessing Yearbook 19 (1987): 167‑191.
Burwick, Frederick. “Lessing’s Laokoon and the rise of Visual Hermeneutics,” Poetics Today XX, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 219-272.
Cale, Luisa. Fuseli’s Milton Gallery: ‘Turning readers into spectators’ . Clarendon Press, 2006.
Cubitt, Sean Digital Aesthetics. Sage 1998 [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/digita/index.html]
Daly, Peter M. et al eds. Word and Visual Imagination. Germany, 1988.
Davidson, Peter. The Book Encompassed. 1992.
Dias, Rosemarie. ‘ “A World of Pictures”: Pall Mall and the Topography of Display, 1780-1799’ in Miles Ogborn and Charles Withers, Georgian Geographies: Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
Eaves, Morris. ‘The sister arts in British Romanticism’. The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Second Edition Ed. Stuart Curran. CUP, 2010, 229-61.
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. CUP, 1980.
Essick, Robert N. “Visual/Verbal Relationships in Book Illustration.” In British Art 1740-1820: Essays in Honor of Robert R. Wark. Ed Guilland Sutherland. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1992.
Frederick Faxon, Literary Annual and Gift Books: A Bibliography.1973.
Ferris, Ina, and Paul Keen, eds. Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan 2009.
Finkelstein, David Book History Reader. Routledge, 2002.
Ford, Brian J. Images of Science: A History of Scientific Illustration. London: British Library, 1992; rpt. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Fried, Michael. Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and the Beholder in the Age of Diderot. California UP, 1980.
Garside, Peter. ‘Illustrating the Waverley Novels: Scott, Scotland, and the London Print Trade, 1819-1836’, The Library, 11 (2010), 168-96.
Garside, Peter. ‘Print Illustrations and the Cultural Materialism of Scott’s Waverley Novels’, in British Literature and Print Culture, ed. Sandro Jung (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2013), pp. 125-57.
Gerard, William Blake. Lawrence Sterne and the Visual Imagination. Ashgate, 2006.
Golden, Catherine J. Book Illustrated: Text, Image, and Culture 1770-1930. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
Goldman, Paul. ‘Defining Illustration Studies: Towards a New Academic Discipline’, Chapter 1 of Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke, eds, Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875: Spoils of the Lumber Room. Ashgate 2012.
Gollapudi, Aparna. ‘Selling Celebrity: Actors’ Portraits in Bell’s Shakespeare and Bell’s British Theatre’. Eighteenth Century Life, Volume 36, Number 1, Winter 2012.
Gordon, Catherine M. British Painting of Subjects from the English Novel New York: Garland, 1988.
Hammelmann, Hanns. Book Illustrators in Eighteenth-Century England. Edited and completed by T.S.R. Boase. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1975.
Harris, Katherine D. “Fantasies of Containment: Archiving Moments in Cyber- and Real-Life.” Metaphors of Cyberspace. Ed. Caroline Maun.
Harthan, John. The History of the Illustrated Book: The Western Tradition. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.
Haywood, Ian, Romanticism and Caricature (CUP, 2013)
[Hazlitt], Sketches of the Principal Picture Galleries in England. 1824.
Heffernen, James A. W. ed., Space, Time, Image, Sign: Essays on Literature and the Visual Arts. Peter Lang, 1987.
Hill, Richard. ‘The Illustration of the Waverley Novels: Scott and Popular Illustrated Fiction’, Scottish Literary Review, 1.1 (2009), 69-88.
Hill, Richard. Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novels: Walter Scott and the Origins of the Victorian Illustrated Novel. Farnham: Ashgate, 2010.
Hillis Miller, J. Illustration. Reaktion Books, 1992.
Hodnett, Edward. Image and Text: Studies in the Illustration of English Literature. Scolar Press, 1982.
Hodnett, Edward. Five Centuries of English Book Illustration. Scolar Press, 1988.
Hofer, Philip. Eighteenth Century Book Illustration. Los Angeles: Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, 1956.
Höltgen, Karl Josef, Peter M. Daly and Wolfgang Lottes, eds. Word and Visual Imagination: Studies in the Interaction of English Literature and the Visual Arts. Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1988.
Hunnisett, Basil. Steel Engraved Book Illustration in England. Scolar Press, 1980.
Ionescu, Christina and Renata Schellenberg eds. Word and Image in the Long Eighteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
James, Philip. English bookillustration 1800-1900. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1947.
John, Adrian. The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making. Chicago UP, 1998.
Jung, Sandro. ‘Illustrated Pocket Diaries and the Commodification of Culture’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 37.3 (2013): 53-84.
Jung, Sandro. ‘Packaging, Design and Colour: From Fine-Printed to Small-Format Editions of Thomson’s The Seasons, 1793-1802’ in Sandro Jung, ed, British Literature and Print Culture, The English Association Essays and Studies 66 (D. S. Brewer, 2013), 97-124.
Jung, Sandro. ‘Print Culture, High-Cultural Consumption, and Thomson’s The Seasons, 1780-1797′, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 44 (2011): 495-514.
Jung, Sandro. ‘Thomas Stothard’s Illustrations for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas, 1779-1826′, The Library, 12.1 (2011): 3-22.
Jung, Sandro. ‘Visual Interpretations, Print, and Illustrations of Thomson’s The Seasons, 1730–1797’. Eighteenth Century Life 34. 2 (Spring 2010), 23-64.
Katz, Bill, ed. A History of Book Illustration: 29 Points of View. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1994.
Keymer, Thomas and Peter Sabor. Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). See especially chapter 5, “Illustrations and the Visual Culture of the Novel”.
Kress, Gunter, amd Theo van Leeuwen. Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. Routledge, 1996.
Kroeber, Karl and William Walling. Images of Romanticism. New Haven: Yale UP, 1978.
Landseer, John. Lectures on the Art of Engraving. 1807.
Levarie, Norma. The Art and History of Books. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.
Lewine, J. Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century Art and Illustrated Books: Being a Guide to Collections of Illustrated Works in English and French of the Period. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1898.
Matthews, Susan, Blake, Sexuality and Bourgeois Politeness. Cambridge: CUP, 2011.
Maxwell, Richard. The Victorian Illustrated Book. Virginia UP, 2002.
Melville, Stephen W. ed. Vision and Textuality. Macmillan, 1991.
Mitchell, W. T. Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology. Chicago UP, 1987.
Möller, Joachim (ed.). Imagination on a Long Rein: English Literature Illustrated. Marburg: Jonas, 1988.
Myrone, Martin, and Lucy Peltz, ed. Producing the Past: Aspects of Antiquarian Culture and Practice, 1700-1850. Preface by Stephen Bann. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1999.
Piper, Andrew. Dreaming in Books: the making of the bibliographic imagination in the Romantic Period. Chicago, 2009.
Piper, David. The Image of the Poet. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982.
Praz, Mario. Mnemosyne: The Parallel Between Literature and the Visual Arts. Princeton UP, 1970.
Rabb, Melinda. ‘Johnson, Lilliput and Eighteenth-Century Miniature’, Eighteenth Century Studies 46. 2 (2013)
Raven, James. Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750-1800. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Raven, James. The Business of Books 1450-1850 Yale UP 2007
Ray,Gordon N. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914. Pierpont Morgan Library; Oxford University Press, 1976.
Read, Dennis M. R. H. Cromek: Engraver, Editor and Entrepreneur. Ashgate, 2011.
Sabor, Peter. ‘Illustrations of Robinson Crusoe, 1719-1920’ Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 9 (1996):122-124.
Sillars, Stuart. Illustrating Shakespeare (2008) and Painting Shakespeare (2006)
Shepherd, Lynn. Clarissa’s Painter. OUP, 2009.
Skilton, David. ‘The Relation between Illustration and Text in the Victorian Novel: A New Perspective’ in Höltgen, 303-19.
Solkin, David H. ed. Art on the Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 2001.
Solkin, David. Painting for Money: The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century England. Yale UP, 1992.
Smiles,Sam. Eye Witness: Artists and Visual Documentation in Britain 1770-1830 . Ashgate, 2000.
Smith, Keith A. Structure of the Visual Book. 2003.
Stafford, Barbara. Good Looking: Essays on the Virtue of Images. MIT, 2003.
St Clair, William. The Reading Nation. CUP, 2004.
Stewart, Garrett, The Look of Reading: book, painting, text. Chicago UP, 2006.
Tattersfield, Nigel. John Bewick: Engraver on Wood, 1760-1795: An Appreciation of His Life, together with an Annotated Catalogue of his Illustrations and Designs. London: British Library; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 2001.
Thackeray, ‘Pictures of Life and Character. By John Leech’ (1854), Critical Papers on Art. Macmillan, 1904.
Thomas. Julia. Pictorial Victorians: The Inscription of Value in Word and Image. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2004.
Thomas, Sophie. “Poetry and Illustration” in The Blackwell Companion to Romantic Poetry, ed. Charles Mahoney (Blackwell, 2011), pp. 354-373.
Wagner, Peter, ed. Icons, Texts, Iconotexts: Essays on Ekphrasis and Intermediality. Berlin, 1996.
Walters, Gwyn. “Developments in the Study of Book Illustration.” The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography. Edited by Peter Davison. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Wendorf, Richard. Articulate Images: The Sister Arts from Hogarth to Tennyson. Minnesota UP, 1983.
Westover, Paul. ‘Illustration, Historicism, and Travel: The Legacy of Sir Walter Scott’, in Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750-1860 (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 142-73.
Whiteley, William T. Artists and Their Friends in England, 1700-1799. 1928; reprinted New York: Benjamin Blom, 1968.