VICTORIAN CONNECTIONS: THE LITERARY AND ARTISTIC CIRCLES OF WILLIAM AND HELEN ALLINGHAM FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF GROLIER CLUB MEMBERS.

  • New York: The Grolier Club, 2015.
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • paperback
  • 64 pages
  • ISBN: 9781605830599

Price: $25.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 125275

This exhibition catalogue, drawn entirely from the collections of Grolier Club members, is devoted to Anglo-Irish poet, diarist, and editor William Allingham (1824-1889) and his wife Helen (1848-1926), one of the most successful women artists of the time.

It features their own work (some of it collaborative) and extends to represent, through association copies, manuscripts, and portraits, the Allinghams' circles of friends and associates. Highlights include William Allingham's commonplace book (containing a transcription of the first letter from D. G. Rossetti to Robert Browning) and his copies of Shelley and Whitman; the baby book for the Allinghams' son, Gerald, with unpublished on-the-spot accounts of Tennyson, Carlyle, and George Eliot; Mark Twain's annotated copy of William Allingham's 1907 Diary; D. G. Rossetti's original design for Allingham's Day and Night Songs; watercolors and a sketchbook by Helen Allingham; rare photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll; and drawings by Kate Greenaway, Edward Burne-Jones, and John Butler Yeats.

Published in connection with the exhibition held at the Grolier Club March 15 - May 25, 2015.

VICTORIAN CONNECTIONS: THE LITERARY AND ARTISTIC CIRCLES OF WILLIAM AND HELEN ALLINGHAM FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF GROLIER CLUB MEMBERS. Natasha Moore.