Cabinet de curiosités

15 septembre 2021

Exposition British Stories, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux

22 janvier 2021

Beyond the Brotherhood: female artists of the Victorian era

As the National Portrait Gallery in London stages Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, Victorian art specialist Sarah Reynolds illuminates the careers of key women artists of the period.

21 janvier 2021

Holographical-Lee (HoL)
Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) : Letters, notebooks and manuscripts – Lettres, carnets et manuscrits

7 décembre 2020

The Sibyl – A Journal of Vernon Lee Studies


6 mars 2020

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

publicdomainreview.orgE. A. Bowles. My Garden in Spring. London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1914 — Source. Cover design by Katherine Cameron Richard Bowdler Sharpe. Sketch-Book of British Birds. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1898 — Source.

12 mai 2019

Quand John Ruskin écrivait «Notre-Dame n’existe plus pour moi»

Par Jérôme Bastianelli , écrivain — 10 mai 2019 à 13:08

7 mai 2019

George Eliot Country

Open Country

Helen Mark visits Nuneaton to follow in the footsteps of Victorian novelist George Eliot as the local community prepare to celebrate the bicentenary of her birth.

‘She was a woman ahead of her time, she pushed every boundary.’ For this week’s Open County, Helen Mark heads to the Warwickshire landscape of Nuneaton where she walks in the footsteps of one of Britain’s greatest authors and through the locals who are celebrating her legacy today, Helen comes face to face with the woman herself – 200 years after her birth.

Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) is best known by her pen name George Eliot. An English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era, her novels reflected the landscape and the lives of those she lived amongst. 200 years on from her birth we meet the community that continue to celebrate her life today and the shifting landscape that still holds traces of Mary Anne’s rural beginnings.

Presented by Helen Mark Readings by Eleanor Charman from Sudden Impulse Theatre Produced by Nicola Humphries

3 mai 2019

Les préraphaélites, un monde rêveur

28/04/2019, l’Art Est la Matière, France Culture, Jean de Loisy, Aurélie Petiot

Au milieu du XIXe siècle la peinture anglaise s’est enlisée dans les conventions académiques. Trois jeunes étudiants de la Royal Academy, Hunt, Millais et Rossetti, fondent la confrérie préraphaélite pour créer un monde rêveur.

6 février 2019

30 janvier 2019

18 Novembre 2014 – Céline Prest


Voici un article qui récapitule les expositions à ne pas rater sur la période victorienne :

1. Rossetti’s Obsession: Images of Jane Morris, William Morris Gallery, London

2. Poor Man’s Picture Gallery, Tate Britain, London

3. Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy, 1860-1960, National Portrait Gallery, London

4Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Lived and Will Never Die, Museum of London

5. A Victorian Obsession, Leighton House Museum, London

6. Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter


24 Octobre 2014 –  Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin 

These are examples of fish-scale embroidery from Cassell’s Household Guide (1875). This is a
quote from the text :
“THE production of beautiful objects of decoration by no means necessarily involves
great outlay and expensive materials. A knowledge of how to utilise trifles which would
otherwise be valueless, will often enable the housewife to render her home attractive
without expending that money which may be required for other purposes. We are about
to show how a species of exquisitely graceful embroidery may be produced, in which the
chief material employed is nothing more than the scales of one of our commonest fresh-
water fishes”
Fish-scale embroidery 2
Fish-scale embroidery


24 Octobre 2014 –  Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin : 

Elizabeth Parker
This is Elizabeth Parker’s embroidered diary, circa 1830. I usually like to quote the opening
sentence, which I find very enigmatic :


“As i cannot write I put this down simply and freely as I might speak to a person to whose intimacy and tenderness I can fully intrust myself and who I know will bear with all my weaknesses….”


18 Octobre 2014 – Sara Thornton : 

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

Superb exhibition at the British Library on the Gothic and its multiple spreadings and
You will see first editions of Gothic novels by Radcliffe, Matthew Monk Lewis, objects and
curiosities including from Strawberry Hill, many first editions of Victorian Gothic literature and
its filmic representations as well as the Hammer Horror and youth culture reinterpretations of
the Gothic. Steam punk, punk rock and gothic fashion.The British Library is selling a number of Victorian gothic objects such as Sweeney Todd razors, bleeding heart plates and sinsiter black carriage clocks. I heard one French couple saying wryly when faced with this array: ‘La British Library ne perd pas le nord..’ 


16 Octobre 2014 – Estelle Murail : 

Article paru dans le Guardian : “The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years”


From the African Choir posing like Vogue models to an Abyssinian prince adopted by an explorer, a new exhibition spotlights the first black people ever photographed in Britain.


16 Octobre 2014 – Estelle Murail : 

“Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived and Never Will Die” 


“This year the Museum of London welcomes an exciting new exhibition, delving into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective; Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.”

15 Octobre 2014 – Florence Bigo : 

“La Maison Dombais & fils” 


If you are interested in global adaptations of Dickens, this is an interesting French  adaptation of Dombey and son dated 2004 (dir. Laurent Jaoui, France Télévisions). Note the gallic spelling “Dombais et fils”. A delicious French and even Balzacian touch, and very good understanding of the novel’s plot(s), adapted to a 19th century rural context, beautifully interpreted by the (famous) French cast. I discovered this while working on my thesis “Charles Dickens et la BBC au XIXème siècle: Réinventions, réécritures, nouveaux publics” at Paris Diderot.


At the British Library – Oct 14th 2014 – Sara Thornton :

Working today at the British Library I am amazed at all the Victorian related activity on view. See the site with the images of Dickens, a Victorian advert for Fry’s Cocoa and the ‘Terror and Wonder Gothic‘ exhibition and the extraordinary searchable catalogues of texts and objects called ‘Victorian Ephemera‘ in the Evanion Catalogue.


1 réflexion sur « Cabinet de curiosités »

  1. sfeve Auteur de l’article

    Je vais poster cela sur le site.
    Nous avons un groupe Facebook, Société Française des Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes, si vous demandez à le rejoindre vous pourrez poster dessus.

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