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Solomon, Simeon (1840-1905)  
 
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In addition, sixteen of his works were included in a 1906 exhibition of works by Jewish artists at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Simeon Solomon, an Appreciation by Julia Ellsworth was published in New York in 1908.

However, Simeon soon fell into neglect. His contribution to British art in general, and to the Pre-Raphaelite movement in particular, was lost to scholars for nearly a century.

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He and his work have been re-examined through the lens of gender studies only during the 1990s. A web site devoted to him has recently been mounted on the internet by art historian Roberto Ferrari. It includes digital images of some works, full text files of some writings about the artist, and a comprehensive bibliography. The site should facilitate scholarly study of this important Victorian artist.

Ray Anne Lockard

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    Bibliography
   

Burman, Rickie, ed. From Prodigy to Outcast, Simeon Solomon: Pre-Raphaelite Artist. London: Jewish Museum, 2001.

Collins, Jeffrey Laird. "Prototype, Posing and Preference in the Illustrations of Frederick Sandys and Simeon Solomon." Pocket Cathedrals: Pre-Raphaelite Book Illustration. Susan Casteras, ed. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art, 1991. 79-91, 110.

Cruise, Colin. "'Lovely Devils': Simeon Solomon and Pre-Raphaelite Masculinity." Re-Framing the Pre-Raphaelites: Historical and Theoretical Essays. Ellen Harding, ed. Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1996. 195-210.

_____. "Simeon Solomon: A Drama of Desire." The Jewish Quarterly 45 (Fall 1998): 62-67.

Ferrari, Roberto. Simeon Solomon Research Archives. www.fau.edu/solomon

Morgan, Thais E. "Perverse Male Bodies: Simeon Solomon and Algernon Charles Swinburne." Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures. Peter Horne and Reine Lewis, eds. New York: Routledge, 1996. 61-85.

_____. "Victorian Effeminacies." Victorian Sexual Dissidence. Richard Dellamora, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. 109-125.

Seymour, Gayle M. "Simeon Solomon and the Biblical Construction of Marginal Identity in Victorian England." Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture. Raymond-Jean Frontain, ed. New York: Haworth, 1997. 97-119.

Solomon: A Family of Painters: Abraham Solomon (1823-1862), Rebecca Solomon (1832-1866), Simeon Solomon (1840-1905). [Exhibition: November 8-December 31, 1985, Geffrye Museum; January 18-March 9, 1986, Birmingham Museum of Art] London: Inner London Education Authority, 1985.

Solomon, Simeon. A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep. London: F. S. Ellis, 1871. Rpt. Nineteenth-Century Writings on Homosexuality: A Sourcebook. Chris White, ed. London: Routledge, 1999. 289-309.

 

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    Author: Lockard, Ray Anne  
    Entry Title: Solomon, Simeon  
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