The Impiety of the Intellect: Whitley Stokes and the Pre-Raphaelites
‘The Impiety of the Intellect: Whitley Stokes and the Pre-Raphaelites’, in The Tripartite Life of Whitley Stokes (1830-1909), ed. Elizabeth Boyle and Paul Russell (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011), pp. 44-58
Discusses Whitley Stokes’ involvement with the Pre-Raphaelite movement in London, 1852-62, focusing particularly on his influence on Dante Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Allingham and F. W. Burton. Outlines the relationship between Stokes’ translation of the Danish ballad ‘Hellalyle and Hildebrand’, and F. W. Burton’s painting ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’.