This page contains links to on-line resources which may be of particular use to anyone studying book illustration. Links to site of more general interest (to researchers, collectors, etc) will be found in the "Other Sites of Interest" section.

The Victorian Web

Extensive resource covering all aspects of Victorian life, literature, art, science, politics, etc. The Visual Arts section includes a wide range of information relating to book illustration, cartoons, engraving, printing and the arts in general.

Journal of Illustration Studies

A peer-reviewed journal devoted to the systematic study of literary illustration as a discipline in its own right, having its own subject-matter and its own critical and scholarly methods.

Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration

An online database containing records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing bibliographical and iconographical details, as well as the ability for users to view images at exceptionally high quality.

Index of UK Book Producers, 1830-1890

An online index of Victorian illustrators, publishers, bookbinders, etc.

The Illustration Archive

An online fully searchable database of over a million illustrations from works of literature, philosophy, history and geography that are in the British Library’s collection

'Yellow Nineties Online'

An electronic resource dedicated to the study of fin-de-siècle literature and culture from the perspective of the period’s innovative magazines.

Lecture: The Art of Illustration: Millais, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Idyllic School

A lecture given by Paul Goldman, through Gresham College. Full text and video of the lecture are available online. Other relevant lectures might also be available through the Gresham College website.

'Eye' Magazine – 'Told in Pictures'

An online article about story books without words.

Peter Bailey

Website showing work by contemporary illustrator, Peter Bailey.

Illustrating Stevenson

A catalogued repository for digitised illustrations of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson