Site hosted by Build your free website today!


John Frederick Lewis, RA

Self-Censorship in the Harem Paintings of J.F. Lewis

by Elizabeth Malcolm

Art History Senior Thesis - Hartwick College, May 1997


Alloula, Malek. The Colonial Harem. transl. Myrna and Wlad Godzich. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986.

Casteras, Susan P. The Substance or the Shadow: Images of Victorian Womanhood. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 1982.

Croutier, Alev Lytle. Harem: The World Behind the Veil. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.

Cundall, H.M. A History of British Watercolour Painting. 2nd ed. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

DelPlato, Joan. "From Slave Market to Paradise: The Harem Pictures of John Frederick Lewis and their Traditions." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987.

Deslanders, Yvonne. Delacroix: A Pictorial Biography, trans. Jonathan Griffin. New York: Viking, 1963.

Hardie, Martin. Water-colour Painting in Britain III The Victorian Period. Ed. Dudley Snelgrove with Jonathan Mayne and Basil Taylor. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1968.

Hillenbrand, Robert. "Occidental Oriental: Islamic Influences in the Art of Britain and America."

Jones, Stephen. "Lord Leighton's Odalisque." History Today 45 (December 1995):34-?

Lalvani, Suren. "Consuming the Exotic Other." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 12 (September 1995):263-?

Lewis, Michael. John Frederick Lewis R.A. 1805-1876. Leigh-on- Sea: F. Lewis, 1978.

Mackenzie, John M. Orientalism: History, Theory, and the Arts. New York: Manchester University Press, 1995.

Maas, Jeremy. Victorian Painters, 1969.

Ockman, Carol. Ingres's Eroticized Bodies: Retracing the Serpentine Line. New Haven: Yale UP,1995.

Pach, Walter. Ingres. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1973.

Reynolds, Graham. Victorian Painting. revised ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1987.

Richmond, J.C.B. Egypt 1798-1952: Her Advance Towards a Modern Identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.

Roget, John Lewis. A History of the 'Old Water-Colour' Society. 2 vols. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1891.

Rosenblum, Robert. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1967.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.


Edward Said's Orientalism: a Brief Definition

accessed 3/12/97


Speel, Bob. Web pages accessed 3/12/97

Orientalists and the Middle East

John Frederick Lewis RA (1805-1876)

Lilium Auratum, by J.F. Lewis


Stevens, Mary Anne, ed. The Orientalists: Delacroix to Matisse. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984.

Stokes, Hugh. "John F. Lewis, R.A. (1805-1876)." Walker's Quaterly no.28, London: Walker's Galleries Ltd., 1929.

Sweetman, John. The Oriental Obsession: Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture 1500-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Thackeray, William Makepeace. The Paris Sketch-Book; Eastern Sketches; The Irish Sketch-Book. Chicago: Hooper, Clarke, and Co.

Thompson, James. The East: Imagined, Experienced: Remembered: Orientalist Nineteenth Century Paintings. Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland: National Museums and Galleries of Merseyside, 1988.

Vyse, Griffin W. An Englishman in a Harem. London: Simpkin, Marshal and Co., 1887.

Wilton, Andrew. British Watercolours 1750-1850. Oxford: Phaidon, 1977.

Young, Robert. White Mythologies: Writing History and the West. New York: Routledge, 1990.


Select Bibliography - Orientalism, Nationalism and Imperialism accessed 3/12/97


Return to John Frederick Lewis main page

Return to Elizabeth's home page