Secondary Sources: 2007-Present
Since 2007, two new research theses on Solomon have been produced at UK universities, and in addition, new work on Solomon continues to be published by leading scholars in the field.
2007 - 2010
Ferrari, Roberto. C. "The Simeon Solomon Research Archive: Reflections on Seven Years." PRSUS: The Pre-Raphaelite Society Newsletter of the United States, 18 (Winter 2007): 1-2. Also available on this site.
Prettejohn, Elizabeth. "Solomon, Swinburne, Sappho." Victorian Review, 34:2 (Fall 2008): 103-128.
Evangelista, Stefano. "A Revolting Mistake: Walter Pater's Iconography of Dionysus." Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies 34.2 (2008): 200-218. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 15 Aug. 2010.
Ferrari, Roberto. C. Simeon Solomon in Italy: The First Trip, 1866-1867, (2009) http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna1/Simeon_Solomon.htm Last Accessed 20 April 2010.
Cruise, Colin. "Poetic, Eccentric, Pre-Raphaelite: The Critical Reception of Simeon Solomon's Work at the Dudley Gallery." Writing the Pre-Raphaelites: Text, Context, Subtext. Eds. Michaela Giebelhausen and Tim Barringer. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.
Conroy, Carolyn. "He Hath Mingled with the Ungodly: The Life of Simeon Solomon after 1873 with a Survey of the Extant Work." Ph.D. Diss. University of York, 2009.
Presented in two volumes, this thesis focuses on Solomon's life after his arrest for attempted sodomy in 1873, and makes a radical re-evaluation of the artist's life using newly discovered visual and textual sources. The second volume presents, for the first time, a database of Solomon's extant works produced after 1873.
Naylor, Aileen. "Simeon Solomon's Work before 1873: Interpretation and Identity". M.Phil. Thesis, University of Birmingham, 2010.
The thesis aims to demonstrate that commentaries on the work produced by Solomon before 1873 have been dominated by critics' perceptions of him as a marginal figure. It challenges this perspective by suggesting alternative interpretations of specific paintings and by analysing a selection of his depictions of solitary women which have been given little critical attention.
Sept 2010: For a copy of this thesis in PDF format click HERE
Janes, Dominic. "Seeing and Tasting the Divine: Simeon Solomon’s Homoerotic Sacrament". Eds. Patrizia di Bello and Gabriel Koureas, Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 35-50.
Long, Burke, O. "Babylon to David and Back Again: The Sexually Charged History of a Victorian Drawing" in The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon, ed. by Tod Linafelt, Claudia Camp and Timothy Beal (T&T Clark, New York and London, 2010) pp. 208-228.
Burke O. Long investigates how Solomon's sexually charged Babylon (1859), with an original allusion to Jeremiah 51:7, migrated to the Books of Samuel in subsequent exhibitions and commentary as the original pen and ink drawing received mistaken titles related to David and Saul. This history of reception among art historians and critics mirrors (1) the artist's changes in culturally constructed status, from publicly disgraced and nearly forgotten transgressor of Victorian sexual propriety to celebrated pre-Raphaelite artist and contemporary gay icon; and (2) runs more or less parallel to a revitalized reception of the Saul/David/Jonathan traditions among professional biblical scholars who, responding to similar cultural shifts, explored sexual ambiguities in these narratives and created space for transgressive same-sex readings.
Conroy, Carolyn and Roberto C. Ferrari. "Solomon's Shame-Free Art" The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, 18.5 (2011), 18-20.
Ward, Henrietta. "'The Rising Genius' Simeon Solomon's Unexplored Interpretation of Sandro Botticelli" The British Art Journal, Xll.3 (2012), 60-7.
The influence of Botticelli on the work of the Pre-Raphaelites has usually focused on Rossetti and Burne-Jones with little attention paid to the work of Simeon Solomon. This article explores these influences demonstrating that Botticelli was integral to Solomon’s development, both in his early religious works and in his later images of male beauty.
Conroy, Carolyn. “The Simeon Solomon Research Archive Online.” Pre-Raphaelite Society Newsletter of the United States (January, 2012).
Conroy, Carolyn. “The Simeon Solomon Research Archive: Reflections on Thirteen Years,” Pre-Raphaelite Society Newsletter of the United States – 25th Anniversary Edition (2014).
Cooke, Simon. The Biblical Illustrations of Simeon Solomon (2015) The Victorian Web http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/ssolomon/cooke.html Last accessed 16 July 2015.
Cooke examines Solomon's biblical illustrations from Dalziels' Bible Gallery published in 1881 and the artist’s contributions to The Leisure Hour and Once and Week. Illustrated.
Sakoda, Maho. "'I Sleep but my Heart Waketh': Simeon Solomon and Walt Whitman" in Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, vol XXIII, no. 2, (summer 2015), pp, 10-20.
Sakoda contends that Solomon's visual and literary ideas about sleep are profoundly influenced by American poet Walt Whitman. To make this point Sakoda examines in some detail Solomon's drawing The Sleepers and the One who Watcheth (1867) and his prose poem from 1871 A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep.
Conroy, Carolyn. "Mingling with the Ungodly: Simeon Solomon in Queer Victorian London," in Simon Avery and Katherine Graham (eds), Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the Present. (Bloomsbury, 2016).
Conroy, Carolyn. "Images of Desire: Twenty Sketches by Simeon Solomon," The Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, Vol. XXIV, No. 3, Autumn 2016.
Dau, Duc. "The Song of Songs for Difficult Queers: Simeon Solomon, Neil Bartlett, and A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep," in Jongwoo Jeremy Kim and Christopher Reed (eds), Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2017 forthcoming).
Conroy, Carolyn. "Simeon Solomon's Work in the Hugh Lane Gallery," in Jessica O'Donnell (ed.), Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (title tbc), www.hughlane.ie. (2017, forthcoming)