Please note that from October 2010 new site and 'what's new' updates will be posted on our blog (click link above).
Late September 2010 UpdateDatabases of Simeon Solomon's work in exhibitions has been added, this includes a 'posthumous exhibitions' page. In addition, an exhibitions page for Rebecca Solomon has been added.
September 2010 UpdateThe site celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Simeon Solomon Research Archive, and the new site is officially launched.Updates include: Databases of both Abraham and Rebecca Solomon's art and a short biography of Rebecca Solomon written by Roberto C. Ferrari. 7th August 2010 UpdateNew search facility added to the site. See link to the left.
July 2010 UpdateInformation added this month include: An exhibition history of Simeon Solomon's work between 1858 and 1872, and the beginning of a database of Solomon's work in three parts - pre- and post-1873 and undated work, and an internet resources page has been added.
1st February 2010 Update The Simeon Solomon Research Archive is updated and given a new home and a new layout at simeonsolomon.com. In addition to myself, Roberto C. Ferrari, it is now updated and edited by my fellow Solomon scholar Carolyn Conroy. It will initally run alongside the old site at simeonsolomon.org.
September 2007 Update 14 NEW secondary sources were added, including 2 related to Rebecca Solomon. 3 new images of works were added: 2 by Simeon Solomon (Three Priests and Sleep), and 1 of an engraving after a painting by Rebecca Solomon (Spending a Sou). 4 full-text pages to reviews from the Art Journal and the Illustrated London News were added, and 1 link to a full-text review outside the SSRA was added. Some annotations were updated with new information. A new beige background color was chosen for the site. Image links that were broken were removed and new links to images added. The "Internet Resources" web page was removed. However, the most relevant web sites were integrated into the rest of the Secondary Sources pages.
November 2005 Update Information about the Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition was added to the home page, with a link to purchase the book from the publisher. The timeline was replaced with a new biographical essay. 10 new links to images of works by Solomon were added to the images web page.
September 5, 2005 Update The SSRA was given a new home at http://www.simeonsolomon.org, thanks to the assistance of Julia Kerr, producer of the magnificent http://www.artmagick.com web site. In commemoration of the new address, a new orchid background color was given to all of the pages. 34 NEW citations have been added, including works published over the past three years. 20 NEW full-text HTML documents have been added. These include early reviews of Simeon's exhibited works at the Royal Academy and Dudley Gallery published in The Art-Journal and Swinburne's poem "Erotion", which was inspired by Solomon's painting Damon and Aglae. A new web page with 31 citations of information on Rebecca Solomon (1832-1886), Simeon Solomon's sister, was created.
April 15, 2003 Update 20 new digital images were added to the web site with the permission of the owners of the images. The Biographical Timeline has been updated with new and corrected information. The pages on Solomon's art were removed because of outdated information, but those pages with images or links to images were consolidated into a new Art by Solomon web page. All "NEW" tags were removed. The bibliography of secondary works, while still available online, will no longer be updated but may appear in a different version in the future.
April 1, 2002 Update The SSRA has received the first ARLIS/NA Worldwide Books Electronic Publication Award for outstanding electronic publication. Please visit the sponsors of this award, ARLIS/NA and Worldwide Books. The section on Solomon's art has been fully enhanced with new pages broken out for his 96 paintings, 135 drawings, and 47 illustrations. 12 new digital images from Solomon's illustrations to Good Times, Once a Week, and Leisure Hour are reproduced here. My thanks once again to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth for their permission to make these images available. Additional links have been provided for art by Solomon on the Internet. The transcribed Foreword to Vision published by Thomas B. Mosher in 1909 is now available. 2 "NEW" annotations or updated annotations.
December 1, 2001 Update Three digital images of paintings by Solomon have been added. Permission to make these images available on the SSRA was granted by the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Two of these works, Portrait of an Italian Youth (1869) and Love Dreaming by the Sea (1871), are well known and have been reproduced elsewhere, but the third work, the painting Noon (ca. 1865), is being reproduced and made available for the first time on this web site. Three PDF files of secondary source material on Solomon have been added. These three works are from the Jewish Chronicle (1862), Temple (1897), and Binyon (1933). One transcribed full-text document taken from the Illustrated London News (1905) has been added. Over the first year, NEW tags were used to identify works that did not appear in the print bibliography. These tags have been replaced by § tags, and the NEW tags now represent additions to the web site since the last update. Thanks to technical support from FAU, a counter has been added to the home page.
August 2001 changes New sources were annotated and added, including links to web sites on Solomon's colleagues and friends. The color of the background was changed from green to beige/peach because some people complained that it was difficult to read.
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