Display case in the “Victorian Connections” exhibition at the Grolier Club in
New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Sheehan, Grolier Club.)
Rare items from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection figured in a path-breaking exhibition on the life and work of Victorian poet William Allingham and his wife Helen, mounted at the Grolier Club in New York City.
Titled “Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members,” the exhibit was on view through May 25. The exhibition was co-curated by Mark Samuels Lasner, senior research fellow at the University of Delaware Library, and Natasha Moore, recipient of the 2014 University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Museum Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies. Moore, who holds a Ph.D. in English from Cambridge University, authored a catalogue to accompany the exhibition, which is available for purchase through New Castle, Delaware-based Oak Knoll Books.
More information on the exhibit is available here: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2015/may/victorian-connections-052615.html. Learn more about the Grolier Club at http://www.grolierclub.org. Visit the Grolier Club’s Flickr page to view more images of the exhibition.
Catalogue of the “Victorian Connections” exhibit,
Oak Knoll Press.