Brickdale's Idylls re-viewed
This essay resituates Brickdale in her time, the Edwardian period, rather than the-by that time-rather passé era of the Pre-Raphaelites. Although indebted to the earlier artists, she is more accurately conceived of as, in Kyle Stoneman's felicitous phrase, a 'neo-Pre-Raphaelite.' From this perspective, a close reading of her Arthurian images helps to clarify her difference and, perhaps, suggest a new assessment of her originality, although, in the absence of essential biographical sources, any attempt to define her program must remain extremely tentative. (DLH and DNM).
Hoffman, Donald and Mancoff, Debra N., "Brickdale's Idylls re-viewed" (2016). English Faculty Publications. 54.