Item Open AccessArcher Library Award 2019 - Reflective Essay(University of Regina Library, 2019-01) Leeper, JessicaFrom September 2018 to November 2018, I made significant use of the University of Regina’s Library resources and services to help me complete research for a scholarly edition in Dr. Susan Johnston’s English 349: Methods in Literary History. I researched a Pre-Raphaelite painting titled Isabella and the Pot of Basil composed in 1866-7 by William Holman Hunt. My goal for choosing Hunt’s painting was to represent a possible trajectory, or timeline, of adaptation. Item Open AccessIsabella and the Pot of Basil(University of Regina Library, 2018-11-13) Leeper, JessicaWilliam Holman Hunt conceived the idea to collaborate with John Everett Millais in composing designs from John Keats' Isabella; or, the Pot of Basil before the 1848 initiation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (P.R.B.). In his memoir, Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Hunt recounts a conversation in Millais' studio where the idea of finding a subject to study from Isabella first springs into his mind: "My first attempt to communicate to Millais my enthusiasm for Keats was for the moment a ludicrous failure. Going, to his studio, I took the volume of Isabella from my pocket, and asking him to sit down and listen, read some favorite stanzas.