It may be so that these paintings don't equal the best of the French, Gerome being the best French example. Don't be put off. British painting has consistently finished a close second. And in Art you don't have to finish first to deserve much attention. It may also be unhelpful to consistently refer to them as "Victorian" as this is often perjorative. In short, these are things we won't see in reproduction often, and they fit nicely into that group of mid-nineteenth century artists who are finally gaining re-recognition. The repro's themselves are mostly full-page sized with some details. The writing is tastful. The more I see of British painting put up directly against French, the more respect I feel for The former. If you are looking to expand your range of view of mid-century realist painting, this is a good source. The impression is that there is much unfound gold out there and you should be happy with this nugget. If it is too common for your personal standard, then pity you.