One of the most prolific and accomplished narrative painters, of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and North America.
Britomart faces a huge sea of sorrow, Florimell rides on in fear of her pursuers, and the story of the birth of Amoret and Belphoebe.
A succession of individuals – Sulla, Pompey and Julius Caesar – tried to take control of the Republic. From the first consulship of Sulla to the murder of Pompey.
A virgin goddess who is sometimes the major goddess of childbirth, or the great mother of nature. A huntress and goddess of the Moon.
The king of Cyprus whose ivory sculpture turned into his future wife, painted by Regnault and Burne-Jones, and Gérôme’s fascinating paintings of his painted figures. And turning painting into sculpture.
Although painting and sculpture are closely allied, it’s curious to depict sculpture in painting. Examples range from early grisailles to ribald depictions of the Roman god Priapus.
Although too young to have known Rossetti or the Pre-Raphaelites, she painted wonderful allegorical and narrative works well into the 20th century, and was a successful illustrator.
An introduction to Britomart, who was brought up learning the art of knightly combat and rules of chivalry, and is now on a quest for Sir Artegall, with whom she is in love.
Success on the battlefield – driving Macedonians from Greece, destroying Carthage in the third Punic War, and routing Germanic tribes – and the slide into civil war.
Some of his finest landscapes painted during the late 1650s. Then in 1658, he married, and within two years stopped painting completely.