Popular comedy about a man who marries and shrew and sets about trying to tame her. Frequently painted.
His most popular comedy inspired a new sub-genre in painting, ‘faery painting’ in the 19th century. Here’s the first act and a bit, with paintings by Dadd and Paton.
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.
Claimed to be Dante’s beloved, Beatrice Portinari has become one of the most painted women in history. But she may have been symbolic rather than physical. Paintings by Blake and others.
Painting a literary narrative, by Rembrandt, John Martin, and Washington Allston.