The deathbed, hospital beds through the ages, and what we apparently get up to when we take a friend to bed.
Known from her wedding, which led to the Trojan War, and for being the mother of the Greek warrior Achilles, she is well-known in paintings.
Una and the Redcrosse Knight, Sir Guyon or of Temperance, and Britomartis or Chastity: plot summary, main characters, and selected paintings.
Not just a pretty atmospheric effect, she’s a messenger of the gods, and is involved in many myths. Superb paintings by Guérin, Fuseli and others.
Seldom painted, except in Bouguereau’s pair of paintings showing her mother Nyx and Hemera.
The Redcrosse Knight faces Sansjoy in combat, then flees the House of Pride. Una is almost raped by Sansloy, but resumes her quest for the Redcrosse Knight.
Six books of poetry from 1590-96 telling allegories of virtues such as temperance and chastity, with many fine paintings and illustrations.
Milton’s own book-by-book summary with a selection of the finest paintings and illustrations, and links to individual articles.
Isn’t that a horrific example of racism: a white man standing on the head of a Black man? Not when you read the image carefully.
Sleeping figures painted by Rubens, Poussin, Velázquez, William Blake, Richard Dadd and other masters.