A goddess almost never painted, but her priestesses, the Vestal Virgins, were far more popular. A small selection, ending in one of Gêrome’s grandest arena paintings.
More slumbering people painted by Courbet, Doré, Walter Crane, and major painters of the 19th century.
Paintings of women covering their faces in embarrassment by Murillo, Gérôme, Corinth, and others.
It was his charcoal drawings and prints which first started showing weird chimeras. They then migrated to his canvas in strange but exquisite paintings.
Carpets in paintings by Gérôme, his former pupil Osman Hamdi Bey, Georges Rochegrosse, Pierre Bonnard and Paul Nash.
Paintings by Vermeer, Delaroche, Whistler, Gérôme, Waterhouse and others showing wonderful carpets and floors.
He became extremely popular, with his genre scenes containing animals, particularly dogs. A selection from the early years of his career.
She became quite popular in 19th century paintings, in association with Morpheus and his opium poppies.
Paintings by Bonington, Jongkind, Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Piet Mondrian show the latter years of windmills in northern Europe.
Loyal to their master or mistress, often to the point of self-sacrifice. Paintings by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Courbet and Bonnard.