Lucretia’s rape and suicide, painted by Veronese, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, and Kneller, and a wonderful David.
Paintings of the Frog Prince and variants by Marianne Stokes, Kolo Moser, and Pierre Bonnard. Medea by Sandys and Waterhouse.
He continued to paint religious works and folk tales after his spell in Kiev painting frescoes in the cathedral there.
Described as a Symbolist, he painted a wide range of Russian and Slavic folk tales, and was a friend of Ilya Repin.
During this period spent mainly in Florence, he learned from the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci, who was there at the same time. Raphael’s own style emerges.
Some of his earliest independent paintings, including two wonderful pairs based on legend and contemporary literature.
She proves unfaithful to King Arthur, in her public affair with Sir Lancelot. But he may not have exactly been loyal to her either.
The Circe of Arthurian legend, for much of the time she battles with King Arthur. But when he is mortally wounded in battle, they are reconciled. Stories in paintings.
An odd story about the leader of the Ukrainian Cossacks and his youthful indiscretion becomes a poem by Byron, and finally burlesque titillation.
Why did the Countess of Mercia ride naked through the streets of an Anglo-Saxon town? And who was Peeping Tom?