After a brief marriage to actress Ellen Terry, his paintings became symbolist. He claimed to paint ideas rather than objects.
Celebrating the bicentenary of this major and influential British painter and sculptor: a brief biography and selection of his paintings.
Probably the most sustained and brilliant series of narrative paintings since Rembrandt.
Comparison across a selection of his self-portraits and nudes shows how dramatically his style changed through his career.
Mentor to Gustave Moreau, his brief career showed his brilliance. Claimed by Ingres to be ‘the Napoleon of painting’.
To commemorate the centenary of his death, some of the best portraits of the 19th century, and more.
John Singer Sargent’s teacher, he was the best portrait-painter of the day, and more. He died 100 years ago: a commemoration.