From Troyon’s farm animals going to market, through Queen Victoria’s favourite artist, African elephants in the wild, to monkeys, and cattle in the sunshine.
Raphael and Tintoretto creations, Noah’s thanksgiving, Bosch, and two wonderful paintings of Orpheus and the Animals.
An early photo by Julia Margaret Cameron, and paintings by Vasnetsov, Rochegrosse, Walter Crane and a whole series by Lovis Corinth.
How Odysseus and his crew escaped the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, then became turned into pigs by the sorceress Circe.
Humorous paintings of animals and children, and well-known stories such as Salome, and Don Quixote, leading to an inspiration for Surrealists.
A celebration of painted dragons in European art, including Moreau, William Blake, Raphael, Tintoretto and others.
Una meets a lion who becomes her guard, while the Redcrosse Knight goes to the House of Pride with the deceitful witch Duessa.
Often an excuse for a classical nude, at least two paintings show her clothed, and many reveal her love affairs.
Aphrodite fully clothed, and a polar bear on the ice of the Arctic – just two of the later paintings of this Victorian artist.
He became extremely popular, with his genre scenes containing animals, particularly dogs. A selection from the early years of his career.