Tag: literature

Ophelia (1851-1852)

Millais, John Everett (1829-1896) Ophelia 1851–1852 Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 111.8 cm Tate Britain, London The scene depicted is from Shakespeare‘s Hamlet, Act IV, Scene vii. See also: • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) | Siddal, Elizabeth (1829-1862)

Mort de Sardanapale (1827)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) Mort de Sardanapale (Death of Sardanapalus) 1827 Oil on canvas, 392 cm × 496 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Compare: Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) La mort de Sardanapale 1844 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia     See also: • Byron, George…

Glaucus and Nydia (1867)

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912) Glaucus and Nydia 1867 Oil on wood panel, 55.5 x 81 x 4.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Alma-Tadema, one of the most popular Victorian painters, became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the…

Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton

(1803–1873) Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, PC Works: • A Strange Story (English) • Athens: Its Rise and Fall (English) • Devereux (English) • Ernest Maltravers (English) • Eugene Aram (English) • Falkland (English) • Godolphin (English)…

Guido Cavalcanti

(c.1255–1300) Works: • Rime (Italian) • Sonnets and Ballate (English) Cavalcanti in Art: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante 1852 Private collection     Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Study for Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante 1852 Tate…

Apuleius

(c.124-c.170) Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis Works: • Amor ja Psyke (Finnish) • Apologia sive pro se de magia (Latin) • De deo Socratis (Latin) • De mundo (Latin) • De Platone et eius dogmate, Liber I (Latin) • De Platone et…

The Lady of Shalott (c.1886-1905)

Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910) The Lady of Shalott c.1886–1905 Oil on canvas, 188.3 x 146.4 cm Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford “Do not forsake your duties” is the overall message Hunt wanted to convey in his painting. The Lady, heroine of a Tennyson…

Alphonse Daudet

(1840–1897) Louis Marie Alphonse Daudet Daudet’s Grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. Windmill of Alphonse Daudet. Works: • Artists’ Wives (English) • Cartas de mi molino (Spanish) • Contes de lundi (French) • Fromont and Risler (English) • Jack (English)…