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Vespertina Quies (1893)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Vespertina Quies (Evening Quiet) 1893 Oil on canvas, 107.9 x 62.2 cm Tate Britain, London This picture evokes a mood of contemplation and stillness. Its Latin title means ‘Evening Quiet’. Burne-Jones is believed to have employed a model…

The Golden Stairs (1880)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Golden Stairs 1880 Oil on canvas, 269.2 x 116.8 cm Tate Britain, London This painting is an example of Burne-Jones’s interest in investigating a mood rather than telling a story. He deliberately made his pictures mysterious and…

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (1862)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid 1862 Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 63.5 cm Tate Britain, London Compare: Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid 1884 Tate Britain, London     Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Study of a head s.d. National…

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (1884)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid 1884 Oil on canvas, 293.4 x 135.9 cm Tate Britain, London This work was based on Alfred Tennyson‘s poem ‘The Beggar Maid’. King Cophetua of Ethiopia falls in love with Penelophon, a…

London Visitors (c.1874)

Tissot, James (1836-1902) London Visitors c.1874 Oil on canvas, 160 × 114.3 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Outside the National Gallery in London a fashionable tourist couple decides what to see next. The woman points her umbrella imperiously in the…

The Salutation of Beatrice (1880-1882)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) The Salutation of Beatrice 1880–1882 Oil on canvas, 154.3 × 91.4 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo The woman in this painting embodies the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty with her pale face, full lips, and thick, wavy,…

La mort de Socrate (after 1787)

David, Jacques-Louis (1748-1825) & Studio La mort de Socrate (The Death of Socrates) after 1787 Oil on canvas, 133 x 196 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Compare: David, Jacques-Louis (1748-1825) La mort de Socrate 1787 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  …