Marianne Stokes (1855-1927)

Marianne Stokes
Polishing Pans, c. 1887

Marianne Stokes, born Marianne Preindlsberger in Austria, was already an accomplished painter before her marriage to Adrian Scott Stokes. She went on to build her reputation as a significant talent in Victorian England.

Her earlier paintings tend to focus on rustic subject matter and landscapes, but her later work displays the strong influence of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Marianne Stokes Angels
Angels Entertaining the Holy Child, 1893



Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924)

Jakub Schikaneder
In the Evening on Hradcaňy, 1909-1913
Schikaneder Interior
By the Girl’s Bed, 1909-1910


Anna Lea Merritt (1844-1930)

Anna Lea Merritt
War, 1883
Eve Anna Merritt
Eve, 1885


Maximilian Pirner (1854-1929)

Pirner Hekate
Hekate (Hecate), 1901
Pirner Moira et Eros
Moira and Eros, 1910


Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927)

Solomon Joseph Solomon
Ajax and Cassandra, 1886

Solomon’s painting of the abduction of Cassandra is unflinching in its depiction of this brutal and sacrilegious crime. Seeking protection in the Temple of Athena during the fall of Troy, Cassandra is ripped from the statue of her protectress and raped in the temple itself. Her terror and desperation – shown through her futile attempt to cling to the statue of Athena – is poignant despite her hidden face. In contrast, Ajax’s countenance reveals no hint of the enormity of his transgression or the vengeance it will unleash.

László Mednyánszky (1852-1919)

The edge of the forest in the moonlight, 1880-1890
Foggy waterside landscape, 1895
Elderly Vagrant
Elderly Vagrant (Homeless), c. 1896


Kate Elizabeth Bunce (1858-1927)

Kate Bunce
The Chance Meeting, “Look in my face-my name is-Might have been” (A Superscription) Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Kate Bunce, originally associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, later became influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Her use of strong color and emphasis on detail, not to mention the Courtney Love Rossetti quote, reveal this influence.

Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869)

Carl Gustav Carus painting
Woman on the Balcony, 1824
Carus Ruins Painting
Ruins of the Eldena Monastery with Cottage near Greifswald in Moonlight, 1819-1820