William Powell Frith (1819-1909)

William Frith
Pope Makes Love To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1852

Frith described the unfortunate scene depicted in his painting at the 1852 Royal Academy exhibition: ‘Her own statement, as to the origin of the quarrel, was this: That at some ill-chosen time, when she least expected what romancers call a declaration, he made such passionate love to her, that in spite of her utmost endeavours to be angry and look grave, provoked an immediate fit of laughter: from which moment he became her implacable enemy’.

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Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

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Christmas Eve, 1887

Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1844-1933)

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The Sense of Sight, 1895
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The Convalescent, exhibited 1929

 

George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914)

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Maud Muller, 1882

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

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The Crystal Ball, 1902
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Ophelia, 1889
First of three paintings depicting Ophelia.

John Melhuish Strudwick (1849-1937)

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Oh, Swallow, Swallow, 1894

Inspired by Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘The Princess, A Medley’ (1847):

O Swallow, flying from the golden woods,
Fly to her, and pipe and woo her, and make her mine,
And tell her, tell her, that I follow thee.

William Clarke Wontner (1857-1930)

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Esme, 1919

William Edward Frost (1810-1877)

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L’Allegro, 1848
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Florinda