Paintings


A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery is a 1766 painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, depicting a lecturer giving a demonstration of an orrery.

Allegory of Fortune

Allegory of Fortune, sometimes also named La Fortuna, is an oil painting on canvas that was created around 1658 or 1659 by the Italian baroque painter Salvator Rosa, which caused uproar when first exhibited publicly and almost got the painter jailed and excommunicated.

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro, literally light-dark in Italian, is a technique used in the visual arts that makes use of light and shadow to define three-dimensional objects and surfaces.

Circe

Circe is the title given to two oil on canvas sketches by the English artist John William Waterhouse; he worked on both during the final years of his career from 1911 to 1914.

Circe Invidiosa

Circe Invidiosa is a painting by John William Waterhouse completed in 1892. It is his second depiction of the Greek mythological character, Circe.

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses

An oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style by John William Waterhouse, created in 1891.

Cymon and Iphigenia (painting)

Cymon and Iphigenia is an undated oil on canvas painting by the English artist Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton.

Fancy picture

A fancy picture is an 18th-century genre of painting, characteristically portraying an individual or group of individuals engaged in some everyday pursuit.

Hermia and Lysander

Hermia and Lysander is a watercolour painting created in 1870 by British illustrator and miniature portrait painter John Simmons.

Hylas and the Nymphs

Hylas and the Nymphs is a painting by the English artist John William Waterhouse, exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1897. It shows the Greek hero Hylas being enticed to his death into a pool of water by a group of nymphs.

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (painting)

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw is an oil on canvas portrait by the Florence-born artist John Singer Sargent. Commissioned by Sir Andrew Noel Agnew, 9th Baronet of Lochnaw Castle in Wigtownshire, the work was completed in six sittings during 1892.

Mariamne

Oil painting by John William Waterhouse

Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan (painting)

Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan is an oil on canvas portrait by the English artist Thomas Gainsborough, a close friend of the Linleys. It depicts Elizabeth Ann after her marriage to Sheridan.

Ophelia

Series of three paintings by John William Waterhouse, reflecting his interpretation of Ophelia, a character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Penelope and the Suitors

An oil on canvas painting by the English artist John William Waterhouse, commissioned by the Aberdeen Art Gallery and completed in 1912.

Sleep and his Half-Brother Death

Painting by John William Waterhouse

The Alchymist

The Alchymist is an oil painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, first exhibited in 1771.

The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball (1902) is an oil painting by John William Waterhouse.

The Danaides

Oil on canvas painting by John William Waterhouse exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1906.

The Day Dream

Oil painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Ghost of a Flea

The Ghost of a Flea is one of William Blake’s strangest and most bizarre works.

The Lady of Shalott

Oil painting by English artist John William Waterhouse; the first in his trilogy featuring The Lady of Shalott

The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle (1886) is an oil painting by John William Waterhouse, one of his earliest depictions of a classical sorceress.

The Nightmare

The Nightmare is an oil painting by Henry Fuseli, depicting an ape-like incubus crouching on a sleeping woman. It was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782.

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania is an oil on canvas painting by the Scottish artist Sir Joseph Noel Paton.

The Siren

Painting by John William Waterhouse

Victorian painting

Victorian painting refers to the distinctive styles of painting in the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901).

Yard with Lunatics

Yard with Lunatics is a small oil-on-tinplate painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya, produced between 1793 and 1794.