Paintings (46 pages found in this category)

A Balloon Site, Coventry

Oil on canvas painting by Laura Knight, portraying a group of people – mainly women – launching a barrage balloon.

A Mermaid

Painting by John William Waterhouse, completed in 1900,now in the collection of the Royal Academy of Arts.

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

1766 painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, depicting a lecturer giving a demonstration of an orrery.

A Winter Scene with Skaters Near a Castle

Oil-on-oak painting undertaken between 1608 and 1609 by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp (1585–1634).

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.


Technique used in the visual arts that makes use of light and shadow to define three-dimensional objects and surfaces.


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

Painting by John William Waterhouse completed in 1892, his second depiction of the Greek mythological character Circe.

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses

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

Consulting the Oracle

Oil painting by John William Waterhouse, showing a priestess using a mummified head, a tephra, as an oracle.