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Branch of West Indian Cherry with Achilles Morpho Butterfly

Branch of West Indian Cherry with Achilles Morpho Butterfly

Maria Sibylla Merian1702-1703
Citron with Monkey Slug Moth and Harlequin Beetle

Citron with Monkey Slug Moth and Harlequin Beetle

Maria Sibylla Merian1702-1703
Branch of Genipapo with Long-Horned Beetle

Branch of Genipapo with Long-Horned Beetle

Maria Sibylla Merian1702-1703
Tropical White Morning Glory with two beetles

Tropical White Morning Glory with two beetles

Maria Sibylla Merian1702-1703
Turk's Cap Lily

Turk's Cap Lily

Maria Sibylla Merian1705
Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Rosalba Carriera1712
Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop

Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop

Rachel Ruysch1716
Maria Sibylla MerianPortrait of Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian

A botanist gets a divorce and travels the world

1647-1717
Wang Hui 王翚

Wang Hui 王翚

An ambitious young artist unifies China's historical painting styles

1632-1717
Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

Canaletto1720
Louis XV of France as Dauphin

Louis XV of France as Dauphin

Rosalba Carriera1720-1721
The Grand Canal from San Vio, Venice

The Grand Canal from San Vio, Venice

Canaletto1723-1724
The Piazza San Marco in Venice

The Piazza San Marco in Venice

Canaletto1723-1724
Elector Clemens Augustus of Cologne

Elector Clemens Augustus of Cologne

Rosalba Carriera1727
One Hundred Horses — Detail 3

One Hundred Horses — Detail 3

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1728
One Hundred Horses — Detail 4

One Hundred Horses — Detail 4

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1728
One Hundred Horses — Detail 5

One Hundred Horses — Detail 5

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1728
One Hundred Horses

One Hundred Horses

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1728
One Hundred Horses — Detail 1

One Hundred Horses — Detail 1

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1728
One Hundred Horses — Detail 2

One Hundred Horses — Detail 2

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1728
The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice

The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice

Canaletto1730
Self-Portrait as "Winter"

Self-Portrait as "Winter"

Rosalba Carriera1730-1731
A Harlot's Progress Plate 1

A Harlot's Progress Plate 1

William Hogarth1732
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

William Hogarth1735
Portrait of Pisana Mocenigo

Portrait of Pisana Mocenigo

Rosalba Carriera1739
Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Rosalba Carriera1730-1740
A Venetian Lady from the House of Barbarigo

A Venetian Lady from the House of Barbarigo

Rosalba Carriera1735-1740

The sentiments of men often differ with regard to beauty and deformity of all kinds

Of the Standard of Taste

David Hume1742
The Empire of Flora

The Empire of Flora

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1743
The Square of St Mark's, Venice

The Square of St Mark's, Venice

Canaletto1742-1744
Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida

Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1742-1745
Arch of Titus

Arch of Titus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1748
Architecture, Perspectives, Grotesques, Antiquities

Architecture, Perspectives, Grotesques, Antiquities

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1749
The Grand Piazza

The Grand Piazza

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1750
Raja Balwant Singh Revering Krishna and Radha

Raja Balwant Singh Revering Krishna and Radha

The Family of Nainsukh1745-1750
Rachel RuyschPortrait of Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch

Paint flowers, make money

1664-1750
Musicians playing a Raga for Balwant Dev Singh during the Rainy Season

Musicians playing a Raga for Balwant Dev Singh during the Rainy Season

The Family of Nainsukh1745-1750
Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant

1750
Portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Miguel Cabrera1750
Inkpot and Desk Clock

Inkpot and Desk Clock

François-Thomas Germain1752
Blind Man's Buff

Blind Man's Buff

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1750-1752
Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1752
The Analysis of Beauty

The Analysis of Beauty

William Hogarth, William Hogarth

The infinite complexities of the theory of beauty, distilled into six perfect principles. You read it here first, folks.

1753
Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1

William Hogarth1753
Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2

William Hogarth1753
The Death of Hyacinth

The Death of Hyacinth

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1752-1753
The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1755
Plan of a Tomb on the Appian Way in Vigna Buonamici

Plan of a Tomb on the Appian Way in Vigna Buonamici

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1756
Plan of Rome / From Le Antichità Romane

Plan of Rome / From Le Antichità Romane

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1756
Appian Way

Appian Way

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1756
Elevation and Plan of Theater of Marcellus

Elevation and Plan of Theater of Marcellus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1756
The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night

The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1755-1756
Rosalba Carriera

Rosalba Carriera

Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh

1673-1757
Coffeepot

Coffeepot

François-Thomas Germain1757
Peacock Spreading Its Tail Feathers

Peacock Spreading Its Tail Feathers

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1758
The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armour

The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armour

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1758
Dish

Dish

François-Thomas Germain1757-1758
Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi

Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1758-1759
Candlesticks

Candlesticks

François-Thomas Germain1757-1759
Portrait of Consort Chunhui

Portrait of Consort Chunhui

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1760
Portrait of Lady Hoja

Portrait of Lady Hoja

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1760
Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1761
The Man on the Rack

The Man on the Rack

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1761
Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

Nicola Salvi1762
Ponte Molle

Ponte Molle

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1762
Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters

Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters

Angelica Kauffmann1764
William HogarthPortrait of William Hogarth

William Hogarth

A printmaker analyzes taste — and beauty comes out on top

1697-1764
Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep

Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1763-1765
Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de' Romani

Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de' Romani

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1765
Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧

A Jesuit missionary paints the emperor of China

1688-1766
Chocolate Pot

Chocolate Pot

François-Thomas Germain1765-1766
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

Joseph Wright of Derby1766
The Swing

The Swing

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1767
Temple of Bacchus

Temple of Bacchus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1767
CanalettoPortrait of Canaletto

Canaletto

The spiritual inventor of the postcard

1697-1768
Hadrian's Villa

Hadrian's Villa

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1768
Interior Views of Rome

Interior Views of Rome

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1768
Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera

Analyzing miracles and documenting mixed-race couples

1695-1768
Caffè degli Inglesi

Caffè degli Inglesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1769
Chimneypiece in Greek Style

Chimneypiece in Greek Style

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1769
Portrait of Marie Antoinette

Portrait of Marie Antoinette

Joseph Ducreux1769
Waterfalls at Tivoli

Waterfalls at Tivoli

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1769
Chimneypiece: Frieze of Trophies and Winged Victories

Chimneypiece: Frieze of Trophies and Winged Victories

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1769
Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron

Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron

Jacques-Louis David1769
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Spirit and fire, a quick and resolute style

1696-1770
Portraits of Emperor Qianlong, the Empress, and Eleven Imperial Consorts

Portraits of Emperor Qianlong, the Empress, and Eleven Imperial Consorts

Giuseppe Castiglione, 郎世寧1736-1770
A lighthouse on fire at night

A lighthouse on fire at night

Joseph Wright of Derby1770
Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family

Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family

Angelica Kauffmann1770
A Blacksmith's Shop

A Blacksmith's Shop

Joseph Wright of Derby1771
The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Joseph Wright of Derby1771
The Progress of Love: Love Letters

The Progress of Love: Love Letters

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Progress of Love: Reverie

The Progress of Love: Reverie

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Progress of Love: The Meeting

The Progress of Love: The Meeting

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1771-1772
The Goddess Minvera

The Goddess Minvera

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1772
The Family of The Earl of Gower

The Family of The Earl of Gower

Angelica Kauffmann1772
Iron Forge Viewed from Without

Iron Forge Viewed from Without

Joseph Wright of Derby1773
Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Angelica Kauffmann1774
A Fisherman Pulling a Net

A Fisherman Pulling a Net

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1774
Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Jacques-Louis David1774
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann1770-1775
View of St. Peter's and the Piazza

View of St. Peter's and the Piazza

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1775
Young Woman Reading

Young Woman Reading

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1775
Aqueduct of Nero

Aqueduct of Nero

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1775
A Young Woman of Frascati

A Young Woman of Frascati

Jacques-Louis David1775
Compendium Rarissimum Totius Artis Magicae, Cover

Compendium Rarissimum Totius Artis Magicae, Cover

1775

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

The Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson1776
Hadrian's Villa: The Piazza d'Oro

Hadrian's Villa: The Piazza d'Oro

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1776
The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

Joseph Wright of Derby1775-1776
The Parasol

The Parasol

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1777
Giovanni Battista PiranesiPortrait of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Making a solid living from Etchings

1720-1778
The Family of NainsukhPortrait of The Family of Nainsukh

The Family of Nainsukh

A dynasty of royal painters

1710-1778
Christ on the Cross

Christ on the Cross

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1780
Capture of a Wild Elephant

Capture of a Wild Elephant

The Family of Nainsukh1775-1780
Female Allegory

Female Allegory

Angelica Kauffmann1780
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1782
Madame Elisabeth de France

Madame Elisabeth de France

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1782
Self-Portrait, Yawning

Self-Portrait, Yawning

Joseph Ducreux1783
Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family

Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family

Angelica Kauffmann1782-1783
Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1783
Portrait of Comtesse de Cérès

Portrait of Comtesse de Cérès

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1784
Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne

Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1784
Portrait of Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Duchesse de Caderousse

Portrait of Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Duchesse de Caderousse

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1784
The Stolen Kiss

The Stolen Kiss

Jean-Honoré Fragonard1785
Portrait of Madame Molé-Reymond

Portrait of Madame Molé-Reymond

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1786
Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski

Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski

Angelica Kauffmann1786
Lake by Moonlight with Castle on Hill

Lake by Moonlight with Castle on Hill

Joseph Wright of Derby1787
The Death of Socrates

The Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David1787
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze.

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze.

Jacques-Louis David1788

The Poetic Genius is the true Man and the body or outward form of Man is derived from the Poetic Genius.

All Religions are One

William Blake1788
Fighting Cats

Fighting Cats

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1786-1788
Portrait of Comtesse de la Châtre

Portrait of Comtesse de la Châtre

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1789
The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

Jacques-Louis David1789

And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs — Every child may joy to hear.

Songs of Innocence

William Blake1789
The Aqueduct of Noain

The Aqueduct of Noain

Ventura Rodriguez1783-1790
Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1790
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1790

Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good and Evil... Good is heaven. Evil is hell.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake1790
Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Joseph Ducreux1785-1790
François-Thomas GermainPortrait of François-Thomas Germain

François-Thomas Germain

A disgraced silversmith, last of a dynasty

1726-1791
Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird

Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird

Joseph Ducreux1791
Self Portrait at age 16

Self Portrait at age 16

Joseph Mallord William Turner1791
Le Discret

Le Discret

Joseph Ducreux1791
Self-portrait in Surprise and Terror

Self-portrait in Surprise and Terror

Joseph Ducreux1791
The Death of Marat

The Death of Marat

Jacques-Louis David1793
Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, née Parr

Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, née Parr

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1793
Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Antonio Canova1787-1793
Bacchus and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne

Angelica Kauffmann1794
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Jacques-Louis David1794
Yard with Lunatics

Yard with Lunatics

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1794
Newton

Newton

William Blake1795
The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy

The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy

William Blake1795
Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Frontispiece)

Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Frontispiece)

William Blake1795
Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Plate 4)

Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Plate 4)

William Blake1795
Psyche Abandoned

Psyche Abandoned

Jacques-Louis David1795
Pity

Pity

William Blake1795
Fishermen at Sea

Fishermen at Sea

Joseph Mallord William Turner1796
The Witches Flight

The Witches Flight

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1797
Joseph Wright of DerbyPortrait of Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby

The birth of science out of fire

1734-1797
Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1798
The Witches Sabbath

The Witches Sabbath

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1797-1798
Portrait of a Young Woman in White

Portrait of a Young Woman in White

Jacques-Louis David1798
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Joseph Mallord William Turner1799
God Forgive Her, It Was Her Mother

God Forgive Her, It Was Her Mother

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1799
The Intervention of the Sabine Women

The Intervention of the Sabine Women

Jacques-Louis David1795-1799
The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters

The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1799
Portrait of Wojciech Męcinski

Portrait of Wojciech Męcinski

Angelica Kauffmann1800
Portrait of Corisande de Gramont

Portrait of Corisande de Gramont

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1800
United States Capitol

United States Capitol

William Thornton1993-1800
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann1800
Anna von Escher van Muralt

Anna von Escher van Muralt

Angelica Kauffmann1800
Family Group

Family Group

Joshua Johnson1800
Courtesan Asleep

Courtesan Asleep

Katsushika Hokusai1800
The Angel Appearing to Zacharias

The Angel Appearing to Zacharias

William Blake1799-1800
Formal Collar

Formal Collar

1800
The Clothed Maja

The Clothed Maja

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1800
The Nude Maja

The Nude Maja

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1800