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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 Blake, 1789
Study of a Seated Woman Seen from Behind, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Study of a Seated Woman Seen from Behind

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1789
The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons, Jacques-Louis David

The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

Jacques-Louis David, 1789
Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform, Joseph Ducreux

Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Joseph Ducreux, 1785-1790
Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1790
Portrait of the artist's mother, Ms. Anne Ducreux b. Béliard, Joseph Ducreux

Portrait of the artist's mother, Ms. Anne Ducreux b. Béliard

Joseph Ducreux, c. 1790
Self-Portrait, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Self-Portrait

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1790
Self portrait, bust-length, grinning at the viewer, Joseph Ducreux

Self portrait, bust-length, grinning at the viewer

Joseph Ducreux, c. 1790
Aqueduct of Noain, Neoclassicism

Aqueduct of Noain

Ventura Rodriguez, 1783-1790

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 Blake, 1790
The Silence, Joseph Ducreux

The Silence

Joseph Ducreux, c. 1790
The Surprise in Terror, Joseph Ducreux

The Surprise in Terror

Joseph Ducreux, c. 1790
Le Discret, Joseph Ducreux

Le Discret

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Self Portrait at age 16, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Self Portrait at age 16

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1791
Self-portrait in Surprise and Terror, Joseph Ducreux

Self-portrait in Surprise and Terror

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird, Joseph Ducreux

Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, née Parr, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, née Parr

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1793
Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, Antonio Canova

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Antonio Canova, 1787-1793
The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David

The Death of Marat

Jacques-Louis David, 1793
Bacchus and Ariadne, Angelica Kauffmann

Bacchus and Ariadne

Angelica Kauffmann, 1794
Self Portrait, Jacques-Louis David

Self Portrait

Jacques-Louis David, 1794
Yard with Lunatics, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Yard with Lunatics

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1794
Newton, William Blake

Newton

William Blake, 1795
Pity, William Blake

Pity

William Blake, 1795
Psyche Abandoned, Jacques-Louis David

Psyche Abandoned

Jacques-Louis David, 1795
The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy, William Blake

The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy

William Blake, 1795
Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Frontispiece), William Blake

Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Frontispiece)

William Blake, 1795
Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Plate 4), William Blake

Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Plate 4)

William Blake, 1795
Fishermen at Sea, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fishermen at Sea

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1796
The Witches Flight, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

The Witches Flight

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1797
Portrait of a Young Woman in White, Jacques-Louis David

Portrait of a Young Woman in White

Jacques-Louis David, 1798
Portrait of Princess Belozersky, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1798
The Witches Sabbath, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

The Witches Sabbath

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1797-1798
God Forgive Her, It Was Her Mother, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

God Forgive Her, It Was Her Mother

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1799
Self Portrait, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Self Portrait

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1799
The Intervention of the Sabine Women, Jacques-Louis David

The Intervention of the Sabine Women

Jacques-Louis David, 1795-1799
The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1799
Anna von Escher van Muralt, Angelica Kauffmann

Anna von Escher van Muralt

Angelica Kauffmann, 1800
Aquamanile in the form of a ram, Kingdom of Benin

Aquamanile in the form of a ram

c. 1700-1800
Child with a Doll, Anne Genevieve Greuze

Child with a Doll

Anne Genevieve Greuze, c. 1800
Courtesan Asleep, Katsushika Hokusai

Courtesan Asleep

Katsushika Hokusai, 1800
Family Group, Joshua Johnson

Family Group

Joshua Johnson, 1800
Formal Collar, Qing Dynasty

Formal Collar

1800
Inlaid ivory arm cuffs, Kingdom of Benin

Inlaid ivory arm cuffs

c. 1800
Inlaid ivory armlet, Kingdom of Benin

Inlaid ivory armlet

c. 1700-1800
Motherhood, Marguerite Gérard

Motherhood

Marguerite Gérard, c. 1800
Portrait of Corisande de Gramont, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of Corisande de Gramont

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, c. 1800
Portrait of Wojciech Męcinski, Angelica Kauffmann

Portrait of Wojciech Męcinski

Angelica Kauffmann, 1800
Self-Portrait, Constance Mayer

Self-Portrait

Constance Mayer, c. 1800
Self Portrait, Angelica Kauffmann

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann, 1800
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