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1760 — 1830

Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.

Rachel Wriothesley, Countess of Southampton as Fortune

Anthony van Dyck, 1630

The Triumph of Henry IV

Peter Paul Rubens, 1627-1631

An Allegory of Fame

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657

An Allegory of Virtue

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657

Arch of Titus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1748

Architecture, Perspectives, Grotesques, Antiquities

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1749

The Grand Piazza

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1750

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1755

Elevation and Plan of Theater of Marcellus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756

Plan of a Tomb on the Appian Way in Vigna Buonamici

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756

Plan of Rome / From Le Antichità Romane

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756

Appian Way

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756

Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1761

The Man on the Rack

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1761

Ponte Molle

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1762

Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters

Angelica Kauffmann, 1764

Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de' Romani

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1765

Temple of Bacchus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1767

Hadrian's Villa

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1768

Interior Views of Rome

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1768

Chimneypiece in Greek Style

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769

Waterfalls at Tivoli

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769

Chimneypiece: Frieze of Trophies and Winged Victories

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769

Caffè degli Inglesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769

Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron

Jacques-Louis David, 1769

Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family

Angelica Kauffmann, 1770

The Family of The Earl of Gower

Angelica Kauffmann, 1772

Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Angelica Kauffmann, 1774

Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Jacques-Louis David, 1774

Aqueduct of Nero

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1775

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann, 1770-1775

A Young Woman of Frascati

Jacques-Louis David, 1775

View of St. Peter's and the Piazza

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1775

Hadrian's Villa: The Piazza d'Oro

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1776

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

The Declaration of Independence


Female Allegory

Angelica Kauffmann, 1780

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782

Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family

Angelica Kauffmann, 1782-1783

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1783

Self-Portrait, Yawning

Joseph Ducreux, 1783

Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski

Angelica Kauffmann, 1786

The Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David, 1787

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

Jacques-Louis David, 1788

The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

Jacques-Louis David, 1789

Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1790

Aqueduct of Noain


Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird

Joseph Ducreux, 1791

Le Discret

Joseph Ducreux, 1791

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Antonio Canova, 1787-1793

Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, née Parr

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1793

Artistic revolt against the Age of Enlightenment

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