La Mandolinata. 1869. Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Arthur Wardle, The Enchantress

Beatrice Offor, Saint Genevieve

John William Godward, Summer Flowers


Julia Margaret Cameron, Iago, study from an Italian

Anonymous sent: there are only women in your pictures.

1. Open Google Images.

2. Type “Victorian Art”

3. Make an educated guess why there are almost only women in the pictures on my blog.

Very clever deduction, by the way. Not entirely true. Do you want a photograph of Gustave Doré to prove it? 


Merlin and Nimue.

Arthur Rackham, from The romance of King Arthur, abridged from Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard, New York, 1920.



"Psyche in the Temple of Love" (1882) (detail) by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919).


Evelyn De Morgan (1855–1919) - Study of a head

George Henry Grenville Manton, Isabella and the Pot of Basil