Distilling Eyewater (19th Century) By Thomas Rowlandson

A medical practitioner uses her own urine to create a medicine which she offers for sale for rubbing on the eyes to dispel bad ‘humours’. She has a younger women and cat contribute to the medicines as well.

Distilling Eyewater (19th Century) By Thomas Rowlandson

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Perseus and Andromeda (1891) By Frederic Leighton

Andromeda was chained to a rock at the edge of the sea as an offering to a sea monster. Perseus rescued her. They fell in love and wed. There are more details, but that is a simple summary. Read more at Wikipedia.

Perseus and Andromeda (1891) By Frederic Leighton

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Pharaoh’s Firstborn (1872) By Lawarence Alma-Tadema

Death of the Pharaoh’s Firstborn Son.

And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle

Exodus 12:29
Pharaoh's Firstborn (1872) By Lawarence Alma-Tadema

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Death Looms (1813)

“Death looms above a group of people inflicted with various physical and mental diseases – a lazar house.” – Image Description.

“Immediately a place, before his eyes appear’d, sad, noisome, dark, a lazar house it seem’d, wherein were laid numbers of all diseas’d, all maladies. Demoniac phrenzy, moping melancholy, and moon struck madness, pining atrophy, marasmus, dire was the tossing, deep the groans; and over them triumphant death his dart shook, but delayd to strike, though oft invok’d. Milton’s P.L. Book XI. Verse 477.” – Caption on image.

Death Looms (1813)

The piece is associated with three artist: John Milton; Moses Haughton; and Johann Heinrich Fussil.

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Stag and Hound (1832) By Edwin Henry Landseer

Original title “Deer and Deer Hounds In a Mountain Torrent”. The deer is actually a male, so a stag. Also, I could not see multiple hounds. In fact the one hound I do see, seems more like a wolf.

Most likely the ‘hound’ chased the stag. The stag attempted to escape in the water. The ‘hound’ followed. They are then being carried away, both lost in a cascade of watery death.

The faces of the animals are quite disturbing. Although animals are said to generally be emotionless – they always look emotional to me!

Stag and Hound (1832) By Edwin Henry Landseer

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