XV. The 19th century

XV-1 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Apotheosis of Homer

AD 1827. The Louvre.

XV-2 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Dream of Ossian

AD 1812. Musée Ingres Bourdelle, Montauban, France.

XV-3 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, The Source

AD 1820-1856. Musée d’Orsay.

XV-4 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Oedipus and the Sphinx

AD 1808. The Louvre.

XV-5 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Thetis and Jupiter

AD 1811. Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence.

XV-6 Henry Fuseli, Polyphemus

late 18th-early 19th century. Private collection.

Fuseli's painting reproduced as an engraving to illustrate Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's Odyssey in 1806.

XV-7 Joseph Mallord William Turner, Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus

AD 1829. The National Gallery, London.

Scene illustrating a scene from Homer's Odyssey (Book IX).

XV-8 Joseph Mallord William Turner, Europa and the Bull

Before AD 1851. The Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati.

XV-9 Eugène Delacroix, Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar

AD 1849-1852

Originally painted for the Paris city hall (Hôtel de Ville).

XV-10 Eugène Delacroix,

Medea Contemplating the Death of her Children

AD 1838. Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France.

XV-11 Eugène Delacroix,

Apollo Overcoming Python

AD 1851. The Louvre.

Painted to adorn the ceiling of the Galerie d'Apollon (originally called the Petite Galerie) in the Louvre.

Detail of Apollo attacking Python

XV-12 Gustave Moreau, Oedipus and the Sphinx

AD 1864. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

XV-13 Gustave Moreau, Jupiter and Semele

AD 1894. Musée National Gustave Moreau, Paris.

Detail of enthroned Jupiter with the Semele in lap.

XI-14 Odilon Redon, The Cyclops

AD 1898-1914. The Kröller-Müller Museum.

The Cyclops, Polyphemus, and Galatea.

XI-15 Odilon Redon, The Birth of Venus

AD 1912. The Museum of Modern Art.

XI-16 Odilon Redon,

The Chimaera Looks on All Things with Fear

AD 1886. The Museum of Modern Art.

Title in French: La Chimère regarda avec effroi toutes choses

XV-17 Edward Burne-Jones, The Doom Fulfilled

AD 1884-85. Southampton City Art Gallery.

Part of a series of paintings depicting Perseus and Andromeda.

XV-18 Edward Burne-Jones, Venus Discordia

AD 1878. National Museum Wales.

XV-19 Edward Burne-Jones, Laus Veneris

AD 1873-75. The Laing Art Gallery.

Persons and Events:

  • Andromache

  • Chimaera

  • Cyclops

  • Juno

  • Jupiter

  • Mercury

  • Minerva

  • Oedipus

  • Semele

  • Sphinx

  • Birth of Venus

  • Judgment

  • Loves of Jupiter

  • Monster killing

  • Apollo

  • Europa

  • Hercules

  • Homer

  • Nymph

  • Odysseus

  • Labor

  • Rape

  • Journeying

Objects and Places:

  • Painting to hang in houses

  • Painting for sale

  • Private space

  • Public space

  • Political message

Texts and Authors:

  • Odyssey