List of illustrations

  • View in Rome [Arch of Titus]
  • Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus
  • General Andrew Jackson
  • Harriet Hosmer at work in her Roman studio on statue of Senator Thomas Hart Benton for St. Louis
  • George Washington
  • The Roman Daughter
  • Zenobia in Chains
  • Marius amid the Ruins of Carthage
  • The Colosseum, Rome
  • Hail Caesar! We Who Are About to Die Salute You (Ave Caesar! Morituri te salutant)
  • The Emperor Commodus, Dressed as Hercules, Leaves the Colosseum at the Head of the Gladiators
  • The Course of Empire: The Consummation
  • Portrait of the Painter, with the Colosseum Behind
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Izard
  • Arch of Titus
  • Mrs. William Page
  • Roman Campagna
  • The Appian Way, Rome
  • Souvenir of Italy
  • Ancient Tomb at the Entrance of Albano
  • Pompey's Tomb
  • Tivoli
  • Torre di Schiavi
  • Torre di Schiavi
  • Roman Campagna
  • A Bit of the Roman Aqueduct
  • Landscape with Dancing Figures (The Mill)
  • Harvesters on the Roman Campagna
  • Landscape Composition, Italian Scenery
  • The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
  • The Course of Empire: Desolation
  • L'Allegro
  • Dream of Arcadia
  • Bacchanalian Revel before a Term of Pan
  • Schroon Mountain, Adirondacks
  • River in the Catskills
  • Romantic Landscape
  • Italian Landscape
  • Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Italian Landscape
  • Italian Shepherd Boy
  • Italian Shepherd Boy
  • Faun in Repose
  • Barberini Villa, Italy [Villa Borghese, Rome?]
  • Italian Landscape
  • Pine Grove, Barberini Villa, Albano, Italy
  • Pines of the Villa Barberini
  • The Pines and the Olives ("The Monk")
  • Lake Nemi
  • In the Roman Campagna
  • Et in Arcadia Ego
  • Et in Arcadia Ego
  • Et in Arcadia Ego
  • Evening among the Ruins
  • Interior of the Pantheon
  • Sacred and Profane Love
  • Julius Caesar
  • Demosthenes
  • Young Augustus
  • Capitoline Venus
  • Venus de' Medici
  • Venus de' Medici
  • Knidian Venus after Praxiteles
  • Venus of Urbino
  • Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis
  • Venus and Adonis
  • The Judgment of Paris
  • Eros et Musa
  • Venus Arising from the Sea: A Deception (After the Bath)
  • Ariadne Asleep on the Isle of Naxos
  • Ariadne (Cleopatra)
  • Venus as Shepherdess (after Thorwaldsen)
  • Venus Victrix
  • Venus Guiding Aeneas and the Trojans to the Latin Shore
  • Omnia Vincit Amor
  • Love Captive (Love Bound to Wisdom)
  • Greek Slave
  • Eve Tempted
  • White Captive
  • Andromeda
  • Woman Triumphant
  • Venus Felix
  • Minerva Medica (Minerva Giustiniani)
  • Pudicitia (Livia)
  • Seated Agrippina
  • Lybian Sybil
  • Cleopatra
  • Medea
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Diana
  • Diane Chasseresse
  • Proserpine
  • Clytie
  • Diana
  • Vénus à la Coquille (Nymph with a Shell)
  • Hero
  • Diana
  • Diana
  • Diana
  • Diana
  • Diana
  • Diane Enfant
  • Young Diana
  • Young Diana II
  • Infant Flora
  • Latona and Her Children, Apollo and Diana
  • William Rush and His Model
  • The Little Venetian Model
  • Roman Girls on the Seashore
  • Nude Girl Standing on a Pedestal
  • In the Beginning [verse 81, Rubaiat of Omar Kháyyam]
  • Rome, or the Art Idea
  • The Cup of Love
  • Love Ever Present, or Superest Invictus Amor, or Amor Omnia Vincit
  • Apollo Belvedere
  • Indian Chief
  • Apollino
  • Indian and Panther
  • Indian Hunter
  • The Sun Vow
  • Actaeon
  • Indian Hunter
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Indian Hunter with Dog
  • Hiawatha
  • The Sleeping Faun
  • Barberini Sleeping Faun
  • The Walking Faun
  • Endymion
  • The Awakening of Endymion
  • Dead Pearl Diver
  • Arcadian Shepherd Boy
  • The Fisher Boy
  • Hebe and Ganymede
  • Swimming
  • Salutat
  • Belvedere Antinous (Meleager, Mercury)
  • Leander
  • Dionysus
  • Farnese Hercules
  • The Dying Hercules
  • Laocoon
  • The Rescue Group
  • The Dying Gladiator
  • The Dying Indian Chief Contemplating the Progress of Civilization
  • Belvedere Torso
  • The Emancipated Slave (Freedman)
  • Falling Gladiator
  • Dying Centaur
  • Evening: The Fall of Day
  • George Washington
  • Orpheus
  • Young Marsyas Charming the Hares
  • Orpheus
  • Orpheus
  • The Young Sophocles
  • The Scraper (Athlete Using Strigil)
  • Orpheus and the Defenders of Baltimore: Francis Scott Key Monument
  • Apollo and the Nine Muses (rotunda decoration)
  • Cllassic and Romantic Art (rotunda decoration)
  • Tradition
  • East pediment sculpture
  • Europa and the Bull
  • Europa and the Bull
  • Voyage to Crete
  • Mars and Venus
  • Mars and Venus
  • Venus and Adonis
  • The Three Graces
  • Judgment of Paris I
  • Daina and Callisto
  • Europa and the Bull
  • From the Metamorphoses
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