Eugene de Blaas (1843-1932) was an Italian academic painter. I’m not going to make any inflated claims for him; he’s certainly the type of painter that people who dislike academic painting love to hate. But he has a certain kitschy charm.
Eugene de Blaas, In the water
Eugene de Blaas, A Pensive Moment
Eugene de Blaas, On the Beach
Eugene de Blaas, Die Wassertragerin (porteuse d’eau)
Oscar Pereira da Silva (1865-1939) was a Brazilian painter, and another artist of whom I know nothing.
Oscar Pereira da Silva, Girl with a Tray
Oscar Pereira da Silva, Roman Slave
Oscar Pereira da Silva, L’enlèvement de Psyché, 1914
Oscar Pereira da Silva, The Night
Oscar Pereira da Silva, Young Woman with a Turban, 1930
Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907) was a German painter, and that I’m afraid exhausts my knowledge of him. Apart from the obvious fact that he was influenced by the orientalist tendency.
Nathaniel Sichel, The Flower Girl
Nathaniel Sichel, A Young Oriental Beauty
Nathaniel Sichel, An Elegant Beauty
Nathaniel Sichel, Almée
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (1865-1953) was one of the most important of French Symbolist artists.
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, unknown
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Silence, 1895
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Portrait of Mlle Carlier, 1910
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Woman with a Medallion (Mystery), 1896
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Eve, 1896
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Death the Bride
English Symbolist artist George Frederic Watts is best known for his painting Hope but his prolific and varied output contains much else of interest.
George Frederic Watts, Fata Morgana
George Frederic Watts, Ophelia, 1864
George Frederic Watts, Ellen Terry (‘Choosing’)
George Frederic Watts, Jane Senior, 1857-58
George Frederic Watts, Edith Villiers, later Countess of Lytton
George Frederic Watts, Endymion, 1872
George Frederic Watts, Girl with Peacock fan
George Frederic Watts, Hope, 1886
Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919)
The British artist Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919) was one of the comparatively few important women painters of the 19th century. She lived in Italy for a while, and was much influenced by Botticelli. She shows the influence of both the Pre-Raphaelites and the Symbolists. She was the niece of the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.
Evelyn de Morgan, Hero Awaiting the Return of Leander, 1885
Evelyn de Morgan, Luna
Evelyn de Morgan, Cadmus and Harmonia, 1877
Evelyn de Morgan, Angel of Death, 1890
Evelyn de Morgan, Helen of Troy, 1898
Evelyn de Morgan, Hope in the Prison of Despair, 1887
Evelyn de Morgan, Flora, 1894
Evelyn de Morgan, Ariadne in Naxos, 1877
Another slightly obscure 19th century painter with links to both the Pre-Raphaeite and Symbolist schools is Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). He was the nephew of Arthur Hughes.
Edward Robert Hughes, Heart of Snow
Edward Robert Hughes, Betruccio’s Bride, 1895
Edward Robert Hughes, The Valkyrie’s Vigil
Edward Robert Hughes, Twilight Fantasies, 1911