Picking up where I left off yesterday, I often stop by these three paintings, in the space beyond yesterday's gallery. You might have noticed the middle painting in one of yesterday's shots. Starting at left is Countess Tolstoya, a 1796 oil painting by Elizabeth Louise Vigee LeBrun, who had a big retrospective here at the Gallery back in 2016. Bacchus And Ariadne is an oil painting dating to around 1821, by the French artist Antoine-Jean Gros, depicting an element of Greek mythology and the Theseus story. On the right is Madame Ernestine Bioche de Misery, a portrait dating to 1807 by the artist Anne-Louis Girodet De Roucy-Trioson.
This painting is near those paintings. The French artist Pierre-Paul Prud'hon painted this allegorical oil painting in 1809. Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, And Remorse Follows is its title.
Salisbury Cathedral From The Bishop's Grounds is an 1820 oil painting by British artist John Constable, giving a view of the Gothic structure framed by trees.
French artist James Tissot produced this 1870 oil painting, The Partie Carree. This foursome is presented as a comedy of manners in their attire and behaviour.
Here we have a view from one of the side corridors. Down at the end we see Dancer framed in the doorway.
Two works by the same artist are nearby. Gustave Dore was another French artist. Souvenir Of Loch Lomond dates to 1875, and the oil painting depicts a brooding, moody Scottish scene.
A stark contrast by Dore is this sculpture, the source of today's post title. Fate And Love is an 1877 bronze, depicting figures of Greek mythology.
And for today I finish off with two works by the same French artist, Edgar Degas. During his first visit to Florence in 1858, Degas visited the Uffizi Gallery and like so many artists before him copied what he was seeing. He produced a painting from one of his sketches, of a portrait that at the time had been attributed to Leonardo. This is the result, Portrait Of A Woman (After A 16th Century Florentine Drawing).
A dreamy and very different work by Degas is this oil painting, done sometime between 1879-84. At The Cafe-Concert shows a woman sitting comfortably in evening attire.