Sir David Willkie(18 November 1785 – 1 June 1841) was a Scottish painter. His fame mainly rests on his genre pictures in the Dutch style, such as the Distraining for Rent (1815), The Penny Wedding (1818), The Letter of Introduction (1818) and others. Later he changed his style, tried to imitate the depth and richness of coloring of the old masters and chose more elevated historical subjects, like The Preaching of John Knox before the Lords of Congregation, 10 June 1559. He also painted portraits William Chalmers- Bethune, his wife Isabella Morison and their Daughter Isabella (1804), and was successful as an etcher.
Portrait of Sir Alexander Keith, 1830 Queen Victoria, 1840
His Highness Muhemed Ali, Pacha of Egypt, 1841 Josephine and the Fortune-Teller, 1837
William Holman Hunt (2 April 1827 – 7 September 1910) was a British painter, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Hunt believed that renewal of art must involve a return to honored religious and moral ideals, and these became the center of his work. He used biblical subjects; to paint scenery for these themes he visited Palestine several times, see The Scapegoat (1856) and The Finding of Savior in the Temple (1860). He also frequently took themes from old English myths and sagas, from Shakespeare, and Keats, filling them with an intense symbolism in which every small detail contributed to the picture's message and which is not easy to understand to a modern viewer. The years 1866-1868, he worked in Florence.
A Converted British Family Sheltering a Christian Priest from Persecution by the Druids, 1850 The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple, 1860
The Shadow of Death, 1871 The Lady of Shalott, 1905
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. Most of Rossetti’s work was produced in the spirit of this movement, despite his leaving it at an early date. Many of his themes were taken from the Old and New Testament, Dante, or the medieval legends about the King Arthur and his knights, Malory's Morte d’Arthur in particular, and treated with strong overtones of symbolism. was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. Most of Rossetti’s work was produced in the spirit of this movement, despite his leaving it at an early date. Many of his themes were taken from the Old and New Testament, Dante, or the medieval legends about the King Arthur and his knights, Malory's Morte d’Arthur in particular, and treated with strong overtones of symbolism.
Desdemona's Death Song, c. 1878-1881. Ecce Ancilla Domini, 1850
Beata Beatrix (1864-1870) A Vision of Fiammetta (1878)
Dame Ellen Terry, (27 February 1847 – 21 July 1928 ) English actress of the stage. She was best known for her roles in the plays of William Shakespeare, appearing in a number of his plays including the Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. Her greatest success came in 1882, appearing as Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. She also appeared in several early 20th century films such as "The Bohemian Girl" alongside Ivor Novello, "Pillars of Society" and "Victory and Peace". She lectured on Shakespeare throughout England, the USA and Canada. In 1925 she was created a Dame of the British Empire. Dame Ellen Terry, along with Sir Henry Irving were considered the greatest actors of their age, dominating theatre throughout the United Kingdom and the USA.
Ellen Terry at age 16 as Lady Macbethas Katherine in Henry VIII
Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 – 13 October 1905) One of the most famous of English actors, the first of his profession to be knighted (1895) for services to the stage. He was also a celebrated theatre manager and the professional partner of the actress Ellen Terry for 24 years (1878–1902). Sir Henry Irving, as Hamlet