Fernand Cormon (1845-1924)

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Murder in the Seraglio, 1874

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

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Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra, 1875/1876. Killing the Hydra was the second of the twelve labours of Hercules.

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Detail. Previous victims of the Hydra.

Aurore Lephilipponnat (b. 1983)

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The Crow

Ambroise Frédeau (1589-1673)

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Le bienheureux Guillaume de Tolose tourmenté par les démons
(The blessed Guillaume de Toulouse tormented by demons), 1657

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)

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Le massacre des innocents, 1627/1630
From the Gospel of St. Matthew: King Herod ordered the killing of all boys under the age of two born in the Bethlehem area, for the Magi had told him that a child destined to become the king of the Jews had been born in the city. Jesus was saved from the massacre when his Family fled to Egypt

Odilon Redon (1840-1916)

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St George and the Dragon, 1880s and c. 1892

Albert Besnard (1849-1934)

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Morphinomanes ou Le Plumet (Morphine addicts or The Plume), 1887

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Le vertige, 1900