Portrait of Mlle. Lange as Danaë (detail) by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1799)
A Peasant Woman Digging in Front of Her Cottage by Vincent van Gogh (ca 1885)
White River at Sharon by Edward Hopper (1937)
Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered by some to be perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner,Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.
Samson et les Philistins (Detail, 1863), Carl Heinrich Bloch
Fragment of the Face of a Queen, made in Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten, c.1353-1336 BC (source).