Joseph Severn's portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley. The radical 19th century poet practiced the politics of the plate. For Shelley and other liberals of his day, keeping sugar out of tea was a political statement against slavery.
Maxfield Parrish - If God is above seeing all, then Maxfield Parrish surely captured exactly how God feels: occasionally peering through his portal toward earth, and the willful, cruel, violent humans below -- desolated.
Humble Selfie! John Opie (16 May 1761–9 April 1807). Uber talented Cornish historical & portrait painter. Opie painted many notable men & women of the day including Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Johnson, Francesco Bartolozzi,Charles James Fox, Edmund Burke, Robert Southey, & Mary Shelley; 508 portraits in all, most in oil, and 252 other pictures. In 1805, Opie was elected a Professor at the Royal Academy. Rival James Northcote said of him: "Other artists paint to live; Opie lives to paint."