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Medea-Frederick Sandys

Medea is an oil painting on canvas by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Frederick Sandys which was created in 1868. Description In Greek mythology Medea, a magician and princess, fell in love with Jason and helped him steal the Golden Fleece on the island of Colchis. He married her but after the birth of their children he divorced her to marry Glauce. In revenge Medea created a poisoned robe and coronet and  [ Read More ]

Mary Magdalene is a Pre-Raphaelite painting by Frederick Sandys. Mary Magdalene was the only character from the Bible that Sandys ever painted. Having sharp features reminiscent of Lizzie Siddal, Mary is depicted in front of a patterned forest-green damask. She holds an alabaster ointment cup, a traditional attribute which associates her with the anonymous sinful woman who anointed Jesus’ feet in Luke 7:37. Like other Pre-Raphaelite painters, Frederick Sandys gave  [ Read More ]

Frederick Sandys

Antonio Frederic Augustus Sands (1 May 1829 – 25 June 1904) was born in Norwich. His surname was Sands. He added the ’y’ later. Frederick Sandys was an English “Pre-Raphaelite” painter, illustrator and draughtsman, of the Victorian era. Biographical Information He was born in Norwich, England, and received his earliest lessons in art from his father, who was himself a painter. His early studies show that he had a natural  [ Read More ]

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