At the National Gallery in London, Aug 2014.
1: John Constable, Cenotaph to the Memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1833-6
2: David Teniers the Younger, The Four Seasons, about 1644
3: Joachim Wtewael, The Judgment of Paris, 1615
4: Mary Magdalen looking all alchemical. The Magdalen, about 1525
5: Paris Bordone, Christ as ‘The Light of the World’
6: (crap, not sure)
7: Unknown painter, A Man seated reading at a Table in a Lofty Room, about 1628-30
8: Jan Gossaert, A Young Princess (Dorothea of Denmark?), about 1530
9: Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, 1879. The acrobat Miss La La caused a sensation at the Cirque Fernando in Paris, performing various feats of strength. In Degas’s painting she is suspended from the rafters of the circus building by a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas watched Miss La La perform on several evenings in January 1879 and made sketches and drawings of her act.
10: Paul Delaroche, The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, 1833. Lady Jane Grey reigned as queen for nine days in 1553 until deposed by supporters of Catholic Queen Mary. She was beheaded at Tower Hill early the following year, aged 17. The French painter Delaroche was famous in his day for his scenes from the lives of British royalty, especially those who were doomed or dying.