george frederic

‘Watchman, What of the Night’? (Dame Ellen Terry, 1847–1928) (previously called 'Joan of Arc’ by Watts)

George Frederic Watts (1817–1904)

National Trust, Smallhythe Place

Fryderyk Chopin

“As yet, no other genius has appeared so full of deep poetic feeling as Chopin. Under his hand the piano spoke an immortal longing. A short piece of scarcely half a page will contain the most sublime poetry. Chopin’s rich genius never needed the aid of gross material means. No! He required no trumpets and ophicleides to awaken terror or enthusiasm.”

—George Sand