Beautiful Women as Hazards to Man

Hunt, William Holman. Isabella and the Pot of Basil . 1867, oil on canvas, Delaware Art Museum , Wilmington, DE.


Waterhouse, John William. Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses. 1891, oil on canvas Oldham Art Gallery , Oldham, United Kingdom.
Morgan, Evelyn De. The Love Potion. 1903, oil on canvas, De Morgan Collection Storage.


Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Lady Lilith . 1868, oil on canvas, Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, Delaware.


Rossetti , Dante Gabriel. La Bella Mano. 1875, oil on canvas, Delaware Art Museum , Wilmington, DE.

Works Cited 


  • “An Alluring Witch: Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses.” The Victorian Web,
  • Easby, Rebecca Jeffrey. “A Beginner’s Guide to the Pre-Raphaelites.” Khan Academy,
  • “Evelyn De Morgan: The Love Potion.” Two Coats of Paint, Creative Commons Attribution,
  • “Lady Lilith.” Lady Lilith, Delaware Art Museum,
  • Lorris, Guillaume De, and Jean De Meun. The Romance of the Rose. Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • “The Love Potion.” The De Morgan Foundation, The De Morgan Foundation,