Tristan and Isolde, Marianne Stokes (British, 1855-1927). Tristan and Isolde is a medieval Celtic legend about an ill-fated romance. Like Pyramus and Thisbe, the story ends with the both lovers dead after trying to find a way to be together. Tristan dies of despair when he is told Isolde would not visit him, Isolde dies from grief over Tristan's death.
LANDSCAPE WITH PYRAMUS AND THISBE. oil on canvas. 195,2 × 273,5 cm. Provenance : painted for Cassiano del Pozzo in 1650 / 1651; acquired by the Museum in 1931. Bibliografia : Blunt 177; Thuilllier 182.