George Frederic Watts, The Dweller in the Innermost. The figure's meaning: 'Conscience, winged, dusk-faced, and pensive, seated facing, within a glow of light; on her forehead she bears a shining star, and on her lap lie the arrows that pierce through all disguise, and the trumpet which proclaims truth to the world'
George Frederick Watts ~ Love and Death. "Watts described this painting as 'the progress of the inevitable but not terrible Death, who partially but not completely overshadows Love'. Love, with massive crushed wings, is vainly trying to defend the House of Life. Death advances calmly, with bowed head, trampling the wild roses in its path, but not disturbing the dove near its feet."