Peter Toohey

Tom Roberts, Jealousy, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1889.

Edvard Munch, Jealousy in the Garden, 1929-30, Not signed, Munch-museet, Oslo, Pubhist,com 

Odilon Redon, The Cyclops, Kröller-Müller Museum, 1914.  (He's spying on Galatea.)

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Jealousy, 1927.  

No jealousy here?  A polyamorous Roman funerary tablet for Statilia Hilara, first century CE.  Illustration 32 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014. "To Statilia Hilara, the freedwoman of Taurus and our wife, Amaranthus, the polisher, and Philologus, the steward, set up this stone.  May you approve of it, Hilara, and if the dead have any consciousness, remember us and we will never forget you."

(Above left) Vanessa Bell,  The Conversation​, 1916.  Most "conversation" paintings, such as that of Matisse (or Hockney's variant, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy) are based on the interaction between two people.  It's three people in Vanessa Bell and that is where the jealous tensions come from.  The woman on the right foreground is displaying just that emotion towards  the bare-headed speaker.  Who knows why.  But most interaction is built on threes.

Peter Paul Rubens, Pallas and Arachne, 1636 or 1637, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Wikimedia Commons.  See Illustration 50 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014  andSalon, December 7, 2014.

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Petrus Renier Hubertus, Jealousy​, 1861.

Jealousy in Images


The images to follow are arranged chronologically (from most recent to oldest).  Many of the illustrations from Peter Toohey, Jealousy (2014) can be found here and are numbered to follow that book (Illustration 1 etc.).  This page is searchable (Command/Control+F).  An underscored word or phrase indicates a link to a prose commentary.

Haynes King, Jealousy and Flirtation​, 1874.

​Giotto, Judas Receiving Payment for his Betrayal, c.1306, Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, Padua, Italy.  Illustration 14 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.

Edvard Munch, Jealousy, 1895. Illustration 5 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy,​ 2014.  

Gustave Moreau, Galatea, c.1880, private collection.  Illustration 17 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.  Compare Odilon Redon, The Cyclops​ below.

Mykola Pymonenko, Jealousy, 1901.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta, 1819, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Angers, France.  Illustration 28 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​ (2014)

Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Jealousy in the Garden, 1929-30, Munch Museum, Oslo.  Wkikmedia Commons.  Photo: Villy Fink Isaksen.

Cain and Abel, from Guiart des Moulins' Bible Historiale, vol. 1, (1403-04).  Illustration 42 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014, and The Atlantic, November 30, 2014.

Banksy, Park Lane, Bristol, UK (2000's)

Pieter Bruegel [the Elder], Invidia​ 1558.  Wkimiedia Commons: "The Seven Vices, also the Seven deadly sins: Greed (Avaritia), Acedia or depression without joy (Disidia), Gluttony (Gula), Envy (Invidia), Wrath (Ira), Pride (Superbia) and Extravagance or Lechery (Luxuria). By Pieter Bruegel [the Elder], published by Hieronymus Cock. The series is completed by a final depiction of the doom."  Source: Kupferstich, 22,5 × 29,5 cm, Herrausgeber: Hieronymus Cock. Bibliothèque Royale, Cabinet Estampes, Brüssel. Online:

Mosaic depicting the Evil Eye, early second century CE.  Hate Arkeoloji Müzesi, Antakya.  Wikipedia.  Illustration 23 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014.

Octave Tassaert, The Jealous Cat, c.1860, private collection. Illustration 8 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.

Edvard Munch, Jealousy. From the series The Green Room, 1907.

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1565, Courtauld Gallery of Art.  Wikimedia Commons.  See Illustration 52, Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014.

Fragment of a wall painting depicting Polyphemus and Galatea.  Pompeii, House of the Coloured Capitals (VII, 4, 48), room 15, south wall, first century CE.  Soprintndenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici de Napoli e Pompeii.  Illustration 16 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy 2014.

On the Beach -- Two Are Company, Three Are None, 1872, a wood engraving drawn by Winslow Homer and published in Harper's Weekly, August 17, 1872.  Wikimedia Commons.

Heinrich Wirsch, satirical print of a woman cheating on her husband, 1575-1600, British Museum.  Wikimedia Commons.  Illustration 13 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.

Paul Ranson, Tristess, ou Jalousie, 1896, from Le Centaure, vol. 2.  Illustration 37 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.

Detail from a graffito by "Mike", Shoreditch, London. Illustration 29 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​ (2014).

Théodore Géricalt, Portrait of a Woman Suffering from Obsessive Envy (also known as The Hyena of Salpêtrière) 1819-20.  Illustration 10 in Peter Toohey Jealousy​, 2014

Sir James Guthrie, Midsummer​, 1890.  The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Young Romance, 35, 1951

Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders, 1610, Schloss Weissenstein, Pommersfelden.  Illustration 22 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014

Johan August Strindberg, Night of Jealousy (1893), Strindberg Museum, Stockholm.  Illustration 1 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​ (2014)

Gustav Klimt, Der Neid (Jealousy), 1898, emblem for Ver Sacrum​. Illustration 3 in Peter Toohey, ​Jealousy, 2014.

Francisco de Goya, Saturn Devouring One of His Sons​, 1819-23, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.  Illustration 41 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014 and The Atlantic, November 30, 2014.

Photo by Amber Porter (2016) -  A Sign on the Bow River, Calgary.  The story behind the sign on the Bow goes as follows: In June 2013 the Bow River in Calgary flooded and caused great damage to the city and psychological trauma to Calgarians.  Did the Bow River have it in for Calgary?  In the summer of 2015 one group of citizens decided that it did.  "Watershed+, a public art program hosted by the City of Calgary, paired with Toronto artist-collective Broken City Lab with the goal of helping Calgarians emotionally characterize their waterways" (the story is told  at:  This sign is one of the products of that collaboration.Type your paragraph here.

Paulus Bor, The Disillusioned Medea ("The Enchantress"), c.1640. Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Thanks to Andrea Bailey.

Café, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014.  Photograph by Alexander Antonenko.

Charles Le Brun, "Hatred or jealousy" from Le Brun, Bowles's Passions of the soul, circa 1785 "Hatred or jealousy".  Wikimedia Commons. 

Jealousy clad in a dress decorated with eyes and ears, from Cesare Ripa's Iconologia​, 1618

Illustration 11 in Peter Toohey Jealousy (2014)

Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Judgment of Paris​, c.1528, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wikimedia Commons. Illustration 2 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.

Natale Schiavoni, Jealousy, 1820, Museo Civico.  Wikimedia Commons.  Illustration 54 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014.

Edward Hopper, Blue Night, 1904, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Illustration 55 in Peter Toohey, ​Jealousy, 2014.

Edvard Munch, Melancholy, 1892, Munch Museum, Oslo.  Illustration 38 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014.  

Paul Gauguin, Are You Jealous?  1892.  Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia.  Illustration 31 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014.

Peter Paul Rubens, Tereus Confronted with the Head of his Son, 1636-38.  Museo del Prado, Madrid.  Wikimedia Commons.  Illustration 44 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy​, 2014. See Peter Toohey, Psychology Today​, April 16 2015.

Pierre-Narcisse Guerin, Jealousy​, 1802.  Illustration 35 in Peter Toohey, Jealousy, 2014.