Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, UK/Bridgeman Art Library

Jezebel falsely accused Naboth, a landowner at Jezreel, and had him put to death so that Ahab could lay claim to the dead man’s vineyard near the palace. John Byam Liston Shaw’s 1896 painting Jezebel displays the hated queen in a pose of extravagant vanity.