Monday, October 18, 2021

History Pictures

(All images featured on our History Pictures page are in the Public Domain or have no known rights restrictions, unless specified in the accompanying article.)

Alexander and Bucephalas, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

This painting, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), was inspired by ancient stories about the first meeting of Alexander the Great...

Aeneas and Tiber, by Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835)

This illustration, by the Italian artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835), was inspired by The Aeneid, an epic poem by the Roman poet Virgil (c....

Hecuba and Polyxena, by Merry-Joseph Blondel (c. 1781-1853)

This painting, by the French artist Merry-Joseph Blondel (c. 1781-1853), was inspired by the horrific plight of the royal family of Troy after the...

Hermia And Helena, Painted By Washington Allston (c. 1779-1843)

Washington Allston (c. 1779-1843), an American artist, drew inspiration for this painting from the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play is an entertaining...

Balder’s Death, Painted by Peter Cramer (c. 1726 – 1782)

This painting, by the Danish artist Peter Cramer (c. 1726 – 1782), re-creates the dramatic death-scene of the Norse god, Balder (also spelled Baldur...

Erminia And The Shepherds, Painted By Guillaume Lethière (c. 1760 – 1832)

This painting, by the French artist Guillaume Lethière (c. 1760 – 1832), was inspired by a scene from a poem called Gerusalemme liberata, written...

Columbus Before The Queen, By Peter Frederick Rothermel (c. 1812-1895)

This painting, by the American artist Peter Frederick Rothermel (c. 1812-1895), depicts the explorer, Christopher Columbus, in an audience with his patron, Queen Isabella...

Examination Of A Witch, Painted By Tompkins Harrison Matteson (c. 1813–1884)

This painting was created by the American artist, Tompkins Harrison Matteson (c. 1813–1884), and is housed within the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts....

Scene From Gulliver’s Travels, Illustrated By Arthur Rackham (c. 1867–1939)

This illustration, with its unique ink and watercolor style, was created by the great British artist, Arthur Rackham (c. 1867–1939). He produced this peculiar...

Orpheus and Eurydice, painted by Anselm Feuerbach (c. 1829-1880)

This painting, by the German artist Anselm Feuerbach (c. 1829-1880), was inspired by the sad and tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The instrument-wielding...

Hesiod And The Muse, Painted By Eugène Delacroix (c. 1798-1863)

This abstract painting, by the French artist Eugène Delacroix (c. 1798-1863), was titled Hésiode Et La Muse (or Hesiod and the Muse). As the...

Pandora, Painted By Odilon Redon (c. 1840 – 1916)

This painting, by the French artist Odilon Redon (c. 1840 - 1916), was inspired by the ancient Greek myths of the first woman, Pandora....

The Continence of Scipio, Attributed To Andrea Casali (c. 1705-1784)

This 18th-century painting, attributed to the Italian artist Andrea Casali (c. 1705-1784), was inspired by a legendary tale from the ancient Roman Republic. The...

Decius Mus Addressing the Legions, by Peter Paul Rubens (c. 1577 – 1640)

This painting, by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (c. 1577 - 1640), was inspired by a legendary story from the history of the...

The Death Of Lucius Aemilius Paullus At The Battle Of Cannae, Painted By John Trumbull (c. 1756–1843)

This painting, by the American artist John Trumbull (c. 1756–1843), was inspired by the famous Battle of Cannae, fought in 216 BCE during the...

Hecuba and Polyxena, by Merry-Joseph Blondel (c. 1781-1853)

This painting, by the French artist Merry-Joseph Blondel (c. 1781-1853), was inspired by the horrific plight of the royal family of Troy after the...

The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa, by Jacob Jordaens (c. 1593-1678)

Jacob Jordaens (c. 1593-1678), a Flemish artist, created this myth-inspired scene. It depicts an episode from Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, in which the...

The Abduction Of The Sabines, Painted By Girolamo del Pacchia (c. 1477 – 1533)

This painting, by the Italian artist Girolamo del Pacchia (c. 1477 - 1533), was inspired by an infamous legend involving the ancient Romans and...

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The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia, Painted By Vinzenz Fischer (c. 1729 – 1810)

This painting was created by the artist, Vinzenz Fischer (c. 1729 – 1810), who operated out of Austria. In this artwork, Fischer re-creates the...

Alexander and Bucephalas, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

This painting, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), was inspired by ancient stories about the first meeting of Alexander the Great...

Aeneas and Tiber, by Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835)

This illustration, by the Italian artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835), was inspired by The Aeneid, an epic poem by the Roman poet Virgil (c....

Hecuba and Polyxena, by Merry-Joseph Blondel (c. 1781-1853)

This painting, by the French artist Merry-Joseph Blondel (c. 1781-1853), was inspired by the horrific plight of the royal family of Troy after the...

The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa, by Jacob Jordaens (c. 1593-1678)

Jacob Jordaens (c. 1593-1678), a Flemish artist, created this myth-inspired scene. It depicts an episode from Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, in which the...
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