Thursday, February 25, 2021

History Pictures

(All History Pictures are Public Domain or have no known restrictions, unless specified.)

Theocritus, Painted By Jean Charles Cazin (c. 1841-1901)

This painting, by the French artist Jean Charles Cazin (c. 1841-1901), was named after and inspired by the ancient poet, Theocritus (c. 3rd century...

Valentinus Taken Prisoner, Painted By Otto van Veen (c. 1556–1629)

This painting, by the Dutch-Flemish artist Otto van Veen (c. 1556–1629), was inspired by ancient history. Particularly, it features a scene from a Gallic-Germanic...

Alcibiades And Socrates, Painted By François André Vincent (c. 1746-1816)

In this painting, the French artist, François André Vincent (c. 1746-1816), features two prominent figures from the history of ancient Greece. On the left...

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...

The Horse Fight At Hlidarendi, Painted By August Malmström (c. 1829-1901)

This painting, by the Swedish artist August Malmström (c. 1829-1901), was inspired by a scene from Njal’s Saga, written in Iceland during the 13th...

The Companions of Rinaldo, Painted By Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665)

This curious scene, painted by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665), may look like an episode out of ancient Greek or Roman myth,...

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...

Landing of Columbus, by John Vanderlyn (1775–1852)

In this painting, the American artist John Vanderlyn re-creates the landing of the explorer, Christopher Columbus, in the so-called New World. The adventurer had...

Apollo And Marsyas, Painted By Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696-1770)

This curious painting, created by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696-1770), was inspired by the myth of Apollo and Marsyas. In this...

Witch of Endor, Drawn By Ary Scheffer (c. 1795-1858)

This drawing, created with graphite and ink by the Dutch artist Ary Scheffer (c. 1795-1858), depicts the Biblical tale of King Saul of Israel...

Jupiter And Mercury Visiting Philemon And Baucis, Painted By Jacob Jordaens (c. 1593–1678)

This painting, by the Flemish artist Jacob Jordaens (c. 1593–1678), was inspired by the Greco-Roman myth of Philemon and Baucis. The shirtless men, seen...

The Death Of Epaminondas, Painted By Isaac Walraven (c. 1686-1765)

This artwork, by the Dutch artist Isaac Walraven (c. 1686-1765), was painted as a deathbed scene for Epaminondas (c. 410-362 BCE), a statesman and...

Queen Cleophis Offering Wine To Alexander The Great, By Gerard Hoet (c. 1648-1733)

This painting, by the Dutch artist Gerard Hoet (c. 1648-1733), was inspired by an episode from the life of the famous conqueror, Alexander the...

Peace Negotiations Between Julius Civilis And Petillius Cerialis On The Broken Bridge, Painted By Ferdinand Bol (c. 1616-1680)

This painting was created by the Dutch artist, Ferdinand Bol (c. 1616-1680), sometime between 1658 and 1662. Like other 17th-century inhabitants of the Netherlands,...

Night And Sleep, Painted By Mary L. Macomber (c. 1861-1916)

This painting, as labeled by the American artist Mary L. Macomber (c. 1861-1916), strives to depict the concepts of Night and Sleep in a...

Europa, Painted Anonymously In The 16th Century

This painting, created by an unknown artist in the late 16th century, depicts the myth of Europa, a daughter of a mythical Phoenician king...

The Sorrow Of Telemachus, Painted By Angelica Kauffmann (c. 1741–1807)

This painting, by the Swiss artist Angelica Kauffmann (c. 1741–1807), depicts a scene of the sea deity, Calypso, and her entourage of five other...

Recent History Pictures

Antiochus Yearning for Stratonice, Painted By Stefano Pozzi (c. 1699-1768)

This painting, by the Italian artist Stefano Pozzi (c. 1699-1768), was inspired by a tale from ancient history. In the forefront of the scene,...

Theocritus, Painted By Jean Charles Cazin (c. 1841-1901)

This painting, by the French artist Jean Charles Cazin (c. 1841-1901), was named after and inspired by the ancient poet, Theocritus (c. 3rd century...

Valentinus Taken Prisoner, Painted By Otto van Veen (c. 1556–1629)

This painting, by the Dutch-Flemish artist Otto van Veen (c. 1556–1629), was inspired by ancient history. Particularly, it features a scene from a Gallic-Germanic...

Alcibiades And Socrates, Painted By François André Vincent (c. 1746-1816)

In this painting, the French artist, François André Vincent (c. 1746-1816), features two prominent figures from the history of ancient Greece. On the left...

Rinaldo And Armida, Painted By An Unknown Artist In The 16th Century

This worn and well-aged painting was created in the 16th century by an unidentified artist. Inspiration for this artwork came from the poem, Gerusalemme...
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