Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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.)

The Combat of the Horatii and the Curiatii, by Jean-François Janinet (c. 1752 – 1814) after Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier I (1738 – 1826)

This artwork, created by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (c. 1752 - 1814) after Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier I (1738 – 1826), re-creates a story...

Picus And Circe, By Luca Giordano (c. 1634-1705)

This painting, by the Italian artist Luca Giordano (c. 1634-1705), was inspired by the ancient tale of Picus, a man of myth or legend...

Latona And The Lycian Peasants, By Jan Brueghel The Elder (c. 1568-1625)

This painting, from the Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Elder (c. 1568-1625), was inspired by a story written by the Roman poet, Ovid (43...

Æsir-Thor, By Lorenz Frølich (c. 1820-1908)

This watercolor illustration, by the Danish artist Lorenz Frølich (c. 1820-1908), depicts the famous troll-slaying and lightning-wielding god, Thor, from Norse mythology. As a...

The Death Of Saint Louis, By Ary Scheffer (c. 1795-1858)

This painting, by the Dutch artist Ary Scheffer (c. 1795-1858), was inspired by the death scene of Saint Louis, more commonly known as King...

St. Genevieve Of Brabant In The Forest, By George Frederick Bensell (c. 1837-1879)

This painting, by the American artist George Frederick Bensell (c. 1837-1879), was inspired by the medieval legends of Saint Genevieve of Brabant. Not to...

Columbus Before Isabella, by Jean-Paul Laurens (c. 1838–1921)

This painting, by the French artist Jean-Paul Laurens (c. 1838–1921), depicts the explorer, Christopher Columbus, in an audience with his patron, Queen Isabella (r....

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....

Midas, Pan And Apollo From A Manuscript Known As The Book Of The Queen, Attributed To The Master Of The Cité Des Dames (flourished...

This illustration, from a manuscript known as The Book of the Queen (specifically Harley 4431, f. 108), was attributed to an artist labeled as...

L’Hiver ou Le Déluge, by Roussel (c. 18th century)

This artwork is a copy by Roussel (c. 18th century) of a painting created by the famous artist, Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665). Its themes...

Tyr Lays His Hand In The Mouth Of The Fenris Wolf, Sculpted By Vilhelm Bissen (c. 1836 – 1913)

This sculpture, by the Danish artist Vilhelm Bissen (c. 1836 – 1913), depicts a tale from Norse mythology. The wolfish figure featured in the...

Tore Hund By St. Olav’s Body, Painted By Olaf Isaachsen (c. 1835-1893)

This painting, by the Norwegian artist Olaf Isaachsen (c. 1835-1893), was inspired by tales about the death of King Olaf II of Norway, also...

Thetis Bringing the Armor to Achilles, Painted By Benjamin West (c. 1738-1820)

This painting, by the British-American artist Benjamin West (c. 1738-1820), shows a pivotal scene from the storyline of the hero, Achilles, featured in Homer’s...

Battle of Zama, by Roviale Spagnolo (c. 1511 – 1582)

This painting, by the Italian artist Roviale Spagnolo (c. 1511 - 1582), was inspired by the Battle of Zama, fought between Rome and Carthage...

The Combat of the Horatii and the Curiatii, by Jean-François Janinet (c. 1752 – 1814) after Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier I (1738 – 1826)

This artwork, created by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (c. 1752 - 1814) after Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier I (1738 – 1826), re-creates a story...

Picus And Circe, By Luca Giordano (c. 1634-1705)

This painting, by the Italian artist Luca Giordano (c. 1634-1705), was inspired by the ancient tale of Picus, a man of myth or legend...

St. Genevieve Of Brabant In The Forest, By George Frederick Bensell (c. 1837-1879)

This painting, by the American artist George Frederick Bensell (c. 1837-1879), was inspired by the medieval legends of Saint Genevieve of Brabant. Not to...

Recent History Pictures

The Tenth Day Of The Decameron, Painted By Thomas Stothard (c. 1755-1834)

This Painting, by the English artist Thomas Stothard (c. 1755-1834), brings to life the framework story of The Decameron, a masterpiece of literature written...

Æsir-Thor, By Lorenz Frølich (c. 1820-1908)

This watercolor illustration, by the Danish artist Lorenz Frølich (c. 1820-1908), depicts the famous troll-slaying and lightning-wielding god, Thor, from Norse mythology. As a...

Belshazzar’s Feast, By John Martin (c. 1789-1854)

This painting, by the British artist John Martin (c. 1789-1854), was inspired by a Biblical scene set in ancient Babylon. The legend that the...

The Combat of the Horatii and the Curiatii, by Jean-François Janinet (c. 1752 – 1814) after Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier I (1738 – 1826)

This artwork, created by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (c. 1752 - 1814) after Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier I (1738 – 1826), re-creates a story...

Picus And Circe, By Luca Giordano (c. 1634-1705)

This painting, by the Italian artist Luca Giordano (c. 1634-1705), was inspired by the ancient tale of Picus, a man of myth or legend...
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