Saturday, January 28, 2023

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.)

Anthony Leading Cleopatra On board, By Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696 – 1770)

This painting, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696–1770), strives to re-create (albeit with some historically inaccurate wardrobe choices) an early encounter...

A Vestal, Painted By Carle van Loo (c. 1705 – 1765)

This painting, by the French artist Carle van Loo (c. 1705 – 1765), strives to re-create a member of the ancient Roman religious order...

Moses, By Hans Canon (c. 1829 – 1885)

This portrait, painted by the Austrian artist Hans Canon (c. 1829 - 1885) depicts Moses—the lawgiver of the Abrahamic religions. Featured in this painting...

The Crusader Invasion Of Constantinople, By Vasilios Chatzis (c. 1870–1915)

This painting, by the Greek artist Vasilios Chatzis (c. 1870–1915), recalls the awkward Fourth Crusade, when Christians crusaded against Christians. This bizarre series of...

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...

Apollo Pursues Daphne, Drawn By An Unidentified Artist between 1578 – 1660

This drawing, produced by an unidentified artist from the 16th or 17th century, depicts the ancient god, Apollo, and the Naiad nymph, Daphne. The...

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...

Moses, By Hans Canon (c. 1829 – 1885)

This portrait, painted by the Austrian artist Hans Canon (c. 1829 - 1885) depicts Moses—the lawgiver of the Abrahamic religions. Featured in this painting...

The Indulgences; or, The Ninety-Five Propositions, By An Anonymous Artist Inspired By Pierre-Antoine Labouchère (c. 1807 – 1873)

This engraving, by an unknown artist influenced by Pierre-Antoine Labouchère (c. 1807 - 1873), re-creates events around the publication of the Ninety-five Theses or...

Samson And Delilah, By Gerrit Van Honthorst (c. 1590-1656)

This painting, by the Dutch artist Gerrit van Honthorst (c. 1590-1656), was inspired by the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah. The first of...

Alexander And Porus, By François Le Moyne (c. 1688 – 1737)

This artwork, created by François Le Moyne (c. 1688 - 1737), was inspired by a battle won by Alexander the Great (r. 336-323 BCE)...

Sketch For The Battle Of Poitiers, By Eugène Delacroix (c. 1798-1863)

This artwork, by the French artist Eugène Delacroix (c. 1798-1863), was created as he visualized and practiced for a painting that he would produce...

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...

Farewell Of Hector And Andromache, By An Unidentified Artist

An unknown artist made this artwork, currently held by the Biblioteca de Catalunya and the Digital Memory of Catalonia. It depicts the mightiest warrior...

Samson And Delilah, By Gerrit Van Honthorst (c. 1590-1656)

This painting, by the Dutch artist Gerrit van Honthorst (c. 1590-1656), was inspired by the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah. The first of...

Zeus and Semele, painted by Jacques Blanchard (c. 1600 – 1638)

This painting, by the French artist Jacques Blanchard (c. 1600 - 1638), re-creates the tragic mythical romance of Zeus and Semele, parents of the...

Recent History Pictures

Death of Britannicus, by Pieter Tanjé (1706-1761), after Louis Fabritius Dubourg (c. 1693 – 1775)

This artwork, made by the Dutch artist Pieter Tanjé (1706-1761) after a design by the fellow Dutchman Louis Fabritius Dubourg (c. 1693 - 1775),...

Anthony Leading Cleopatra On board, By Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696 – 1770)

This painting, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696–1770), strives to re-create (albeit with some historically inaccurate wardrobe choices) an early encounter...

A Vestal, Painted By Carle van Loo (c. 1705 – 1765)

This painting, by the French artist Carle van Loo (c. 1705 – 1765), strives to re-create a member of the ancient Roman religious order...

Olaf Tryggvason Jumps Overboard During The Battle of Svolder, by Lorenz Frølich (c. 1820 – 1908)

This drawing, by the Danish artist Lorenz Frølich (c. 1820 – 1908), depicts the demise of the Norwegian king, Olaf I Tryggvason (r. 995-1000)....

The Dying Messalina And Her Mother, Painted By Nicolai Abildgaard (c. 1743 – 1809)

This painting, by the Danish artist Nicolai Abildgaard (c. 1743 – 1809), was inspired by the historical death of Messalina, a wife of Emperor...
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