Saturday, November 28, 2020

History Pictures

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

Samson and Delilah, Painted By José Etxenagusia Errazquin (c. 1844–1912)

This painting, loosely inspired by the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, was created by the Spanish artist, José Etxenagusia Errazquin (also known as...

Coriolanus, by Henry Singleton (c. 1766-1839)

This illustration, created by the English artist Henry Singleton (c. 1766-1839) and printed by H. Gillbank in 1802, was inspired by the legend of...

Julius Caesar’s Dismay Upon Seeing The Head Of Pompey, By Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (c. 1725–1805)

This painting, by the French artist Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (c. 1725–1805), tells the story of the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar’s, reaction upon his learning of...

The Death Of Caesar, Painted By Jean-Léon Gérôme (c. 1824-1904)

This painting, by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme (c. 1824-1904), depicts the assassination of the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar, on the Ides of March...

The Baptism Of Clovis, By Jacobus Buys (c. 1724-1801)

This illustration, by the Dutch artist Jacobus Buys (c. 1724-1801), depicts a momentous event from the life of King Clovis (r. 481-511), a warlord...

Thor, Hymir and the Midgard Serpent, illustrated by W.G. Collingwood (c. 1854 – 1932)

This illustration, created by the English artist W.G. Collingwood (1854 - 1932), was produced in 1908 as a visual aid for an English translation...

Illustration Depicting The Demise Of Vortigern, From A 14th-Century Manuscript

This illustration, from a 14th-century manuscript (labeled BL Royal 20 A II, f. 3 in The British Library) depicts a scene from British legend....

Illustration of Fredegund and Rigunth, from Henriette Guizot de Witt’s Vieilles Histoires de La Patrie

This illustration, from Henriette Guizot de Witt's Vieilles Histoires de La Patrie (released in 1887), re-creates one of the most famous scenes from the...

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...

Painting Of St. Teresa Of Avila, By An Anonymous 17th-Century Artist

Above is a painting that features the Catholic nun and mystic, Saint Teresa of Avila (c. 1515-1582). Unfortunately, the artist of the work has...

Triton, By Jacob de Gheyn III (c. 1596-1641)

This illustration, created by the Dutch engraver Jacob de Gheyn III (c. 1596-1641), depicts the ancient Greco-Roman sea-god, Triton. Although not as powerful as...

Saul and the Witch of Endor painted by William Sidney Mount (c. 1807-1868)

This painting, by the American artist William Sidney Mount (c. 1807-1868), depicts the Biblical tale of King Saul of Israel (dated to the 11th...

Arcadian Landscape With Jupiter And Io, Painted By Johannes Glauber (c. 1646–1726)

This landscape painting, dominated by dark and chilling colors, was created by the Dutch artist, Johannes Glauber (c. 1646–1726). The scene re-creates the beginning...

The Baptism Of Clovis, By Jacobus Buys (c. 1724-1801)

This illustration, by the Dutch artist Jacobus Buys (c. 1724-1801), depicts a momentous event from the life of King Clovis (r. 481-511), a warlord...

Coriolanus, by Henry Singleton (c. 1766-1839)

This illustration, created by the English artist Henry Singleton (c. 1766-1839) and printed by H. Gillbank in 1802, was inspired by the legend of...

Julius Caesar And His Army Cross The Rubicon, By Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835)

This illustration, by the Italian artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835), depicts Julius Caesar’s famous crossing of the Rubicon—a small stream that, in Caesar’s day,...

Ariovistus and Julius Caesar, print by Johann Michael Mettenleiter (c. 1765-1883)

This illustration, by the German artist Johann Michael Mettenleiter (c. 1765-1883), depicts a meeting between the Roman military leader and eventual dictator, Julius Caesar...

Coriolanus At The Gates Of Rome, Painted By Franz Anton Maulbertsch (c. 1724–1796)

This painting, by the Austrian artist Franz Anton Maulbertsch (c. 1724–1796), was inspired by an ancient Roman Legend. Standing center stage by the tree...

Blind Orion Searching For The Rising Sun, Painted By Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665)

This painting, by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665), illustrates a tale about the Greek mythological figure, Orion. In the prelude to this...

Pygmalion From A 14th-Century Manuscript

This illustration is from a 14th-century manuscript of the poem, Roman de la Rose, written by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun in...

Triton, By Jacob de Gheyn III (c. 1596-1641)

This illustration, created by the Dutch engraver Jacob de Gheyn III (c. 1596-1641), depicts the ancient Greco-Roman sea-god, Triton. Although not as powerful as...

The Shepherd Finds Semiramis, By Ernest Wallcousins (c. 1883-1976)

This illustration was created by Ernest Wallcousins for Donald Alexander Mackenzie’s book, Myths of Babylonia and Assyria (published in 1915). As the title of...

Recent History Pictures

Samson and Delilah, Painted By José Etxenagusia Errazquin (c. 1844–1912)

This painting, loosely inspired by the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, was created by the Spanish artist, José Etxenagusia Errazquin (also known as...

Coriolanus, by Henry Singleton (c. 1766-1839)

This illustration, created by the English artist Henry Singleton (c. 1766-1839) and printed by H. Gillbank in 1802, was inspired by the legend of...

Julius Caesar’s Dismay Upon Seeing The Head Of Pompey, By Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (c. 1725–1805)

This painting, by the French artist Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (c. 1725–1805), tells the story of the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar’s, reaction upon his learning of...

The Death Of Caesar, Painted By Jean-Léon Gérôme (c. 1824-1904)

This painting, by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme (c. 1824-1904), depicts the assassination of the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar, on the Ides of March...

Blind Orion Searching For The Rising Sun, Painted By Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665)

This painting, by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665), illustrates a tale about the Greek mythological figure, Orion. In the prelude to this...
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