Sunday, July 25, 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.)

Odysseus Takes Counsel With Teiresias, By Nicolai Abildgaard (c. 1743 – 1809)

This painting, by the Danish artist Nicolai Abildgaard (c. 1743 – 1809), re-creates a scene from the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey, written...

The Abduction Of The Sabine Women, Painted By Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665)

This painting, by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665), was inspired by an uncomfortable and infamous legend from the history of ancient Rome....

Philemon And Baucis, By Elias van Nijmegen (c. 1667-1755)

This drawing, by Elias van Nijmegen (c. 1667-1755) of the Netherlands, was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Philemon and Baucis. As the...

Rinaldo And The Mirror-Shield, Painted By Francesco Maffei (c. 1605 – 1660)

This painting, by the Italian artist Francesco Maffei (c. 1605 – 1660), re-creates a fantastical episode from the poetic works of Torquato Tasso (c....

Armida Abandoned By Rinaldo, painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696–1770)

This painting, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696–1770), re-creates a scene from a poem written by Torquato Tasso (c. 1544-1595). Although...

King Heimer And Aslög, Painted By August Malmström (c. 1829-1901)

This painting, by the Swedish artist August Malmström (c. 1829-1901), was inspired by famous Germanic and Norse legends and myths. The older man seen...

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...

Noah: The Eve of the Deluge, by John Linnell (c. 1792-1882)

This painting, by the British artist John Linnell (c.  1792-1882), was inspired by the famous Biblical tales of the Great Flood (or Deluge) and...

Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, Painted By Charles Meynier (c. 1768-1832)

This painting, by the French artist Charles Meynier (c. 1768-1832), was inspired by the ancient Greek goddess, Calliope, whose name loosely translates to Beautiful-Voiced....

The Oracle, painted by Camillo Miola (c. 1840 – 1919)

This painting, entitled The Oracle, was created by the Italian artist Camillo Miola (c. 1840-1919), who is also known by the name, Biacca. His...

Victory Of Alexander the Great Over Poros, King Of India, By Franciszek Smuglewicz (c. 1745-1807)

This painting, by the Polish-Lithuanian artist Franciszek Smuglewicz (c. 1745-1807), was inspired by a battle won by Alexander the Great (r. 336-323 BCE) at...

Magnanimity Of Scipio, Painted By Gerard Hoet (c. 1648-1733)

This painting, by the Dutch artist Gerard Hoet (c. 1648-1733), re-creates a legend that was said to have occurred in Spain around the year...

The Greeks Sacking Troy, Painted By Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (c. 1727-1804)

In this painting, the Italian artist Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (c. 1727-1804) condenses several stories about the fall of Troy into one chaotic scene. It...

The Abduction Of The Sabine Women, Painted By Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665)

This painting, by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665), was inspired by an uncomfortable and infamous legend from the history of ancient Rome....

Philemon And Baucis, By Elias van Nijmegen (c. 1667-1755)

This drawing, by Elias van Nijmegen (c. 1667-1755) of the Netherlands, was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Philemon and Baucis. As the...

Cadmus Slaying The Dragon, By Reinhold Timm (c. 1618-1639)

This painting, by the Danish artist Reinhold Timm (c. 1618-1639), re-creates a tale from the life of the ancient Greek mythical hero, Cadmus. Following...

Recent History Pictures

Sokrates’ Død, by C. F. Høyer (c. 1775-1855)

This painting, titled Sokrates' død (or Death of Socrates), by the Danish artist C. F. Høyer (c. 1775-1855), depicts the final moments from the...

Odysseus Takes Counsel With Teiresias, By Nicolai Abildgaard (c. 1743 – 1809)

This painting, by the Danish artist Nicolai Abildgaard (c. 1743 – 1809), re-creates a scene from the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey, written...

The Abduction Of The Sabine Women, Painted By Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665)

This painting, by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1594–1665), was inspired by an uncomfortable and infamous legend from the history of ancient Rome....

Philemon And Baucis, By Elias van Nijmegen (c. 1667-1755)

This drawing, by Elias van Nijmegen (c. 1667-1755) of the Netherlands, was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Philemon and Baucis. As the...

Cadmus Slaying The Dragon, By Reinhold Timm (c. 1618-1639)

This painting, by the Danish artist Reinhold Timm (c. 1618-1639), re-creates a tale from the life of the ancient Greek mythical hero, Cadmus. Following...
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