Sunday, January 23, 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.)

Orpheus And Eurydice, by Frederic Leighton (c. 1830-1896)

This painting, by the British artist Frederic Leighton (c. 1830-1896), was inspired by the sad and tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The instrument-wielding...

The Rape Of Europa, Painted By David Teniers The Younger (1610–1690)

This painting, by the Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger (1610–1690), was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Europa. According to the ancient...

The Strangers Entertained, by Walter Crane (c. 1845-1915)

This illustration, by the English artist Walter Crane (c. 1845-1915), is titled “The Strangers Entertained.” A series of notes scribbled in the margin of...

Loki and Sigyn, by Arthur Rackham (c. 1867-1939)

This illustration, by the British artist Arthur Rackham (c. 1867-1939), was inspired by a painful myth involving the mischievous Norse god, Loki. In terms...

The Valkyrie, Painted By Peter Nicolai Arbo (c. 1831-1892)

This painting, by the Norwegian artist Peter Nicolai Arbo (c. 1831-1892), draws inspiration from ancient and early medieval Germanic-Norse religious beliefs. It features a...

The Baptism Of Clovis, Painted By The Master Of Saint Giles (flourished c. 1500)

This historically-themed painting was created around the year 1500 by an artist known as the Master of Saint Giles. Depicted in the painting is...

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...

The Valkyrie, Painted By Peter Nicolai Arbo (c. 1831-1892)

This painting, by the Norwegian artist Peter Nicolai Arbo (c. 1831-1892), was one of several artworks by Arbo that featured a being known as...

The Green Monster (Apollo Riding The Serpent Python), Painted By Odilon Redon (c. 1840-1916)

This colorful and psychedelic painting, by the French artist Odilon Redon (c. 1840-1916), depicts the ancient god, Apollo, dominating a grotesque green serpentine monster....

Loki and Sigyn, by Arthur Rackham (c. 1867-1939)

This illustration, by the British artist Arthur Rackham (c. 1867-1939), was inspired by a painful myth involving the mischievous Norse god, Loki. In terms...

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 Victory of Alexander over King Porus, by Charles-André Vanloo (aka. Carle Van Loo, c. 1705 – 1765)

This painting, by the French artist Charles-André Vanloo (aka. Carle Van Loo, c. 1705 – 1765), was inspired by a battle won by Alexander...

The Continence of Scipio, Attributed To Andrea Casali (c. 1705-1784)

This 18th-century painting, attributed to the Italian artist Andrea Casali (c. 1705-1784), was inspired by a legendary tale from the ancient Roman Republic. The...

Orpheus And Eurydice, by Frederic Leighton (c. 1830-1896)

This painting, by the British artist Frederic Leighton (c. 1830-1896), was inspired by the sad and tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The instrument-wielding...

The Rape Of Europa, Painted By David Teniers The Younger (1610–1690)

This painting, by the Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger (1610–1690), was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Europa. According to the ancient...

The Strangers Entertained, by Walter Crane (c. 1845-1915)

This illustration, by the English artist Walter Crane (c. 1845-1915), is titled “The Strangers Entertained.” A series of notes scribbled in the margin of...

Recent History Pictures

Achilles Restrained By Athena In Agamemnon’s Tent, By Johan Tobias Sergel (c. 1740-1814)

This drawing, by the Swedish artist Johan Tobias Sergel (c. 1740-1814), re-creates the dramatic argument that occurred between King Agamemnon and Achilles in the...

Orpheus And Eurydice, by Frederic Leighton (c. 1830-1896)

This painting, by the British artist Frederic Leighton (c. 1830-1896), was inspired by the sad and tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The instrument-wielding...

The Rape Of Europa, Painted By David Teniers The Younger (1610–1690)

This painting, by the Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger (1610–1690), was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Europa. According to the ancient...

The Strangers Entertained, by Walter Crane (c. 1845-1915)

This illustration, by the English artist Walter Crane (c. 1845-1915), is titled “The Strangers Entertained.” A series of notes scribbled in the margin of...

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...
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