Tuesday, May 18, 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.)

Death Of Messalina, Painted By Francesco Solimena (c. 1657 – 1747)

This painting, by the Italian artist Francesco Solimena (c. 1657 - 1747), was inspired by the historical death of Empress Messalina, a wife of...

Tarquin The Elder Consulting Attus Navius, Painted by Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1659 – 1734)

This painting, created by Italian artist Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1659 - 1734), brings to life an interesting legend from the history of ancient Rome....

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...

Valkyrie And A Dying Hero, Painted By Hans Makart (c. 1840–1884)

This painting, by the Austrian artist Hans Makart (c. 1840–1884), draws inspiration from ancient and early medieval Germanic-Norse religious beliefs. It features a being...

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...

Valkyrie And A Dying Hero, Painted By Hans Makart (c. 1840–1884)

This painting, by the Austrian artist Hans Makart (c. 1840–1884), draws inspiration from ancient and early medieval Germanic-Norse religious beliefs. It features a being...

Jupiter and Mercury visiting Philemon and Baucis, Painted By Jan van Noordt (c. 1623-1676)

This painting, by the Dutch artist Jan van Noordt (c. 1623-1676), was inspired by the Greco-Roman myth of a mortal couple, Philemon and Baucis,...

Apollo And Marsyas, Painted By Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696-1770)

This curious painting, created by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696-1770), was inspired by the myth of Apollo and Marsyas. In this...

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...

Jove Casts His Thunderbolts At The Rebellious Giants, By Johann Michael Rottmayr (c. 1654-1730)

This painting, by the Austrian artist Johann Michael Rottmayr (c. 1654-1730), was inspired by myths about the ancient Greco-Roman gods. Jove is an alternative...

Tarquin The Elder Consulting Attus Navius, Painted by Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1659 – 1734)

This painting, created by Italian artist Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1659 - 1734), brings to life an interesting legend from the history of ancient Rome....

The Judgment Of Jupiter, By Samuel Finley Breese Morse (c. 1791–1872)

This painting, by the American artist Samuel Finley Breese Morse (c. 1791–1872), depicts a scene of Greco-Roman mythology. Although the painter graced the work...

The Battle Of The Soldiers Born Of The Serpent’s Teeth, Painted By Jean-François de Troy (c. 1679 -1752)

This painting, by the French artist Jean-François de Troy (c. 1679 -1752), depicts an ancient Greek tale of a brawl between magical warriors who...

Recent History Pictures

The Satyr And The Peasant, By Johann Liss (1597 – 1631)

This painting, by the German artist Johann Liss (1597 - 1631), was inspired by one of the fables attributed to the legendary tale-teller, Aesop,...

Death Of Messalina, Painted By Francesco Solimena (c. 1657 – 1747)

This painting, by the Italian artist Francesco Solimena (c. 1657 - 1747), was inspired by the historical death of Empress Messalina, a wife of...

Tarquin The Elder Consulting Attus Navius, Painted by Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1659 – 1734)

This painting, created by Italian artist Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1659 - 1734), brings to life an interesting legend from the history of ancient Rome....

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....

The Judgment Of Jupiter, By Samuel Finley Breese Morse (c. 1791–1872)

This painting, by the American artist Samuel Finley Breese Morse (c. 1791–1872), depicts a scene of Greco-Roman mythology. Although the painter graced the work...
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