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History Painting Collection

"Capturing the Essence of History

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Stephen Bathory at Pskov

Stephen Bathory at Pskov. Found in the Collection of Royal Castle, Warsaw

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Excommunicated Spinoza, 1907. Creator: Hirszenberg, Samuel (1865-1908)

Excommunicated Spinoza, 1907. Creator: Hirszenberg, Samuel (1865-1908)
Excommunicated Spinoza, 1907. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: John III Sobieski sending message of victory to the Pope Innocent XI after the Battle of Vienna

John III Sobieski sending message of victory to the Pope Innocent XI after the Battle of Vienna, 1883. Found in the Collection of Musei Vaticani in Viale Vaticano, Rome

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Death of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden at the Battle of Lutzen on 6 November 1632, 1855

Death of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden at the Battle of Lutzen on 6 November 1632, 1855. Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Artist: Lehmann, Henri (1814-1882)

Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Artist: Lehmann, Henri (1814-1882)
Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Charles Martel in the Battle of Tours, 1837. Creator: Steuben, Charles de (1788-1856)

Charles Martel in the Battle of Tours, 1837. Creator: Steuben, Charles de (1788-1856)
Charles Martel in the Battle of Tours, 1837. Found in the Collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversation with God, 1871. Creator: Matejko, Jan Alojzy (1838-1893)

Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversation with God, 1871. Creator: Matejko, Jan Alojzy (1838-1893)
Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversation with God, 1871. Found in the collection of the Muzeum Narodowe, Krakow

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Artist: Picot, Francois-Edouard (1786-1868)

Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Artist: Picot, Francois-Edouard (1786-1868)
Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: After the Battle. Artist: Arbo, Peter Nicolai (1831-1892)

After the Battle. Artist: Arbo, Peter Nicolai (1831-1892)
After the Battle. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The baptism of the residents of Kiev in 988. Artist: Lebedev, Klavdi Vasilyevich (1852-1916)

The baptism of the residents of Kiev in 988. Artist: Lebedev, Klavdi Vasilyevich (1852-1916)
The baptism of the residents of Kiev in 988. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Duke of Wellington at la Haye Sainte. The Battle of Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington at la Haye Sainte. The Battle of Waterloo. Artist: Sadler, William (1782-1839)
The Duke of Wellington at la Haye Sainte. The Battle of Waterloo. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Hugh I, Count of Vermandois (1057-1101), 1840s. Creator: Decaisne, Henri (1799-1852)

Hugh I, Count of Vermandois (1057-1101), 1840s. Creator: Decaisne, Henri (1799-1852)
Hugh I, Count of Vermandois (1057-1101), 1840s. Found in the Collection of the Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Legend of the Danish Flag. The Dannebrog falling from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanise

The Legend of the Danish Flag. The Dannebrog falling from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanise, 1809. Found in the Collection of Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Vercingetorix throws down his arms at the feet of Julius Caesar, 1899

Vercingetorix throws down his arms at the feet of Julius Caesar, 1899. Found in the Collection of Muse e Crozatier, Le Puy en Velay

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Battle of Grunwald

The Battle of Grunwald. Found in the Collection of Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Departure from Wilanow of John III Sobieski and Marysienka, 1897. Creator: Brandt

Departure from Wilanow of John III Sobieski and Marysienka, 1897. Creator: Brandt
Departure from Wilanow of John III Sobieski and Marysienka, 1897. Found in the Collection of Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Prince Alphonse of Poitiers (1220-1271), Count of Toulouse, 1837

Prince Alphonse of Poitiers (1220-1271), Count of Toulouse, 1837. Found in the Collection of the Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Portrait of the Arctic explorer Baron Adolf Erik Nordenskiold (1832-1901), 1886

Portrait of the Arctic explorer Baron Adolf Erik Nordenskiold (1832-1901), 1886. Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Ignominious Entry of Peder Sunnanvader and Master Knut into Stockholm in 1526, 1879

The Ignominious Entry of Peder Sunnanvader and Master Knut into Stockholm in 1526, 1879. Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The storming of a Redoubt by the Wurttemberg troops. Borodino 1812

The storming of a Redoubt by the Wurttemberg troops. Borodino 1812. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Admiral Nakhimov at Sevastopol Bastion

Admiral Nakhimov at Sevastopol Bastion. Found in the Collection of State Museum of the Defence of Sevastopol 1854-1855, Sevastopol

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Fete champetre in the time of Charles II, 1852. Artist: Tayler, John Frederick (1802-1889)

Fete champetre in the time of Charles II, 1852. Artist: Tayler, John Frederick (1802-1889)
Fete champetre in the time of Charles II, 1852. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Artist: Chatzis, Vasilios (1870-1915)

The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Artist: Chatzis, Vasilios (1870-1915)
The Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Joan of Arc in armour before Orleans, 1886-1890. Artist: Lenepveu, Jules Eugene (1819-1898)

Joan of Arc in armour before Orleans, 1886-1890. Artist: Lenepveu, Jules Eugene (1819-1898)
Joan of Arc in armour before Orleans, 1886-1890. Found in the collection of Pantheon de Paris

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Ines de Castro with Her Children at the Feet of Afonso IV, King of Portugal, 1335

Ines de Castro with Her Children at the Feet of Afonso IV, King of Portugal, 1335. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter

Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter
5893350 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter.; (add.info.: Portrait of Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter of history paintings, still lifes, portraits, and genre works 1629-1667. Gabriel Metzu)

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Episode from the ten days of Brescia, 1849. Creator: Joli, Faustino (1814-1876)

Episode from the ten days of Brescia, 1849. Creator: Joli, Faustino (1814-1876)
Episode from the ten days of Brescia, 1849. Found in the Collection of the Museo del Risorgimento Leonessa d'Italia, Brescia

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Battle in the Piazzetta dell'Albera on March 23, 1849, 1849. Creator: Joli, Faustino (1814-1876)

Battle in the Piazzetta dell'Albera on March 23, 1849, 1849. Creator: Joli, Faustino (1814-1876)
Battle in the Piazzetta dell'Albera on March 23, 1849, 1849. Found in the Collection of the Museo del Risorgimento Leonessa d'Italia, Brescia

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Pia de Tolomei, 1846. Creator: Sala, Eliseo (1813-1879)

Pia de Tolomei, 1846. Creator: Sala, Eliseo (1813-1879)
Pia de Tolomei, 1846. Found in the Collection of the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Brescians gather in Piazza della Loggia on March 23, 1849, 1849

The Brescians gather in Piazza della Loggia on March 23, 1849, 1849. Creator: Joli, Faustino (1814-1876)
The Brescians gather in Piazza della Loggia on March 23, 1849, 1849. Found in the Collection of the Museo del Risorgimento Leonessa d'Italia, Brescia

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Dante's Death (La morte di Dante), 1852-1853. Creator: Moretti Larese, Eugenio (1822-1874)

Dante's Death (La morte di Dante), 1852-1853. Creator: Moretti Larese, Eugenio (1822-1874)
Dante's Death (La morte di Dante), 1852-1853. Found in the Collection of the Musei Civici, Treviso

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Anno 1689. The coronation of Wilhelm III. and Mary Stuart. Creator: Rochussen, Charles (1814-1894)

Anno 1689. The coronation of Wilhelm III. and Mary Stuart. Creator: Rochussen, Charles (1814-1894)
Anno 1689. The coronation of Wilhelm III. and Mary Stuart. Found in the Collection of the Amsterdam Museum

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: General Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594-1632) in the Battle of Lützen on Nov 16, 1632

General Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594-1632) in the Battle of Lützen on Nov 16, 1632
General Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594-1632) in the Battle of Lutzen on November 16, 1632. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Second naval battle off Algeciras on July 12, 1801. Creator: Sutherland, Thomas (1785-1838)

Second naval battle off Algeciras on July 12, 1801. Creator: Sutherland, Thomas (1785-1838)
Second naval battle off Algeciras on July 12, 1801. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The naval battle at Cape Santa Maria on October 5, 1804. Creator: Sutherland, Thomas (1785-1838)

The naval battle at Cape Santa Maria on October 5, 1804. Creator: Sutherland, Thomas (1785-1838)
The naval battle at Cape Santa Maria on October 5, 1804. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Capture, trial and death of Charles I, Mid-19th centur. Creator: Arienti, Carlo (1801-1873)

Capture, trial and death of Charles I, Mid-19th centur. Creator: Arienti, Carlo (1801-1873)
Capture, trial and death of Charles I, Mid-19th centur. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: King Enzio in prison, 1839. Creator: Rahl, Carl (1812-1865)

King Enzio in prison, 1839. Creator: Rahl, Carl (1812-1865)
King Enzio in prison, 1839. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Russian Forces Crossing the frozen Gulf of Bothnia in 1809, 1875

Russian Forces Crossing the frozen Gulf of Bothnia in 1809, 1875. Creator: Kotzebue, Alexander von (1815-1889)
Russian Forces Crossing the frozen Gulf of Bothnia in 1809, 1875. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Moscow - The beard control in front of the city gate, 1891. Creator: Urlaub

Moscow - The beard control in front of the city gate, 1891. Creator: Urlaub, Johann-Georg-Christian (1844-1914)
Moscow - The beard control in front of the city gate, 1891. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Battle of Chocim 1621, 1867. Creator: Brandt, Jozef (1841-1915)

The Battle of Chocim 1621, 1867. Creator: Brandt, Jozef (1841-1915)
The Battle of Chocim 1621, 1867. Found in the Collection of the Muzeum Narodowe, Warschau

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Audience with the French King Louis XIV.. Creator: Zimmermann, Reinhard Sebastian (1815-1893)

Audience with the French King Louis XIV.. Creator: Zimmermann, Reinhard Sebastian (1815-1893)
Audience with the French King Louis XIV.. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Dante in exile, ca 1856. Creator: Gatti, Annibale (1828-1909)

Dante in exile, ca 1856. Creator: Gatti, Annibale (1828-1909)
Dante in exile, ca 1856. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Joan of Arc, victorious over the English, returns to Orleans and is acclaimed by the population

Joan of Arc, victorious over the English, returns to Orleans and is acclaimed by the population, 1887. Found in the Collection of the Musee des Beaux Arts, Orleans

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Coronation of King Gustav III of Sweden. Uncompleted, from 1782 until 1793

The Coronation of King Gustav III of Sweden. Uncompleted, from 1782 until 1793. Creator: Carl Gustaf Pilo
The Coronation of King Gustav III of Sweden. Uncompleted, from 1782 until 1793

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: King Gustav Vasa of Sweden Addressing Men from Dalarna in Mora, 1836. Creator: Johan Gustaf Sandberg

King Gustav Vasa of Sweden Addressing Men from Dalarna in Mora, 1836. Creator: Johan Gustaf Sandberg
King Gustav Vasa of Sweden Addressing Men from Dalarna in Mora, 1836. Additional Info: In Mora, Gustav Vasa urges the peasantry to rebel against the Danes

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Oath of Brutus, c1771. Creator: Jacques Antoine Beaufort

The Oath of Brutus, c1771. Creator: Jacques Antoine Beaufort
The Oath of Brutus, c1771. Brutus first act after the expulsion of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus was to bring the people to swear an oath never to allow any man again to be king in Rome

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: Jakob Fugger Burning His Numerous Promissory Notes before the Eyes of Emperor Charles V, 1868

Jakob Fugger Burning His Numerous Promissory Notes before the Eyes of Emperor Charles V, 1868. Private Collection

Background imageHistory Painting Collection: The Habsburg legend: Count Rudolf helps a priest over a torrent, 1830

The Habsburg legend: Count Rudolf helps a priest over a torrent, 1830. Creator: Müller, Friedrich Wilhelm (1801-1889)
The Habsburg legend: Count Rudolf helps a priest over a torrent, 1830. Private Collection



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"Capturing the Essence of History: A Glimpse into Historical Paintings" History painting has long been a powerful medium through which artists depict significant events and personalities from the past. From Stephen Bathory at Pskov to Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, these artworks transport us back in time, allowing us to witness pivotal moments firsthand. In Lehmann's portrayal of Hugues de Payens, we are immersed in the world of medieval knights and their noble pursuits. Similarly, Samuel Hirszenberg's "Excommunicated Spinoza" captures the tension between religion and philosophy during a critical period in history. The Death of King Gustav II Adolf at the Battle of Lutzen reminds us of the sacrifices made by leaders on the battlefield. Meanwhile, The Legend of Danish Flag transports us to an epic battle scene where Dannebrog falls from the sky as a symbol of hope and victory. Charles Martel's triumph over invading forces is vividly depicted by Charles de Steuben in his masterpiece "Battle of Tours. " Equally captivating is Vercingetorix throwing down his arms before Julius Caesar - an iconic moment that Eugenie Servieres beautifully immortalizes. "The Ignominious Entry" brings forth a different perspective as Peder Sunnanvader and Master Knut face humiliation upon entering Stockholm. This artwork serves as a reminder that history is not always filled with glorious victories but also encompasses moments marked by defeat and shame. The storming of Redoubt by Wurttemberg troops takes us back to Borodino 1812 when bravery clashed with adversity amidst war-torn landscapes. On a lighter note, John Frederick Tayler's "Fete champetre" offers glimpses into leisurely gatherings during Charles II's reign - reminding us that even amidst turmoil, life goes on.