Category: History Painting

History Painting: ‘The Death of Cleopatra’ by Jean-André Rixens, 1874.

Cleopatra is often portrayed as a beautiful Egyptian women who used her own political shrewdness and sexual allure to secure […]

History Painting: ‘The Last Day of Pompeii’ by Karl Bryullov, 1833.

Pompeii and Herculaneum are Roman cities from late antiquity that don’t need any introduction. There has been so much said […]

History Painting: ‘The Distribution of the Standards’ by Jacques-Louis David, 1810.

The French painter, Jacques-Louis David, was arguably the most famous neoclassical painter in France during the late 18th century and […]

History Painting: ‘The Fire of Rome’ by Hubert Robert, 1771.

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, the great fire of Rome broke out in the merchant area of […]

History Painting: ‘Capture of Joan of Arc’ by Adolf-Alexander Dillens, circa 1850.

You’ve all heard of the story of France’s national heroine, nicknamed ‘The maid of Orleans’ and how she rode at […]

History Painting: ‘The Battle of Austerlitz’ by Francois Gerard, 1810.

In the winter of 1805, Napoleon’s Grand Armée marched halfway across Europe to confront their enemy, the allied armies of […]

History Painting: ‘The Crusader army attacks Constantinople’ by Jacopo Palma il Giovane, circa 1587.

If you are a curious visitor to Italy, and make your way to Venice, in the Great Hall of the […]

History Painting: ‘Ivan the Terrible and His Son’ by Ilya Repin, 1885.

Although the Grand Prince of Moscow, Ivan IV had already effectively ruled Russia since 1533, he decided to raise the […]

History Painting: ‘Napoleon in burning Moscow’ by Albrecht Adam, 1841.

The campaign of Russia in 1812 has often been said to be the beginning of the end for Napoleon. (Two […]

History Painting: ‘8th August, 1918’ by Harold Septimus Power, 1930.

Following the launch and the initial success of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, there was talk that the […]