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A Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci 1852 by ADOLPH VON MENZEL

Adolph von Menzel's 1852 painting, A Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci, is a dazzling conjuring trick. This stunning tableau of wealth,...

The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill on 17 June 1775, 1786 by JOHN TRUMBULL

From 1775 to 1777, John Trumbull, the much-lauded â€patriot-artist†of the American Revolutionary War, served in George Washington's Continental Army. He rose to prominence...

Forest Scene by THOMAS MORAN

This oil on canvas was completed in 1870, a year before the artist's famous trip to Yellowstone, which resulted in the creation of the...

The Golden Temple Amritsar by EDWIN LORD WEEKS

Edwin Lord Weeks, a key figure among American Orientalists, went above and beyond his mentors Jean-Léon Gérôme and Léon Bonnat. Lord Weeks spent the...

Leonidas at Thermopylae 1814 by JACQUES LOUIS DAVID

Leonidas at Thermopylae, by Jacques Louis David, was started in 1798 as a companion piece to The Intervention of the Sabine Women. This monumental...

Funeral of a Viking by SIR THOMAS FRANCIS DICKSEE

A dark and dramatic depiction of a Viking's funeral, with his body being thrown into the sea on a burning pyre. A crowd of...

Nude Maja by FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES

The completion of Goya's Nude Maja, painted between 1797 and 1800, elicited a riotous response, forcing the Spanish romantic painter and printmaker to be...

Cave of the Storm Nymphs 1903 by SIR EDWARD JOHN POYNTER

Sir Edward John Poynter's Cave of the Storm Nymphs, painted in 1903, is a typical work of legend and fantasy whose imagined reproductions of...

Alexander the Great in the Temple of Jerusalem by SEBASTIANO CONCA

Sebastiano Conca's painting Alexander the Great in the Temple of Jerusalem is a marvel of historical imagining, placing the great conqueror of antiquity in...

The origin of the world by GUSTAVE COURBET

The Origin of the World by Gustave Courbet, painted in 1866, is an irreverent icon of modern art that continues to shock and provoke...

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