Trivium Art History
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Joseph Ducreux

Joseph Ducreux — Renaissance painter wins the internet

1735-1802
Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass

Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass

Jacques-Louis David1802
Willy Lott's House

Willy Lott's House

John Constable1802

I travelled through a land of men, A land of men and women too, And heard and saw such dreadful things, As cold earth wanderers never knew.

The Mental Traveler

William Blake1803
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun

William Blake1803
Elohim Creating Adam

Elohim Creating Adam

William Blake1805
Sarah Ogden Gustin

Sarah Ogden Gustin

Joshua Johnson1805
Portrait of Adelia Ellender

Portrait of Adelia Ellender

Joshua Johnson1803-1805
Edward and Sarah Rutter

Edward and Sarah Rutter

Joshua Johnson1805
Angel of the Revelation

Angel of the Revelation

William Blake1803-1805
The Flood

The Flood

Anne-Louis Girodet1806
Jean-Honoré FragonardPortrait of Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jean-Honoré Fragonard — We're all young and hot — let's make out

1732-1806
Grace Allison McCurdy and her Daughters, Mary Jane and Letitia Grace

Grace Allison McCurdy and her Daughters, Mary Jane and Letitia Grace

Joshua Johnson1806
Angelica KauffmannPortrait of Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann — A feminist prodigy charms the European elite

1741-1807
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine

Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine

Jacques-Louis David1805-1807
Portrait of Caroline Murat with her daughter, Letizia

Portrait of Caroline Murat with her daughter, Letizia

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1807

Must toiling Man for ever meet disgrace, and eat his hard earn’d bread with heated face, and all his acts in dull Oblivion lay

On Labour, Creativity and Patriotism

Joseph Mallord William Turner1809
Sappho and Phaon

Sappho and Phaon

Jacques-Louis David1809
Revolt in Cairo on 21 October 1798

Revolt in Cairo on 21 October 1798

Anne-Louis Girodet1810
Adelina Morton

Adelina Morton

Joshua Johnson1810
Portrait of Abner Coker

Portrait of Abner Coker

Joshua Johnson1805-1810
Sea Captain John Murphy

Sea Captain John Murphy

Joshua Johnson1810
Mrs. Barbara Baker Murphy

Mrs. Barbara Baker Murphy

Joshua Johnson1810
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun

William Blake1805-1810
Abbey among Oak Trees

Abbey among Oak Trees

Caspar David Friedrich1809-1810
Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

Caspar David Friedrich1811
Hannibal and his Men crossing the Alps

Hannibal and his Men crossing the Alps

Joseph Mallord William Turner1810-1812
An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging

An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging

Théodore Géricault1812
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries

Jacques-Louis David1812
Crowd in a Park

Crowd in a Park

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1812
Executions on the Third of May

Executions on the Third of May

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1814
Grande Odalisque

Grande Odalisque

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres1814
The Burial of the Sardine

The Burial of the Sardine

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1812-1814
The Wounded Cuirassier

The Wounded Cuirassier

Théodore Géricault1814
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1815
Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1815
Dido Building Carthage

Dido Building Carthage

Joseph Mallord William Turner1815
John Jacob Anderson and Sons, John and Edward

John Jacob Anderson and Sons, John and Edward

Joshua Johnson1812-1815
General Étienne-Maurice Gérard

General Étienne-Maurice Gérard

Jacques-Louis David1816
Wivenhoe Park, Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Essex

John Constable1816
The wanderer above the sea of fog

The wanderer above the sea of fog

Caspar David Friedrich1818
The Raft of the Medusa

The Raft of the Medusa

Théodore Géricault1818
The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis

The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis

Jacques-Louis David1818
Chalk Cliffs on Rügen

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen

Caspar David Friedrich1818
Sailboat on a Raging Sea

Sailboat on a Raging Sea

Théodore Géricault1818-1819
The White Horse

The White Horse

John Constable1819
Mountain with Ascending Mist

Mountain with Ascending Mist

Caspar David Friedrich1819-1820
Portrait of a Kleptomaniac

Portrait of a Kleptomaniac

Théodore Géricault1820
Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta

Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1820
The Sun at his Eastern Gate

The Sun at his Eastern Gate

William Blake1816-1820
Hampstead Heath with Bathers

Hampstead Heath with Bathers

John Constable1821
Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Jacques-Louis David1821
The Lone Tree

The Lone Tree

Caspar David Friedrich1822
Head of a Vestal Virgin

Head of a Vestal Virgin

Antonio Canova1821-1822
Antonio CanovaPortrait of Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova — A global titan of neoclassical sculpture

1757-1822
The Barque of Dante

The Barque of Dante

Eugène Delacroix1822
Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1822
Moonrise over the Sea

Moonrise over the Sea

Caspar David Friedrich1822
Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Caspar David Friedrich1822-1823
Venus Italica

Venus Italica

Antonio Canova1822-1823
Saturn Devouring one of his Children

Saturn Devouring one of his Children

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes1823
The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock

Joseph Mallord William Turner1824
Anne-Louis GirodetPortrait of Anne-Louis Girodet

Anne-Louis Girodet — A phenom works himself to death

1767-1824
Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson — Who was Joshua Johnson?

1763-1824
The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock

Joseph Mallord William Turner1824
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Jacques-Louis David1822-1824
The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar

Joseph Mallord William Turner1822-1824
The Falls of Niagara

The Falls of Niagara

Edward Hicks1825
Jacques-Louis DavidPortrait of Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David — Virtuoso painter, political chameleon, complete jerk

1748-1825
Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds

John Constable1825
The Ford Under The Bended Tree

The Ford Under The Bended Tree

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1825
View from the Window at Le Gras

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce1826
View from the Window at Le Gras

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce1826
The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Eugène Delacroix1824-1826
Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car

Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car

William Blake1824-1827
Minos

Minos

William Blake1824-1827
Seascape Study with Rain Cloud

Seascape Study with Rain Cloud

John Constable1827
Dante Running from the Three Beasts

Dante Running from the Three Beasts

William Blake1824-1827

The examples that I have the honor of presenting are the first results of my extensive research on the manner of fixing the image of objects by the action of light.

Heliography: Designs and Engravings

Nicéphore Niépce1827
William BlakePortrait of William Blake

William Blake — Art is life, science is death

1757-1827
Laocoön

Laocoön

William Blake1825-1827
The Death of Sardanapalus

The Death of Sardanapalus

Eugène Delacroix1827
Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road

Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road

Katsushika Hokusai1827
Marino, Large Buildings on the Rocks

Marino, Large Buildings on the Rocks

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1826-1827
Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

Edward Hicks1826-1828
National Capitol Columns

National Capitol Columns

1828
Francisco de Goya y LucientesPortrait of Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes — I didn't know Picasso but he knew me

1746-1828

Light acts chemically upon bodies. It is absorbed, it combines with them, and communicates new properties. Such, in a few words, is the principle of the discovery.

Description of Heliography (with notes by Louis Daguerre)

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Nicéphore Niépce1829

Numerous experiments made by the author prove that light cannot fall upon a body without leaving traces of decomposition on the surface upon which it impinges.

Modifications and Improvements to N. Niepce Process of Heliography

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre1829
Viewing Sunset over Ryôgoku Bridge from the Onmaya Embankment

Viewing Sunset over Ryôgoku Bridge from the Onmaya Embankment

Katsushika Hokusai1830
Peaceable Kingdom with Quakers Bearing Banners

Peaceable Kingdom with Quakers Bearing Banners

Edward Hicks1829-1830
Small Red Blossoms on a Vine

Small Red Blossoms on a Vine

Katsushika Hokusai1830
Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde

Ange-Jacques Gabriel1722-1830
Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch

Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch

Edward Hicks1826-1830
Fuji from Goten-yama, at Shinagawa on the Tôkaidô

Fuji from Goten-yama, at Shinagawa on the Tôkaidô

Katsushika Hokusai1830
Two Men Contemplating the Moon

Two Men Contemplating the Moon

Caspar David Friedrich1825-1830
Distant View of Niagara Falls

Distant View of Niagara Falls

Thomas Cole1830
Liberty Leading the People

Liberty Leading the People

Eugène Delacroix1830
Ushibori in Hitachi Province

Ushibori in Hitachi Province

Katsushika Hokusai1830-1831
Kohada Koheiji

Kohada Koheiji

Katsushika Hokusai1831
The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami

The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami

Katsushika Hokusai1832
Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

Edward Hicks1830-1832
Fujimigahara in Owari Province

Fujimigahara in Owari Province

Katsushika Hokusai1830-1832
Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province

Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province

Katsushika Hokusai1833
Nicéphore NiépcePortrait of Nicéphore Niépce

Nicéphore Niépce — The inventor of Photography

1765-1833
The Titan's Goblet

The Titan's Goblet

Thomas Cole1833
View on the Outskirts of Granville

View on the Outskirts of Granville

Théodore Rousseau1833
The Life Stages

The Life Stages

Caspar David Friedrich1834
Waterside Buildings

Waterside Buildings

Joseph Mallord William Turner1834
Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

Edward Hicks1834
The Course of Empire 1: The Savage State

The Course of Empire 1: The Savage State

Thomas Cole1834
Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

Edward Hicks1833-1834
The Course of Empire 2: The Pastoral State

The Course of Empire 2: The Pastoral State

Thomas Cole1834
Stonehenge

Stonehenge

John Constable1835
Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight

Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight

Joseph Mallord William Turner1835
Memoirs of Madame Vigee-Lebrun

Memoirs of Madame Vigee-Lebrun —

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1835
The Course of Empire 4: Destruction

The Course of Empire 4: Destruction

Thomas Cole1836
The Course of Empire 3: The Consummation of Empire

The Course of Empire 3: The Consummation of Empire

Thomas Cole1835-1836
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

1806-1836

The good, the enlightened of all ages and nations, have found pleasure and consolation in the beauty of the rural earth.

Essay on American Scenery

Thomas Cole1836
The Course of Empire 5: Desolation

The Course of Empire 5: Desolation

Thomas Cole1836
The Oxbow

The Oxbow

Thomas Cole1836
L’Atelier de l'artiste

L’Atelier de l'artiste

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre1837
The Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby

Théodore Géricault1837
The Landing of Columbus

The Landing of Columbus

Edward Hicks1837
John ConstablePortrait of John Constable

John Constable — Nature wins, every time

1776-1837
Bonapartian Gull

Bonapartian Gull

John James Audubon1827-1838
Iceland, or Jer Falcon

Iceland, or Jer Falcon

John James Audubon1827-1838
Long-tailed, or Dusky Grous

Long-tailed, or Dusky Grous

John James Audubon1827-1838
Puffin

Puffin

John James Audubon1827-1838
Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

John James Audubon1827-1838
Summer Red Bird

Summer Red Bird

John James Audubon1827-1838
Warbling Flycatcher

Warbling Flycatcher

John James Audubon1827-1838
Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

John James Audubon1827-1838
Side View of the Skull of Toxodon

Side View of the Skull of Toxodon

Charles Darwin1838
Boulevard du Temple

Boulevard du Temple

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre1838
American Flamingo

American Flamingo

John James Audubon1827-1838
Top View of the Skull of Toxodon

Top View of the Skull of Toxodon

Charles Darwin1838
Notch of the White Mountains (Crawford Notch)

Notch of the White Mountains (Crawford Notch)

Thomas Cole1839
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Robert Cornelius1839
Windmills, Montmartre

Windmills, Montmartre

Hippolyte Bayard1839
Buckler Fern

Buckler Fern

William Henry Fox Talbot1839
The Fighting Téméraire

The Fighting Téméraire

Joseph Mallord William Turner1839
The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey

The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot1835-1839
The Bertoloni Album

The Bertoloni Album

William Henry Fox Talbot1839
View of intersection of Eighth Street and Market Street, Philadelphia

View of intersection of Eighth Street and Market Street, Philadelphia

Robert Cornelius1840
Penn's Treaty with the Indians

Penn's Treaty with the Indians

Edward Hicks1830-1840
The Slave Ship

The Slave Ship

Joseph Mallord William Turner1840
Caspar David FriedrichPortrait of Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich — The quiet tragedy of the big big world

1774-1840
Self-Portrait as Drowned Man

Self-Portrait as Drowned Man

Hippolyte Bayard1840
Detail of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey

Detail of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot1840
The Dream of the Architect

The Dream of the Architect

Thomas Cole1840
The Voyage of Life: Old Age

The Voyage of Life: Old Age

Thomas Cole1842
Élisabeth Vigée Le BrunPortrait of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun — Painted for Marie Antoinette and never made a dime

1755-1842
Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.)

Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.)

Robert Mills (East Wing and Central)1836-1842
The Temple of Segesta with the Artist Sketching

The Temple of Segesta with the Artist Sketching

Thomas Cole1841-1842
The Voyage of Life: Childhood

The Voyage of Life: Childhood

Thomas Cole1842
Arrangement of Specimens

Arrangement of Specimens

Hippolyte Bayard1842
The Voyage of Life: Youth

The Voyage of Life: Youth

Thomas Cole1842
War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet

War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet

Joseph Mallord William Turner1842
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet1842
Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth

Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth

Joseph Mallord William Turner1842
The Voyage of Life: Manhood

The Voyage of Life: Manhood

Thomas Cole1842
The Man Made Mad with Fear

The Man Made Mad with Fear

Gustave Courbet1843
Bust of Patroclus

Bust of Patroclus

William Henry Fox Talbot1843
The Earth Spider Creating Monsters

The Earth Spider Creating Monsters

Utagawa Kuniyoshi1843
Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Gustave Courbet1844
Rain, Steam, and Speed - The Great Western Railway

Rain, Steam, and Speed - The Great Western Railway

Joseph Mallord William Turner1844
Sunset in the Auvergne

Sunset in the Auvergne

Théodore Rousseau1844
North Cape

North Cape

Peder Balke1844
Penn's Treaty with the Indians

Penn's Treaty with the Indians

Edward Hicks1840-1844

The pleasure of traveling, it seems to me, is chiefly experienced after the journey is over; when we can sit down by our own snug fire-side, free from all fatigues and annoyances...

Sicilian Scenery and Antiquities — Part 1

Thomas Cole1844

We see that nations have sprung from obscurity, risen to glory, and decayed. Their rise has in general been marked by virtue; their decadence by vice, vanity, and licentiousness. Let us beware!

Sicilian Scenery and Antiquities — Part 2

Thomas Cole1844
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet1842-1844
The Taira ghosts arising from the sea

The Taira ghosts arising from the sea

Utagawa Kuniyoshi1845
The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man

Gustave Courbet1844-1845
Hoarfrost

Hoarfrost

Théodore Rousseau1845
Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Edward Hicks1846
Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Gustave Courbet1845-1846
Retreat from the Storm

Retreat from the Storm

Jean-François Millet1846

The plates of the present work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid from the artist's pencil.

Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art

William Henry Fox Talbot1846
Geological observations on South America — Plate 1

Geological observations on South America — Plate 1

Charles Darwin1846
Geological observations on South America — Plate 2

Geological observations on South America — Plate 2

Charles Darwin1846
Lace Glove

Lace Glove

Hippolyte Bayard1843-1846
Geological observations on South America — Plate 3

Geological observations on South America — Plate 3

Charles Darwin1846
Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre

Utagawa Kuniyoshi1843-1847
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Dante Gabriel Rossetti1847
Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Charles Barry1016-1847
The brig Mercury encounter after defeating two Turkish ships

The brig Mercury encounter after defeating two Turkish ships

Ivan Aivazovsky1848
Albaydé

Albaydé

Alexandre Cabanel1848
The Cornell Farm

The Cornell Farm

Edward Hicks1848
The Grave of William Penn

The Grave of William Penn

Edward Hicks1847-1848
View of the Plain of Montmartre

View of the Plain of Montmartre

Théodore Rousseau1848
Thomas ColePortrait of Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole — Five kids, a farm, and dizzying allegory

1801-1848
Steigen

Steigen

Peder Balke1847-1849
Edward HicksPortrait of Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks — A pacifist paints lions and leopards

1780-1849
The Stone Breakers

The Stone Breakers

Gustave Courbet1849
Ploughing in Nevers

Ploughing in Nevers

Rosa Bonheur1849
Katsushika HokusaiPortrait of Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai — The masters' master

1760-1849
Isabella

Isabella

John Everett Millais1849