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List of the most famous history painting paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular history painting paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. history painting is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the history painting genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

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A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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A Philosopher Lecturing on the... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery Joseph Wright of Derby

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A Private View at the Royal Ac... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 William Powell Frith

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Achilles Discovered among the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Adoration of the Golden Calf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Golden Calf Antonio Molinari

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Leonardo da Vinci

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Andrea Mantegna

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Filippino Lippi

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Abraham Bloemaert

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Gentile da Fabriano

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Diego Velázquez

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Adoration of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi Antonio da Correggio

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Adoration of the Magi of 1475 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Adoration of the Magi of 1475 Sandro Botticelli

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Aeneas Tells Dido the Misfortu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Agony in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Agony in the Garden Giovanni Bellini

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Ahasuerus and Haman at the Fea... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Ahimelech Giving the Sword of ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Allegory of Prudence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Amor Vincit Omnia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Amor Vincit Omnia Caravaggio

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An Egyptian Princess is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
An Egyptian Princess Hans Makart

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An Election Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
An Election Entertainment William Hogarth

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An Experiment on a Bird in the... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump Joseph Wright of Derby

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Andromache Mourning Over the B... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Andromeda Chained to the Rock ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Andromeda Chained to the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Annunciation Leonardo da Vinci

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Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Annunciation Titian

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Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Annunciation Jan van Eyck

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Annunciation to the Shepherds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Annunciation to the Shepherds Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

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Ansidei Madonna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Ansidei Madonna Raphael

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Antigone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Antigone Frederic Leighton^! 1st Baron Leighton

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Apollo and Aurora is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Apollo and Aurora Gerard de Lairesse

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Apollo Granting Phaeton Permis... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Apollo Granting Phaeton Permission to Drive the Chariot of the Sun Johann Michael Rottmayr

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Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Ascanius Shooting the Stag of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Assumption of the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Assumption of the Virgin Annibale Carracci

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Assumption of the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Assumption of the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Assumption of the Virgin Marcellus Coffermans

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Assumption of the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Assumption of the Virgin Annibale Carracci

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Assumption of the Virgin Mary is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Peter Paul Rubens

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Atlas Turned to Stone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Atlas Turned to Stone Edward Burne-Jones

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Aurora and Cephalus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Aurora and Cephalus Pierre-Narcisse Guérin

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Automedon with the Horses of A... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Automedon with the Horses of Achilles Henri Regnault

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Bacchanal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Bacchanal Moses van Uyttenbroeck

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Bacchus and Ariadne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous History Paintings

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Battle of Bunker Hill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Battle of Bunker Hill Edward Percy Moran

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Battle of the Golden Spurs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Battle of the Golden Spurs Nicaise de Keyser

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Belisarius Begging for Alms is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Belisarius Begging for Alms Jacques-Louis David

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Belshazzar's Feast is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous History Paintings
Belshazzar's Feast Rembrandt

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Benjamin Franklin Drawing Elec... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous History Paintings