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Famous History Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age Movement

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List of the most popular history paintings from the dutch golden age movement, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The dutch golden age period was an extremely important awakening in the world of art, so it's not surprising that many historic history paintings were created during that time. Renowned dutch golden age movement history paintings are highly sought after, so if you want to add one to your collection you better start saving now. Click on the names of the famous dutch golden age movement history painting works to see more information about each one.

This list contains items like The Night Watch and Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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    "Adoration of the Magi" (1623-24) is a painting by Dutch Golden Age artist Abraham Bloemaert....  more
    • Artist: Abraham Bloemaert
    • Subject: Biblical Magi, Adoration of the Magi
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Mannerism, Dutch Golden Age
  • Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther

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    The painting Ahasveros and Haman at the Feast of Esther is one of the few works of Rembrandt van Rijn whose complete provenance is known. The origin of the painting can be traced back to 1662, two years after its completion....  more
    • Artist: Rembrandt
    • Subject: Haman, Ahasuerus, Esther
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age
  • Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David

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    "Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David" (c. 1680-1690) is a painting by Dutch artist Aert de Gelder....
    • Artist: Aert de Gelder
    • Subject: David
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
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    Andromeda Chained to the Rocks was painted by Rembrandt in 1631, and is now in the Mauritshuis, in The Hague. Andromeda represents Rembrandt's first full length mythological female nude history painting and is taken from a story in Ovid's Metamorphoses. This story is about the daughter of an Ethiopian king who, as punishment for her mother's boasting, was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster that was tormenting the Ethiopian people. Many artists such as Titian have depicted this story by showing Andromeda, her rescuer Perseus, and the sea monster all in the same composition. In this work, Rembrandt shies away from classical conventions by showing her not as a glamorous beauty...  more
    • Artist: Rembrandt
    • Subject: Andromeda
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque