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Famous History Paintings by Jacques-Louis David

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List of famous Jacques-Louis David History paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. Jacques-Louis David is revered by art enthusiasts everywhere, having created some of the most historic History paintings of all time. These popular Jacques-Louis David History paintings have sold for up to a few hundred thousand dollars, so if you want an original in your home then you better start saving. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see History paintings that Jacques-Louis David created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Jacques-Louis David History paintings by clicking the names of the pieces. This list contains items like The Coronation of Napoleon and The Anger of Achilles This list answers the questions, "What are the most famous Jacques-Louis David History paintings?" and "What are examples of Jacques-Louis David History paintings?"
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    "Andromache Mourning Over the Body of Hector" (1783) is a painting by French artist Jacques-Louis David....  more
    • Artist: Jacques-Louis David
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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    Belisarius Begging for Alms is a large-format history painting in oil on canvas by Jacques-Louis David. It depicts the Byzantine general Belisarius, who heroically defeated the Vandals in North Africa in AD 533–534 on behalf of Justinian I, and was later blinded by the emperor and reduced to begging for alms on the street. David exhibited the work at the Salon of 1781 after returning from Italy and it proved a great success. It is now on show at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille....  more
    • Artist: Jacques-Louis David
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Bonaparte Crossing the Alps is an 1848–1850 oil-on-canvas portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, by French artist Hippolyte Delaroche. The painting depicts Bonaparte leading his army through the Alps on a mule, a journey Napoleon and his army of soldiers made in the spring of 1800, in an attempt to surprise the Austrian army in Italy. The two main versions of this painting that exist are in the Louvre in Paris and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England. Queen Victoria also obtained a reduced version of it. The work was inspired by Jacques-Louis David's series of five Napoleon Crossing the Alps paintings. David's works also show Napoleon's journey through the Great St. Bernard Pass, but there...  more
    • Artist: Paul Delaroche
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Leonidas at Thermopylae is an 1814 painting by Jacques-Louis David now on show at the Louvre. It shows the Spartan king Leonidas prior to the Battle of Thermopylae. David's pupil Georges Rouget collaborated on it....  more
    • Artist: Jacques-Louis David
    • Subject: Leonidas I, Battle of Thermopylae
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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