/r/BattlePaintings

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This is a subreddit is about paintings depicting battles or other historically important events.

We have been running a couple of years now and we would like to thank everybody who has helped make us what we are.


This is a subreddit is about paintings depicting battles or other historically important events.

Wikimedia Commons is a great source for paintings.

If you wish to be an Approved Submitter Please message to Mods

Thank you

Rules

  1. Please only submit paintings! There are other subs for photos or videos.
  2. The title should contain the name of the artist, name of the Painting and the year of the event depicted.
  3. Please post the source and a link to information about the battle or historical background in the comments.
  4. Please only submit Paintings are Historical events, for anything else please use /r/ImaginaryBattlefields
  5. Please Be civil, so please no racism, bigotry, Abusive language ect...
  6. No Posting Paintings with watermarks. (Nobody wants to go to your dodgy website.
  7. No Paintings depicting the Russian Millitary following 1991.

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57

General Marchand seriously wounded is brought back to the rear (1915 Georges Bertin Scott)

0 Comments
2024/05/20
05:28 UTC

183

Sgt Alvin York... Argonne Forest October 8, 1918 by Frank Schoonover

1 Comment
2024/05/17
07:05 UTC

143

David and Goliath at the Valley of Elah, as told in I Samuel 17; artwork by Giuseppe Rava (Does anyone know if this was published in a book or magazine?)

6 Comments
2024/05/16
22:19 UTC

119

“Rondón and his 14 lancers” by Ramon Vasquez, depicts Lt. Colonel dramatic charge against the Spanish line at the Battle of Vargas of Swamp on July 25, 1819

1 Comment
2024/05/16
18:14 UTC

205

The Storming of Teocalli by Cortez and His Troops (La Noche Triste, June 30-July 1, 1520), Painting by Emanuel Leutze, 1848

4 Comments
2024/05/16
17:11 UTC

292

"Balaclava" by Lady Elizabeth Butler, 1876

9 Comments
2024/05/15
22:49 UTC

581

"Guadalcanal September 1942" by Steve Noon

7 Comments
2024/05/15
12:25 UTC

174

Battle of Marathon, September 10, 490 BC by Igor Dzis

2 Comments
2024/05/14
21:16 UTC

160

Battle of Lepanto by Juan Luna y Novicio (1887)

1 Comment
2024/05/14
09:29 UTC

267

Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, leading Anglo-Saxons against Danish Vikings at the Battle of Derby in July 917 by Angus McBride

5 Comments
2024/05/13
20:55 UTC

622

Custer's Last Stand by Edgar Samuel Paxson

14 Comments
2024/05/12
18:00 UTC

196

Julian Scott’s The Death of Sedgwick. Painted in 1887, Scott had been a drummer in the 3rd Vermont Infantry who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing soldiers under fire at the Battle of Lee’s Mills in 1862. MG John Sedgwick was killed May 9, 1864 during the Battle of Spotslyvania Courthouse.

6 Comments
2024/05/11
18:35 UTC

292

“Jeep Turns Ambulance”, a drawing by Kerr Eby in 1943.

1 Comment
2024/05/10
22:44 UTC

23

Napoleon on the Battlefield of Eylau | Detailed Analysis of a Battle Painting by Antoine-Jean Gros

1 Comment
2024/05/10
18:51 UTC

59

Battle of Valdevez between Portugal and Leon in 1140. Tile panel by Jorge Colaço at the São Bento Train Station in Porto, Portugal.

1 Comment
2024/05/10
18:02 UTC

103

Battle of Kapyong, 22-27 April, 1951, 3RAR

0 Comments
2024/05/10
11:44 UTC

216

"Greek fire", by Peter Dennis. Byzantine ships destroy the fleet of the Umayyad Caliphate with Greek fire during the second Arab siege of Constantinople (717-718). [1369x923]

3 Comments
2024/05/09
15:35 UTC

194

"The First Snow, from the NS8 Airship over the Lammermuirs." Oil painting by Alfred Egerton Cooper, 1918.

3 Comments
2024/05/03
20:50 UTC

111

Emperor Napoleon leads the final charge at Battle of Lutzen, May 2, 1813. Illustration by Andrea Johann Fleischmann

0 Comments
2024/05/03
03:18 UTC

210

The Women of Eger (1867) by Bertalan Székely - depicts the 1552 Siege of Eger. After 39 days of battle, a 40,000-strong Ottoman force was defeated by a Hungarian force made of little more than 2,000 professional soldiers, peasants and a few dozen women.

3 Comments
2024/05/01
11:30 UTC

184

Battle of Gaza, 312 BC by Igor Dzis

1 Comment
2024/04/30
20:13 UTC

82

Battle of Río Palo fought on July 5, 1815, by Jose Maria Espinosa Prieto circa 1850, Colombian War of Independence

1 Comment
2024/04/29
13:13 UTC

297

Ferdinand Magellan at the Battle of Mactan by Marek Szyszko

4 Comments
2024/04/29
00:01 UTC

279

“Artillery Charge at Friedland” by Dan HorseChief

12 Comments
2024/04/28
17:12 UTC

412

By Dave Hasler

10 Comments
2024/04/28
14:01 UTC

90

Cavalry combat in the time of Juan Manuel de Rosas 1839 - Carlos Morel [3018 x 2448]

0 Comments
2024/04/28
01:53 UTC

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