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The 1000++ Artworks created around 1850

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Frederic Edwin Church - Twilight in the WildernessTwilight in the WildernessFrederic Edwin Church

Thanks to some eagle-eyed collecting by Sherman Lee, who led the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1958 to 1983, the institution bought Church's 1860 'Twilight in the Wilderness,' one of his greatest paintings, in 1965. The big panorama, which depicts a fiery sunset over a mountain lake in Maine, can usu...

Cleveland Museum of Art (United States)
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Thomas Cole - Expulsion. Moon and FirelightExpulsion. Moon and FirelightThomas Cole

Expulsion, Moon and Firelight (1828) is oil on canvas painting by the founder of the Hudson River School and American artist Thomas Cole. This enigmatic painting of visionary character is probably a version of another work by the artist, entitled The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden...

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid, Spain)
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Alexandre Cabanel - Fallen AngelFallen AngelAlexandre Cabanel

A reproduction of the masterpiece by Alexandre Cabanel, “Fallen Angel”, 1868. This artist won the Prix de Rome in 1845 and won several commissions from the emperor Napoleon III. This magnificent work is a depiction of the fierce resentment of one of the fallen angels. The artist died in 1889 at the ...

Musée Fabre (Montpellier, France)
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Ivan Aivazovsky - The Ninth WaveThe Ninth WaveIvan Aivazovsky

The Ninth Wave is perhaps the most impressive and well-known painting by Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky; it was painted in 1850. It depicts a sea after a night storm and people facing death attempting to save themselves by clinging to debris from a wrecked ship. The painting has warm tones i...

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Thomas Cole - View of Florence from San MiniatoView of Florence from San MiniatoThomas Cole

View of Florence from San Miniato is an oil on canvas painting by American artist Thomas Cole. It was completed in 1837 and is currently housed at Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art (United States)
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Eugène Delacroix - Liberty Leading the PeopleLiberty Leading the PeopleEugène Delacroix

Liberty Leading the People is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled Charles X of France. A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the tricolore flag of the French Revolution in one hand and brandish...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Jean Baptiste Camille Corot - The Cathedral of ChartresThe Cathedral of ChartresJean Baptiste Camille Corot

In 1828 Corot returned to France from Italy and painted the Cathedral of Chartres in 1830.Its highly original framing and luminosity follow up his experiments in Italy. The artist reworked this painting in 1872. The painting (64 x 51 cm) is now in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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Richard Dadd - The fairy feller-s master strokeThe fairy feller-s master strokeRichard Dadd

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke is a painting by English artist Richard Dadd. It was commissioned by George Henry Haydon, who was head steward at Bethlem Royal Hospital at the time. He was impressed by Dadd's artistic efforts and asked for a fairy painting of his own. Dadd worked on the painting fo...

Tate Britain (London, United Kingdom)
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Paul Delaroche (Hippolyte Delaroche) - The Execution of Lady Jane GreyThe Execution of Lady Jane GreyPaul Delaroche (Hippolyte Delaroche)

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey is an oil painting by Paul Delaroche completed in 1833. It is currently housed in the National Gallery in London. The painting portrays, erroneously in some regards, the moments preceding the death of Lady Jane Grey, who, on July 10, 1553 was proclaimed Queen of Engla...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Eugène Delacroix - Lion HuntLion HuntEugène Delacroix

Lion Hunt is a 1861 painting by the French painter Eugene Delacroix. The painting portrays a lion hunting party with lion and lioness. The painting is currently on display at Art Institute of Chicago.

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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Gustave Courbet - After Dinner at OrnansAfter Dinner at OrnansGustave Courbet

It shows Courbet's father, Régis, to the left, along with three regular visitors to the household: Urbain Cuenot in the background, propped on his elbow, Adolphe Marlet with his back turned and lighting a pipe, and Alphonse Promayet playing his instrument. The painting is life size and combines a st...