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The 1000++ Artworks created around 1850



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Eugène Delacroix - Arab Horses Fighting in a StableArab Horses Fighting in a StableEugène Delacroix

Arab Horses Fighting in a Stable is a 1860 painting by the French painter Eugene Delacroix. The painting portrays two arab horses fighting inside a stable while three men are trying to calm the horses.

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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John Everett Millais - Autumn LeavesAutumn LeavesJohn Everett Millais

Malcom Warner's excellent entry for this painting in the 1984 Tate catalogue points out that 'with 'Autumn Leaves' Millais set out to paint 'a picture full of beauty and without subject', a work in which the very specific story-telling that plays such a part in his paintings of the early-1850s is re...

City Art Gallery (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Jean-François Millet - Man With A HoeMan With A HoeJean-François Millet

Man With A Hoe (1860 - 1862) is by the French painter Jean-François Millet. The man in the picture was considered brutish and frightening by Parisian bourgeoisie. The Industrial Revolution had caused a steady exodus from French farms, and Man with a Hoe was interpreted as a socialist protest about t...

Getty Museum (Los Angeles, 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

This painting is kept alive in Musée Fabre, France. He painted this work at the age of 24, when he catered to a fairly academic demographic by playing along the themes of religion and mythology. Till 1846, as a student, he created images of Jesus but they failed to illicit emotional responses. After...

Musée Fabre (Montpellier, France)
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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 - 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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Charles François Daubigny - HarvestHarvestCharles François Daubigny

The Harvest (French: la récolte) is an oil on canvas painting by one of the painters of the Barbizon school, Charles-François Daubigny. It was completed in 1851 and is based on Realism style by use of landscape painting genre. The dimensions of the painting is 196 by 135 centimeters and is housed at...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Ivan Aivazovsky - The Ninth WaveThe Ninth WaveIvan Aivazovsky

The Ninth Wave is Aivazovsky’s most famous work, the work refers to a popular legend of the 'ninth wave' which is the largest and most treacherous wave that comes after a series of big waves. The painting depicts a small group of people clinging to debris during the break of day. The light shining t...