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This page aims to list the most famous works of various painters, and other artists.

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Famous for portraits of Nelson and Cowper Click to show or hide the answer
Irish–born painter: The Screaming Popes (based on Velasquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X), Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion (triptych, 1944); Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud (1965 – sold for £23 million in 2011) Click to show or hide the answer
Illustrations (drawings) for an edition of Malory's La Morte d'Arthur published by Dent in 1893, and for Wilde's play Salome (1893–4 – including The Stomach Dance and The Peacock Skirt) Click to show or hide the answer
St. Jerome in the Desert (c. 1455), Agony in the Garden (c. 1462), Coronation of the Virgin (c. 1477), The Feast of the Gods (1514)Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1500) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Primavera (c. 1482), The Birth of Venus (c. 1485) Click to show or hide the answer
The Months of the Year (1565): Children's Games, Hunters in the Snow, Peasant Wedding, Adoration of the Magi, Wedding Dance Click to show or hide the answer
The Last of England (1855), Work (1852–65) Click to show or hide the answer
The Stonemason's Yard (c. 1725), Venice: A Regatta on the Grand Canal (1735) – both in the National Gallery, London; Badminton House (1748), Alnwick Castle (1752), Eton College (1754), and at least four views of Warwick Castle (1748–52) Click to show or hide the answer
Supper at Emmaus (two versions, 1601 and 1606: one in the National Gallery London, the other in the Brera, Milan)Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Card Players (a series of five paintings – one was reportedly sold privately in 2011 for a record price of between $250 million and $300 million) Click to show or hide the answer
Painted several views of Mont Sainte–Victoire, visible from the garden of his home (or the home of his mistress's brother) in Aix–en–Provence, in the 1880s
Dedham Vale (1802), Boat–building near Flatford Mill (1815), Flatford Mill (Scene on a Navigable River) (1816), Wivenhoe Park (1816), Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds (1823 and 1825), The Cornfield (1826), Chain Pier, Brighton (1826–7), Hadleigh Castle (1829), Salisbury Cathedral from The Meadows (1831) Click to show or hide the answer
The White Horse (1819), Stratford Mill (1820), The Hay Wain (1821), View on the Stour Near Dedham (1822), The Lock (1824), The Leaping Horse (1825)Click for more information
The Persistence of Memory (1931 – a.k.a. Melting Watches or Melting Clocks), Swans Reflecting Elephants (1937), Soft Self–Portrait with Fried (some sources say Grilled) Bacon (1941), Christ of St. John of the Cross (1951 – in Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow), Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) (1954) Click to show or hide the answer
The Death of Marat (1793), Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1801–5) Click to show or hide the answer
Interior of a Woman Drinking with Two Men, and a Maidservant Click to show or hide the answer
Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2, The Large Glass (full title The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even) Click to show or hide the answer
Praying Hands (pen & ink drawing, c. 1508); Knight, Death and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514), Melencolia I (1514) – "master prints"; Rhinoceros (woodcut, 1515) Click to show or hide the answer
The Chess Players, The Swimming Hole Click to show or hide the answer
The Swing Click to show or hide the answer
Specialised in "narrative" paintings of the Victorian era, including The Derby Day and The Railway Station (the latter being a study of Paddington) Click to show or hide the answer
The Nightmare (two versions); The Night–Hag visiting Lapland Witches; Joseph Interpreting the Dreams of the Baker and Butler (British painter of German–Swiss origins, 1741–1825) Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. & Mrs. Andrews (c. 1750); Mary and Margaret: the Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly (1756); Portrait of Mrs. Graham (1775); The Blue Boy (1779); The Pink Boy (1770s); William Hallett and his wife Elizabeth, nee Stephen – known as The Morning Walk (1785); Cottage Girl with Dog and Pitcher (1785); Mrs. Siddons (1785); The Market Cart (1786); The Watering Place (1827) Click to show or hide the answer
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Click to show or hide the answer
The Raft of the Medusa Click to show or hide the answer
The Disasters of War (etchings); Naked Maja, Clothed Maja; Saturn Devouring his Son (one of the Black Paintings) Click to show or hide the answer
The Disrobing of Christ (1577–9), The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1586), Saint Martin and the Beggar (c. 1598) Click to show or hide the answer
The Laughing Cavalier (1624), The Merry Company, The Merry Drinker Click to show or hide the answer
Two portraits of Elizabeth I: the Pelican Portrait and the Phoenix Portrait (both c. 1572–6) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Courtyard of the Old Residency in Munich (1914), Neuschwanstein (undated) – sold at auction, respectively, for €130,000 in 2014 and €400,000 in 2015 Click to show or hide the answer
The Water Mill (1663–8), The Avenue at Middelharnis (1689) Click to show or hide the answer
We Two Boys Together Clinging (1961, aged 24); Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool (1966); A Bigger Splash (1967); Mr. & Mrs. Clark and Percy (1970–1); Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
A Harlot's Progress (a series of six paintings, 1731), A Rake's Progress (a series of eight, 1735), Marriage à–la–Mode (a series of six, 1743–5); Gin Lane, Beer Street (both 1751), The Four Stages of Cruelty (a series of four, also 1751 – sold as prints, priced 1s 6d each) Click to show or hide the answer
36 Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) – the first and most famous of which is The Great Wave off Kanagawa Click to show or hide the answer
The Ambassadors (1533), The Dance of Death (woodcut series, 1523–6); also famous portraits of Henry VIII (c. 1536) and Sir Thomas More (1527) Click to show or hide the answer
The Light of the World; The Scapegoat (two versions) (pre–Raphaelite) Click to show or hide the answer
Nighthawks (1942) Click to show or hide the answer
Leading British Post–Impressionist: noted for portraits of Dylan Thomas, T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, Aleister Crowley, Tallulah Bankhead and George Bernard Shaw (among others) Click to show or hide the answer
Flag (1954–5) – a depiction of the US national flag Click to show or hide the answer
Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901), Danaë (1907), Portrait of Adele Bloch–Bauer (I 1907, II 1912), The Kiss (1908 – "an erotic explosion of love") Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Monarch of the Glen Click to show or hide the answer
The Red Boy Click to show or hide the answer
Look Mickey (1961); Drowning Girl, Whaam!, Bratatat!, Varoom! (all 1963); Masterpiece (1962) – sold in 2017 for $165 millionClick for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Virgin of the Rocks (two very similar versions, 1483–1508; one in the Louvre, one in the British National Gallery, London); Lady with an Ermine (1489–90); The Last Supper (1498 – fresco, in the Refectory of the ‌Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan); Mona Lisa (a.k.a. La Gioconda – 1503–7) Click to show or hide the answer
Going to the Match (painted for a competition run by the Football Association, 1953, originally titled Football Ground; shows Burnden Park, home of Bolton Wanderers; bought by the Professional Footballers' Association in 1999 for £1.9 million Click to show or hide the answer
The Treachery of Images (1928–9: a series of pictures of a pipe, with the inscription Ceci n'est pas une pipe) Click to show or hide the answer
Elective Affinities (1933: an egg filling a bird cage)
Not to be Reproduced (1937: a man looking in a mirror, seen from behind, but his reflection is also from behind)
Time Transfixed (1938: a steam train emerging from a fireplace)
Golconda (1953: lots of men in business dress, suspended in mid–air in a suburban street scene)
The Son of Man (1964: a man in a bowler hat, with an apple in front of his face)
Olympia; The Execution of (The Emperor) Maximillian; A Bar at the Folies Bergeres; Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (Luncheon on the grass) Click to show or hide the answer
The Green Stripe, Woman with a Hat, Notre Dame, Odalisque, The Pink Nude, The Dance, The Dessert: Harmony in Red (a.k.a. The Red Room), The Snail (L'escargot – a collage) Click to show or hide the answer
South Bank Show: two hands come from The Creation of Adam by Click to show or hide the answer
Bubbles (used in a Pear's soap advert), The Boyhood of Raleigh, Christ in the House of his Parents (controversial in its day for its realism), A Jersey Lily (portrait of Lillie Langtry) – pre–Raphaelite painter Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Reapers (1854), The Gleaners (1857), The Angelus (1859) Click to show or hide the answer
World Trade Center Tapestry (1974) was one of the most valuable works of art lost on 9/11 Click to show or hide the answer
The Red Tree (1908–10), The Grey Tree (1912), Tableau I: Lozenge with Four Lines and Grey (1926), Trafalgar Square (1939–43), New York City I (1942), Broadway Boogie Woogie (1942–3), Victory Boogie Woogie (1944) Click to show or hide the answer
Composition No. 10 (Pier and Ocean) (1915), Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Grey and Blue (1921), Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow (1930), Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue (1937–42 – a.k.a. Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red)
Impression, Sunrise (1872) – the work said to have given the name to the Impressionist movement; famously painted several series of similar views in different lighting conditions, notably Haystacks (1888–91), Rouen cathedral (1892–4) and the Palace of Westminster (1899–1901) Click to show or hide the answer
La Belle Iseult, in the Tate Gallery – also inaccurately called Queen Guinevere – is the only surviving easel painting by Click to show or hide the answer
The Scream (a series of images, 1893–1910, depicting an agonised figure against a blood–red sky) Click to show or hide the answer
Australian, principally famous for a series of portraits of Ned Kelly Click to show or hide the answer
A White Duck (1753) Click to show or hide the answer
Guernica (depicts the bombing of a Basque town in the Spanish Civil War); Les Demoiselles d'Avignon Click to show or hide the answer
Stained glass windows in Coventry Cathedral Click to show or hide the answer
The Harvest Click to show or hide the answer
No. 5, 1948 – sold (by record and film producer David Geffen) for a record $140 million, 2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Et in Arcadia Ego (1637–8) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur George Carrick – watercolour Farm Building in Norfolk accepted for exhibition by the Royal Academy, January 2007 – is a pseudonym of Click to show or hide the answer
The School of Athens, Disputa (Vatican frescoes), Vision of a Knight Click to show or hide the answer
The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Tulp; The Night Watch; Young Girl at an Open Door, The Mill, Christ Healing Click to show or hide the answer
Girl with the Blue Ribbon, The Bathers (and other variations on that title!), The Box (La Loge), The Umbrellas (Les Parapluies), Luncheon of the Boating Party Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Pelham Feeding Chickens; Age of Innocence; portraits of Dr. Johnson, Captain Robert Orme, Lady Cockburn, Sarah Siddons Click to show or hide the answer
Mexican artist, 1886–1957: Man at the Crossroads (1933 mural at the Rockefeller Centre, New York; sacked by Rockefeller when he realised that the work contained communist imagery including a portrait of Lenin); also Detroit Industry (a series of murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1932) Click to show or hide the answer
Popular American artist: works include The Four Freedoms (1943), Saying Grace (1951), The Scoutmaster (1963), The Problem We All Live With (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
The Rape of the Sabines, The Felt Hat; The Judgement of Paris Click to show or hide the answer
The Adoration of the Magi (King's College Chapel, Cambridge)
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884: a leading example of the pointillism technique, and said to have initiated the Neo–Impressionist movement) Click to show or hide the answer
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (1882 – originally titled Portraits d'enfants); and the controversial Portrait of Madame X (1884) Click to show or hide the answer
Welcome to Kuala Lumpur (a portrait of Thatcher, with squinty eyes and buck teeth) Click to show or hide the answer
The Resurrection, Cookham (1927 – the dead rising from their graves in the churchyard of his beloved home village) Click to show or hide the answer
1766 treatise The Anatomy of the Horse Click to show or hide the answer
Portrait of Churchill, commissioned by Parliament as an 80th birthday present, later destroyed by his widow; high altar tapestry Christ Reigning in Glory in Coventry Cathedral Click to show or hide the answer
The Tribute Money, Bacchus and Ariadne, Diana Surprised by Actaeon Click to show or hide the answer
Chinese Girl (a.k.a. The Green Lady) – hugely successful as a print Click to show or hide the answer
Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps (1812) Click to show or hide the answer
The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1838)
Snow Storm: Steam–Boat off a Harbour's Mouth (1842)
Rail, Steam and Speed: the Great Western Railway (1844)
Famous altarpiece at St. Bavon's Cathedral, Ghent (c. 1425 – 1432) Click to show or hide the answer
The Arnolfini Marriage (1434), Madonna of Chancellor Rolin (c.1435), Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele (c. 1435), Lucca Madonna (c. 1437) Click to show or hide the answer
Sorrow (1882), The Potato Eaters (1885), Sunflowers (1887), Bedroom in Arles (1888), Starry Night over the Rhône (1888), The Sower (after Jean–François Millet – 1888), The Starry Night (1889), Portrait of Doctor Gachet (1890), Wheatfield with Crows (1890), Self–Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), Self–Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe (1889), Café Terrace at Night (painted in 1888, and first exhibited in 1891 as Café, le Soir) Click to show or hide the answer
The Rokeby Venus (a.k.a. The Toilet of Venus, Venus at her Mirror, or Venus and Cupid); Las Meninas (The Maids) – a portrait of the Infanta Margherita and her entourage Click to show or hide the answer
Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Music Lesson, The Concert, The Guitar Player, The Lacemaker Click to show or hide the answer
The Singing Butler, Along Came a Spider (the latter bought by Alex Ferguson) Click to show or hide the answer
Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Marilyn Diptich (1962), Eight Elvises (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1 (1871) – a portrait of his mother; Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge Click to show or hide the answer
American Gothic (1930 – iconic portrait of a farmer and his wife or daughter) Click to show or hide the answer
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) Click to show or hide the answer
And When Did You Last See Your Father? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

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