It would appear that quite a few of this site’s visitors come looking for historical and public domain artwork by subject matter moreso than by who the artist was. This page is a list of some of the more common or at least what I think might be more sought after subjects based upon operating several vintage image websites.
Generally, I’ve characterized paintings under a particular subject if the primary component of the painting fits under that heading. For example, a huge percentage of the paintings I’ve discussed include flowers but only those works that could be considered a floral piece are included within the category. Also, keeping with this example, if you are looking for paintings with a specific flower or color of flower, you might find what you are looking for faster if you use the Search function.
As the site grows, so too will this famous paintings by subject matter index. Please bare with me as this is a one woman project and is not the only thing she’s working on right now. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please don’t assume that there are no paintings or artists on The Famous Artists that do not meet your needs. Please use the search function to make more detailed searches.