The Chronology of Modern Art
List compiled by Charles Moffat.

18th Century 19th Century 20th Century 21st Century

18th Century Art


Pierre Le Ber - Marguerite Bourgeoys - 1700
Michel Dessailliant-Richeterre - Ex-voto de l'Ange-gardien - 1707
John Simon after John Verelst - Etow Oh Koam, King of the River Nation - 1710
John Simon after John Verelst - Ho Nee Yeath Taw No Row, King of the Generethgarich - 1710
Justus Engelhardt Kuhn - Henry Darnall III - c.1710
Simon Gribelin - The Judgment of Hercules - 1711
Antoine Watteau - The Embarkation for Cythera - c.1717
William Burgis - A North-East View of the Great Town of Boston - c.1723
John Smibert - The Bermuda Group: Dean George Berkeley and His Family - 1729
John Smibert - Daniel, Peter and Andrew Oliver - 1732
John Faber - Governor Jonathan Belcher - 1734
John Smibert - William Browne - 1734
Gustavus Hesselius - Tishcohan - 1735
Gustavus Hesselius - Lapowinsa - 1735
Peter Pelham - The Reverend Benjamin Colman - 1735
Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin - Back from Market - 1739
Robert Feke - Isaac Royall and His Family - 1741


Francois Boucher - Diana Resting - 1742
Anonymous - Belshazzar's Feast - c.1742
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - Translation of the Holy House to Loreto - 1744
Paul Beaucour - Ex-voto de l'Aimable Marthe - 1747
Robert Feke - James Bowdoin II - 1748
Robert Feke - Mrs James Bowdoin/Elizabeth Erving - 1748
Kitagawa Utamaro - A Mother Bathing Her Son - c.1750
John Singleton Copley - Mars, Venus and Vulcan: The Forge of Vulcan - 1754
Benjamin Franklin - Join or Die - 1754
Pere Francois - Le Pere Emmanuel Crespel - 1756
Etienne-Maurice Falconet - Bather - 1756-57
John Greenwood - Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam - 1758
John Valentine Haidt - Lamentation over Christ's Body - 1760
Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin - Still-Life with Pipe - 1760-63
John Singleton Copley - Portrait of Mrs Samuel Quincy/Hannah Hill - c.1761
Benjamin West - The Savage Chief/The Native Family - c.1761
John Singleton Copley - Boy with a Squirrel/Portrait of Henry Pelham - 1765
Matthew Pratt - The American School - 1765
William Williams - Deborah hall - 1766
Benjamin Franklin - Magna Britannia: Her Colonies Reduced - c.1766
Benjamin West - Agrippina Landing at Brundisium/Ashes of Germanicus - 1768
John Singleton Copley - Portrait of Paul Revere - 1768
Benjamin West - The Departure of Regulus from Rome - 1769
Jean-Honore Fragonard - The Music Lesson - c.1769
Paul Revere - Masonic Lodge engraving - c.1769
Benjamin West - The Death of General Wolfe - 1770
Paul Revere - Bloody Massacre - 1770
Samuel King - Portrait of the Reverend Ezra Stiles - 1771
Paul Revere - The Able Doctor/America Swallowing the Bitter Drought - 1774
John Trumbull - The Death of General Joseph Warren at Bunker's Hill - 1775
Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin - Self-Portrait - 1775
Franz Xaver Habermann - La Destruction de la Statue Royale a Nouvelle York - 1776
Caspar Wolf - The Lauteraargletscher - 1776
John Downman - Patience Wright - 1777
John Singleton Copley - Watson and the Shark - 1778
Patience Wright - William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - 1779
John Williams - The "Right" Situation - 1780
P.H. de Valenciennes - Cloud Study - 1780-86
Henry Fuseli - The Nightmare (I) - 1781
Jacques-Louis David - Belisarious Begging Alms - 1781
John Singleton Copley - Portrait of Elkanah Watson - 1782
Gainsborough - Rocky Mountain with Landscape and Sheep - 1783
Francisco Goya - Conde de Floridabanca - 1783
Benjamin West - American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Neg... - 1783-84
Jacques-Louis David - The Oath of the Horatii - 1784-85
Pierre Peyron - The Death of Alcestis - 1785
Adelaide Labille-Guiard - Self-Portrait with Two Pupils - 1785
Jean-Germaine Drouais - The Dying Athlete - 1785
Baron D'Hancarville - Origin, Spirit and Progress of the Arts of Greece - 1785
Jean-Germaine Drouais - Marius at Minturnae - 1786
Mather Brown - Portrait of Thomas Jefferson - 1786
James Barry - King Lear Weeping Over the Body of Cordelia - 1786-87
Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun - Marie-Antoinette with Her Children - 1787
Jacques-Louis David - Socrates at the Moment of Grasping the Hemlock - 1787
John Trumbull - The Declaration of Independence, July 4th - 1787-1820
Francisco Goya - The Family of the Duque de Osuna - 1788
Jean-Antoine Houdon - George Washington - 1788
Charles Wilson Peale - William Smith and his Grandson - 1788
Charles Wilson Peale - Benjamin Franklin - 1789
Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun - Portrait of the Artist with Her Daughter - 1789
Jacques-Louis David - Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons - 1789
Jean-Baptiste Regnault - Lamentation of Christ - 1789
Anne-Louis Girodet - Pieta - 1789
Thomas Davies - The Falls of Sainte Anne - 1790
Henry Fuseli - Thor Battering the Midgard Serpent - 1790
Henry Fuseli - The NightmareII - 1790
Samuel Hill - View of the Triumphal Arch and Colonnade - 1790
P.J. de Loutherbourg - Visitor to an Ancient Churchyard - 1790
Augustin Dupre - The Diplomatic Medal - 1790
Jacques-Louis David/F.Gerard - Aeneas Carrying Anchises from the Ruins of Troy - 1790s
Samuel Jennings - Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences - 1790-92
Anonymous - Liberty sculpture - c.1790-1800
Anne-Louis Girodet - The Sleep of Endymion - 1791
Jacques-Louis David - The Oath of the Tennis Court - 1791
Thomas Davies - View of the Great Falls on the Ottawa River - 1791
William Gilpin - On Picturesque Beauty, On Travel and On Sketching - 1792
George Heriot - West View of Chateau-Richer - 1792
John Trumbull - General George Washington at the Battle of Trenton - 1792
James Barry - Satan and His Legions Hurling Defiance at Heaven - c.1792-94
Francois Beaucourt - Madame Trottier dite Desrivieres - 1793
Francois Beaucourt - Monsieur et Madame Trottier dit Desrivieres - 1793
William Blake - Frontispiece, Visions of the Daughters of Albion - 1793
Jacques-Louis David - The Death of Marat/Marat at His Last Breath - 1793
Jacques-Louis David - The Death of Bara - 1793
Anatole Devosge - The Death of Lepelletier de Saint-Fargeau - 1793
John Flaxman - The Fight for the Body of Patroclus - 1793
Francisco Goya - Courtyard with Lunatics/The Yard of a Madhouse - 1793-94
William Blake - Europe: A Prophecy, frontispiece - 1794
Francisco Goya - Dona Rita of Barrenechea, Marquesa de la Solana - 1794-95
William Blake - Albion Rose - 1794-95
William Blake - Hecate - 1795
William Blake - Nebuchadnezzar - 1795
William Blake - Newton - 1795
Unknown/Francois Gerard - Belisarius - 1795
Jean-Baptiste Regnault - Liberty or Death - 1795
Gilbert Stuart - George Washington - 1795-96
J.G. Schadow - The Princesses Luise and Friederike of Prussia - 1795-97
Fulchran-Jean Harriet - Oedipus at Colonus - 1796
Antonio Canova - Magdalene - 1796
William Blake - A Man Hung Alive by the Ribs to the Gallows - 1796
Gilbert Stuart - George Washington - 1796
Francois Baillairge - The Virgin and Saint John - 1797


Anne-Louis Girodet - Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Belley - 1797
Francisco Goya - The Witches' Sabbath - 1797-98
Francois Gerard - Cupid and Psyche - 1798
Francisco Goya - Clothed Maja - 1798-1805


Francisco Goya - Naked Maja - 1798-1805
Pierre-Narcisse Guerin - The Return of Marcus Sextus - 1799
Philippe-Auguste Hennequin - Allegory of 10 August/August 10th - 1799
Jacques-Louis David - The Intervention of the Sabine Women - 1799
Francisco Goya - Caprichos I frontispiece - 1799
Francisco Goya - Queen Maria Luisa Wearing a Mantilla - 1799
Francisco Goya - Caprichos 10/El amor y la muerte/Love and Death - 1799
Francisco Goya - Caprichos 43/The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters - 1799
Francisco Goya - Caprichos 50/Los Chincillas - 1799
Francisco Goya - Caprichos 52/Lo quo puede un sastre - 1799
Francisco Goya - Caprichos 68/Linda maestra/A fine teacher - 1799
William Blake - Brittania Design/Monument to British Naval Victories - 1799

Bibliography/References

  • 19th Century Art
  • Abstract Expressionism by David Anfam
  • American Art
  • Art in the Modern Era
  • Canadian Art
  • Concise History of Canadian Painting by Dennis Reid
  • History of Modern Art
  • Louvre Paris
  • Romanticism by Hugh Honour
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