Top 5 historical painting?
The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 by John Singleton Copley. During the American Revolution the French, Spanish and Dutch mounted numerous attacks on the global British Empire outwith the Thirteen Colonies. One such attack involved a French invasion of the Channel Island of Jersey. In repelling the invasion of Jersey’s capital port, the British officer pictured, Major Peirson, suffered a mortal wound.
The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 1782 by John Singleton Copley. Another Franco-Spanish attack on an overseas British territory during the American Revolution, a vast force 100,000 men laid siege to the Rock of Gibraltar for almost 4 years, but were eventually repelled.
The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. During the Seven Years War British General James Wolfe delivered the fatal blow to French Canada by seizing Quebec in 1759. At the height of the fighting he was struck a mortal blow, dying the glorious military death he had always hungered for.
Cromwell at the Storming of Basing House by Earnest Crofts. An important siege during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, Cromwell’s forces stormed Basing House in 1645, destroying much of the royalist ‘idolatry’ they captured inside.
Scotland Forever by Lady Elizabeth Butler, depicting the famed, fatal charge of the British heavy cavalry, Scots Greys, during the battle of Waterloo.
Obviously I’m leaving our portraiots or a certain cavalry officer would be in there…