As Harry aptly noted, historical paintings may be enjoyed more for the spirit and emotion they convey than their sense of realism. Toward that end, there are many painting of various Napoleonic battle moments that I find enjoyable and a source of some inspiration for future diorama scenes. So I thought I would commission this thread, as a bit of a spin off on my old Napoleonic Paintings thread with one that I found quite interesting. The painting below is rather eclectic scene from the Battle of Salamanca. I particularly like the way this painting captures the passion of that moment and hope to fashion something similar eventually.