|Covid-19|June 1 – Scottish painter and engraver Sir David Wilkie, returning to Britain from a voyage to the East, dies onboard a ship out of Gibraltar and is buried at sea in the Bay of Gibraltar, an event commemorated in J. M. W. Turner's painting Peace - Burial at Sea (1842).
Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London erected to the design of Charles Barry. The planned equestrian statue of King William IV being abandoned due to lack of funds, the plinth remains empty until 1999.
George Hayter appointed Principal Painter in Ordinary to Queen Victoria.
American artist John G. Rand invents the collapsible zinc oil paint tube, marketed by Winsor & Newton of London.
Edward Lear publishes Views in Rome and its Environs (lithographs).
John Ruskin publishes The King of the Golden River, with illustrations by Richard Doyle.
Amazone zu Pferde (Kiss), Berlin
Théodore Chassériau – The Toilette of Esther or Esther Preparing to be Presented to King Ahasuerus
Auguste Couder – Muhammad Ali, Viceroy of Egypt
Gustave Courbet – Self-portrait with black dog
Hippolyte Delaroche – Hémicycle in École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg – Woman in Front of a Mirror
William Etty – Female Bathers Surprised by a Swan
Benjamin Haydon – The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840
John Martin – Pandemonium and The Celestial City and the River of Bliss
Antoine Wiertz – La Chute des Anges rebelles
January 14 – Berthe Morisot, Impressionist painter (died 1895)
February 4 – Charles Édouard Delort, French academic painter (died 1895)
February 16 – Armand Guillaumin, Impressionist painter (died 1927)
February 25 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Impressionist painter (died 1919)
September 4 – Albert Joseph Moore, painter (died 1893)
December 6 – Frédéric Bazille, Impressionist painter (died 1870)
January 7 – James Arthur O'Connor, Irish landscape painter (born 1792)
January 12 – Alexander Day, English miniature painter and art dealer (born 1772)
February 14 – Jean-Pierre Casimir de Marcassus, Baron de Puymaurin, French chemist, medallist, politician, and man of letters (born 1757)
June 1 – David Wilkie, Scottish painter (born 1785)
July 27 (O.S. July 15) – Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and painter (born 1814) (in a duel)
August 15 – Elizabeth Gould, illustrator (born 1804)
October 9 – Karl Friedrich Schinkel, architect and painter (born 1781)
November 17 – Cladius Detlev Fritzsch, also known as C. D. Fritzsch, was a Danish flower painter (born 1765)
November 23 – Watanabe Kazan, Japanese painter, scholar and statesman (born 1793)
November 25 – Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, sculptor (born 1781)
Henri Van Assche, Belgian painter (born 1774)
Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy, French painter known for his landscapes (born 1757)
José Gil de Castro, Afro-Peruvian painter especially of portraits of Peru's heroes (born 1785)
Gustaf Erik Hedman, Finnish painter (born 1777)
Francesco Rosaspina, Italian engraver (born 1762)
1841 in art Wikipedia
Events from the year 1841 in art.