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Allegories from BL Arundel 317, f. 13v

Miniature with allegories. Image taken from f. 13v of Tabula Cebetis, De mortis effectibus and other poems. Written in Latin.

Allegories from BL Arundel 317, f. 18v

Miniature with allegories. Image taken from f. 18v of Tabula Cebetis, De mortis effectibus and other poems. Written in Latin.

Studies for The Allegories of Love

Drawn with awesome rapidity and a dazzling economy of means, this sheet of sketches attests to Veronese's extraordinary powers of invention as a storyteller. Here, he explored a variety of solutions to motifs t... more

Remissio Peccatorum, from the Allegories on the Christian Creed

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)

Levamen Onostrorum, from Allegories of the Christian Faith, from Christian and Profane Allegories

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)

[Melancholy] / G. Bened. Castilionus Genovensis.

Woman(?) seated outdoors, with various animals, books and a suit of armor lying on ground.

Allegories in Honor of the Birth of the Dauphin

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

Allegories in Honor of the Birth of the Dauphin

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

Casket with allegories of the Four Elements

Attributed to Adam Eck (1604–1664)

Four Small Allegories

Hubert François Gravelot (French, Paris 1699–1773 Paris)

Complexio Phlegmatica

Allegorical print from Holzer's "Four Temperaments" illustrating "impassivity."

Complexio Melancholico

Allegorical print, from Holzer's "Four Temperaments," illustrating "melancholy," showing Father Time, a man reading, and a cow or bull standing among agricultural harvesting tools.

Allegories of Air (Cephalus and Aurora) and Earth (Vertumnus and Pomona)

The Tapestry Room from Croome Court, Worcestershire, the seat of the Earls of Coventry, was begun in 1763 and finished in 1771. The sixth Earl of Coventry (1722–1809) commissioned these tapestries for Croome Co... more

Britain, America, at length be friends ...

Print shows America, as a Native woman, shaking hands with Britannia with the goddess Concord standing between them holding a globe and an olive branch. Ships in a busy port are in the background, and a lion, l... more

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

Print shows the interior of a temple, a Native bowing on one knee and presenting a map to a female figure (Liberty?) sitting on a throne on a pedestal and holding a long staff topped with a liberty cap; a cheru... more

Snuffbox with six allegories of love

The sale of cupids was the subject of a famous, much-imitated fresco discovered in 1759 at Stabiae, an ancient Roman town on the Gulf of Naples. The fresco was engraved in 1762. One of the miniatures is signed ... more

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with three female figures, seated on the left is America, standing center, on clouds, is Peace holding an olive branch in her right hand raised toward an airy "Temple of Commerc... more

[Harmony weeps for the present situation of American affairs] / J.C. inv. ; Isc. Taylor sc.

Print shows Harmony leaning against an urn weeping in a pastoral setting.

[Liberty triumphs over Tyranny] / Isaac Taylor del et sculp.

Print shows a female figure holding staff topped with liberty cap, representing Liberty, standing over Tyranny in a pastoral setting.

Plan of the city of New York, in North America: surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767

Cartouche showing allegorical scene with an English trader standing on the shore among barrels and bundles of merchandise and a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt standing among barrels.

America pois'd in the balance of justice

Print shows two despondent women, possibly Britannia and America, reclining on a cliff in the rugged landscape of the new world, behind them, ships sailing toward the horizon pass a burning city, and two gods, ... more

Chi mi vela é in periglio e chi mi svel / C. Coltellini pinx. ; Gio. Lapi scul.

Print shows title page illustration, an allegorical scene with naked female figure reclining in pastoral setting with two cherubs, admiring herself in a mirror.

Der Siegende Engelan̈der und der Streitende Americaner Welches sich den 19. Sept: Anno. 1777 ... / J.M.P. sc. ; J.M. Probst exc. A.P.

Print shows a military officer, probably British, standing before two Natives, representing America, wearing feathered skirts and headdresses, gesturing to a raging naval battle and bombardment of a fort; to th... more

Europe, Asia, Africa and America bringing intelligence to the genius of the London Magazine / desd. drawn and engraved by Bonnor.

Print shows an allegorical scene with four female figures, representing the continents (from l. to r.) Asia, Europe, Africa, and America, approaching a seated female figure with wings writing in an open volume ... more

The frontispiece shows Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and of war, ...

Print shows Minerva, having exchanged her battle raiments for more domestic dress, nursing an infant; at her feet are an owl, a spear, and a shield which bears the likeness of a gorgon. Sitting to the right is ... more

Accurata delineatio celeberrimæ regionis Ludovicianæ vel Gallice Louisiane oł. Canadæ et Floridæ adpellatione in Septemtrionali America ... / Gottfri Rogg del. ; M. Rhein sc.

Print shows in a cartouche a semi-nude female figure standing on a winged orb which rests on a pedestal bearing the title inscription. She holds to her right a cornucopia from which spills coins; on the left si... more

Le Destin molestant les Anglois

Print shows the Comte d'Estaing presenting a palm frond to America, a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt and holding a staff topped with a liberty cap and who is seated on a throne of bales and barrel... more

[Association meeting at York]

Print shows an allegorical representation of a meeting of the Association of York during which all disputes were amicably settled.

Freedom, peace, plenty, all in vain advance ...

Print shows Britannia carrying a staff topped with a liberty cap and followed by attendants from a temple in the background on the right, advancing over weapons and a shield decorated with fleur-de-lis and a pa... more

Die wage der mache ... La balance de la puissance.

Print shows Justice holding a scale on which Britannia outweighs a Spaniard, a Frenchman, America (represented by a Native wearing a feathered headdress), and a Dutchman. Includes legend corresponding to number... more

[Instruction of American youth] / J. Norman sc.

Print shows an allegorical scene where a youth stands before a pyramid inscribed with the names of battles in the American Revolution. The goddess Peace attempts to turn the youth away toward three other goddes... more

Bowles's new map of North America and the West Indies ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with a Native couple representing America depicted among the various enterprises of the time, such as fishing, weaving, and lumber production.

"Oh fly," cries peace, the soul of social life,... / Stothard del. ; Cook sculp.

Print shows an allegorical scene where a youth, guided by a dark featured figure with wild hair, stands before a pyramid inscribed with the names of battles in the American Revolution. The goddess Peace interce... more

Behold! a fabric now to freedom rear'd / Trenchard sculp.

Print shows an allegorical scene with Concord standing, Clio sitting, writing in open book, and Cupid standing, holding the "Constitution" in front of a temple labeled "Sacred to Liberty Justice and Peace" with... more

Par moy vous êtes tous freres

Print shows on the right, a woman, "la réligion" (possibly representing the Virgin Mary), labeled no. 1, standing, holding a cross illuminated by the sun, on the left, a cluster of figures includes an angel-lik... more

Allegorie dèdiè au tiers etat

Print shows an allegorical scene with a member of the nobility and a member of the clergy, representing the estates general, helping to hold aloft a large heart-shaped frame, which rests on the back of a man re... more

Sous la gloire des augustes maisons de nos princes, Minerve deésse protectrice de la France, contemple le tiers etat figuré par un laboureur poussant sa charrue dans un sillon

Print shows Minerva, gazing fondly heavenward, standing on the top level of a tiered checkerboard, holding a pike with banner and a shield with the likeness of Medusa on it; in a pastoral setting is a member of... more

L'espoir de la France / N. Trevisiani del. ; Verité sulpsit [sic].

Allegorical print showing Father Time parting the stormy skies of recent days to reveal Louis XVI eagerly accepting the truth offered by Justice and the arrival of Jacques Necker, recalled on 16 July 1789, as F... more

Un peuple est sans honneur, et mérite ses chaines Quand il baisse le front sons le sceptre des reines.

Print shows a nude woman pulling back the curtain to a tent to reveal a female figure or mermaid on a bed stabbing a king sitting in a chair; a bust of a satyr is at the head of the bed, and two-faced Justice s... more

Le cric de la France

Allegorical print shows a female figure representing France wearing a helmet, breastplate, and shield emblazoned with fleur-de-lis, and holding a spear which rests on a liberty cap on the ground; she is turning... more

Epoque du 30 Floreal l'an 5 de la République Française

Print shows on the left, a female figure representing the Republic of France drawing a slip of paper from an urn labeled "Directoire de la République Francaise" with Etienne-François-Louis-Honoré Le Tourneur's ... more

Designs featuring the allegories of the arts

Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise (French, died 1897)

Allegories of Faith, Hope, and Charity

Heinrich Maria von Hess (German, Dusseldorf 1798–1863 Munich)

Allegorical sculpture group of the City of Paris imploring heaven to take away the plague of cholera

Photograph shows sculpture of woman sitting with sickly child and elderly man leaning against her.

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Photograph of lost architectural drawing showing design for a ceiling fresco depicting William Brewster, Americus Vespucius, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, and allegorical figures for Legislation, Re... more

[Detail of "Justice and History" to be placed above Senate bronze doors, East Portico, U.S. Capitol]

Photograph of maquette showing allegorical Justice and History figures by Thomas Crawford.

The spirits abroad - The spirit of union / J.M. Nevin inv.

Allegorical scene showing angel "Love", man holding snake, and four men conversing.

[The Waltham Bank fifty dollar private bank note proof]

Print shows vignettes of women symbolizing knowledge and medicine in front of a factory; a Native American man; and a man filing metal.

[The Waltham Bank twenty dollar private bank note proof]

Print shows vignettes of goddesses with grain and a scythe, possibly Ceres; a woman fetching water and horses drinking at a trough; and a woman working a spinning wheel as a factory operates in the distance.

Peace--Fourth of July, 1865

Angel (Peace), bearing olive branch and sheaf of wheat, accompanies returning Civil War soldiers, some of whom are reunited with loved ones.

Peace - prosperity

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing partially nude woman seated on "peace - prosperity" with hands on wreaths, a... more

Government

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing seated woman and two angels in classical garb.

Anarchy

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing two women and one man nude or in classical garb with tools of destruction am... more

Good administration

Semi-circular panel in 5-part mural called "Government" in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing woman seated on "good administration" holding fair scale, and a person on each side of her, ... more

Corrupt legislation

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing man, woman, and child in classical garb, with woman seated and holding an un... more

Reading room vestibule. Anarchy / Elihu Vedder, Rome, 1896.

Photo of semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing two women and one man nude or in classical garb with tools of destruction amid ruins labeled... more

Civilization

Mural by George W. Maynard in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

Touch

Reproduction in Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman seated with right arm on dog.

Hearing

Reproduction of mural in Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman listening to seashell.

The Evolution of civilization, dome of the rotunda / E.H. Blashfield, artist.

Photo of mural collar acknowledging countries which have contributed to the development of civilization. Judea for religion, Greece for philosophy, Rome for administration, Islam for physics.

War, northwest gallery / Gari Melchers, artist.

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting men returning home from battle, carrying with them the body at a dead warrior.

Smell

Reproduction of mural in Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman smelling flower.

Reading room vestibule. Corrupt legislation / Elihu Vedder, Rome.

Photo of semi-circular panel from mural in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building entitled The Government, depicting man, woman, and child in classical garb holding an unjust scale.

Taste

Reproduction of a mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman drinking from dish.

Sight

Reproduction of mural in Library of Congress Jefferson Building, showing woman holding mirror seated beside peacock.

Lyric poetry south corridor / H.O. Walker, artist.

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting six women in classical garb or nude, one with lyre, and a child.

Peace, northwest gallery / Gari Melchers, artist.

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting an early religious procession.

State and treasury

Reproduction of mural in Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, showing allegory of state and treasury departments.

Lyric poetry; Comus

Reproduction of a mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing a scene from the poem, The masque of Comus, by Milton.

Lyric poetry; The boy of Winander / H.O. Walker, artist.

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting a boy, the subject of a Wordsworth poem.

The sciences

Mural by Kenyon Cox in the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

The arts

Mural by Kenyon Cox in the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

Lyric poetry, Comus / H.O. Walker, artist.

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting a scene from the poem. The masque of Comus, by Milton.

Geology

Reproduction of a mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman holding seashell and globe.

Zoology

Reproduction of a mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman with lion.

Detail of Air

Mural by Robert L. Dodge in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

Mathematics

Reproduction of a mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman looking at scroll with geometric figures.

Detail of Civilization

Mural by George W. Maynard in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

Detail of Discovery

Mural by George W. Maynard in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

History

Drawing for mosaic by Frederick Dielman in the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.