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Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Full-page miniature of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock Image taken from f. 5 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French.

Death from BL Harley 2936, f. 84

Death from BL Harley 2936, f. 84

Detail of a miniature of Death, at the beginning of Matins in the Office of the Dead. Image taken from f. 84 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome. Written in Latin.

Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Detail of an allegorical miniature of a bush of the Tudor rose incorporating a Latin poem celebrating the House of Tudor, with a scroll reading 'Salve, radix varios producens germine ramos, / Quos inter ramus s... more

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

Satire showing head of Clifford with two circles representing huge spectacles, "Old house old prices & no private boxes" and "Old house old prices & no pigeon holes," over his eyes. Each circle contains a symme... more

Andrew Jackson, president of the United States / painted by W.J. Hubard ; C.G. Childs Lithr.; drawn by A. Newsam, pupil to C.G. Childs.

Andrew Jackson, president of the United States / painted by W.J. Hubar...

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

The Scott Monument under Construction

The Scott Monument under Construction

Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill..1843..Accession no. PGP HA 424 .Medium Calotype print .Size 20.10 x 14.90 cm .Credit Provenance unknown..For more information please select here ( http://www.nationalgalleri... more

[Masonic chart]

[Masonic chart]

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Humphreys.

Wood on the Downs

Wood on the Downs

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Woman posed as sphinx

Woman posed as sphinx

Accession Number: 1983:0063:0002..Maker: Dr. W. Simon..Title: Woman posed as sphinx..Date: ca. 1910..Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process..Dimensions: Image: 8 x 8 cm Overall: 10 x 12.6 cm..George... more

Alchemist
Figures

Figures

Author: Henri Le Fauconnier

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, facing left]

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, f...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from related slide: LC-KAN05-072. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 1... more

Cuthbert at a synod from BL YT 26, f. 53v

Cuthbert at a synod from BL YT 26, f. 53v

Miniature of Cuthbert accepting the bishopric at a synod of fellow monks, from Chapter 24 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 53v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Eccle... more

Hyena from BL Harley 4751, f. 10

Hyena from BL Harley 4751, f. 10

Detail of a miniature of a hyena (Yena) devouring a human corpse, which it pulls from a tomb. Image taken from f. 10 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.

One Hundred Buffaloes

One Hundred Buffaloes

Unidentified Artist Chinese, 13th century Song dynasty (960–1279)

Elcanah, Hannah and Peninnah from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 116

Elcanah, Hannah and Peninnah from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 116

Detail of an historiated initial 'F'(uit) of Elcanah and his two wives, Hannah and Peninnah, at the beginning of Kings 1. Image taken from f. 116 of Historia scholastica (The 'Ashridge Petrus Comestor'). Writte... more

Dragon and woman in bed from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 21

Dragon and woman in bed from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 21

Detail of a miniature of the dragon, the woman in bed, and her child being caught up to heaven. Image taken from f. 21 of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the prologue of Gilbert ... more

Deer Mandala of Kasuga Shrine

Deer Mandala of Kasuga Shrine

Nanbokuchō period (1336–92)

Kshitigarbha
Grotesque dragons from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 138v

Grotesque dragons from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 138v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two grotesque dragons, with heads in their tails, twisted together (similar to the amphivena of bestiaries). Image taken from f. 138v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writ... more

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 233v

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 233v

Detail of a miniature of the Entry into Jerusalem with Christ on a donkey's back, two disciples, a boy in a tree and a man laying down a blue cloth. Image taken from f. 233v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'... more

Feeding of the Five Thousand from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 169

Feeding of the Five Thousand from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 169

Detail of a miniature of Christ and the Feeding of the Five Thousand, with six nimbed figures in niches (Apostles?). Image taken from f. 169 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French ... more

John and Agnus Dei from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 295v

John and Agnus Dei from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 295v

Detail of an historiated initial 'B'(enedictus) with John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei standing on a hill, and Pharisees questioning him. Image taken from f. 295v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writte... more

Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine

Made in Carinthia, Austria

Nahum from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 397v

Nahum from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 397v

Detail of a miniature of Nahum standing in water. Image taken from f. 397v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French.

The Fall from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 8

The Fall from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of the Fall of Adam and Eve. Image taken from f. 8 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French.

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 3v

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 3v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of the heavens and earth. Image taken from f. 3v of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French.

Jonah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 395

Jonah from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 395

Detail of a miniature of Jonah in the mouth of the big fish. Image taken from f. 395 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French.

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 4

Creation from BL Royal 19 D II, f. 4

Detail of a miniature of the creation of the land and sea. Image taken from f. 4 of Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'). Written in French.

Bamboos
Creation from BL Eg 1894, f. 1

Creation from BL Eg 1894, f. 1

Detail of a miniature in the upper register on the right side, of the Second day of Creation, with God creating the firmament in the midst of the waters. Image taken from f. 1 of Egerton Genesis Picture Book. W... more

Coronation of Charles VI from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 216

Coronation of Charles VI from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 216

Detail of a miniature of the coronation of Charles VI. Image taken from f. 216 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Diagram from BL Eg 1865, f. 59v

Diagram from BL Eg 1865, f. 59v

Diagram. Image taken from f. 59v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

The Conversion of Saint Paul

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Spinello Aretino (Spinello di Luca Spinelli) (Italian, born Arezzo 1345–52, died 1410 Arezzo)

Christine de Pizan from BL Harley 4431, f. 4

Christine de Pizan from BL Harley 4431, f. 4

Detail of a miniature of Christine de Pizan in her study at the beginning of the 'Cent balades'. Image taken from f. 4 of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades' (ff. 4-2... more

Christine de Pisan from BL Harley 4431, f. 3

Christine de Pisan from BL Harley 4431, f. 3

Detail of a presentation miniature with Christine de Pisan presenting her book to queen Isabeau of Bavaria. Image taken from f. 3 of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balade... more

Christ Carrying the Cross (copy)

Christ Carrying the Cross (copy)

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

The Nativity
St. James the Major at the Battle of Clavigo

St. James the Major at the Battle of Clavigo

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

Christ Crowned with Thorns

Christ Crowned with Thorns

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Nativity

The Nativity

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Jerome in his Study

Saint Jerome in his Study

Saint Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin in the 4th century, is considered the most learned of the four Church Fathers. Lorenzo Monaco depicted him in the corner of his study, accompanied by the lion t... more

Sermon of Saint Albertus Magnus

Sermon of Saint Albertus Magnus

Friedrich Walther (German, ca. 1440–1494) Made in Nordlingen, Germany

Paradise
Aeneas at Carthage from BL King's 24, f. 59

Aeneas at Carthage from BL King's 24, f. 59

Miniature illustring book I of Virgil's Aeneid, of Dido welcoming Aeneas in Carthage, with the good omen of the flying swans, and a ruined Troy in the background, and the first line of the title, in square capi... more

Dido and Aeneas from BL King's 24, f. 101v

Dido and Aeneas from BL King's 24, f. 101v

Detail of a miniature of several episodes from book IV of Virgil's Aeneid: on the right, the hunt during which Dido and Aeneas meet; on the left, Dido and Aeneas ride into a cave together, and in the middle of ... more

Daniel from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 47

Daniel from BL Royal 15 D I, f. 47

Detail of a miniature of Daniel among the lions, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 47 of La Bible Historiale, part 4 (Bible Historiale of Edward IV). Written in French.