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Gladstone in Library
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Gladstone in Library
Kulagina doing Pk
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Kulagina doing Pk
Fox Sisters & Table
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Fox Sisters & Table
Bewick / Margay
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Bewick / Margay
Houdini in Handcuffs
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Houdini in Handcuffs
Animals at a French Zoo - Sealion Featured Image

Animals at a French Zoo - Sealion

Animals at a French Zoo - Sealion - Colour. Sealion and keeper. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo. Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, and short, thick hair. Together with the fur seals they comprise the family Otariidae, eared seals, which contains six extant and one extinct species (the Japanese sea lion) in five genera. Their range extends from the subarctic to tropical waters of the global ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with the notable exception of the northern Atlantic Ocean Date: circa 1900

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

Joseph Noulens
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Joseph Noulens
Sarah Childress Polk
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Sarah Childress Polk
Phil. Ludwig Melem
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Phil. Ludwig Melem
Luigi Lablache - 3
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Luigi Lablache - 3
Allegory of Fortune
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Allegory of Fortune
Finnish Skater
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Finnish Skater
Cloud Busting
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Cloud Busting
Rifai Dervish
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Rifai Dervish
Allegory of Fortune Featured Image

Allegory of Fortune

Allegory of Fortune. Lippi, Lorenzo 1606-1665. The depiction of a human figure personifying an abstract concept such as youth or beauty is called an allegory. The young woman in this painting is an allegory of fortune and the monkey, who appears to be selecting playing cards, symbolises chance. The association of fortune with man?s ability to shape his destiny by swift, decisive action was a popular concept during the Renaissance. It derived from the classical idea of fortune being an unpredictable force which must be seized to ensure success. Born in Florence, Lippi was a pupil of Matteo Rosselli from whom he learnt the fine, searching drawing skills of the Florentine workshop tradition. During the 1630s Lippi drew increasingly from nature, a skill described by his biographer Balducci as ?his pure imitation of reality?. Lippi also developed a restrained, classical style that abandoned the richly patterned fabrics and elaborate jewellery favoured by other Seventeenth century Florentine painters

© National Museums NI / MARY EVANS

Gyrostatic Compass, 1912
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Gyrostatic Compass, 1912
AVRO TUTOR
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AVRO TUTOR
Knitting with Mother
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Knitting with Mother
Inconvenient Costume / C18
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Inconvenient Costume / C18
Townshend Esp Test
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Townshend Esp Test
Rudi Schneider Pk
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Rudi Schneider Pk
Game / Winter / Snowballing
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Game / Winter / Snowballing
Flying Werewolves
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Flying Werewolves
Tank on Rough Ground
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Tank on Rough Ground
Large Rough Water Dog
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Large Rough Water Dog
Japanese Visit
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Japanese Visit
Trial of a Channel Ferry Model on the Serpentine, February 1 Featured Image

Trial of a Channel Ferry Model on the Serpentine, February 1

Engraving of a trial of a Steam Channel Ferry design on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, from The Graphic, 26th February 1876. This working steam scale model appears an ambitious project, with three hulls, six paddle wheels and the ability to carry at least two passenger trains

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Lady Swimming / 1820
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Lady Swimming / 1820
Dowser Bleton
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Dowser Bleton
Female Type / Beaute
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Female Type / Beaute

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