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Breton Collection

Background imageBreton Collection: A portrait of Mrs Lillie Langtry

A portrait of Mrs Lillie Langtry. Born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer

Background imageBreton Collection: Map of Saint Malo, 17th c. Engraving

Map of Saint Malo, 17th c. Engraving

Background imageBreton Collection: Marie Adelaide of Savoy, 1685-1712

Marie Adelaide of Savoy, 1685-1712
Marie Adelaide of Savoy, wife of Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy, 1685-1712. Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Dauphine de France

Background imageBreton Collection: Beryl Markham

Beryl Markham (1902 1986), British-born Kenyan author, aviator, adventurer, and racehorse trainer. Photographed here, just after flying from Abingdon to Cape Breton Island

Background imageBreton Collection: Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls

Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls
Carante cin the Finistere department of Brittany in north-western France - Crevette fishergirls. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBreton Collection: Bretons in Bed

Bretons in Bed
Two Breton ladies settle in for a good nights sleep in these enclosed beds(lits- clos)

Background imageBreton Collection: Monkeys gathering leaves from tea bushes high

Monkeys gathering leaves from tea bushes high on a mountain and delivering them to their master. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Quimperle, River Elle

Quimperle, River Elle - black & white view of river with people working on the bank Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBreton Collection: Cartoon, Two emancipated women

Cartoon, Two emancipated women
Modified wartime silhouette: skirts begin to evoke the barrel-line shape being narrower & court shoes are vying with high boots. Hats: tam-o shanter or high crown. Date: 1918

Background imageBreton Collection: France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises
France - Brittany - Emerald Coast - Two Bisquines Cancalaises at Dinard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBreton Collection: France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises at a regatta - traditional lugger boats from Brittany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBreton Collection: Breton Sorciere

Breton Sorciere
BRETON SORCIERE Naia, the Sorciere du Vieux Chateau of Rochefort-en- Terre, Bretagne, gives a consultation to a somewhat self-conscious countrywoman

Background imageBreton Collection: Plougastel-Daoulas, Finistere, Brittany

Plougastel-Daoulas, Finistere, Brittany
Traditional local costume and house interior at Plougastel-Daoulas - a commune in the Finistere department of Brittany in north-western France. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBreton Collection: Vendee : Cholet Taken

Vendee : Cholet Taken
The Breton royalists led by Cathelineau take the town of Cholet from the revolutionaries

Background imageBreton Collection: Madame de Montespan, mistress of King Louis XIV

Madame de Montespan, mistress of King Louis XIV
Francoise-Athenais de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Marquise de Montespan. Madame de Montespan, mistress of King Louis XIV. Handcoloured lithograph by Breton after a miniature in the collection of Louis

Background imageBreton Collection: The Sprays, Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Sprays, Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBreton Collection: Exhibition of Fine Arts, Salon of Palais de L Industrie

Exhibition of Fine Arts, Salon of Palais de L Industrie
Scene at the opening of the annual exhibition of fine arts in the salon of the Palais de L Industrie, Champs Elysee, Paris

Background imageBreton Collection: Tartar soldiers, Qing Dynasty China

Tartar soldiers, Qing Dynasty China
Tartar soldiers going to mount guard at the palace gates, Qing Dynasty China. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese rice mill with blindfolded mules turning

Chinese rice mill with blindfolded mules turning a millstone, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese toy seller and boys playing Jianzi, Qing Dynasty

Chinese toy seller and boys playing Jianzi, Qing Dynasty
Chinese itinerant toy seller and boys playing Jianzi by kicking a shuttlecock, Qing Dynasty. The toy man holds a bamboo stick with three small puppets

Background imageBreton Collection: Embroiderer working on two pieces of silk

Embroiderer working on two pieces of silk cloth, Qing Dynasty. One with a bird for a civil mandarin, one with a quadruped animal for a military mandarin

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese artillery, QIng Dynasty

Chinese artillery, QIng Dynasty
Chinese artillery: cannon with narrow muzzle like a musket, Chinese style culverine and large-bore cannon on wheels. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Women outside a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France

Women outside a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France
Three women outside a Catholic church, Pont Aven, Brittany, Northern France, wearing traditional costume. 1922

Background imageBreton Collection: Iron & Steel Co, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Iron & Steel Co, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Blast furnaces and open hearth, Dominion Iron & Steel Company, Sydney Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBreton Collection: British Silent Screen actress Flora Le Breton, 1922

British Silent Screen actress Flora Le Breton, 1922
A portrait of the famous British Silent Screen actress Flora Le Breton, 1922 (aslo a famous ballroom dancer) as seen in the Stuart Blackton film The Gypsy Cavalier with Georges Carpentier

Background imageBreton Collection: Statue, Parc Metallurgique, Dommartin-le-Franc, Haute-Marne

Statue, Parc Metallurgique, Dommartin-le-Franc, Haute-Marne
Cast iron counter-model of the work of Charles Breton, 1878, made at the Val d'Osne art foundry c. 1920, exhibited at the Parc Metallurgique or Metallurgic Park

Background imageBreton Collection: Stained Glass, The Breton Pardon

Stained Glass, The Breton Pardon
This illustration shows a religious gathering of men playing musical instruments and women in peaceful thought, in front of a decorative window. Date: circa 1901

Background imageBreton Collection: Les Korrigans

Les Korrigans
A sketch showing a group of korrigan, a fairy or dwarf like creature from Breton folklore, bounding around the central female figure who is placed under the large, flat rock. Date: circa 1901

Background imageBreton Collection: Jules Breton, French artist

Jules Breton, French artist
Jules Breton (1827-1906), French artist of the countryside and rustic scenes. Date: circa 1862

Background imageBreton Collection: The Palace, Fontainbleau

The Palace, Fontainbleau
A painting of the serene waters outside the Chteau de Fontainebleau, the palace was originally a medieval castle and served as residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III

Background imageBreton Collection: Breton Children

Breton Children
A group portrait painting of some Breton children, standing and laying in the countryside. Date: circa 1917

Background imageBreton Collection: Flora Le Breton

Flora Le Breton (1899-1951) was an English stage and silent film actress who moved to the United States in 1924. Date: circa 1924

Background imageBreton Collection: Manuel Breton de los Herreros by Antonio Gomez Cros

Manuel Breton de los Herreros by Antonio Gomez Cros
Manuel Breton de los Herreros (1796-1873). Spanish dramatist. Member of the Royal Spanish Academy (1837). Portrait by Antonio Gomez Cros (1809-1863), 1839. Museum of Romanticism. Madrid. Spain

Background imageBreton Collection: THE DEATH OF HEREWARD

THE DEATH OF HEREWARD
HEREWARD THE WAKE And with a shout of Torfrida, which made the Bruneswald ring, he hurled the shield full in the Breton's face and fell forward, dead'. Date: 1072

Background imageBreton Collection: Myth France Mythology Mythical French Sea Rocks

Myth France Mythology Mythical French Sea Rocks
myth, france, mythology, mythical, french, sea, rocks, breton, legend, souls, dead, death, travel, baie, bay, des, trepasses, trespass, trespasses, fortunate, isles, west, judged, judgment

Background imageBreton Collection: Dancer in costume of Breton in La Biche au Bois, 1845

Dancer in costume of Breton in La Biche au Bois, 1845
Dancer in costume as a woman of Breton in the Cogniard brothers La Biche au Bois, Theatre da la Porte St. Martin, 1845. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Alexandre Lacauchie

Background imageBreton Collection: Water cart for the Imperial Family, Qing Dynasty China

Water cart for the Imperial Family, Qing Dynasty China. The wagon is loaded with cubical tin vessels filled with river water

Background imageBreton Collection: Porcelain factory in China, Qing Dynasty

Porcelain factory in China, Qing Dynasty. Workers painting dishes by hand while another brings more plates. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese lamp on a chair stand and wax candles, Qing Dynasty

Chinese lamp on a chair stand and wax candles, Qing Dynasty
Chinese lamp on a chair stand and wax candles made of tallow from the tallow tree, Triadica sebifera, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese seller of sugar hares and a truck

Chinese seller of sugar hares and a truck
Chinese seller of sugar hares or mooncakes at the 4th moon, and truck to carry Chinese wine, beer brewed from millet, Qing Dynasty

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese pleasure junk, Qing Dynasty

Chinese pleasure junk, Qing Dynasty. Pleasure boat with latticed windows and large cabins, usually rowed or pulled. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese junk, Qing Dynasty

Chinese junk, Qing Dynasty. Flat-bottomed, three-masted ship with compartmentalized hold. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste

Background imageBreton Collection: Great weighing machine or steelyard, Qing Dynasty

Great weighing machine or steelyard, Qing Dynasty. The man weighs items brought to him by customers. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese soldiers, Qing Dynasty China

Chinese soldiers, Qing Dynasty China. One beating the evening watch on a bamboo cylinder, the other holding a lantern. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese swan pan or abacus, and pottery shop, Qing Dynasty

Chinese swan pan or abacus, and pottery shop, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese woman reeling silk thread from wild

Chinese woman reeling silk thread from wild silkworms, Bombyx mori, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese men cormorant fishing on a raft in

Chinese men cormorant fishing on a raft in the river, Qing Dynasty. Fishing cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBreton Collection: Chinese men hunting wild ducks with decoy

Chinese men hunting wild ducks with decoy gourd hats in the river, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin



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