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Coffin Collection

Background imageCoffin Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imageCoffin Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imageCoffin Collection: The Unknown Warrior Burial Service

The Unknown Warrior Burial Service
The scene in Westminster Abbey as the coffin of The Unknown Warrior is lowered onto bars above the open grave, during the burial service

Background imageCoffin Collection: The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland at theatre

The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland at theatre
Alice in Wonderland, performed on stage in 1918 at the Savoy Theatre, and starring Estelle Dudley as Alice, Adrienne Puret as the March Hare

Background imageCoffin Collection: Derelict Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales

Derelict Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales
View of the derelict Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales. The foreground is littered with pieces of wood, including an empty coffin which has broken apart. The colliery closed in 1969

Background imageCoffin Collection: Sir Francis Drakes burial at sea, near Portobelo, Panama

Sir Francis Drakes burial at sea, near Portobelo, Panama. He died of dysentery in January 1596, after an unsuccessful attack on San Juan, Puerto Rico. Date: 1596

Background imageCoffin Collection: Arrival of the Unknown Warrior, Dover Marine Railway Station

Arrival of the Unknown Warrior, Dover Marine Railway Station
Arrival of the Unknown Warrior at Dover Marine Railway Station at the Western Docks on 10 November, 1920. 1920

Background imageCoffin Collection: Edward VII lying in state, Westminster Hall

Edward VII lying in state, Westminster Hall
Soldiers guard the coffin of the late King Edward VII whose body is lying in state in Westminster Hall, Central London. An estimated 700, 000 people passed through the Hall to pay their respects

Background imageCoffin Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, Mary Hickman

Embossed Victorian mourning card, Mary Hickman
Embossed Victorian mourning card with a funerary monument. In Memory of Mary, relict of the late Job Hickman, of the Bilston Quarries, she departed this life, December 2nd, 1857, aged 73 years

Background imageCoffin Collection: Roger Byrnes funeral procession

Roger Byrnes funeral procession
Watched by a large crowd, the body of Roger Byrne, Manchester United captain who died in the Munich air disaster, being carried into St Micheals Church, Flixton

Background imageCoffin Collection: End of a Vampire

End of a Vampire
The end of a Bohemian vampire - his coffin is opened, and a red-hot iron is plunged into his evil heart

Background imageCoffin Collection: Earl of Crawford tomb robbed, 1881

Earl of Crawford tomb robbed, 1881
Four scenes relating to the tomb robbery of Alexander William Crawford Lindsay(1812-1880), 25th Earl of Crawford, 8th Earl of Balcarres. 1. Dunecht House, near Aberdeen. 2. The Chapel. 3

Background imageCoffin Collection: John Redmonds Coffin, Westminster Cathedral, 1918

John Redmonds Coffin, Westminster Cathedral, 1918
Illustration showing the coffin of John Redmond (1856-1918), the Irish lawyer, politician and leader of the Home Rule Party, lying under an Irish flag in Westminster Cathedral, 1918

Background imageCoffin Collection: Funeral of an Egyptian Princess - Alexandria, Egypt

Funeral of an Egyptian Princess - Alexandria, Egypt. Date: 1900s

Background imageCoffin Collection: Cabaret du Neant (Cabaret of Nothingness or Death)

Cabaret du Neant (Cabaret of Nothingness or Death) - a ghost show cabaret, where ghosts were shown before the amazed audience via optical trickery and special effects

Background imageCoffin Collection: King Edward VII lying in state, Westminster Hall, London

King Edward VII lying in state, Westminster Hall, London. 1910

Background imageCoffin Collection: The funeral procession of Queen Victoria passing through Windsor on its way to St

The funeral procession of Queen Victoria passing through Windsor on its way to St. Georges Chapel, with her eldest son Edward VII, Kaiser, Wilhelm II and Prince Arthur

Background imageCoffin Collection: Scene from Tom Jones, comic opera by Edward German

Scene from Tom Jones, comic opera by Edward German
Scene from Tom Jones, a comic opera by Edward German, based on the 18th century novel by Henry Fielding, with a libretto by Robert Courtneidge and Alexander Thompson, and lyrics by Charles Taylor

Background imageCoffin Collection: WW1 - Return of the body of Heroine Nurse Edith Cavell

WW1 - Return of the body of Heroine Nurse Edith Cavell into Dover Harbour on the R class destroyer HMS Rowena on 14th May 1919. Date: 1919

Background imageCoffin Collection: Saint Francis Borgia (1510-1572). Marquis of Lombay

Saint Francis Borgia (1510-1572). Marquis of Lombay and later 4th Duke of Gandia. This scene depicts Francisco de Borja's renunciation of the world after contemplating the putrefied corpse of

Background imageCoffin Collection: Tastes And Colors You Should Not Discuss

Tastes And Colors You Should Not Discuss
A series of illustrations displaying the use of different colours, a yellow gentleman removing the hat of a man in green with a fishing rod, as he carries away a lady

Background imageCoffin Collection: Constantinople. Tomb of Turhan Hatice Valide Sultan

Constantinople. Tomb of Turhan Hatice Valide Sultan
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Tomb of Turhan Hatice Valide Sultan (1627-1683). Haseki Sultan of the Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim (reign 1640-1648)

Background imageCoffin Collection: Eagle Star British Dominions Insurance Advert

Eagle Star British Dominions Insurance Advert
An advertisement illustration for the Eagle Star & British Dominions Insurance Company Ltd, showing a fine tudor house, with a large scroll placed over it, bearing the words

Background imageCoffin Collection: Hamlet Scene

Hamlet Scene
A painting depicting a scene from Mr. Martin Harvey's production of the Shakespeare play, Hamlet, where a procession of white cloaked people are bearing the coffin

Background imageCoffin Collection: Funeral of King George V, coffin put on train at Paddington

Funeral of King George V, coffin put on train at Paddington
Royal coffin borne from gun carriage to train, Platform 8, Paddington Station, London, Funeral of King George V Date: 1936

Background imageCoffin Collection: Funeral of King George V, near Paddington Station

Funeral of King George V, near Paddington Station
Funeral procession, approach road to Paddington Station, Funeral of King George V Date: 1936

Background imageCoffin Collection: Stanislaw Oswiecim at the body of Anna Oswiecim, 1888

Stanislaw Oswiecim at the body of Anna Oswiecim, 1888
Stanislaw Wojciech Bergman (1862-1930). Polish painter. Stanislaw Oswiecim at the body of Anna Oswiecim, 1888. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland

Background imageCoffin Collection: Burial of a Pauper in Germany, 1880, by Franciszek Streitt

Burial of a Pauper in Germany, 1880, by Franciszek Streitt
Franciszek Streitt (1839-1890). Polish painter. Burial of a Pauper in Germany, 1880. Detail. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageCoffin Collection: Coffin of a daughter of King Canute, Bosham Church

Coffin of a daughter of King Canute, Bosham Church
Coffin of a daughter of King Canute, discovered at Bosham Church, Sussex, on 4 August 1865 Date: 1865

Background imageCoffin Collection: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, in her coffin

Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, in her coffin - she kept a satin-lined coffin in her bedroom, and occasionally slept in it, and posed in it for photographs. Date: 1907

Background imageCoffin Collection: Burial of Queen Victoria, Mounted Gun-Carriage

Burial of Queen Victoria, Mounted Gun-Carriage
Burial of Queen Victoria, the coffin surmounted by the crown and emblems, mounted on a gun-carriage drawn by eight cream-coloured horses caparisoned in gold, passing Buckingham Palace, London

Background imageCoffin Collection: Eddie Merton, superstitious stuntman, who always slept in a coffin on the night before a dangerous

Eddie Merton, superstitious stuntman, who always slept in a coffin on the night before a dangerous stunt. Seen here sitting up in the coffin in his hotel bedroom for his morning cup of tea. Date: 1971

Background imageCoffin Collection: Death and funeral of General Manuel Gonzalez, Mexico

Death and funeral of General Manuel Gonzalez, Mexico
Death and funeral of General Manuel Gonzalez Flores (1833-1893), 36th President of Mexico from 1880 to 1884. Date: circa 1893

Background imageCoffin Collection: Loading a sarcophagus, Carthage, Tunisia, North Africa

Loading a sarcophagus, Carthage, Tunisia, North Africa
Loading a sarcophagus onto a cart, Carthage, Tunisia, North Africa, probably as part of archaeological activity. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCoffin Collection: Handle of Queen Mary II's coffin

Handle of Queen Mary II's coffin. 1694

Background imageCoffin Collection: Baby's funeral coffin carried by young girls in white

Baby's funeral coffin carried by young girls in white dresses. circa 1850

Background imageCoffin Collection: King Edward VII lying in state, Buckingham Palace, London

King Edward VII lying in state, Buckingham Palace, London
King Edward VII lying in state in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace, London, 16 May 1910. 1910

Background imageCoffin Collection: 16th Century 1562 1560s Animal Art Bruegel Brueghel

16th Century 1562 1560s Animal Art Bruegel Brueghel
16th, century, 1562, 1560s, animal, art, bruegel, brueghel, coffin, dark, dead, death, destiny, destruction, detail, dog, earth, europe, european, fire, history, horse, landscape, madrid, modern

Background imageCoffin Collection: Second coffin of Tutankhamun

Second coffin of Tutankhamun
The second of three coffins of Pharao Tutankhamun (reigned 13321323 BC), as discovered by Howard Carter among others in 1922 in the Valley of Kings

Background imageCoffin Collection: Bryan Entracte 24 1884 1880s Victorian Morbid

Bryan Entracte 24 1884 1880s Victorian Morbid
bryan, entracte, 24, 1884, 1880s, victorian, morbid, death, burial, woman, women, sitting, coffin, theatre, sarah, bernhardt, ferry, calais, dover, england, france, cartoon, cartoons, caricature

Background imageCoffin Collection: Edward VII's coffin in Westminster Hall london, on a raised platform to allow the public to pay

Edward VII's coffin in Westminster Hall london, on a raised platform to allow the public to pay their respects. Date: May 1910

Background imageCoffin Collection: Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild requiring the proof of the coffin

Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild requiring the proof of the coffin
Nibelungenlied. Anonymous epic poem. 13th century. Scene depicting Kriemhild requiring the proof of the coffin. Engraving by A. Closs. Germania, 1882. Colored

Background imageCoffin Collection: Egyptian coffin from Deir el-Bahri

Egyptian coffin from Deir el-Bahri
Egypt. Wooden coffin from Deir el-Bahri. Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Egypt

Background imageCoffin Collection: Mausoleum of Saladin (1138-1193). First, marble coffin (empt)

Mausoleum of Saladin (1138-1193). First, marble coffin (empt)
Saladin (real name Sala? al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub) (1138-1193). The first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Mausoleum of Saladin. Two Cenotaphs

Background imageCoffin Collection: 7th Century BC 664-30 Ancient Age Antique Antiquity

7th Century BC 664-30 Ancient Age Antique Antiquity
7th, century, BC, 664-30, ancient, age, antique, antiquity, Art, ba-bird, coffin, Copenhagen, death, decorated, decoration, Denmark, Egypt, egyptian, egyptians, Late, period, mummification

Background imageCoffin Collection: Ancient Age Ancient Greece Greek Antique Antiquity

Ancient Age Ancient Greece Greek Antique Antiquity
ancient, age, Ancient, Greece, Greek, antique, antiquity, Art, burial, Carlsberg, Glyptotek, cities, civilizacion, clay, coast, coffin, Copenhagen, dead, death, Denmark, Europe, fired, funeral

Background imageCoffin Collection: Sarcophagus of Nesi-Hor. 200 B. C. Hieroglyphic writing. Carl

Sarcophagus of Nesi-Hor. 200 B. C. Hieroglyphic writing. Carl
Egyptian Art. Sarcophagus of Nesi-Hor. C. 200 B.C. Detail. Hieroglyphic writing. Ptolemaic Egypt. Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageCoffin Collection: Sarcophagus of Nesi-Hor. 200 B. C. Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum

Sarcophagus of Nesi-Hor. 200 B. C. Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum
Egyptian Art. Sarcophagus of Nesi-Hor. C. 200 B.C. Ptolemaic Egypt. Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum. Copenhagen. Denmark



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