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Gluttony Collection

Background imageGluttony Collection: Champion Beer Drinker

Champion Beer Drinker
A German champion beer drinker downs a huge tankard of beer!

Background imageGluttony Collection: Humanised elephant in the role of a bon viveur

Humanised elephant in the role of a bon viveur
A humanised elephant, wearing waistcoat, trousers and tailcoat, cast in the role of a bon viveur, with corks popping out of wine bottles behind him

Background imageGluttony Collection: Large Boy Eats Large Pie

Large Boy Eats Large Pie
A plump boy puts all his strength into eating a pie

Background imageGluttony Collection: King William II crossing the river at the Battle of

King William II crossing the river at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland, 1 July 1690. Deposed Catholic King James II of England losing his wig and hat as he flees on horseback

Background imageGluttony Collection: Monument to Robert Dow in St. Botolph s, Adgate

Monument to Robert Dow in St. Botolph s, Adgate
Monument to merchant taylor and philantropist Robert Dow in St. Botolph s, Adgate. Died 1612 aged 89. Depicted holding a skull

Background imageGluttony Collection: A man offers his friend his beautiful slavegirl

A man offers his friend his beautiful slavegirl. Two friends watch a woman sleeping in a four-poster bed. Les deux amis. After Athenaeus

Background imageGluttony Collection: Illustration, Strawberries and cream

Illustration, Strawberries and cream. first published 1838

Background imageGluttony Collection: EATING LOTS FOR 1S 6D

EATING LOTS FOR 1S 6D
Three hungry customers get their moneys worth with a cheap lunchtime restaurant meal. Date: circa 1835

Background imageGluttony Collection: GLUTTON / BENJAMIN MARRIOT

GLUTTON / BENJAMIN MARRIOT
Benjamin Marriot, a Prodigious Eater

Background imageGluttony Collection: Gluttony

Gluttony
A SWALLOW AT CHRISTMAS satire on seasonal gluttony Date: 1841

Background imageGluttony Collection: HOGARTH / INDUSTRY / IDLE 8

HOGARTH / INDUSTRY / IDLE 8
8. The industrious apprentice has grown rich and become Sheriff of London Date: 1747

Background imageGluttony Collection: Eating Well (Roubille)

Eating Well (Roubille)
Fat man eating a good meal. - After a good tuck-in, life doesn t seem so bad, after all

Background imageGluttony Collection: Greek Anti-British Propaganda Postcard

Greek Anti-British Propaganda Postcard - this translates as: " Greek Soldiers - this is whom you are fighting!" The British forces are characterised as a fat John Bull

Background imageGluttony Collection: Caricature of a gluttonous monk

Caricature of a gluttonous monk. circa 1820

Background imageGluttony Collection: By Request! by H. M. Bateman

By Request! by H. M. Bateman
A couple eat a lavish meal in a restaurant as a violinist plays furiously in the gallery above. Date: 1917

Background imageGluttony Collection: French Theatre -- La Condamnacion de Bancquet

French Theatre -- La Condamnacion de Bancquet
La Condamnacion de Bancquet, a morality play against gluttony attributed to Nicolas (or Nicole) de la Chesnaye. Showing a plump man with a flask of red wine, a chicken on a spit

Background imageGluttony Collection: I really like Veals head

I really like Veals head
A little girl expresses her like for this particular French culinary delicacy - Veals head! Date: 1905

Background imageGluttony Collection: British Country Fare

British Country Fare
Feast your eyes on this spread of country food and drink: Fish, pasties, pies, rounds of cheese, fine wines, rolled butter, scones, bread, cakes, fruit, rabbit and pheasant &c! Date: 1970s

Background imageGluttony Collection: Greek Anti-Plutocrat Propaganda Postcard

Greek Anti-Plutocrat Propaganda Postcard
An anti Plutocrat Greek postcard from the Second World War, praising the austere simple pride in the life of a Greek soldier against the extravagant largesse of the Plutocrat

Background imageGluttony Collection: Gluttony Punished

Gluttony Punished
Covetous men and women are pushed into cauldrons full of boiling lead and oil - illustration to Julian Notarys edition of the Shepherds Calendar

Background imageGluttony Collection: Deadly Sins / Gluttony

Deadly Sins / Gluttony

Background imageGluttony Collection: A depiction of Gluttony

A depiction of Gluttony, with people feasting greedily at a table, while a poor old man begs for a few coins. Some have too much, others have too little

Background imageGluttony Collection: Crystal Palace / Opera

Crystal Palace / Opera
In consequence of the great pressure for lodgings, the Proprietor of Her Majestys Theatre allows parties visiting the opera to live in their boxes until the next day

Background imageGluttony Collection: Dinner Table Collapses

Dinner Table Collapses
During a meal, the dinner table collapses because of the sheer weight of food on it!

Background imageGluttony Collection: Food and Drink / Gluttony

Food and Drink / Gluttony
A glutton in a jesters hat tucks into a variety of foods, while a wild pig cleans up the scraps

Background imageGluttony Collection: Gourmand Dines

Gourmand Dines
A portly gourmand dines alone on a whole chicken

Background imageGluttony Collection: Gluttonous Man 1835

Gluttonous Man 1835
A self-indulgent man fills himself with strawberries and cream, taking the precaution of locking the door lest he be interrupted

Background imageGluttony Collection: Studying Paris Menu 1874

Studying Paris Menu 1874
A rather portly customer studies the menu in a Paris restaurant

Background imageGluttony Collection: Fat Boy Tucks in 19C

Fat Boy Tucks in 19C
A fat boy tucks in to the contents of a table groaning with food

Background imageGluttony Collection: Shelves of Food

Shelves of Food
Shelves full of an incredible array of food, including bread, biscuits, fruit, eggs, crab, lobster, oysters, fish, sausages, a crown of lamb, meat, cheese, wine, cakes, &c

Background imageGluttony Collection: Meal Time on Rhine Boat

Meal Time on Rhine Boat
At meal time on a Rhine steamer, the passengers are much more interested in tucking eagerly into their dinner than admiring the river view

Background imageGluttony Collection: Doctor Johnson Eating

Doctor Johnson Eating
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON Caricatured with Boswell as a pair of gourmands

Background imageGluttony Collection: Jolly Old Christmas

Jolly Old Christmas
An engraving of King Cheer enjoying Christmas festivities

Background imageGluttony Collection: Excessive Food at C mas

Excessive Food at C mas
A SWALLOW AT CHRISTMAS satire on seasonal gluttony

Background imageGluttony Collection: Fathers Large Appetite

Fathers Large Appetite
A son is astonished by his fathers digestive capacity

Background imageGluttony Collection: HELL

HELL
Those who were guilty of gluttony during their lifetimes are punished by being forced to swallow toads and other venomous creatures

Background imageGluttony Collection: Hogarth Banquet / Ind&idle

Hogarth Banquet / Ind&idle
8. The industrious apprentice has grown rich and become Sheriff of London


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