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Background imageHabit Collection: Nun looking at the camera

Nun looking at the camera, with her finger covering her lips as if in a conspiracy of silence. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageHabit Collection: St Hilda / Whitby / Reid

St Hilda / Whitby / Reid
SAINT HILDA OF WHITBY Anglo-Saxon abbess, receiving a visit from Caedmon

Background imageHabit Collection: Nun on a skateboard

Nun on a skateboard, holding her arms out for balance. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Brigid of Ireland

Saint Brigid of Ireland
Saint Brigid (Bride, Bridget) of Ireland (or of Kildare, or Mary of the Gael), one of Ireland's patron saints. She is thought to have been a slave who became a Christian nun

Background imageHabit Collection: Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil

Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil. Perretta flashing the devil. The devil of Pope-Fig Island. Le diable de Papesiguiere

Background imageHabit Collection: Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Baden

Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Baden
Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Llull preaching. Parchment 92. Page 5r. Baden Memorial Library. Karlsruhe. Germany

Background imageHabit Collection: DRUNK MONK

DRUNK MONK
A portly monk with a moustache smiles to himself as he prepares to drink a glass of wine or a similar tipple

Background imageHabit Collection: Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am

Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am
Carthusian monks in cowls and habits process to matins at 2 am

Background imageHabit Collection: Kashmir Shawl Dress 1810

Kashmir Shawl Dress 1810
Red evening shawl dress created from a Kashmir shawl has short puffed sleeves & is worn over a habit shirt. She carries a green shawl & wears a pearl bandeau in her hair. Date: 1810

Background imageHabit Collection: St Bernard of Clairvaux

St Bernard of Clairvaux
SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX French religious who established the monastery at Clairvaux

Background imageHabit Collection: Reception of Jacques de Molay. 1840s; Reception

Reception of Jacques de Molay. 1840s; Reception of Jacques de Molay. 1840s. Work by GRANET, Fran篩s Marius (1775-1849); GRANET, Fran篩s Marius (1775-1849). Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Avignon

Background imageHabit Collection: Chaffinch (Morris)

Chaffinch (Morris)
(Fringilla coelebs) Coelebs means bachelor, and refers to the birds habit of temporary separation from its mate

Background imageHabit Collection: Detail of Aparici󮠤e Cristo a San Ignacio

Detail of Aparici󮠤e Cristo a San Ignacio
" Detail of " Aparici󮠤 e Cristo a San Ignacio" (" The Apparition of Christ to Saint Ignatius" ), 1595."

Background imageHabit Collection: Federico Cattani Amadori (1856-1943). Colored engraving

Federico Cattani Amadori (1856-1943). Colored engraving
Federico Cattani Amadori (1856-1943). Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Secretary of the Apostolic Signatura (1924-1935). Engraving in The Spanish and American Illustration, 1877. Colored

Background imageHabit Collection: Woman Smoking 1940S

Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit

Background imageHabit Collection: Nuns in Venice, Italy

Nuns in Venice, Italy
Nuns walking along a narrow passageway in Venice, Italy. circa 1969

Background imageHabit Collection: The Cigarette by Gordon Conway

The Cigarette by Gordon Conway
Stunning illustration by Gordon Conway depicting an elegant woman in black wearing a close-fitting cloche hat and some impressive emerald, diamond and pearl jewels

Background imageHabit Collection: Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903). Engraving. Colored

Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903). Engraving. Colored
Leo XIII (1810-1903). Italian Pope (1878-1903), named Vincenzo Gioacchino Pecci. Engraving by Knesing in The Catalan Illustration, 1893. Colored

Background imageHabit Collection: Nun on a bicycle in a playground

Nun on a bicycle in a playground. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Antoninus of Pamiers. Christian missionary and martyr

Saint Antoninus of Pamiers. Christian missionary and martyr
Saint Antoninus of Pamiers. Early Christian missionary and martyr. Patron saint of the cities of Pamiers (France), Palencia and Medina del Campo (Spain). Portrait. Illustration by Llanta

Background imageHabit Collection: French riding habit 1886

French riding habit 1886
Black or navy cloth, the bodies fastens at the sides at the sides and opens below the waist to show a white waistcoat. 1886

Background imageHabit Collection: Knight at Prayer

Knight at Prayer
An English knight in military habit in an attitude of prayer

Background imageHabit Collection: Raleigh Smoking

Raleigh Smoking
Sir Walter Raleigh, credited with bringing the tobacco habit to Britain, enjoys his pipe

Background imageHabit Collection: Women riding side saddle 1895

Women riding side saddle 1895
Two women riding in th countryside, side saddle. Date: 1895

Background imageHabit Collection: Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing

Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing
Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite (now Tahiti) Dancing, encountered by Captain James Cook on one of his expeditions. circa 1793

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Denis of Paris. 3rd century AD. Engraving. Colored

Saint Denis of Paris. 3rd century AD. Engraving. Colored
Saint Denis of Paris (3rd century AD). Bishop of Paris. Colored engraving. 19th century

Background imageHabit Collection: Riding habit

Riding habit
Woman wearing a traditional Victorian riding habit. circa 1840s

Background imageHabit Collection: Lady Randolph Churchill

Lady Randolph Churchill
JENNIE JEROME, (1854 - 1921) Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston Churchill and wife of the Tory politician Randolph Churchill

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint James the Great (1st century-44). Statue. Facade of

Saint James the Great (1st century-44). Statue. Facade of
Saint James the Great (1st century-44). Apostle and martyr. Baroque statue. Facade of Monastery of Saint John of Poyo. Galice. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Costume / Out & away 1919

Costume / Out & away 1919
Man: brown tweed suit, bowtie, trilby & spats. Women: riding habit of grey jacket with sloping front borders, bowler hat, cravat & crop or cap & goggles & fur lined greatcoat Date: 1919

Background imageHabit Collection: Throwing snowballs

Throwing snowballs
A group of cheeky monks, step outside of their monastery to throw snowballs and unsuspecting passers-by

Background imageHabit Collection: 13th Century Harpist

13th Century Harpist
A man in a regal state habit playing the harp Date: 13th century

Background imageHabit Collection: Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Alice of Greece

Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Alice of Greece
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1921), pictured with his mother Princess Andrew of Greece, formerly Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885 - 1969)

Background imageHabit Collection: Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium

Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium
At Christmas 1914, over the 24th/25th December, a truce was held here between the 1st Battalion the Warwickshire Regiment and the 7th Bavarians in which Bruce Bairnsfaher took part

Background imageHabit Collection: The Russian Mountains, Les Montagnes Russes, Paris, 1812

The Russian Mountains, Les Montagnes Russes, Paris, 1812
Fashionable couple at the Russian Mountains rollercoaster, Les Montagnes Russes a Belleville, built in 1812. (The first switchback, Year VII, 1799). Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageHabit Collection: Woman in English-style dress, era of Marie Antoinette

Woman in English-style dress, era of Marie Antoinette
Woman in English-style dress with laced bodice, era of Marie Antoinette. Robe a l Anglaise le corpsage lace par derriere. Copperplate etching by Auguste Etienne Guillaumot from Costumes et coiffures

Background imageHabit Collection: Princess Alice of Greece with her granddaughter, Dorothea

Princess Alice of Greece with her granddaughter, Dorothea
Princess Andrew of Greece (1885-1969), formerly Princess Alice of Battenberg, kissing her granddaughter, Princess Dorothea of Hesse-Cassel, the daughter of her fourth daughter, Princess Sophie

Background imageHabit Collection: Mariana of Austria (1634-1696). Queen of Spain

Mariana of Austria (1634-1696). Queen of Spain, wife of Philip IV. Second half of 17th century. History Museum. Madrid. Spain. (On loan, Prado Museum, Madrid)

Background imageHabit Collection: Procession of Our Lady of Grace in the Cebada Square

Procession of Our Lady of Grace in the Cebada Square (Madrid), circa 1741, by Manuel de Chozas (18th century). History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Procession of Our Lady of Grace in the Cebada Square, Madrid

Procession of Our Lady of Grace in the Cebada Square, Madrid
Procession of Our Lady of Grace in the Cebada Square (Madrid), circa 1741, by Manuel de Chozas (18th century). History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: The Communion of Saint Theresa of Avila, circa 1670

The Communion of Saint Theresa of Avila, circa 1670
Juan Martin Cabezalero (1633-1673). Spanish Baroque painter. The Communion of Saint Theresa of Avila, circa 1670. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Lawrence, circa 1640-1645 by Bernardo Cavallino

Saint Lawrence, circa 1640-1645 by Bernardo Cavallino
Saint Lawrence. Portrait by Bernardo Cavallino (1616-1654), circa 1640-1645. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Ferdinand VII wearing the Habit of the Order of Charles III

Ferdinand VII wearing the Habit of the Order of Charles III
Ferdinand VII (1784-1833). King of Spain. Ferdinand VII wearing the Habit of the Order of Charles III, by Vicente Lopez Portana (1772-1850), circa 1808. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617), circa 1670

Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617), circa 1670
Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617). Christian mystical religious, member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic. Portrait by Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), circa 1670. Detail

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School

Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School
Master of the Parral (active 1480-1500). Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School, about 1480-1490. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), 1577-1580, by El Greco

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), 1577-1580, by El Greco
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). Founder of the Franciscan Order. Portrait by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopulos) (1541-1614), 1577-1580. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490

Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490
Master of the Parral (active 1480-1500). Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHabit Collection: Victorian scrap, young woman taking snuff

Victorian scrap, young woman taking snuff Date: 19th century



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