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Background imageHearth Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imageHearth Collection: A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy

A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy
Bonzo finds that sharing life with the household cat bears out the old phrase - a cat-and-dog life. Bonzo, the cartoon canine creation of artist George Studdy in The Sketch

Background imageHearth Collection: Little girl with dog by Muriel Dawson

Little girl with dog by Muriel Dawson
Little girl in pink pyjamas standing in front of a fireplace with a white dog, by Muriel Dawson. circa 1920s

Background imageHearth Collection: Curius Dentatus refusing bribes from Samnites

Curius Dentatus refusing bribes from Samnites
Manius Curius Dentatus, Roman consul and plebeian hero, though living on turnips, refuses bribes from the Samnites. He is noted for ending the Samnite War

Background imageHearth Collection: Lambert Simnel working in the Royal Kitchens

Lambert Simnel working in the Royal Kitchens
Lambert Simnel (circa 1477circa 1525) - pretender to the throne of England. His claim to be Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, in 1487 threatened the newly-established reign of King Henry VII

Background imageHearth Collection: King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes

King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes
One popular legend from the life of Alfred the Great (849-899 AD), originating from 12th century chronicles, tells how after fleeing to the Somerset Levels

Background imageHearth 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 imageHearth Collection: WW2 - The Kindled Hearth

WW2 - The Kindled Hearth
A wartime children's short story illustration of a British military man and woman conversing beside a car. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHearth Collection: Hampton Court Palace - Cardinal Wolsey's Kitchen

Hampton Court Palace - Cardinal Wolsey's Kitchen
Hampton Court Palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames - Cardinal Wolsey's Kitchen. The building of the palace began in 1514 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Background imageHearth Collection: The labours of the XII months set out in new pictures and old proverbs

The labours of the XII months set out in new pictures and old proverbs. Illustration from the English Illustrated Magazine featuring a mummer arriving at a home on a cold December night while a

Background imageHearth Collection: Arthur George Morrison (1863 - 1945), English writer and journalist known for his

Arthur George Morrison (1863 - 1945), English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in Londons East End, and for his detective stories

Background imageHearth Collection: Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853 - 1931), writer, pictured in a charming Arts

Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853 - 1931), writer, pictured in a charming Arts and Crafts room at his home in Wimbledon. Part of a series in The Tatler of photographs of literary figures at home

Background imageHearth Collection: Historical views of Portugal

Historical views of Portugal. Catholic kneeling before a statue of a saint 79, peasant threshing corn with oxen 80 and view of the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 81

Background imageHearth Collection: Medieval knight in armour on horseback lost in a forest

Medieval knight in armour on horseback lost in a forest at night. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from The Tournament, or Days of Chivalry, William Sams

Background imageHearth Collection: Man suffering from gout greeted painfully by a sailor

Man suffering from gout greeted painfully by a sailor
Man suffering from painful gout in his limbs greeted by a muscular sailor with a strong handshake and a stamp on the foot. Miseries Personal

Background imageHearth Collection: Man and woman lost in the countryside in a night storm

Man and woman lost in the countryside in a night storm with a servant holding a lantern. Miseries of the Country. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageHearth Collection: Passengers slipping and falling into the river mud

Passengers slipping and falling into the river mud when debarking from a rowboat. Miseries Miscellaneous. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageHearth Collection: English gentleman carried in a sedan chair for an election

English gentleman carried in a sedan chair for an election
English gentleman carried in a sedan chair through the rotten borough of Grapple Town during an election for parliament. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson

Background imageHearth Collection: Sunday service in an country church, Regency Era

Sunday service in an country church, Regency Era
Sunday service in an country church with lord of the manor in front pew, preacher in the pulpit, and band in the balcony. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson

Background imageHearth Collection: Father Time showing men and women scenes from life

Father Time showing men and women scenes from life
Allegorical illustration of Father Time with scythe, globe and hourglass showing men and women scenes from life. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson

Background imageHearth Collection: Irish gentleman riding a cow in a rowboat on the canal

Irish gentleman riding a cow in a rowboat on the canal in Dublin. Brian Boru Esq. proclaim d the winner of the Boat-race for a Cow

Background imageHearth Collection: Farmers and hunters in ancient Germanic peoples

Farmers and hunters in ancient Germanic peoples. Hunters wear short woven tunics, the farmers are naked apart from a short cape. The farmers hold a hoe and jug. From Philipp Kluvers Germania Antiqua

Background imageHearth Collection: Group of promenaders on the Spianata, Barcelona, 1806

Group of promenaders on the Spianata, Barcelona, 1806
View of a group of promenaders on the Spianata, Barcelona, 1806. Strollers include Catalonian women in veils and mantillas, a monk, a soldier in bicorn, children

Background imageHearth Collection: Frontispiece with skeleton of death seated with scythe

Frontispiece with skeleton of death seated with scythe and globe. Vignettes of death attacking a baby, an invalid, a glutton and a drunkard

Background imageHearth Collection: Visitors in Pelisses

Visitors in Pelisses
Guests at a fashionable salon, all wearing extravagent fur-lined clothes, jackets, dresses and pelisses. By the early 19th century, fur lined and trimmed cloaks, coats and jackets were all the rage

Background imageHearth Collection: Section through a dome-shaped Lapp (Sami) house

Section through a dome-shaped Lapp (Sami) house
Section through a dome-shaped Lapp (Sami) fishermens house, with hearth in centre. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre and Stanghi from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageHearth Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise nursing

Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise nursing
Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Marie Louise nursing their first son Napoleon Francois Charles Joseph Bonaparte, King of Rome, 1811

Background imageHearth Collection: Advert, Jones & Campbell, Ironfounders, Larbert, Scotland

Advert, Jones & Campbell, Ironfounders, Larbert, Scotland
Advert for Jones & Campbell, Ironfounders, Larbert, Scotland. 1905

Background imageHearth Collection: Advert, J E Gibson & Co, Fireplaces, Falkirk, Scotland

Advert, J E Gibson & Co, Fireplaces, Falkirk, Scotland
Advert for J E Gibson & Co, British Fireplaces, Falkirk, Scotland. 1905

Background imageHearth Collection: Fireplace, Banqueting Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Fireplace, Banqueting Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Fireplace in the Banqueting Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, dating back to 1163. Date: circa 1905

Background imageHearth Collection: Fireplaces, Hearths, Grates and Kerbs

Fireplaces, Hearths, Grates and Kerbs. 19th century

Background imageHearth Collection: Turkish man making coffee on the hearth in small cups. Date: 1866

Turkish man making coffee on the hearth in small cups. Date: 1866

Background imageHearth Collection: Popping Corn in Hearth Date: 1948

Popping Corn in Hearth Date: 1948

Background imageHearth Collection: Elderly Couple on Christmas Morn

Elderly Couple on Christmas Morn

Background imageHearth Collection: LIGHTING THE FIRE

LIGHTING THE FIRE
A woman, perhaps a maid, lights a fire in the grate early in the morning Date: 1895

Background imageHearth Collection: FRENCH BOURGEOIS FAMILY

FRENCH BOURGEOIS FAMILY
Papa with his journal, mama with her sewing, the two older girls practising duets, the youngsters playing with the cat - while a log burns cheerfully in the hearth Date: 1897

Background imageHearth Collection: OPEN FIREPLACE (WALSH)

OPEN FIREPLACE (WALSH)
An open fireplace with metal screen, ornate mantelshelf, fender and fire tools - the archetypal Victorian hearth Date: 1873

Background imageHearth Collection: FIREMAN

FIREMAN
London characters: Man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward, and with a coal fire burning in every hearth, the FIREMAN is all too often called to cope with it. Date: circa 1870

Background imageHearth Collection: FRENCH FAMILY IN SALON

FRENCH FAMILY IN SALON
Papa with his journal, mama with her sewing, the two older girls practising duets, the youngsters playing with the cat - while a log burns cheerfully in the hearth Date: 1897

Background imageHearth Collection: DENIS PAPIN & KETTLE DENIS PAPIN & KETTLE

DENIS PAPIN & KETTLE DENIS PAPIN & KETTLE
DENIS PAPIN French pioneer of the steam engine, who formulated his theories in just the way Watt did, by watching a kettle steaming in the hearth Date: 1647? - 1712

Background imageHearth Collection: HESTIA / TOOKE

HESTIA / TOOKE
The virgin goddess of the hearth, custodian of the sacred fire brought by Aeneas from Troy, and served by the Vestal Virgins

Background imageHearth Collection: HESTIA / VESTA

HESTIA / VESTA
The Greek-Roman virgin goddess of the hearth, custodian of the sacred fire which Aeneas brought to Rome from Troy and which must never go out, lest a great calamity should occur

Background imageHearth Collection: Model dwelling of working class 1900

Model dwelling of working class 1900
Interior of a working class home, at the beginning of the 20th century. Date: 1900

Background imageHearth Collection: The Bottle, 1 -- Cruikshank

The Bottle, 1 -- Cruikshank
A workmans home, with father and mother at the table, a little maid serving them, and their two young children at a tiny table in front of the hearth. Ominously, the father is holding a bottle

Background imageHearth Collection: The Cricket & the Hearth

The Cricket & the Hearth
Artists interpretation of Mr & Mrs Perrybingle in their caravan from The Cricket & the Hearth by Charles Dickens. Artist: Charles Brock. Date: 1908

Background imageHearth Collection: Open Hearth Furnaces, National Tube Co. Lorain, Ohio, USA

Open Hearth Furnaces, National Tube Co. Lorain, Ohio, USA Date: circa 1906

Background imageHearth Collection: Stepped Art Deco fireplace 1936

Stepped Art Deco fireplace 1936
Stepped Art Deco fireplace in two dull mottled coloured tiles with raised hearth, more for the bedroom. Date: 1936

Background imageHearth Collection: Art Deco fireplace 1936

Art Deco fireplace 1936
Dull mottle tiles with plain vertical pattern to the side and a Art Deco centre. Date: 1936



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