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Lion Collection

Background imageLion Collection: MGM LION

MGM LION
Recording Leo the Lions famous roar for MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) Studios

Background imageLion Collection: WWI Poster, The Empire Needs Men

WWI Poster, The Empire Needs Men
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, design by Arthur Wardle (1864-1949), The Empire Needs Men! Enlist Now. Depicting a lion and cubs, representing Britain and her Empire. Date: 1915

Background imageLion Collection: Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines

Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines
Lions and Dead Quagga, Vultures and Adjutants, Zululand, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (3 of 5) Date: 1874

Background imageLion Collection: Royal Coat of Arms

Royal Coat of Arms
The royal coat of arms of Queen Victoria

Background imageLion Collection: The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max

The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max
The Lions Bride - a painting by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (18401915) was a Prague-born Austrian painter. The scene was depicted in motion picture form as an hommage in the Gloria Swanson film

Background imageLion Collection: African Lioness - close up of female

African Lioness - close up of female (Panthera leo)

Background imageLion Collection: Lion Leads in Jutland

Lion Leads in Jutland
HMS Lion leads the battle- cruisers into the fray at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageLion Collection: Lucerne / Lion Sculpture

Lucerne / Lion Sculpture
Lucerne: the lion sculpture

Background imageLion Collection: Poster advertising the Transvaal Castle cruise ship

Poster advertising the Transvaal Castle cruise ship, sailing from England to South Africa with frequent connections from New York via the Cunard Line

Background imageLion Collection: Folklore / Gryphon

Folklore / Gryphon
Gryphus, or Greiff, classified by Johnstone as a bird because it has the head and wings of an eagle, despite having the body of a lion

Background imageLion Collection: British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1

British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1
Two British battle cruisers at sea, HMS Tiger (left) and HMS Lion (right), at sea during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageLion Collection: Spanish Armada - Golden Lion attacks Santa Ana

Spanish Armada - Golden Lion attacks Santa Ana
An Armada episode, the Golden Lion attacking the Santa Ana of the Spanish Armada on 25 July 1588. Date: 1588

Background imageLion Collection: The Central Powers of WWI

The Central Powers of WWI
With United Forces (the motto of Emperor Franz Josef I) - patriotic depiction of the Central Powers of WWI - Germany, Turkey and Austro-Hungary

Background imageLion Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion

Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion made in Japan for the Chinese market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageLion Collection: Poster, Sir Robert Fossetts Circus and Zoo

Poster, Sir Robert Fossetts Circus and Zoo, featuring lions and an elephant. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageLion Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageLion Collection: Trades union membership certificate

Trades union membership certificate
A trades union membership certificate for the United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, with Defence and Defiance as their motto

Background imageLion Collection: HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1
Scene during the Battle of Jutland, in the North Sea near Denmark, during the First World War, showing the British battlecruiser HMS Lion being hit on the Q turret

Background imageLion Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, Robot and lion

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, Robot and lion
Testing a robot for a space mission by having it fight a lion - a scene from J Schlassels To the Moon by proxy Date: 1928

Background imageLion Collection: Venetian Galley 1570

Venetian Galley 1570
A Venetian Galley (Galleas) at the time of the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

Background imageLion Collection: Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis

Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis
A sleeping lion and lioness. (panthera leo)

Background imageLion Collection: Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian Writing
1. Cat cuts off serpent head 2. Ani and his wife, Tutu, adoring the scarab-headed god Khepera on the Solar Bark 3. The god Atum in Solar Bark 4. Couchant lion on pedestal

Background imageLion Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageLion Collection: Advert, William Teacher & Sons, Whisky, Scotland

Advert, William Teacher & Sons, Whisky, Scotland
Advert for William Teacher & Sons, Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders and Exporters, Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 1905

Background imageLion Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) (1/4). Date: circa 1911

Background imageLion Collection: SRI LANKA. ANURADHAPURA. Sigiriya. Sigiriya Rock

SRI LANKA. ANURADHAPURA. Sigiriya. Sigiriya Rock. The stairway above the Lion Gate

Background imageLion Collection: Le Strange Coat of Arms

Le Strange Coat of Arms
An elaborate coat of arms for the Stigleman Le Strange family of Hunstanton, Norfolk, UK

Background imageLion Collection: Circus Poster / Polito s

Circus Poster / Polito s
A poster for Politos Menagerie advertising a horned horse (or nilghau), a zebra, an elephant and a fully grown lion!

Background imageLion Collection: Mycenae - the Lion Gate

Mycenae - the Lion Gate
The Lion Gate at Mycenae. This early citadel was extensively excavated in the mid 19th century by Schliemann, who dug the Royal shaft graves, finding many treasures

Background imageLion Collection: Zulu War Britannia 1879

Zulu War Britannia 1879
British Imperialism symbolically represented at the time of the Zulu War

Background imageLion Collection: Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar

Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar Gate). 575 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageLion Collection: Norfolk Broads - River Thurne

Norfolk Broads - River Thurne
A sign by the windmill points the way to the Lion Hotel on the River Thurne, Norfolk. The sailing boat on the broad certainly seems keen to get home for supper! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLion Collection: Pyramus & Thisbe

Pyramus & Thisbe
Babylonian maiden Thisbe has assignation with Pyramus but flees from lion; he finds her bloody veil, cries Can this be Thisbe ? stabs him- self, she arrives, does same

Background imageLion Collection: Lion & Unicorn Pavilion

Lion & Unicorn Pavilion
The Lion and Unicorn Pavilion at the South Bank Exhibition, containing exhibits on the use of the English language, growth of British parliamentary government, etc

Background imageLion Collection: Advert / Wrights Soap

Advert / Wrights Soap
Wrights Coal Tar Soap: Britains Might is (W)right

Background imageLion Collection: Bonzo - Bostocks remarkable Sea lion

Bonzo - Bostocks remarkable Sea lion
Bonzo a remarkable performing Sea Lion at Bostock and Wombwells Travelling Circus - pictures with trainer Zetta Hills Date: circa 1926

Background imageLion Collection: Rhinos attack a Lion

Rhinos attack a Lion
Curse of the Great White Rhino. Two rhinos charge and attack a Lion. Pen and Ink (with wash) preliminary sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageLion Collection: A family of lions

A family of lions
Watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith of a family of lions in sub-Saharan Africa

Background imageLion Collection: Odysseus & Tame Animals

Odysseus & Tame Animals
Odysseus and his men are amazed by a group of strangely tame wild animals - a lion licks Eurylochuss foot. Circe has cast a spell on them

Background imageLion Collection: Five Monkeys

Five Monkeys
Five types of monkey: Ursine Howler, White-Headed Capuchin, Squirrel Monkey, Marikina or Lion Monkey, and Lemur

Background imageLion Collection: Orion Star Map

Orion Star Map
Orion, giant hunter, clubbing a lion. Being slain by Diana, he was made one of the constellations and is supposed to be attended with stormy weather

Background imageLion Collection: Assyrian Lion Hunt

Assyrian Lion Hunt
Ancient Assyrian wall panel of alabaster, probably painted originally in colour. Symbolical design expressing the conquest of the lion

Background imageLion Collection: Alice: lion and Unicorn

Alice: lion and Unicorn
LION AND UNICORN Alice with the Lion and the Unicorn - and a plum cake

Background imageLion Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageLion Collection: Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World)

Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World). Date: 20th century

Background imageLion Collection: Belfort, France - La Place d armes, l Hotel de Ville, Castle

Belfort, France - La Place d armes, l Hotel de Ville, Castle and Lion of Belfort sculpture by Frederic Bartholdi. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLion Collection: St Mark / Evangelist / Royau

St Mark / Evangelist / Royau
SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST keeps a lion in his study to stop people interrupting him whiles writing his book

Background imageLion Collection: Egyptian Art. Temple of Kom Ombo. Sekhmet, the lion-headed g

Egyptian Art. Temple of Kom Ombo. Sekhmet, the lion-headed g
Egyptian Art. Temple of Kom Ombo. Ptolemaic Dynasty. 2nd century B.C. Dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Haroeris



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