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Mountainous Collection

Background imageMountainous Collection: La Corse travel poster

La Corse travel poster
Travel poster advertising the island of Corsica and depicting a hilltop village

Background imageMountainous Collection: The Geography of Iceland

The Geography of Iceland
The peaks of mountains and volcanoes in Iceland depicted in this fascinating postcard. Featured is the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano (just to the left of the erupting Hekla Volcano - centre left)

Background imageMountainous Collection: A Grey Day - Laura Knight

A Grey Day - Laura Knight
Two adventureurous women on a rocky hillside, resting and relaxing under the tranquil but unimaginative sky

Background imageMountainous Collection: Blowing an Alpenhorn, Switzerland

Blowing an Alpenhorn, Switzerland
A Swiss alphorn (alpenhorn, alpine horn or labrophone) player. The instrument consists of a natural wooden horn with a cup-shaped mouthpiece is used by mountain dwellers in Switzerland

Background imageMountainous Collection: Winter sunrise over isolated cottage with Barn Owl

Winter sunrise over isolated cottage with Barn Owl
The weak yellow light of the winter sun rising over a desolate snowy scene surrounding a solitary farmhouse. A landing barn owl has been added to the border framing the scene

Background imageMountainous Collection: Fox Hunting party, Newlands, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria

Fox Hunting party, Newlands, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
A spectacular real photographic postcard showing a Fox Hunting party at Newlands, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, standing on the edge of a dramatic valley. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Annotated postcard showing Lake District Peaks

Annotated postcard showing Lake District Peaks, Cumbria - Crummock, Honister Crag, Whiteless Pike, High Stile and Buttermere all feature. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Italian unification (1859-1924). Castelfidardo battle. Papal

Italian unification (1859-1924). Castelfidardo battle. Papal troops were defeated. Engraving. L Illustration (1860). Colored

Background imageMountainous Collection: Map of Yugoslavia by G. H. Davis

Map of Yugoslavia by G. H. Davis
Map of Yugoslavia, Britains latest ally in the Second World War: her defensive mountains and valleys. Mountainous Yugoslavia, her valleys and airfields. Date: 1941

Background imageMountainous Collection: Glen of Weeping, Glencoe, Scotland

Glen of Weeping, Glencoe, Scotland
Glen of Weeping - Glen Coe - a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies in the southern part of the Lochaber committee area of Highland Council, and was formerly part of the county of Argyll

Background imageMountainous Collection: Social / Bolivia Postman

Social / Bolivia Postman
In the mountainous terrain of Bolivia, a rural postman uses mules to carry the mails

Background imageMountainous Collection: Highest Viaduct on the Kalka-Shimla Railway

Highest Viaduct on the Kalka-Shimla Railway
The Highest Viaduct on the Kalka-Shimla Railway - a narrow gauge railway in North-West India travelling along a mostly mountainous route. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Aiguille Varaus, Haute Savoie

Aiguille Varaus, Haute Savoie
A painting of a mountainous rocky peak under swirling, stormy clouds, seen from the base. Date: circa 1923

Background imageMountainous Collection: Desolate

Desolate
A landscape etching of some mountainous cliff faces, swathed in both shadow and sunlight. Date: circa 1919

Background imageMountainous Collection: The Ridge

The Ridge
A landscape pen and ink and watercolour drawing of a broad ridge in a mountainous valley. Date: circa 1919

Background imageMountainous Collection: Flora Of The Fells

Flora Of The Fells
A landscape oil painting of the Fells, displaying a mountainous background, which leads to a circular, serene lake, which highlights the side profile of a young woman

Background imageMountainous Collection: The Morskie Oko Lake by Aleksander Mroczkowski (1850-1927)

The Morskie Oko Lake by Aleksander Mroczkowski (1850-1927)
Aleksander Mroczkowski (1850-1927). Polish painter. The Morskie Oko Lake. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageMountainous Collection: Persia, Tehran. Panoramic of the city and Elburz mountains

Persia, Tehran. Panoramic of the city and Elburz mountains
Persia, Tehran. Panoramic of the city and Elburz mountain range. Engraving by Ales. Panorama Universal. History of Persia, 1851. Date: 2018

Background imageMountainous Collection: San Gottardo-solo

San Gottardo-solo
Landscape oil painting of San Gottardo, Asolo, a town in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, known for its mountainous setting. Date: circa 1931

Background imageMountainous Collection: San Gottardo, Asolo

San Gottardo, Asolo
Landscape oil painting of San Gottardo, Asolo, a town in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, known for its mountainous setting. Date: circa 1930

Background imageMountainous Collection: English Army on the march to Magdala, Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

English Army on the march to Magdala, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), Abyssinian War (a rescue mission for the recovery of hostages). British forces took three months to advance across mountainous terrain

Background imageMountainous Collection: Canadian Mounties - To Maintain the Law by Arthur Heming

Canadian Mounties - To Maintain the Law by Arthur Heming
Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, commonly known as " Mounties", riding through the Rockies in Canada on horseback, the terrain making motorcycles redundant

Background imageMountainous Collection: Village of Newcastle in the Mountains of Jamaica, Caribbean

Village of Newcastle in the Mountains of Jamaica, Caribbean Date: 1909

Background imageMountainous Collection: Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando CC-CDH

Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando CC-CDH
Curtiss-Wright C-46D-10-CU Commando CC-CDH (msn 32940), of Alfa Chile at Miami International Airport, with a RANSA (Rutas Aereas Nacionales SA) Boeing 377 in the background

Background imageMountainous Collection: Hiker with Binoculars Date: 1937

Hiker with Binoculars Date: 1937

Background imageMountainous Collection: Passo Pordoi (Pordoi Pass) - Col de Lana - Dolomites, Italy

Passo Pordoi (Pordoi Pass) - Col de Lana - Dolomites, Italy Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Banff, Alberta, Canada - Rocky Mountains

Banff, Alberta, Canada - Rocky Mountains - Lakes in the Clouds. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMountainous Collection: THE PYRENEES 1930S

THE PYRENEES 1930S
A breathtaking view of the snowy French Pyrenees, taken near Superbagneres. Date: 1930s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Bolivian Postman

Bolivian Postman
In the mountainous terrain of Bolivia, a rural postman uses mules to carry the mails. Date: circa 1900

Background imageMountainous Collection: The road between Bala and Lake Vyrnwy, Snowdonia

The road between Bala and Lake Vyrnwy, Snowdonia
A man walks down the mountain road in the Snowdonia National Park between Bala Lake and Lake Vyrnwy looking towards crags of Gallt Ceiniogau, Gwynedd. North Wales. April 1988 Date: 1988

Background imageMountainous Collection: The monastery of Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain

The monastery of Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain
Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain - perched in a quite remarkable position. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMountainous Collection: The Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland, Hotel Bellevue - Jungfrau

The Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland, Hotel Bellevue - Jungfrau
The Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass, situated below and between the Eiger and Lauberhorn peaks in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Rif War - French-Moroccan Machine Guns in Atlas Mountains

Rif War - French-Moroccan Machine Guns in Atlas Mountains
Rif War - French-Moroccan Machine Gun post in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. The Rif War was an armed conflict fought during the first half of the 1920s between the colonial power Spain

Background imageMountainous Collection: Saudi Arabia - Mountains near Abha

Saudi Arabia - Mountains near Abha Date: 1976

Background imageMountainous Collection: Arnaut soldier, Ottoman Empire

Arnaut soldier, Ottoman Empire
An Arnaut Soldier, viewed from the rear, with a musket slung over his shoulder. He carries a tobacco pipe with a very long stem in his right hand

Background imageMountainous Collection: Large Red deer stag and mountainous woodland landscape

Large Red deer stag and mountainous woodland landscape
A light, atmospheric view of mountains seen through the green silhouettes of fir trees on the lower slopes. A male red deer stag has been set into the border framing this picture

Background imageMountainous Collection: REPUBLICA OF ALBANIA. SHKODRA (SCUTARI). General view from R

REPUBLICA OF ALBANIA. SHKODRA (SCUTARI). General view from Rozafa castle

Background imageMountainous Collection: Flag of the Republic of Montenegro

Flag of the Republic of Montenegro. Kotor

Background imageMountainous Collection: Tuscan Villa, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan Villa, Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is a region in central Italy. The regional capital is Florence. Date: 1918

Background imageMountainous Collection: Val Formazza, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy

Val Formazza, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy
The Val Formazza is the northernmost valley of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont. Date: 1918

Background imageMountainous Collection: Vietnam - Hmong Husband and wife - Lao Cai - Chinese border

Vietnam - Hmong Husband and wife - Lao Cai - Chinese border
Hmong Husband and wife from Lao Cai - a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMountainous Collection: Monte to Funchal Wicker Toboggan - Madeira, Portugal

Monte to Funchal Wicker Toboggan - Madeira, Portugal
Wicker Toboggan transportation from the mountainous village of Monte, Island of Madeira, Portugal down to the Capital, Funchal

Background imageMountainous Collection: LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519). Codex Leicester

LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519). Codex Leicester or Codex Hammer (1508-1510). Mountains. Renaissance art. Drawing

Background imageMountainous Collection: Cliff face

Cliff face
Study of a rocky cliff face in the mountains. A small cottage is dwarfed by the landscape

Background imageMountainous Collection: Gentiana Verna (Spring Gentian)

Gentiana Verna (Spring Gentian), a perennial plant of the Gentianaceae family. The flowers are a vivid blue

Background imageMountainous Collection: A Sunset Fantasy landscape

A Sunset Fantasy landscape
A sunset Fantasy landscape, with two birds of prey (Peregrine Falcons?) swooping across a landscape of high peaks, a still sea and enveloping mists against the descending

Background imageMountainous Collection: Fantasy Landscape - Geese flying over snowy scene

Fantasy Landscape - Geese flying over snowy scene
A gaggle of geese flying through the pale misty light over a lake, with snow-covered peaks dominating the background beyond a row of pine trees. Airbrush painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageMountainous Collection: Bald Eagle and Mountain scenery

Bald Eagle and Mountain scenery
A bald eagle is set into the border framing this light, atmospheric view of mountains, seen through the green silhouettes of fir trees on the lower slopes. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith



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