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Quill Collection

Background imageQuill Collection: Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman

Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman is an humorous illustration of a Judge sitting in the courtroom balancing a feather or quill on his nose

Background imageQuill Collection: Supermarine test pilots at High Post Aerodrome in March?

Supermarine test pilots at High Post Aerodrome in March?
Supermarine test pilots at High Post Aerodrome in March 1946: From left: Flt Lt P. Wigley DFC, Sqn Ldr W.J.G. Morgan DFC, Lt Cdr Jeffrey K. Quill AFC, Chief Test Pilot; Flt Lt Leslie R

Background imageQuill Collection: Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Engraving. Colored

Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Engraving. Colored
Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Spanish friar of DIscalced Carmelite Order. Engraving. Colored

Background imageQuill Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART the Austrian composer playing the harpsichord

Background imageQuill Collection: Shakespeares Bees by Pauline Baynes

Shakespeares Bees by Pauline Baynes
William Shakespeare, lost in thought, and inspired by a swarm of honey bees as he writes Henry V

Background imageQuill Collection: Duns Scotus (1266-1308). Philosopher-theologians. Scriptum q

Duns Scotus (1266-1308). Philosopher-theologians. Scriptum q
Duns Scotus (1266-1308). Philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages. Scholasticism school. Scriptum quartum a Joanne Duns Scoto super quarto sententiarum editum. Edit, 1517

Background imageQuill Collection: Hand and Quill Pen

Hand and Quill Pen
Writing with a quill pen

Background imageQuill Collection: Rene Descartes at Desk

Rene Descartes at Desk
RENE DESCARTES French Mathematician and Philosopher. Attempted to unify all knowledge as the product of clear reasoning from self-evident premises

Background imageQuill Collection: Wa Mozart Silhouette

Wa Mozart Silhouette
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Silhouette of the Austrian composer at the piano

Background imageQuill Collection: Saint Brigid Writing

Saint Brigid Writing
SAINT BRIGID Irish abbess, depicted receiving help with her writing from an angel

Background imageQuill Collection: John Bunyan / In Prison

John Bunyan / In Prison
JOHN BUNYAN English preacher and writer, writing in prison

Background imageQuill Collection: The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede
THE VENERABLE BEDE Anglo-Saxon scholar, historian and theologian

Background imageQuill Collection: Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas
THOMAS AQUINAS Italian theologian

Background imageQuill Collection: Monk Copyists

Monk Copyists
John Mielot, author of Miracles de Notre Dame using a quill and a scraping knife in a monestary library

Background imageQuill Collection: Martin Luther

Martin Luther
MARTIN LUTHER German religious reformer

Background imageQuill Collection: Woman Writing at Desk

Woman Writing at Desk
A French young lady is writing a letter at her desk with a quill-pen. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageQuill Collection: HOGARTH / THE BENCH

HOGARTH / THE BENCH
The difference between character and caricature. The central figure is Sir John Willes, Chief Justice, lecher and scourge of rioters

Background imageQuill Collection: Henry Irving - Richelieu

Henry Irving - Richelieu
Henry Irving in the role of Cardinal Richelieu in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Date: 1873

Background imageQuill Collection: DUNSTAN WRITING(STRUTT)

DUNSTAN WRITING(STRUTT)
DUNSTAN Archbishop of Canterbury English prelate writing with a quill pen Date: 12th century

Background imageQuill Collection: Robert Graves / Morgan

Robert Graves / Morgan
ROBERT RANKE GRAVES British poet, novelist and critic, with a reference to his autobiography, " Goodbye To All That"

Background imageQuill Collection: Zola / Leandre / Rire 1897

Zola / Leandre / Rire 1897
EMILE ZOLA French novelist, exhausted after writing his novel Paris, which was published the following year

Background imageQuill Collection: Successful Money Lender

Successful Money Lender
A successful money lender caresses his bulging money bags. Coins lie scattered across the table. A freshly drawn up loan contract is at his elbow

Background imageQuill Collection: John Bunyan in Prison writing The Pilgrims Progress

John Bunyan in Prison writing The Pilgrims Progress
John Bunyan (1628-1688) - English writer and Puritan preacher - writing The Pilgrims Progress during his twelve-year imprisonment (between 1661 and 1672)

Background imageQuill Collection: Colour Magazine Thoughts And Opinions

Colour Magazine Thoughts And Opinions
An illustrative page header for a number of issues of Colour Magazine, for their thoughts and opinions page. It shows a man squiring ink on the left, which sends an artistic trail

Background imageQuill Collection: J. J. Morgan

J. J. Morgan
A portrait painting of an author, J. J. Morgan, sat in a study with a quill in his hand, wearing a blue dressing gown. Date: circa 1917

Background imageQuill Collection: Fashion Plate

Fashion Plate
An illustration for a coloured fashion plate, showing a seated woman at her desk, with a quill and card. The room has a significant pink theme with the walls, footstool, waste paper bin

Background imageQuill Collection: Manuel Roda y Arrieta (1706/1707-1782), 1765, by Batoni

Manuel Roda y Arrieta (1706/1707-1782), 1765, by Batoni
Manuel Roda y Arrieta (1706/1707-1782). Spanish politician. Founder of the History Academy. Portrait by Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787), 1765. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain

Background imageQuill Collection: Poster, Desmoulins for good quality shoes, 11 Rue Thiers. Date: 1912

Poster, Desmoulins for good quality shoes, 11 Rue Thiers. Date: 1912

Background imageQuill Collection: Manufacture of Ostrich Feathers - Women Curlers 1907

Manufacture of Ostrich Feathers - Women Curlers 1907
The last treatment was having its locks curled. Using a blunt knife the women workers curl the plumes some reaching the length of about ten feet

Background imageQuill Collection: Manufacture of Ostrich Feathers - Joining feathers 1907

Manufacture of Ostrich Feathers - Joining feathers 1907
Edwardian women sitting along a table, using a sharp knife they cut and trim the quill thin and flat, so the colourful feathers can be glued together. Date: 1907

Background imageQuill Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). nd International

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). nd International Congress of Writers, held in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia in 1937. Poster by Ramon Gaya. SPAIN. Salamanca. Archivo Historico Nacional

Background imageQuill Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). El socialismo

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). El socialismo es la humanidad superada (Socialism is Humanity that Has Got Better), Poster of the Valencian Socialist Federation designed by J. Barreira. SPAIN

Background imageQuill Collection: MARBLE TOMB/GOZO/MALTA

MARBLE TOMB/GOZO/MALTA
A representation of Death adorns this elaborate marble tomb cover in the Cathedral in Victoria (Rabat) on Gozo, part of the Maltese archipelago Date: 2005

Background imageQuill Collection: Small circular gift tag - original artwork - RSVP

Small circular gift tag - original artwork - RSVP - Inkpot and feather pen. Date: circa 1937

Background imageQuill Collection: Comic birthday postcard, Little girl writing greetings

Comic birthday postcard, Little girl writing greetings Date: 20th century

Background imageQuill Collection: Photograph of Quill Tavern, Putney (Old), London

Photograph of Quill Tavern, Putney (Old), London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageQuill Collection: Photograph of Quill Tavern, Putney (New), London

Photograph of Quill Tavern, Putney (New), London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageQuill Collection: Trades in Norfolk, Regency England. Barley, turnips and game

Trades in Norfolk, Regency England. Barley, turnips and game. Farm laborers on a straw bail after a barley harvest 34, sheep eating turnips 35, and hunter poaching for game rabbits 36

Background imageQuill Collection: Christopher Columbus exploring the West Indies

Christopher Columbus exploring the West Indies
Portrait of Christopher Columbus 1, Columbuss first landing on San Salvador (Bahamas) 2, and Columbus dining with a Taino chieftain or Cacique on Hispaniola 3

Background imageQuill Collection: Remains of Winchester Palace in 1800

Remains of Winchester Palace in 1800
South remains of Winchester House, Southwark. The Winchester Palace was built in the 12th century and burnt down in 1814. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members

Background imageQuill Collection: Albino African man and woman

Albino African man and woman with axe, bow and arrows. White Negroes. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Smellies translation of Count Georges Buffons History of the Earth

Background imageQuill Collection: Two men falling off their horses after showing off

Two men falling off their horses after showing off. Showing Off. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson to accompany Reverend James Beresfords Miseries of Human

Background imageQuill Collection: Quill moss or false fern moss, Cyathophorum bulbosum

Quill moss or false fern moss, Cyathophorum bulbosum, native to Australia. Leskea pennata, Hookeria pennata. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario

Background imageQuill Collection: Skeletons of extinct dinosaurs Ichthyosaurus

Skeletons of extinct dinosaurs Ichthyosaurus communis 1 and Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus 2. Ittiosauro comune, Plesiosauro dolicodeiro

Background imageQuill Collection: Skeleton of death aiming a dart at a young woman praying

Skeleton of death aiming a dart at a young woman praying
Skeleton of death aiming a dart at a young woman kneeling in prayer before bed. Death and Juvenile Piety. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Joshua Gleadah after an illustration by Benedictus

Background imageQuill Collection: Norman funeral, chapel and equipment

Norman funeral, chapel and equipment: a Norman funeral rite 278, Norman chapel with altar 279, umbrella 280, quintaine 281, quill pen and inkwell 282, knife and scabbard 283, key 284

Background imageQuill Collection: Lady and her gentleman caller writing

Lady and her gentleman caller writing and reading in a garden terrace, 19th century. She says, Farewell, I count on you giving us a few days. She thinks, I will tremble if he doesn t come

Background imageQuill Collection: Decorative rectangular plate from Rouen with handles

Decorative rectangular plate from Rouen with handles. Painted with six putti in laurel wreaths with cello, lute, lyre, quill, torch on a gold ground, bordered with foliage



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