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Tonsure Collection

Background imageTonsure Collection: St Hilda / Whitby / Reid

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

Background imageTonsure 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 imageTonsure Collection: M Musurus / Larmessin

M Musurus / Larmessin
MARKOS MUSURUS Greek scholar

Background imageTonsure Collection: Hugh of St Victor / Thevet

Hugh of St Victor / Thevet
HUGH OF SAINT VICTOR Saxon or Flemish theologian and mystic

Background imageTonsure Collection: The Conversion of Paula, by Alma-Tadema

The Conversion of Paula, by Alma-Tadema
The Conversion of Paula, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema RA (1836-1912). Date: 1898

Background imageTonsure Collection: Chaucer, the Friar

Chaucer, the Friar
The Friar carrying a staff

Background imageTonsure Collection: Saint Bruno / Butler Lives

Saint Bruno / Butler Lives
SAINT BRUNO alias BRUNO THE GREAT Archbishop of Cologne and Duke of Lorraine

Background imageTonsure Collection: Cartoon, The Hero and The Saint (Giuseppe Garibaldi)

Cartoon, The Hero and The Saint (Giuseppe Garibaldi)
Cartoon, The Hero and The Saint -- Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian revolutionary, fights against the unhealthy influence of religious superstition

Background imageTonsure Collection: JOHN LYDGATE/VERTUE

JOHN LYDGATE/VERTUE
JOHN LYDGATE English poet and Benedictine monk, with a Dance of Death Date: 1370? - 1450?

Background imageTonsure Collection: Japanese Shinto fortune teller

Japanese Shinto fortune teller preaching to a crowd of men with tonsured hair (chonmage). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique

Background imageTonsure Collection: Social Scenes - France - 15th century

Social Scenes - France - 15th century
The French court - Marie dAnjou, queen of Charles VII, receives a book from her chaplain, Robert Blondel, while courtiers stand around Date: 1455

Background imageTonsure Collection: Dom Perignon, French monk and cellarer

Dom Perignon, French monk and cellarer
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), French Benedictine monk who is often (incorrectly) credited with the invention of sparkling champagne

Background imageTonsure Collection: Misfitz Dolls - Jappy

Misfitz Dolls - Jappy. early 20th century

Background imageTonsure Collection: Saint Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221)

Saint Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221). Founder of the Friars Preachers, called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP). Colored engraving. 19th century

Background imageTonsure Collection: Monks Mending Sandals

Monks Mending Sandals
Monks from the Franciscan monastery of Gorheim, Germany. One mends his sandals with a hammer while another watches

Background imageTonsure Collection: Froissart / Scott

Froissart / Scott
JEAN FROISSART French chronicler

Background imageTonsure Collection: P De Commynes / Larmessin

P De Commynes / Larmessin
PHILIPPE DE COMMYNES (variously spelt) French statesman and chronicler

Background imageTonsure Collection: Solon / Fulvio Orsini

Solon / Fulvio Orsini
SOLON Athenian statesman, elected Archon circa 594 BC - he initiated economic and constitutional reforms

Background imageTonsure Collection: Luther at the Wartburg

Luther at the Wartburg
Disguised as Junker Georg, bearded and without a tonsure, he hides from the Church and starts to translate the Bible into German

Background imageTonsure Collection: Chaucer, the Parson

Chaucer, the Parson
The Parson with tonsure and robes

Background imageTonsure Collection: ST Stephen - Butler lives

ST Stephen - Butler lives
Stephen the deacon (? - circa 35) - First Christian martyr

Background imageTonsure Collection: Francisco Javier / Hinchli

Francisco Javier / Hinchli
FRANCISCO JAVIER Spanish missionary in Asia Date: 1506 - 1552

Background imageTonsure Collection: Collectors card, monk working on a manuscript

Collectors card, monk working on a manuscript
Collectors card, monk working on an illuminated manuscript. Date: early 20th century

Background imageTonsure Collection: Ecclesiastical rite of tonsure, 15th century

Ecclesiastical rite of tonsure, 15th century.. Handcolored illustration drawn and lithographed by Paul Mercuri with text by Camille Bonnard from Historical Costumes from the 12th to 15th Centuries

Background imageTonsure Collection: Holy communion ceremony, 12th century

Holy communion ceremony, 12th century.. Handcolored copperplate drawn and engraved by Leopold Massard from French Costumes from King Clovis to Our Days, Massard, Mifliez, Paris, 1834

Background imageTonsure Collection: Abbot Suger, 12th century

Abbot Suger, 12th century.. Handcolored copperplate drawn and engraved by Leopold Massard from French Costumes from King Clovis to Our Days, Massard, Mifliez, Paris, 1834

Background imageTonsure Collection: Bussine in monks robes as Fra Borromee in

Bussine in monks robes as Fra Borromee in Marco Spada at the Opera Comique.. Handcoloured lithograph by Alexandre Lacauchie from Galerie Dramatique: Costumes des Theatres de Paris 1852

Background imageTonsure Collection: Monks Playing Game

Monks Playing Game
A group of monks from the Franciscan monastery of Gorheim, Germany, play a peculiar ball game

Background imageTonsure Collection: Dominican Monk / 14th C

Dominican Monk / 14th C
A Dominican monk from Spain

Background imageTonsure Collection: C14 Religious Costume

C14 Religious Costume
Costumes of English religious types - a priest with a tonsure meets two pilgrims

Background imageTonsure Collection: Erycius Puteanus / Larmess

Erycius Puteanus / Larmess
ERYCIUS PUTEANUS Dutch scholar Date: 1574 - 1646

Background imageTonsure Collection: Lyne / Joseph / Vfair 1887

Lyne / Joseph / Vfair 1887
JOSEPH LEYCESTER LYNE Father Ignatius Controversial clergyman

Background imageTonsure Collection: Monk Paints Statuette

Monk Paints Statuette
A monk from the Benedictine monastery of Lerins. He achieved fame as an artist. The statue of St Theresa he is working on in the photo was bought by the Queen of Italy

Background imageTonsure Collection: Luis De Granada / Larmessi

Luis De Granada / Larmessi
LUIS DE GRANADA Spanish prelate of the Dominican Order


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