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Viola Collection

Background imageViola Collection: Pansies, Pensees, or Hearts Ease, Thoughts

Pansies, Pensees, or Hearts Ease, Thoughts
Pansies, Pensees, or Hearts Ease, Viola tricolor, Thoughts: You occupy my thoughts or Pensez a Moi. Handcoloured lithograph by Dean

Background imageViola Collection: Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius

Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius
Two violins and a viola by Antonius Stradivarius -- 1717 violin (Hart & Son), 1762 viola (Hart & Son), The Gillot Strad, 1715 (G Haddock). 1875

Background imageViola Collection: Plants / Viola Pedata

Plants / Viola Pedata
Cut-Leaved Violet, or Bird s-Foot Violet, or Crowfoot Violet

Background imageViola Collection: Viola tricolor, heartsease

Viola tricolor, heartsease
Folio 62 from A Collection of Flowers (1795) by John Edwards. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageViola Collection: Stringed instrument maker in his workshop

Stringed instrument maker in his workshop
A stringed instrument manufacturer in his workshop, testing the strings of a double bass

Background imageViola Collection: Plants / Viola Odorata

Plants / Viola Odorata
SWEET VIOLET

Background imageViola Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Twelfth Night

Scene from Shakespeares Twelfth Night
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, Twelfth Night, in which Sir Toby Belch encourages the reluctant duellists, Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the page Cesario (Viola disguised)

Background imageViola Collection: Viola Tree

Viola Tree (17 July 1884 15 November 1938) English actress, singer, playwright and author. Daughter of the actor Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Background imageViola Collection: Twelfth Nights / Speare

Twelfth Nights / Speare
Viola and Olivia

Background imageViola Collection: Pansy, Viola tricolor

Pansy, Viola tricolor var. maxima. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageViola Collection: Parma violet, Viola odorata

Parma violet, Viola odorata var. parmensis. Viola alba hybrid. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne

Background imageViola Collection: Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor

Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageViola Collection: Ann Maria Tree, actress, as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth N

Ann Maria Tree, actress, as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth N
Ann Maria Tree (1801-1862), English actress and singer, as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Date: circa 1820s

Background imageViola Collection: Advert, Anzora Hairdressing Cream, Oil and Soap

Advert, Anzora Hairdressing Cream, Oil and Soap Date: 1922

Background imageViola Collection: Purple And White Violas

Purple And White Violas
A still life oil painting of a group of purple and white viola flowers. Date: circa 1918

Background imageViola Collection: Stills from The Beauty Prize

Stills from The Beauty Prize
The Beauty Prize (here captioned as The Beauty Contest') was a silent film from 1924, now lost. It starred Viola Dana (1897-1987). Date: 1924

Background imageViola Collection: Viola Tree as Ariel, The Tempest, Shakespeare

Viola Tree as Ariel, The Tempest, Shakespeare
Viola Tree as Ariel in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Date: 1904

Background imageViola Collection: Fred Terry and his daughter Phillida Terson

Fred Terry and his daughter Phillida Terson
Fred Terry (1863-1933) was an English actor and theatrical manager. Here he is seen with his daughter Phyllis Neilson-Terry (1892-1977) who was then performing under the name of Phillida Terson

Background imageViola Collection: Violin and stringed musical instrument maker's workshop

Violin and stringed musical instrument maker's workshop - Johann Reiter, Mittenwald, Germany, creator of the octave violin. Instruments on display include violins, violas, cellos and lutes

Background imageViola Collection: Rocket, Hesperis matronalis

Rocket, Hesperis matronalis. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageViola Collection: Pansy, pensee, Viola tricolor var. hortensis

Pansy, pensee, Viola tricolor var. hortensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by D.G. after an illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Guirlande de Flore, Garland of Flowers, Chez Janet

Background imageViola Collection: China aster, reine marguerite, Callistephus chinensis

China aster, reine marguerite, Callistephus chinensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by D.G. after an illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Guirlande de Flore, Garland of Flowers

Background imageViola Collection: Sweet violet, Violette, Viola odorata

Sweet violet, Violette, Viola odorata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Guirlande de Flore, Garland of Flowers, Chez Janet, Paris, 1816

Background imageViola Collection: Hyacinth, jacinthe, Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinth, jacinthe, Hyacinthus orientalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Guirlande de Flore, Garland of Flowers, Chez Janet, Paris

Background imageViola Collection: Olivia

Olivia features in Shakespeares Twelfth Night aromantic comedybelieved to have been written around 1601???1602. The play centres on the twinsViolaandSebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck

Background imageViola Collection: Downy yellow violet, Viola pubescens

Downy yellow violet, Viola pubescens. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by Edward Dalton Smith from Robert Sweets The British Flower Garden, Ridgeway

Background imageViola Collection: Heath dog violet, Viola canina

Heath dog violet, Viola canina. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1799

Background imageViola Collection: Marsh violet, Viola palustris

Marsh violet, Viola palustris. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1798

Background imageViola Collection: Hairy violet, Viola hirta

Hairy violet, Viola hirta. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1801

Background imageViola Collection: Yellow mountain pansy, Viola lutea

Yellow mountain pansy, Viola lutea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1800

Background imageViola Collection: Three-coloured pansy, Viola tricolor

Three-coloured pansy, Viola tricolor
Three-coloured violet, heartsease or pansy, Viola tricolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1804

Background imageViola Collection: Violet species

Violet species
Fan-leaved violet, Viola flabellifolia, tree violet, Viola palmaensis, hooded violet, Viola cucullata, palmate-leaved violet, Viola palmata, downy violet, Viola pubescens, altaian violet

Background imageViola Collection: Wallflower, Erysimum cheiri, and French marigold

Wallflower, Erysimum cheiri, and French marigold, Tagetes patula. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageViola Collection: Dames violet varieties, Hesperis matronalis

Dames violet varieties, Hesperis matronalis. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageViola Collection: Sweet violet, Viola purpurea, and dames violet

Sweet violet, Viola purpurea, and dames violet, Matthiola incana. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageViola Collection: Birdsfoot violet, Viola pedata

Birdsfoot violet, Viola pedata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, London, 1821

Background imageViola Collection: Spreading violet, Viola debilis

Spreading violet, Viola debilis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, 1828

Background imageViola Collection: Sweet violet or garden violet, Viola odorata

Sweet violet or garden violet, Viola odorata, Violette odorante. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lebrun after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageViola Collection: Mountain pansy, Viola lutea

Mountain pansy, Viola lutea (Viola pyrolaefolia). Handcoloured lithograph by Stroobant from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageViola Collection: Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with calligraphic poem in box

Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with calligraphic poem in box. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang from Alice Ward Baileys Flower Fancies, Boston, 1889

Background imageViola Collection: Pansies, Viola tricolor, and butterflies

Pansies, Viola tricolor, and butterflies with calligraphic poem in box. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang from Alice Ward Baileys Flower Fancies, Boston, 1889

Background imageViola Collection: Pansies, Viola tricolor, paintbrush and palette

Pansies, Viola tricolor, paintbrush and palette, with calligraphic poem in box. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang from Alice Ward Baileys Flower Fancies, Boston, 1889

Background imageViola Collection: Heartsease or Love in idleness, Viola tricolor

Heartsease or Love in idleness, Viola tricolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany, Longman

Background imageViola Collection: Sweet violet, Viola odorata

Sweet violet, Viola odorata. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageViola Collection: Portuguese squill, sea daffodil and pyramidal bugle

Portuguese squill, sea daffodil and pyramidal bugle
Portuguese squill, Scilla peruviana 1, 2, sea daffodil, Pancratium maritimum 3 and pyramidal bugle, Ajuga pyramidalis 4. (Hyancinthus peruanus, Narcissus major seu Pancratium)

Background imageViola Collection: Queen of Spain fritillary butterfly on pansies

Queen of Spain fritillary butterfly on pansies
Queen of Spain fritillary butterfly, Issoria lathonia, and common stiletto fly, Thereva nobilitata, on wild pansies, Viola tricolor

Background imageViola Collection: Artwork by Florence Auerbach, boy playing violin

Artwork by Florence Auerbach, boy playing violin
Artwork by Florence Auerbach, boy in a medieval tunic playing a violin. Date: late 19th century

Background imageViola Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 605

Curtis British Entomology Plate 605
Diptera: Sapromyza litura = Peplomyza litura [Plant: Viola tricolor var. ] Date: 1824-39



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