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Chronometry Collection

"Capturing the Essence of Time: A Journey through Chronometry" In the realm of chronometry, time is not merely a concept but a tangible force that shapes our existence

Background imageChronometry Collection: Reconstruction of a clepsydra (water clock), invented by Ctesibius of Alexandria, c270 BC (1857)

Reconstruction of a clepsydra (water clock), invented by Ctesibius of Alexandria, c270 BC (1857). Ctesibius (fl270 BC) was an inventor

Background imageChronometry Collection: Time, 1836 (illustration)

Time, 1836 (illustration)
7485448 Time, 1836 (illustration) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info.: Le Temps: illustration by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-1847)

Background imageChronometry Collection: A late George III or Regency painted long case clock dial, c.1810 (mixed media)

A late George III or Regency painted long case clock dial, c.1810 (mixed media)
7443810 A late George III or Regency painted long case clock dial, c.1810 (mixed media) by English School, (19th century); 43x31 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: By M)

Background imageChronometry Collection: 3673780

3673780

Background imageChronometry Collection: Vanitas, 17th century (oil on wood)

Vanitas, 17th century (oil on wood)
7129544 Vanitas, 17th century (oil on wood) by Caroselli, Angelo (1585-1652); Palazzo Corsini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Vanitas, Angelo Caroselli, cm 55 x 68)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Allegory of time running away, c. 1755-1759 (oil on canvas)

Allegory of time running away, c. 1755-1759 (oil on canvas)
7294325 Allegory of time running away, c. 1755-1759 (oil on canvas) by Pellegrini, Girolamo (c.1624-c.1700); Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy; (add.info.: Allegory of time running away)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Allegory of time, Chronos and Eros, 1c. 1630 (painting)

Allegory of time, Chronos and Eros, 1c. 1630 (painting)
7129441 Allegory of time, Chronos and Eros, 1c.1630 (painting) by Schonfeldt, Johann Heinrich (1609-c.1684); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Allegory of time)

Background imageChronometry Collection: The three ages of woman, 1905, (oil on canvas)

The three ages of woman, 1905, (oil on canvas)
7146734 The three ages of woman, 1905, (oil on canvas) by Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918); 180x180 cm; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Lazio

Background imageChronometry Collection: Time revealing Truth (pen, ink &w/c on paper)

Time revealing Truth (pen, ink &w/c on paper)
7292615 Time revealing Truth (pen, ink &w/c on paper) by Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) (1696-1770); Museo Civico Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza

Background imageChronometry Collection: Time Unveiling Truth, 1740-45 (oil on canvas)

Time Unveiling Truth, 1740-45 (oil on canvas)
5861009 Time Unveiling Truth, 1740-45 (oil on canvas) by Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-87); 43.3x26.5 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708-87))

Background imageChronometry Collection: Solar clock of marble from Bolonia, Spain. 1st century

Solar clock of marble from Bolonia, Spain. 1st century
LRI4632461 Solar clock of marble from Bolonia, Spain. 1st century by Roman, (1st century AD); National Archaeology Museum, Madrid

Background imageChronometry Collection: Satirical engraving of the Eternal Masquerade, 18th century. 1906 (lithograph)

Satirical engraving of the Eternal Masquerade, 18th century. 1906 (lithograph)
7236890 Satirical engraving of the Eternal Masquerade, 18th century. 1906 (lithograph) by Guerard, Nicolas (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Allegorical figure of Rome instructed by Time and Minerva. 1796 (engraving)

Allegorical figure of Rome instructed by Time and Minerva. 1796 (engraving)
7236763 Allegorical figure of Rome instructed by Time and Minerva. 1796 (engraving) by Labrousse, L.F. (fl.1796); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Chaos (litho)

Chaos (litho)
7150301 Chaos (litho) by Barrett, Oswald Charles (BATT) (1892-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chaos. Illustration from How Should We Rebuild London)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Two Georgian rectors in a churchyard in Oxford. 1831 (engraving)

Two Georgian rectors in a churchyard in Oxford. 1831 (engraving)
7234818 Two Georgian rectors in a churchyard in Oxford. 1831 (engraving) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Two Georgian rectors in a churchyard in Oxford)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Buying chocolates by 8: 00pm (colour litho)

Buying chocolates by 8: 00pm (colour litho)
7150960 Buying chocolates by 8:00pm (colour litho) by Maurice, Reg (fl.c.1900-30); Private Collection; (add.info.: Comic postcard on a food related theme. Early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageChronometry Collection: The skeleton of Death bowls a ball at a cricketer at bat. 1827 (engraving)

The skeleton of Death bowls a ball at a cricketer at bat. 1827 (engraving)
7232994 The skeleton of Death bowls a ball at a cricketer at bat.1827 (engraving) by Dagley, Richard (c.1761-1841); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Time Clipping the Wings of Love, Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory, c. 1775 (soft-paste porcelain)

Time Clipping the Wings of Love, Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory, c. 1775 (soft-paste porcelain)
449819 Time Clipping the Wings of Love, Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory, c.1775 (soft-paste porcelain) by English School, (18th century); The Holburne Museum, Bath

Background imageChronometry Collection: Time Clipping the Wings of Love, Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory, c. 1775 (soft-paste porcelain)

Time Clipping the Wings of Love, Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory, c. 1775 (soft-paste porcelain)
449816 Time Clipping the Wings of Love, Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory, c.1775 (soft-paste porcelain) by English School, (18th century); The Holburne Museum, Bath

Background imageChronometry Collection: Man with a turnip head (colour litho)

Man with a turnip head (colour litho)
7150227 Man with a turnip head (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man with a turnip head, humorous card)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Advertisement for Smiths alarm clocks (colour litho)

Advertisement for Smiths alarm clocks (colour litho)
7157408 Advertisement for Smiths alarm clocks (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Smiths alarm clocks)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Clock and four watches, 6th Century (chromolitho)

Clock and four watches, 6th Century (chromolitho)
7173048 Clock and four watches, 6th Century (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clock and four watches, 6th Century)

Background imageChronometry Collection: London, in the time of Augustus (engraving)

London, in the time of Augustus (engraving)
7165953 London, in the time of Augustus (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: London, in the time of Augustus)

Background imageChronometry Collection: The Palace of Holyrood House, Showing the North and South Gardens in the time of Mary Queen of

The Palace of Holyrood House, Showing the North and South Gardens in the time of Mary Queen of Scots (colour litho)
7160019 The Palace of Holyrood House, Showing the North and South Gardens in the time of Mary Queen of Scots (colour litho) by Ward

Background imageChronometry Collection: Reading time using a sundial in ancient times (coloured engraving)

Reading time using a sundial in ancient times (coloured engraving)
7201043 Reading time using a sundial in ancient times (coloured engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Reading time using a sundial in ancient timesl)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Tales: 'Tending her flocks and spinning busily at the same time'(colour litho)

Chaucers Canterbury Tales: "Tending her flocks and spinning busily at the same time"(colour litho)
7155655 Chaucers Canterbury Tales: " Tending her flocks and spinning busily at the same time" (colour litho) by Kirk

Background imageChronometry Collection: An old-time Quaker wedding (litho)

An old-time Quaker wedding (litho)
7151437 An old-time Quaker wedding (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: An old-time Quaker wedding)

Background imageChronometry Collection: 'If the coach goes at six, pray what time goes the basket?'(engraving)

"If the coach goes at six, pray what time goes the basket?"(engraving)
7178076 " If the coach goes at six, pray what time goes the basket?" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " If the coach goes at six)

Background imageChronometry Collection: The First Paddle (engraving)

The First Paddle (engraving)
7188331 The First Paddle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The First Paddle. Illustration for Home Words (1893).); © Look and Learn

Background imageChronometry Collection: 'A Time for Cricket, 'But not when 'On the Queens Business'(engraving)

"A Time for Cricket, "But not when "On the Queens Business"(engraving)
7188290 " A Time for Cricket, " But not when " On the Queens Business" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " A Time for Cricket)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Astronomical clock of Strasbourg (engraving)

Astronomical clock of Strasbourg (engraving)
7185727 Astronomical clock of Strasbourg (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Astronomical clock of Strasbourg, designed by Conrad Dasypodius in 1573)

Background imageChronometry Collection: English clock of the reign of King Henry VIII, 16th Century (chromolitho)

English clock of the reign of King Henry VIII, 16th Century (chromolitho)
7173047 English clock of the reign of King Henry VIII, 16th Century (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: English clock of the reign of King Henry VIII)

Background imageChronometry Collection: French watches, 16th Century (chromolitho)

French watches, 16th Century (chromolitho)
7173046 French watches, 16th Century (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: French watches, 16th Century)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Riefler clock (b / w photo)

Riefler clock (b / w photo)
7182649 Riefler clock (b/w photo) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Riefler clock. Illustration for Inventors at Work by George Iles (Doubleday, Page & Co)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Plan of the Principal Floor of Hampton Court Palace in the time of the Stuarts (engraving)

Plan of the Principal Floor of Hampton Court Palace in the time of the Stuarts (engraving)
7179066 Plan of the Principal Floor of Hampton Court Palace in the time of the Stuarts (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Clock and watch, 16th Century (chromolitho)

Clock and watch, 16th Century (chromolitho)
7173049 Clock and watch, 16th Century (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clock and watch, 16th Century)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Flemish tapestry. Triumph of time (De triomf van de Tijd, El triunfo del Tiempo). Wool and silk

Flemish tapestry. Triumph of time (De triomf van de Tijd, El triunfo del Tiempo). Wool and silk. 347x342cm
7208915 Flemish tapestry. Triumph of time (De triomf van de Tijd, El triunfo del Tiempo). Wool and silk. 347x342cm. Private collection. Ca 1504. Detail

Background imageChronometry Collection: St Jamess Palace and Park, In the time of Charles II (colour litho)

St Jamess Palace and Park, In the time of Charles II (colour litho)
7160020 St Jamess Palace and Park, In the time of Charles II (colour litho) by Ward, Cyril (1863-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Jamess Palace and Park, In the time of Charles II)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Time (engraving)

Time (engraving)
7169129 Time (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Time. Illustration for An Encyclopaedia of Every-Day Knowledge for the Young by W Martin (new edn)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Admiral Collingwood planting an oak tree on his estate (engraving)

Admiral Collingwood planting an oak tree on his estate (engraving)
7185808 Admiral Collingwood planting an oak tree on his estate (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Admiral Collingwood planting an oak tree on his estate)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Clock making services offered by Constantin-Louis Detouche (engraving)

Clock making services offered by Constantin-Louis Detouche (engraving)
7153660 Clock making services offered by Constantin-Louis Detouche (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Ancient Greek sun-dial, found at Athens (litho)

Ancient Greek sun-dial, found at Athens (litho)
7151456 Ancient Greek sun-dial, found at Athens (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ancient Greek sun-dial, found at Athens)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Clocks, 16th Century (chromolitho)

Clocks, 16th Century (chromolitho)
7173044 Clocks, 16th Century (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clocks, 16th Century)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Town Hall clock, Jena, Germany (engraving)

Town Hall clock, Jena, Germany (engraving)
7185745 Town Hall clock, Jena, Germany (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Town Hall clock, Jena, Germany)

Background imageChronometry Collection: An Old One, but Good with Both Hands in the Ring (engraving)

An Old One, but Good with Both Hands in the Ring (engraving)
7167160 An Old One, but Good with Both Hands in the Ring (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: An Old One, but Good with Both Hands in the Ring)

Background imageChronometry Collection: 'This is the time when church yards yawn'(engraving)

"This is the time when church yards yawn"(engraving)
7167155 " This is the time when church yards yawn" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChronometry Collection: Flemish tapestry. Triumph of time (De triomf van de Tijd, El triunfo del Tiempo). Wool and silk

Flemish tapestry. Triumph of time (De triomf van de Tijd, El triunfo del Tiempo). Wool and silk. 347x342cm
7208922 Flemish tapestry. Triumph of time (De triomf van de Tijd, El triunfo del Tiempo). Wool and silk. 347x342cm. Private collection. Ca 1504. Detail

Background imageChronometry Collection: Kali or Durga, Consort of Siva (engraving)

Kali or Durga, Consort of Siva (engraving)
7182585 Kali or Durga, Consort of Siva (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kali or Durga, Consort of Siva)



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"Capturing the Essence of Time: A Journey through Chronometry" In the realm of chronometry, time is not merely a concept but a tangible force that shapes our existence. As we delve into this captivating world, an hourglass stands as a symbolic reminder of its relentless passage. Like a conceptual image frozen in eternity, it evokes both fascination and contemplation. Venturing further back in history, we encounter Vanitas, an exquisite 17th-century oil painting on wood. Within its intricate details lies an allegory of time slipping away, urging us to seize every fleeting moment before it vanishes forever. Traveling through centuries brings us to the remarkable reconstruction of Ctesibius' clepsydra—a water clock from ancient Alexandria dating back to 270 BC. This marvel showcases humanity's ceaseless quest for measuring time with precision and ingenuity. Another masterpiece emerges—an enchanting oil painting titled "Allegory of Time, Chronos and Eros. " Created around 1630, it portrays the eternal dance between these two entities as they shape our lives with their intertwined influence. Time's profound impact transcends art alone; it reveals itself in various forms. In Gustav Klimt's "The Three Ages of Woman, " painted in 1905, we witness how time gracefully ages us all while leaving behind traces of wisdom and experience. With pen, ink & watercolor on paper comes "Time Revealing Truth, " where each stroke unveils hidden depths within ourselves and society. Similarly themed is another masterpiece named "Time Unveiling Truth, " crafted meticulously with oil on canvas between 1740-45—both reminding us that truth withstands the test of time. As we journey across continents and epochs, we stumble upon a solar clock carved from marble in Spain during the first century AD—a testament to mankind's early fascination with harnessing celestial movements for marking time accurately.