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Curtain Collection

"Curtain: Unveiling the Cultural Tapestry of the World" From the bustling streets of Vietnam to the grand stages of Europe

Background imageCurtain Collection: Bust of Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese socialist flag, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Bust of Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese socialist flag, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageCurtain Collection: Our Ladye of Walsingham, Mary and Jesus

Our Ladye of Walsingham, Mary and Jesus
Our Ladye of Walsingham - Mary and Jesus

Background imageCurtain Collection: Europe, England, West Yorkshire, Leeds. Grand Theatre

Europe, England, West Yorkshire, Leeds. Grand Theatre

Background imageCurtain Collection: Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy

Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy
Empress Theodora I (500-548) with a court of ladies. Mosaic. 6th century. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Ravenna. Italy

Background imageCurtain Collection: The Madonna del Parto, c. 1450-70 (fresco) (post restoration) (see also 75561, 172472

The Madonna del Parto, c. 1450-70 (fresco) (post restoration) (see also 75561, 172472
XAL172471 The Madonna del Parto, c.1450-70 (fresco) (post restoration) (see also 75561, 172472 and 169194) by Francesca, Piero della, (c.1415-92); Chapel of the Cemetery, Monterchi, Italy; Italian

Background imageCurtain Collection: Naked little girl looking in the mirror

Naked little girl looking in the mirror
A little girl wearing nothing but her shoes and socks, and pink ribbons in her hair, looks in the mirror and says " Goodness, Is That Me!" She is holding an apple in her left hand

Background imageCurtain Collection: Milano Italy, View from La Scala Opera Window

Milano Italy, View from La Scala Opera Window

Background imageCurtain Collection: Alice Pulls Curtain

Alice Pulls Curtain
ALICE Alice draws back the curtain to reveal a little door

Background imageCurtain Collection: Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research

Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research
Undated photograph of corner of the sance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, with trumpets on table. HPG/1/2/1 (vi)

Background imageCurtain Collection: Dorian Gray by Curtain

Dorian Gray by Curtain
Dorian Gray

Background imageCurtain Collection: Poe / Poem / The Raven / C19Th

Poe / Poem / The Raven / C19Th
Quoth the raven, Nevermore

Background imageCurtain Collection: Sacred Ark curtain in Stadttempel Synagogue, Vienna, Austria, Europe

Sacred Ark curtain in Stadttempel Synagogue, Vienna, Austria, Europe

Background imageCurtain Collection: Alice looking at a small door behind a curtain, 1889. Artist: John Tenniel

Alice looking at a small door behind a curtain, 1889. Artist: John Tenniel
Alice looking at a small door behind a curtain, 1889. Lewis Carrolls (1832-1898) Alice in Wonderland as illustrated by John Tenniel (1820-1914). From Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Background imageCurtain Collection: Three Giraffes & Bubbles Black & White

Three Giraffes & Bubbles Black & White
Sue Skellern

Background imageCurtain Collection: Reading by Lamplight (Twilight: Interior), 1909. Artist: George Clausen

Reading by Lamplight (Twilight: Interior), 1909. Artist: George Clausen
Reading by Lamplight (Twilight: Interior), 1909. Painting housed at Lotherton Hall, Leeds. From The Studio Volume 69. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1916-17]

Background imageCurtain Collection: Italy, Florence, Ivory Sculpture representing Empress Arianna (or Aelia Ariadne, ca. 450-515 A. D )

Italy, Florence, Ivory Sculpture representing Empress Arianna (or Aelia Ariadne, ca. 450-515 A. D )
Italy, Florence, Ivory Sculpture representing Empress Arianna (or Aelia Ariadne, ca. 450-515 A.D..) 5th century A.D.. Byzantine art, Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello National Museum)

Background imageCurtain Collection: Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875, by Berthe Morisot

Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875, by Berthe Morisot
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). French Impressionist painter. Eug?¨ne Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875. Marmottan Monet Museum. Paris. France

Background imageCurtain Collection: Cover design, Progress, April 1927

Cover design, Progress, April 1927 - Lever Brothers magazine, mythological figure in Liverpool Date: 1927

Background imageCurtain Collection: MELISSA HAYDEN (1923-2006). Canadian ballerina. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956

MELISSA HAYDEN (1923-2006). Canadian ballerina. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956

Background imageCurtain Collection: Brilliant Hall, Golestan Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tehran, Islamic Republic

Brilliant Hall, Golestan Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Middle East

Background imageCurtain Collection: Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre

Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre, with two rounded arches opening onto a seascape. Date: late 19th century

Background imageCurtain Collection: Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London

Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London
Advertisement for the Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London, in a building containing a concert hall, practice rooms, offices and showroom, built in 1929 by Bechstein, the German piano manufacturers

Background imageCurtain Collection: agility, animals, balance, ballet, color image, concept, curtain, dancer, dancing

agility, animals, balance, ballet, color image, concept, curtain, dancer, dancing, digital composite, elephant, grace, humor, ideas, indoors, irony, nobody, one animal, performance, performer

Background imageCurtain Collection: Snooker room with two players

Snooker room with two players
View inside a snooker room, with two players. The snooker table is in the foreground, with three balls on it. The players are both seated in the background

Background imageCurtain Collection: Helen Duncan showing ectoplasm

Helen Duncan showing ectoplasm
Undated photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan showing " ectoplasm" bunched around Duncans mouth and twisted into a tail between her legs. HPG/1/4/2 (iv)

Background imageCurtain Collection: Art Deco Bathroom

Art Deco Bathroom
An Art Deco style bathroom suite, with a shower fitting over the bath and plastic shower curtain

Background imageCurtain Collection: Hamlet Slays Polonius

Hamlet Slays Polonius
While talking with his mother, Hamlet detects an intruder hiding behind a curtain : he stabs him, only to find it is his girl-friends father, Polonius

Background imageCurtain Collection: Fedora by Victorien Sardou - Mademoiselle Lina Munte

Fedora by Victorien Sardou - Mademoiselle Lina Munte
A card for a French production of Fedora by Victorien Sardou on 18th February, 1903 with Mademoiselle Lina Munte playing the title role of Princess Fedora

Background imageCurtain Collection: Young girl standing at a window on a Christmas card

Young girl standing at a window on a Christmas card, with a poem on the left. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCurtain Collection: ERTE: SET DESIGN, 1925. Set design by Erte, 1925, for an oriental ballet scene in the film Paris

ERTE: SET DESIGN, 1925. Set design by Erte, 1925, for an oriental ballet scene in the film Paris, released the following year

Background imageCurtain Collection: Europe, Italy, Asolo. Flowers growing around window

Europe, Italy, Asolo. Flowers growing around window

Background imageCurtain Collection: Page from William Tarn and Co.s Illustrated Catalogue: wit

Page from William Tarn and Co.s Illustrated Catalogue: wit
William Tarn and Co.s Illustrated Catalogue, containing 202 pages including the front and back covers, with black and white and colour illustrations including designs for ceilings and dados

Background imageCurtain Collection: Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand

Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand
Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676). Dutch Admiral. Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680). Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageCurtain Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill, showing Jill the cat in the window, watching the rest of the family drive off without her. Date: 1914

Background imageCurtain Collection: In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London

In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London
A great stage and a great curtain: in front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London. Top centre: a diagrammatic view of the revolving stage

Background imageCurtain Collection: Opening at Commodore Cinema Orpington, Kent 1933

Opening at Commodore Cinema Orpington, Kent 1933

Background imageCurtain Collection: Cat - kitten playing with living room curtains - Lower Saxony - Germany

Cat - kitten playing with living room curtains - Lower Saxony - Germany
USH-5455 Cat - kitten playing with living room curtains Lower Saxony - Germany Duncan Usher contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageCurtain Collection: Girl with Christmas decorations

Girl with Christmas decorations George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N33205

Background imageCurtain Collection: Threave Castle - Galloway, Scotland

Threave Castle - Galloway, Scotland
Threave Castle on the River Dee - Galloway, Scotland - close to Castle Douglas. The home of the Earls of Douglas from the late 14th century until their fall in 1455. Date: 1904

Background imageCurtain Collection: At the theatre / Ally Sloper

At the theatre / Ally Sloper
Ally Sloper visits his daughter behind the scenes at the theatre, although he oughtn t be standing there on stage right in front of the audience just as the curtain is rising

Background imageCurtain Collection: Old English Sheepdog turned into wool

Old English Sheepdog turned into wool
An Old English Sheepdog with its enterprising owner, who has spun its coat into balls of wool for knitting

Background imageCurtain Collection: Maria Teresa Isabella

Maria Teresa Isabella, later Queen of Sicily, as a little girl

Background imageCurtain Collection: Woman praying in Elijahs Cave Synagogue in Haifa, Israel, Middle East

Woman praying in Elijahs Cave Synagogue in Haifa, Israel, Middle East

Background imageCurtain Collection: Ballet Russes / La Concura

Ballet Russes / La Concura
LA CONCURRENCE Curtain design by Andre Derain

Background imageCurtain Collection: Regency era window curtains for a boudoir, 1800

Regency era window curtains for a boudoir, 1800
6339794 Regency era window curtains for a boudoir, 1800 by British School, (18th-19th century); (add.info.: Regency era window curtains for a boudoir, 1800)

Background imageCurtain Collection: Odalisque, 1920 (oil on canvas)

Odalisque, 1920 (oil on canvas)
1197503 Odalisque, 1920 (oil on canvas) by Tanoux, Henri Adrien (1865-1923); 54x73.4 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageCurtain Collection: Portrait of William Pitt, standing three-quarter length in a Dark Jacket and Breeches

Portrait of William Pitt, standing three-quarter length in a Dark Jacket and Breeches
824232 Portrait of William Pitt, standing three-quarter length in a Dark Jacket and Breeches, (oil on canvas) by Hoppner, John (1758-1810); 141.7x110.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCurtain Collection: Poppies, Chrysanthemums, Peonies and other Wild Flowers in Glass Vases (oil on canvas)

Poppies, Chrysanthemums, Peonies and other Wild Flowers in Glass Vases (oil on canvas)
823542 Poppies, Chrysanthemums, Peonies and other Wild Flowers in Glass Vases (oil on canvas) by Stoitzner, Constantin (1863-1934); 63x79 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Poppies, Chrysanthemums)



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"Curtain: Unveiling the Cultural Tapestry of the World" From the bustling streets of Vietnam to the grand stages of Europe, curtains have played a significant role in shaping our perception of art and culture. In Indochina's vibrant Vietnam, a bust of Ho Chi Minh stands proudly alongside the fluttering Vietnamese socialist flag, symbolizing a nation's struggle for independence and unity. Traveling across Southeast Asia into Europe, we find ourselves in West Yorkshire's Leeds Grand Theatre. The majestic curtain rises as performers transport us to another world through their mesmerizing acts, captivating audiences with tales that transcend time and place. Venturing further into Italy, within the Basilica of Saint Vitale lies an exquisite depiction of Empress Theodora. As she gracefully pulls back her own metaphorical curtain, revealing her strength and influence during Byzantine times. In Milano, Italy, we catch a glimpse from La Scala Opera Window - a breathtaking view that frames moments filled with passion and emotion on one side while offering glimpses into Milanese life on the other. But not all curtains reveal lavish scenes; sometimes they reflect our inner selves. A naked little girl gazes at herself in the mirror behind a delicate curtain - innocence meeting self-discovery as she begins to understand her own reflection. Drawing inspiration from literature, Alice Pulls Curtain takes us down the rabbit hole into Wonderland where imagination knows no bounds. Meanwhile, inside seance rooms at National Laboratory of Psychical Research or amidst Dorian Gray's hidden secrets by Curtain lie mysteries waiting to be unraveled. Across continents in Vienna's Stadttempel Synagogue resides an awe-inspiring Sacred Ark curtain - its intricate design representing faith and tradition woven together harmoniously within Austria's multicultural tapestry. The poetic realm finds solace behind curtains too; Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting words echo through time like whispers from "The Raven, " leaving readers captivated by his mastery over language during 19th-century America.