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"The Great Sacrifice: Unveiling the Haunting Realities of WW1 in James Clark's Masterpiece" Step into the world of war and witness the profound impact it had on humanity

Background imageDead Collection: Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856. Creator: Henry Wallis

Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856. Creator: Henry Wallis
Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856. Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) was an unsuccessful poet whose suicide became a symbol of blighted artistic genius

Background imageDead Collection: The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, WW1

The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, WW1
The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, originally published in the 1914 Christmas number of The Graphic. Depicting a dead soldier on a battlefield with an ethereal image of Christ on the cross shining

Background imageDead Collection: Book of the Dead or Papyrus of Any. ca. 1275

Book of the Dead or Papyrus of Any. ca. 1275 BC. 19th Dynasty. Scene from the dead judgement before the presence of Osiris. Egyptian art. New Kingdom. Painting. UNITED KINGDOM. London

Background imageDead Collection: Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement

Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement
(Above) -Twelve Gods seated in Order, as judges before a table of offerings. (Below) - The Psychostasia of Weighing of the Conscience of Ani

Background imageDead Collection: Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines

Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines
Lions and Dead Quagga, Vultures and Adjutants, Zululand, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (3 of 5) Date: 1874

Background imageDead Collection: Freya in her Chariot

Freya in her Chariot
In Scandinavian mythology, the Goddess of love, marriage and the dead. She was the wife of Odin, and is the counterpart of Venus, and is sometimes identified as Frigg

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Odin and Hounds
Odin (Wodan), Scandinavian supreme god of the dead etc with his hounds Hugin, Munin, Geri and Freki, fierce enough but they will not save him from the wolf Fenrir

Background imageDead Collection: Map of Palestine and the Holy Land

Map of Palestine and the Holy Land - all places named in their Latin form. Date: 1806

Background imageDead Collection: Book of the Dead Plate 3

Book of the Dead Plate 3
The weighing of Anis conscience by Anubis : Thoth notes the result - Anemit waits to devour him if guilty (which he is not)

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Scottish Deerhound, guarding a dead deer Date: 20th century

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Horses skull, coloured X-ray

Background imageDead Collection: Death of King Harold, Bayeux Tapestry, 69, Normandy, France, Europe

Death of King Harold, Bayeux Tapestry, 69, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageDead Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
The vast interior of Smithfield meat market, with carcasses hanging from hooks all down the central aisle

Background imageDead Collection: Thomas Chatterton

Thomas Chatterton
THOMAS CHATTERTON The young English poet lies dead, having taken arsenic

Background imageDead Collection: Charge of Light Brigade

Charge of Light Brigade
The charge of the Light Brigade Cardigan in action

Background imageDead Collection: Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968), Soviet cosmonaut and first man in space, artwork. Gagarin was born near Gzhatsk, Russia

Background imageDead Collection: Tollund man found in a nearby peat bog in the Silkeborg museum in central Jutland

Tollund man found in a nearby peat bog in the Silkeborg museum in central Jutland, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageDead Collection: The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). Creator: Dupuis

The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). Creator: Dupuis
The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). The victory at Naseby of the Parliamentarian New Model Army under Fairfax and Cromwell over the Royalist army commanded by Prince Rupert marked the decisive

Background imageDead Collection: The Dance of Death (1493) by Michael Wolgemut, from the Liber chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel

The Dance of Death (1493) by Michael Wolgemut, from the Liber chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel. Colored engraving

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Australian sunset
Dead trees are silhouetted at sunset by the lake at Menindee Lakes

Background imageDead Collection: Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2

Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2
Blitz in London -- an ambulance and rescue workers in the Ladywell area of Lewisham, SE13, where houses were demolished by a parachute bomb, 18 September 1940

Background imageDead Collection: ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. Hunting in Kenya, February 1934

ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. Hunting in Kenya, February 1934

Background imageDead Collection: RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER. A stage robber pointing a shotgun. The vignette in the right corner shows

RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER. A stage robber pointing a shotgun. The vignette in the right corner shows the robber with a treasure box and a dead messenger as the stagecoach drives off

Background imageDead Collection: Picture No. 11981750

Picture No. 11981750
Red Deer stalking; two Scottish ghillies with the day's bag old postcard c1910. Date:

Background imageDead Collection: GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT. Sir Gawain beheading the Green Knight

GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT. Sir Gawain beheading the Green Knight. Manuscript illumination from Gawain and the Green Knight, English, 14th century

Background imageDead Collection: Ossuary Chapel of skulls - Valletta, Malta

Ossuary Chapel of skulls - Valletta, Malta - destroyed by a bomb during World War II. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDead Collection: French revolutionary politician Jean-Paul Marat, fatally stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday

French revolutionary politician Jean-Paul Marat, fatally stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday, 13 July 1793
DAVID: THE DEATH OF MARAT. French revolutionary politician Jean-Paul Marat, fatally stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday, 13 July 1793. Oil on canvas, 1793, by Jacques Louis David

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Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) shown in the late 1860s with a pet dog. Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background imageDead Collection: Doc Hollidays Grave

Doc Hollidays Grave, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imageDead Collection: Judgement Day / Osiris

Judgement Day / Osiris
Judgement of the dead before Osiris in the Underworld

Background imageDead Collection: Hoffmann / Augustus / Soup

Hoffmann / Augustus / Soup
THE STORY OF AUGUSTUS WHO WOULD NOT HAVE ANY SOUP "...& on the fifth day he was dead!"

Background imageDead Collection: Edwin Hubble, US astronomer C008 / 8831

Edwin Hubble, US astronomer C008 / 8831
Edwin Hubble. Caricature of the US astronomer, cosmologist, athlete and boxer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) smoking a pipe

Background imageDead Collection: MANTEGNA, Andrea (1431-1506). The Lamentation

MANTEGNA, Andrea (1431-1506). The Lamentation over the Dead Christ. ca. 1490. Renaissance art. Quattrocento. Tempera. ITALY. Milan. Pinacotheca of Brera

Background imageDead Collection: A gamekeeper and the bag of a days shooting

A gamekeeper and the bag of a days shooting Date: circa 1910s

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Mounted butterflies

Background imageDead Collection: Samuel Hahnemann, German physician

Samuel Hahnemann, German physician
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), German physician and founder of homeopathy. His theory was that an illness may be cured by administering minute doses of a drug which causes the same symptoms

Background imageDead Collection: Baruch Spinoza, caricature

Baruch Spinoza, caricature
Baruch Spinoza. Caricature of the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677). Spinoza is considered to be one of Western philosophys most important philosophers

Background imageDead Collection: Lake Kariba - Sunset over drowned trees - Africa, Zimbabwe, Matusadona NP

Lake Kariba - Sunset over drowned trees - Africa, Zimbabwe, Matusadona NP
VG-3930 Lake Kariba - Sunset over drowned trees Africa, Zimbabwe, Matusadona NP Paul Van Gaalen Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageDead Collection: Monkey skulls embedded in mud wall to protect against evil spirits, Dogon village of Telle

Monkey skulls embedded in mud wall to protect against evil spirits, Dogon village of Telle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mali, Africa

Background imageDead Collection: Weighing of the Heart

Weighing of the Heart
Ani, recently dead, is judged in the Underworld where his heart is weighed

Background imageDead Collection: Odin Drinks at Mimir

Odin Drinks at Mimir
Odin (Wodan), Scandinavian supreme god of the dead etc acquires his wisdom by drinking at the fountain of Mimir

Background imageDead Collection: Book of the Dead / 34

Book of the Dead / 34
Scene of the sepulchral chamber : the mummy guarded by Anubis, Isis kneels at the foot and Nephthys at the head - four children of Horus at each corner

Background imageDead Collection: Cobblestone walkway at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Cobblestone walkway at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Background imageDead Collection: Papilio montrouzieri butterfly

Papilio montrouzieri butterfly. This butterfly is native to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean

Background imageDead Collection: Valentin Glushko, Soviet scientist

Valentin Glushko, Soviet scientist
Valentin Glushko (1908-1989), Soviet rocket scientist. Glushko was one of the most important scientists in the development of the Soviet space programme

Background imageDead Collection: Hunting Series (1 of 5) - Deer Stalking

Hunting Series (1 of 5) - Deer Stalking - returning with the spoils

Background imageDead Collection: Saint George / Byam Shaw

Saint George / Byam Shaw
SAINT GEORGE " What Every Johnnie Bull Knows" drawn by Byam Shaw depicting a rather vicious looking St. George and a very dead dragon

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Saint Michael
SAINT MICHAEL, the warrior angel, has weighed the devil in his scales and found him wanting; so now he raises his sword to slay him. Alas, Satan will not stay dead



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"The Great Sacrifice: Unveiling the Haunting Realities of WW1 in James Clark's Masterpiece" Step into the world of war and witness the profound impact it had on humanity. In "The Great Sacrifice" by James Clark, a vivid depiction of World War 1 unfolds before your eyes. From trenches to battlefields, this powerful artwork captures the essence of sacrifice and loss. Journey through ancient Egyptian beliefs with the "Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement. " Delve into a realm where souls face their ultimate fate, as they stand before Osiris for judgment. This timeless papyrus offers insights into life after death and serves as a reminder that our actions have consequences. Transport yourself back to medieval times with "Book of the Dead or Papyrus of Any. Ca. 1275. " Explore intricate illustrations depicting mythical beings guiding souls towards eternal peace. These captivating images provide glimpses into ancient rituals surrounding death and burial practices. Marvel at Freya in her majestic chariot, symbolizing both life and death in Norse mythology. As she rides across the sky, accompanied by Odin and his loyal hounds, an ethereal connection between mortality and divinity is revealed. Discover Tollund Man found preserved in a peat bog at Silkeborg museum in central Jutland. This astonishing archaeological find allows us to glimpse into Iron Age customs surrounding death rituals – a haunting reminder that even centuries later, we are still connected to those who came before us. Plate 3 from the Book takes us on an enchanting journey through Egyptian mythology once again. Intricate hieroglyphs intertwine with mesmerizing illustrations, offering insight into how ancient Egyptians perceived life beyond death. Witness nature's breathtaking farewell with an Australian sunset painting its canvas with hues so vibrant they seem almost alive themselves. As day bids adieu to nightfall, contemplate how each sunset reminds us of the ephemeral nature of life.