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Despair Collection

"Despair: A Journey through the Depths of Human Emotion" In the haunting masterpiece "Gin Lane" by William Hogarth, a grim depiction unfolds before our eyes

Background imageDespair Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageDespair Collection: Actress Diana Rigg in a scene from the televison programme The Avengers 1965

Actress Diana Rigg in a scene from the televison programme The Avengers 1965

Background imageDespair Collection: Richard Massingham in Michael Laws What A Life! (1948)

Richard Massingham in Michael Laws What A Life! (1948)

Background imageDespair Collection: Gin Lane (engraving)

Gin Lane (engraving)
3648022 Gin Lane (engraving) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gin Lane. Illustration for Kulturgeschichtliches Bilderbuch aus drei Jahrhunderten by Georg Hirth)

Background imageDespair Collection: The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to Small Passion. c1511, (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer

The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to Small Passion. c1511, (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer
The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to Small Passion. c1511, (1906). The drawing is held by the British Museum, London. From The Engravings of Albert Durer, by Lionel Cust. [Seeley and Co

Background imageDespair Collection: Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria

Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria
Sunset at the Unesco World heritage Site. Before the Syrian conflict started in 2011, more than 150, 000 tourists visited the city of Palmyra every year

Background imageDespair Collection: Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching)

Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching)
XJF412293 Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); Private Collection; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageDespair Collection: Faust & Doubts / Goethe

Faust & Doubts / Goethe
Faust is tormented with doubts

Background imageDespair Collection: Evicted, from MacMillan school posters, c. 1950-60s (litho)

Evicted, from MacMillan school posters, c. 1950-60s (litho)
3709078 Evicted, from MacMillan school posters, c.1950-60s (litho) by Leighton, Edmund Blair (1853-1922); Private Collection; (add.info.: E Blair Leighton (1853-1922) MacMillan school posters

Background imageDespair Collection: Boro Fans, a section of Boros Holgate Kop in jubilant mood before the start of

Boro Fans, a section of Boros Holgate Kop in jubilant mood before the start of the FA Cup Quarter-final match, Middlesbrough V Orient, score 0 - 0, Ayresome Park. 11th March 1978

Background imageDespair Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - sails made

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - sails made
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, It ceased; yet still the sails made on, a pleasant noise till noon

Background imageDespair Collection: Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, February 1, 1751

Background imageDespair Collection: William Hogarth Gin Lane

William Hogarth Gin Lane
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarths Beer Street and Gin Lane. They depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer

Background imageDespair Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageDespair Collection: Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra, Syria
The Colonnade street in Palmyra, Syria

Background imageDespair Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Water Snakes

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Water Snakes
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water snakes

Background imageDespair Collection: Sara Crewe / Becky / Maid

Sara Crewe / Becky / Maid
Becky the maidservant comforts Sara Crewe when she is orphaned and penniless

Background imageDespair Collection: The green wall

The green wall
Georgios Bero

Background imageDespair Collection: 'Appy dossers'(engraving)

"Appy dossers"(engraving)
3101281 " Appy dossers" (engraving) by Bernard, Frederick L. (1846-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Appy dossers")

Background imageDespair Collection: Ridiculous Dream, 1819-1823. Artist: Francisco Goya

Ridiculous Dream, 1819-1823. Artist: Francisco Goya
Ridiculous Dream, 1819-1823. Plate 3 of Proverbs, published in 1864. The series is also known as disparates (absurdities) or suenos (dreams)

Background imageDespair Collection: Caesar, 1875 (oil on canvas)

Caesar, 1875 (oil on canvas)
XIR148813 Caesar, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Yvon, Adolphe (1817-93); 101x168.8 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Arras, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageDespair Collection: The Merchant of Venice, 1892 (oil on canvas)

The Merchant of Venice, 1892 (oil on canvas)
7063447 The Merchant of Venice, 1892 (oil on canvas) by Muschamp, Francis Sydney (1851-1929); 61x91.5 cm; Private Collection

Background imageDespair Collection: Ophelia, 1894 (oil on canvas)

Ophelia, 1894 (oil on canvas)
CH35175 Ophelia, 1894 (oil on canvas) by Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917); 124.4x73.6 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageDespair Collection: Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (oil on canvas)

Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (oil on canvas)
HFA393557 Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (oil on canvas) by Fraser, Alexander Snr (1786-1865); 40.5x58.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe)

Background imageDespair Collection: Douleur de Marie-Madeleine (Grief of Mary Magdalene) (litho)

Douleur de Marie-Madeleine (Grief of Mary Magdalene) (litho)
3099043 Douleur de Marie-Madeleine (Grief of Mary Magdalene) (litho) by Lefebvre, Jules Joseph (1836-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDespair Collection: The Distress in Ireland: Outside the Courthouse, Galway - Waiting for Relief, 19th century

The Distress in Ireland: Outside the Courthouse, Galway - Waiting for Relief, 19th century

Background imageDespair Collection: Attila in the battle on the fields Catalaunian

Attila in the battle on the fields Catalaunian
illustration of Attila in the battle on the fields Catalaunian

Background imageDespair Collection: Malaria (oil on canvas)

Malaria (oil on canvas)
XIR34823 Malaria (oil on canvas) by Herbert or Hebert, Antoine Auguste Ernest (1817-1908); 135x193 cm; Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageDespair Collection: Dreyfus on Devils Isle

Dreyfus on Devils Isle
ALFRED DREYFUS French army officer and victim of injustice as a prisoner on Devils Island

Background imageDespair Collection: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, puppy with blenheim coat sitting, aged 5 months

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, puppy with blenheim coat sitting, aged 5 months

Background imageDespair Collection: Post Apocalyptic

Post Apocalyptic
Adi Bar

Background imageDespair Collection: Depression

Depression
fadhel muhamad fajeri

Background imageDespair Collection: Minima | One

Minima | One
Hamza Majeed Khan

Background imageDespair Collection: You Broke Me.........(Again)

You Broke Me.........(Again)
Anton Wahyudi

Background imageDespair Collection: Minima | One

Minima | One
Hamza Majeed Khan

Background imageDespair Collection: Depression

Depression
fadhel muhamad fajeri

Background imageDespair Collection: The Silence (Peach)

The Silence (Peach)
Treechild

Background imageDespair Collection: Minima | One

Minima | One
Hamza Majeed Khan

Background imageDespair Collection: Depression

Depression
fadhel muhamad fajeri

Background imageDespair Collection: Following the Husband to Hard Labor. Irkutsk, 1904. Creator: Boris Vasilievich Smirnov

Following the Husband to Hard Labor. Irkutsk, 1904. Creator: Boris Vasilievich Smirnov
Following the Husband to Hard Labor. Irkutsk, 1904. Boris Vasilievich Smirnov (1881-1954) was a Russian artist who in 1904 traveled by prisoner transport from western Russia across Siberia

Background imageDespair Collection: The Silence (Peach)

The Silence (Peach)
Treechild

Background imageDespair Collection: Minima | One

Minima | One
Hamza Majeed Khan

Background imageDespair Collection: Depression

Depression
fadhel muhamad fajeri

Background imageDespair Collection: tear

tear
Ummu Nisan Kandilcioglu

Background imageDespair Collection: The Silence (Peach)

The Silence (Peach)
Treechild

Background imageDespair Collection: Minima | One

Minima | One
Hamza Majeed Khan

Background imageDespair Collection: Depression

Depression
fadhel muhamad fajeri



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"Despair: A Journey through the Depths of Human Emotion" In the haunting masterpiece "Gin Lane" by William Hogarth, a grim depiction unfolds before our eyes. The destitution and hopelessness that permeate the scene serve as a stark reminder of society's darkest corners. Amidst this somber atmosphere, we find ourselves transported to 1965, where actress Diana Rigg captivates us in a scene from "The Avengers. " Her portrayal evokes an overwhelming sense of despair, as she battles against unseen forces with unwavering determination. Richard Massingham's performance in Michael Laws' "What A Life. " (1948) further deepens our understanding of despair. Through his comedic yet poignant portrayal, we witness the struggles and frustrations that can lead one down a path filled with desolation. Albrecht Durer's iconic artwork titled "The Man of Sorrows" takes us back to 1511. This profound image encapsulates the weight of sorrow carried by humanity throughout history—a timeless representation of anguish and desperation etched into our collective consciousness. As we journey further, we encounter Palmyra's Monumental Arch in Syria—an architectural marvel now marred by destruction. Its crumbling pillars stand as silent witnesses to the devastation caused by war and conflict—a testament to how they are ravage even the most magnificent creations. A beggar seated on a bank in a 1630 etching reminds us that despair knows no boundaries—it affects individuals from all walks of life. Their forlorn figure serves as a poignant symbol for those trapped within their own personal struggles—yearning for solace amidst an unforgiving world. Returning once again to Hogarth's "Gin Lane, " its engraving transports us back to eighteenth-century London—a time when poverty and addiction plagued society. Here, amid dilapidated buildings and desperate souls lost in vice, we witness firsthand how they are consume an entire community.