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"The Broad and Narrow Way: Navigating the Difficult Path to Heaven or Hell" In this captivating artwork titled "Diana of the Uplands

Background imageDifficult Collection: The Broad and Narrow way to Heaven or Hell - Religious concepts

The Broad and Narrow way to Heaven or Hell - Religious concepts
THE BROAD AND NARROW WAY the good take the narrow road to Heaven while the wicked take the broad way to Hell

Background imageDifficult Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background imageDifficult Collection: Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap

Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809 Artist: JMW Turner
Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809. Painting on display at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Background imageDifficult Collection: Diana of the Uplands, 1903-1904, (c1915). Artist: Charles Wellington Furse

Diana of the Uplands, 1903-1904, (c1915). Artist: Charles Wellington Furse
Diana of the Uplands, 1903-1904, (c1915). The painting is held by the Tate Gallery, London. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney. [Virtue & Company, London, c1915]

Background imageDifficult Collection: Home Front - The Royal Navy

Home Front - The Royal Navy, The Difficult we can do at once The impossible may take longer Date: 1943

Background imageDifficult Collection: Love Locked Out, 1889, (1912). Artist: Anna Lea Merritt

Love Locked Out, 1889, (1912). Artist: Anna Lea Merritt
Love Locked Out, 1889, (1912). Painting held at the Tate, London. From Bibbys Annual 1912, [J. Bibby & Sons, Liverpool, 1912]

Background imageDifficult Collection: Autocar Poster -- Targa Florio race, Sicily

Autocar Poster -- Targa Florio race, Sicily
Autocar Poster -- Italian champion Felice Nazzaro driving the Fiat car in which he won the Targa Florio race in Sicily. His average speed for the race was around 33 mph on gruelling mountain roads

Background imageDifficult Collection: Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929

Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929
American golfer Walter Hagen plays a left handed shot from a difficult position on the ninth hole at Muirfield, Scotland, his ball too close to a stone wall to hit in his usual right handed manner

Background imageDifficult Collection: Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2

Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2
Traffic congestion in the Covent Garden area, London WC2, showing a view along Henrietta Street from the corner of Bedford Street during the morning of 26 March 1959

Background imageDifficult Collection: Maze, artwork

Maze, artwork
Maze, computer artwork

Background imageDifficult Collection: Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle
Is the cow jumping over the moon as a result of the cats fiddling, or is the cat simply providing a musical accompaniment to the cows feat ? Difficult questions

Background imageDifficult Collection: Maze, computer artwork

Maze, computer artwork

Background imageDifficult Collection: Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2

Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2
Traffic congestion in the Covent Garden area, London WC2, showing a view along Henrietta Street from the corner of Bedford Street during the morning of 26 March 1959

Background imageDifficult Collection: Three point turns by W H Robinson

Three point turns by W H Robinson
No need for three point turns, with this double torpedo model with revolving body for obviating the difficult of turning the car in narrow lanes. 1919

Background imageDifficult Collection: Nerval Photo

Nerval Photo
GERARD DE NERVAL French poet, eccentric if not actually mad, whose difficult life ended in suicide; photographed in the last year of his life. Date: 1808 - 1855

Background imageDifficult Collection: Ascent Mont Blanc - 3

Ascent Mont Blanc - 3
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC One of the most difficult parts of the climb - the snow turns to ice and the climbers must cut foot-holes in order to retain a footing

Background imageDifficult Collection: Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford, 1865. Artists: John Leech, Hablot Knight Browne

Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford, 1865. Artists: John Leech, Hablot Knight Browne
Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford, 1865. From Mr. Facey Romfords Hounds, written by Robert Smith Surtees, illustrated by John Leech and H.K. Phiz Browne. [Bradbury, Evans & Co. London, 1865]

Background imageDifficult Collection: Map of Yugoslavia by G. H. Davis

Map of Yugoslavia by G. H. Davis
Map of Yugoslavia, Britains latest ally in the Second World War: her defensive mountains and valleys. Mountainous Yugoslavia, her valleys and airfields. Date: 1941

Background imageDifficult Collection: Boy with Slate Kept In

Boy with Slate Kept In
A little boy has to stay in to work out a sum on his slate

Background imageDifficult Collection: A caver in Kingsdale master cave, Yorkshire Dales, UK

A caver in Kingsdale master cave, Yorkshire Dales, UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageDifficult Collection: Le maréchal anglais (The English blacksmith). From Études de chevaux, Grands chevaux'... 1822

Le maréchal anglais (The English blacksmith). From Études de chevaux, Grands chevaux'... 1822
Le marechal anglais (The English blacksmith). From Etudes de chevaux, Grands chevaux (Studies of horses. Large horses'. 1822)

Background imageDifficult Collection: Beggar with a wooden leg, c.1630. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Beggar with a wooden leg, c.1630. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Beggar with a wooden leg, c.1630

Background imageDifficult Collection: Beggar with two crutches, 1632. Creator: Jan Georg van Vliet

Beggar with two crutches, 1632. Creator: Jan Georg van Vliet
Beggar with two crutches, 1632. A beggar, seen from behind, moves, in what looks like a painful fashion, with the aid of two wooden crutches

Background imageDifficult Collection: Wisdom Supporting Liberty, c1889. Creator: Jules Dalou

Wisdom Supporting Liberty, c1889. Creator: Jules Dalou
Wisdom Supporting Liberty, c1889

Background imageDifficult Collection: The Sailboat (Seascape), c1869. Creator: Gustave Courbet

The Sailboat (Seascape), c1869. Creator: Gustave Courbet
The Sailboat (Seascape), c1869

Background imageDifficult Collection: The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865

The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. When some four miles of cable had been paid out

Background imageDifficult Collection: Hard Times, 1885, (c1930). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Hard Times, 1885, (c1930). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Hard Times, 1885, (c1930). A family rest by the side of the road. The fathers tools, tied in a bundle, indicate that he is looking for manual labour

Background imageDifficult Collection: 17th century city scene. A man carries a woman pedestrian on his back through a flooded road

17th century city scene. A man carries a woman pedestrian on his back through a flooded road
1000922 17th century city scene. A man carries a woman pedestrian on his back through a flooded road. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs

Background imageDifficult Collection: Horsedrawn Bus, 1899 (pastel on paper)

Horsedrawn Bus, 1899 (pastel on paper)
985023 Horsedrawn Bus, 1899 (pastel on paper) by Shinn, Everett (1876-1953); 55.3x75.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Horsedrawn Bus. Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Pastel on paper. Painted in 1899

Background imageDifficult Collection: The Dewey Arch, Madison Square, (pastel on paper laid down on japanese paper)

The Dewey Arch, Madison Square, (pastel on paper laid down on japanese paper)
822780 The Dewey Arch, Madison Square, (pastel on paper laid down on japanese paper) by Shinn, Everett (1876-1953); 34.5x44.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Dewey Arch, Madison Square)

Background imageDifficult Collection: Winter Surfing V

Winter Surfing V
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageDifficult Collection: Winter Surfing VI

Winter Surfing VI
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageDifficult Collection: Winter Surfing VII

Winter Surfing VII
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageDifficult Collection: Winter Surfing VIII

Winter Surfing VIII
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageDifficult Collection: Winter Surfing IX

Winter Surfing IX
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageDifficult Collection: Snow Storm, Madison Square, New York, 1898 (pastel and pencil on gray prepared board)

Snow Storm, Madison Square, New York, 1898 (pastel and pencil on gray prepared board)
984966 Snow Storm, Madison Square, New York, 1898 (pastel and pencil on gray prepared board) by Shinn, Everett (1876-1953); 57.8x65.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Snow Storm, Madison Square)

Background imageDifficult Collection: Deformed dog, 1690. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl

Deformed dog, 1690. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl
Deformed dog, 1690

Background imageDifficult Collection: Woman Supporting a Man, 1852-1866. Creator: Paul Gavarni

Woman Supporting a Man, 1852-1866. Creator: Paul Gavarni
Woman Supporting a Man, 1852-1866

Background imageDifficult Collection: Drunkard, 1810-1874. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller

Drunkard, 1810-1874. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller
Drunkard, 1810-1874. Miller often used witty captions or lines of dialogue to reveal more about the characters in his sketches

Background imageDifficult Collection: Intoxicated Man and Boy, c1859. Creator: Paul Gavarni

Intoxicated Man and Boy, c1859. Creator: Paul Gavarni
Intoxicated Man and Boy, c1859

Background imageDifficult Collection: Man in Green Coat with Umbrella, 1848. Creator: Richard Caton Woodville

Man in Green Coat with Umbrella, 1848. Creator: Richard Caton Woodville
Man in Green Coat with Umbrella, 1848

Background imageDifficult Collection: Child Calms a Horse by Covering His Head with Her Jacket, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Child Calms a Horse by Covering His Head with Her Jacket, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Child Calms a Horse by Covering His Head with Her Jacket, 1875. Series: The Postal News no. 472

Background imageDifficult Collection: Difficulties of the road; An Icelanders Notes on Iceland, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Difficulties of the road; An Icelanders Notes on Iceland, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Difficulties of the road; An Icelanders Notes on Iceland, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageDifficult Collection: Ships at Sea, 1660-1669. Creator: Jacob Adriaensz. Bellevois

Ships at Sea, 1660-1669. Creator: Jacob Adriaensz. Bellevois
Ships at Sea, 1660-1669. The importance of overseas trade, naval battles with Spain and then England, and fishing created a great demand for marine subjects

Background imageDifficult Collection: Dutch Ships in High Seas off the Dutch Coast, 1660-1669. Creator: Ludolf Backhuysen I

Dutch Ships in High Seas off the Dutch Coast, 1660-1669. Creator: Ludolf Backhuysen I
Dutch Ships in High Seas off the Dutch Coast, 1660-1669

Background imageDifficult Collection: Akasaka (numbered 37); 'Fujikawa (numbered 38)' (image 3 of 4), c1802. Creator: Hokusai

Akasaka (numbered 37); "Fujikawa (numbered 38)" (image 3 of 4), c1802. Creator: Hokusai
Akasaka (numbered 37); "Fujikawa (numbered 38)" (image 3 of 4), c1802. From Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido(Tokaido gojusan tsugi)

Background imageDifficult Collection: Blind Man, 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Blind Man, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Blind Man, 18th century

Background imageDifficult Collection: Quarreling Couple, Mid-19th century. Creator: Meikeisai Hojitsu

Quarreling Couple, Mid-19th century. Creator: Meikeisai Hojitsu
Quarreling Couple, Mid-19th century



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"The Broad and Narrow Way: Navigating the Difficult Path to Heaven or Hell" In this captivating artwork titled "Diana of the Uplands, " created by Charles Wellington Furse in 1903-1904, we are presented with a thought-provoking religious concept. The painting depicts Diana, symbolizing purity and righteousness, standing at a crossroad that represents the broad and narrow paths leading to either heaven or hell. It serves as a reminder that our choices in life can determine our eternal destiny. As we delve into history, we encounter "Love Locked Out" by Anna Lea Merritt from 1889. This mesmerizing piece portrays love as an elusive force locked out from human hearts due to their own actions. It reminds us that sometimes love can be difficult to find or maintain if not nurtured and cherished. Moving on to JMW Turner's masterpiece, "Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, " we witness the challenges faced by fishermen braving treacherous waters for their livelihoods. Their determination amidst adversity highlights how even everyday tasks can become difficult struggles. The Royal Navy's role on the home front during times of conflict cannot be overlooked. Their unwavering commitment is showcased in images capturing their resilience amidst challenging circumstances. Meanwhile, an Autocar Poster promoting the Targa Florio race in Sicily takes us into the world of motorsports where drivers push themselves beyond limits on demanding tracks. The poster serves as a testament to their relentless pursuit of victory despite facing countless obstacles along the way. Sports also take center stage with Walter Hagen at Muirfield in 1929 - his focused gaze reflecting both his skill and dedication required to excel in golfing tournaments held on challenging courses worldwide. Amidst bustling city life captured in Covent Garden's traffic congestion photograph, one cannot help but ponder over daily difficulties faced by commuters navigating through crowded streets.