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"Engraved: Unveiling the Artistic Tapestry of History" Step into a world where artistry meets history, as intricate engravings tell captivating tales

Background imageEngraved Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by J Mulder, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageEngraved Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by P Sluyter, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageEngraved Collection: Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata

Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata
The Alchemical Tree. Engraving depicting a tree surrounded by figures used in allegory by alchemists. The tree itself carries symbols representing the Moon, Sun and five planets

Background imageEngraved Collection: Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite

Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite. The nautilus is one of the species of marine cephalopods of the family Nautilidae

Background imageEngraved Collection: Mary the Jewess, first true alchemist

Mary the Jewess, first true alchemist
Engraving showing Mary the Jewess (also known as Maria Prophetessa), considered to be the first non-fictional alchemist recorded

Background imageEngraved Collection: Professor George Boole (1815-1865)

Professor George Boole (1815-1865)
Engraved portrait of George Boole (1815-1865), the English mathematician, philosopher and inventor of Boolean algebra, pictured c.1865

Background imageEngraved Collection: April, from Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 (colour engraving)

April, from Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 (colour engraving)
986032 April, from Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 (colour engraving) by Casteels, Pieter (1684-1749) (after); 46.8x29 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: April, from Twelve Months of Flowers)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Hermes Trismegistus, classical god

Hermes Trismegistus, classical god
Engraving depicting Hermes Trismegistus, a syncretism (joining) of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. The writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus were hugely influential on mediaeval

Background imageEngraved Collection: Charles Dickens, by Andre Gill, 1868

Charles Dickens, by Andre Gill, 1868
Engraved caricature of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), the English writer, produced by the French artist, Andre Gill, first published in 1868

Background imageEngraved Collection: Sardar Afzal Khan, 1882

Sardar Afzal Khan, 1882
Engraved portrait of Sardar Afzal Khan, the British envoy to Kabul, Afganistan, pictured in 1882

Background imageEngraved Collection: Nell Gwynn and the houses in which she lived

Nell Gwynn and the houses in which she lived
Engraved portrait of Nell Gwynn (1650-1687), the English actress and mistress of King Charles II, and two of the houses in which she lived

Background imageEngraved Collection: John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, early 15th century

John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, early 15th century
Engraved portrait of John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435), fourth son of King Henry IV of England

Background imageEngraved Collection: CAVE ART: HORSE. Engraved head of a horse in the Rouffignac cave, Dordogne, France, c11, 000 B. C

CAVE ART: HORSE. Engraved head of a horse in the Rouffignac cave, Dordogne, France, c11, 000 B. C
CAVE ART: HORSE. Engraved head of a horse in the Rouffignac cave, Dordogne, France, c11, 000 B.C

Background imageEngraved Collection: Writing desk set with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32

Writing desk set with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32
Writing desk set with glass inkwells, together with a piece of Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32 and a silver plaque engraved L32, Billericay, September 23rd 1916. Commemorative Ware

Background imageEngraved Collection: Destructive Fire At Fiskerton Mill

Destructive Fire At Fiskerton Mill, Near Southwell, Notts. UK

Background imageEngraved Collection: Martin Luther, German theologian

Martin Luther, German theologian
Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian and founder of the Protestant Reformation. Luther was born at Eisleben. Initially trained in law

Background imageEngraved Collection: New York engraved by R. Kupfer, N. Y. circa 1867, US, USA, America

New York engraved by R. Kupfer, N. Y. circa 1867, US, USA, America
New York engraved by R. Kupfer, N.Y. circa 1867, US, USA, America

Background imageEngraved Collection: Insects cicada bug beetle 1881

Insects cicada bug beetle 1881
Steel engraving of different insects

Background imageEngraved Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, c. 1855

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, c. 1855
Engraved portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), the English engineer and inventor, pictured c.1855

Background imageEngraved Collection: The Eva Peron grave in the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province

The Eva Peron grave in the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, South America

Background imageEngraved Collection: Phoenician coins and writing

Phoenician coins and writing
Phoenician coins. Engraving depicting various coins and medals from the Phoenician civilisation. Phoenicia existed as a collection of city states in the coastal areas of modern day Lebanon and Syria

Background imageEngraved Collection: Portrait of Prince Albert as a young man

Portrait of Prince Albert as a young man
Portrait of Prince Albert, Saxe-Coburg, husband of Queen Victoria as a young man. Engraved from a photograph

Background imageEngraved Collection: Survivors of the Battle of Balaklava, 1875

Survivors of the Battle of Balaklava, 1875
Series of engraved portraits showing the surviving British participants of the Charge of the Light Brigade of the Battle of Balaclave, Crimean War, pictured in 1875

Background imageEngraved Collection: Iris Germanica (German Iris), 1805-1816 (stipple-engraving printed in colours

Iris Germanica (German Iris), 1805-1816 (stipple-engraving printed in colours
986196 Iris Germanica (German Iris), 1805-1816 (stipple-engraving printed in colours and finished by hand) by Redoute, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840) (after); 54.2x35.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii), 1807 (hand coloured engraving)

Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii), 1807 (hand coloured engraving)
986301 Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii), 1807 (hand coloured engraving) by Donovan, Edward (1768-1837); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boltons Dragon-fly (Libellula boltonii). Plate 430, Vol

Background imageEngraved Collection: The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour)

The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour)
985824 The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour) by Blake, William (1757-1827); 19.8x12.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Lamb. Plate 7 from Songs of Innocence)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Rose a cent feuilles, Rosa centifolia

Rose a cent feuilles, Rosa centifolia.. Rose a cent feuilles, Rosa centifolia. Handcolored copperplate engraving of an illustration by Mlle

Background imageEngraved Collection: The Council Held by the Rats, by Gustave Dore

The Council Held by the Rats, by Gustave Dore
THE COUNCIL HELD BY THE RATS, BY GUSTAVE DORE. Dore, 1832 - 1883, French. Engraving for Fables by Jean de la Fontaine, engraved by Antoine Valerie Bertrand, French, born 1823, Art, Artist

Background imageEngraved Collection: Illustration to John Keats poem Endymion, engraved by F. Joubert, 1872

Illustration to John Keats poem Endymion, engraved by F. Joubert, 1872
XJF477744 Illustration to John Keats poem Endymion, engraved by F. Joubert, 1872 (engraving) by Poynter, Edward John (1836-1919) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Orange Fruit, Citrus Aurantium, Fructus, 1828 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Orange Fruit, Citrus Aurantium, Fructus, 1828 (hand-coloured lithograph)
986327 Orange Fruit, Citrus Aurantium, Fructus, 1828 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Strenzl, Ignaz (fl.1828) (after); 45.8x31 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Orange Fruit; Citrus Aurantium)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Le Sanguin, 1780 (hand-coloured engraving, highlited in gold and silver)

Le Sanguin, 1780 (hand-coloured engraving, highlited in gold and silver)
985787 Le Sanguin, 1780 (hand-coloured engraving, highlited in gold and silver) by Martinet, Francois Nicolas (1731-1800); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le Sanguin)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Iris Germanica, 1847 (hand-coloured engraving)

Iris Germanica, 1847 (hand-coloured engraving)
985712 Iris Germanica, 1847 (hand-coloured engraving) by Bauer, Ferdinand (1760-1826) (after); 47.4x33.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Iris Germanica. From Flora Graeca)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion

Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion
985836 Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion, 1586 (hand-coloured engraving) by Austrian School, (16th century); 36.8x44.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Leo Belgicus)

Background imageEngraved Collection: A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)

A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)
985982 A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving) by Saxton, Christopher (c.1542-c.1610); 38x48.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Willow gentian, Gentiana asclepiadea

Willow gentian, Gentiana asclepiadea.. Handcolored botanical illustration drawn and engraved by William Clark from Richard Morriss Flora Conspicua, London, Longman, Rees, 1826

Background imageEngraved Collection: 77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School

77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School
77 mm. German artillery shell case engraved at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. Inlaid silver and copper damascene work including three silver date trees

Background imageEngraved Collection: Entrance to the Limehouse Dock, 1850 (pen, ink & wash on paper)

Entrance to the Limehouse Dock, 1850 (pen, ink & wash on paper)
XJF472288 Entrance to the Limehouse Dock, 1850 (pen, ink & wash on paper) by Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer (1792-1864); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageEngraved Collection: CAVE ART: MAMMOTHS. Clay finger drawings of two mammoths facing each other

CAVE ART: MAMMOTHS. Clay finger drawings of two mammoths facing each other, in the Rouffignac cave, Dordogne, France, c11, 000 B.C

Background imageEngraved Collection: Antoine Lavoisier and wife, chemist

Antoine Lavoisier and wife, chemist
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794, centre left), French chemist, with his wife Marie-Anne- Pierrette (1758-1836) in his laboratory. Lavoisier is recognised as the founder of modern chemistry

Background imageEngraved Collection: Thomas Wright, British astronomer

Thomas Wright, British astronomer
Thomas Wright (1711-86), British astronomer. Wright was born at Byers Green in northern England. In 1730 he set up a school at which he taught mathematics and navigation

Background imageEngraved Collection: Engraving of a tree split by lightning

Engraving of a tree split by lightning
Engraving depicting a tree that had split after being hit by lightning at Hanwell, west London. When a lightning bolt strikes a tree

Background imageEngraved Collection: Galvanic experiments, 17th century

Galvanic experiments, 17th century
Galvanism. Engraved plate showing various pieces of equipment used to study galvanism, or static electricity. In addition to several plans for making a galvanic pile (battery)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Chemistry equipment, 19th century

Chemistry equipment, 19th century
Chemistry equipment. Engraving of various pieces of equipment used in chemistry experiments. Most are concerned with the isolation of gas or with producing acids

Background imageEngraved Collection: Map of Lausanne

Map of Lausanne
A colourful map of Lausanne, with a small engraved insert of the city

Background imageEngraved Collection: Engraving depicting a Norse / Viking ship typical of the 10th century

Engraving depicting a Norse / Viking ship typical of the 10th century
Engraving depicting a Norse/Viking ship

Background imageEngraved Collection: Common Prayer, HMs Printers 1662 (b / w photo)

Common Prayer, HMs Printers 1662 (b / w photo)
5988900 Common Prayer, HMs Printers 1662 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Common Prayer, HMs Printers 1662)

Background imageEngraved Collection: T Hobbes, Leviathan, A Crooke 1651 (b / w photo)

T Hobbes, Leviathan, A Crooke 1651 (b / w photo)
5988923 T Hobbes, Leviathan, A Crooke 1651 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: T Hobbes, Leviathan, A Crooke 1651)

Background imageEngraved Collection: Sir W Raleigh, The History of the World, W Stansby for W Burre 1614 (b / w photo)

Sir W Raleigh, The History of the World, W Stansby for W Burre 1614 (b / w photo)
5988844 Sir W Raleigh, The History of the World, W Stansby for W Burre 1614 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir W Raleigh)



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"Engraved: Unveiling the Artistic Tapestry of History" Step into a world where artistry meets history, as intricate engravings tell captivating tales. From the delicate butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian to the mystical Alchemical tree of Philosophia reformata, each engraving unveils a story waiting to be discovered. Marvel at the nautilus and ammonite gracefully etched onto paper, showcasing nature's wonders in exquisite detail. Journey back in time with Mary the Jewess, hailed as the first true alchemist, and immerse yourself in ancient wisdom personified by Hermes Trismegistus, the classical god. Delve into literature's realm with Charles Dickens immortalized through Andre Gill's masterful engraving from 1868. Witness history unfold before your eyes with Sardar Afzal Khan's portrait from 1882, capturing an era long gone but forever engraved in our collective memory. Travel further back to prehistoric times as you encounter cave art depicting a majestic horse carved into stone over 11, 000 years ago. Experience how Professor George Boole revolutionized mathematics through his groundbreaking work that still shapes our understanding today. Admire a writing desk adorned with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32—a testament to innovation blending seamlessly with craftsmanship. Finally, find solace in Martin Luther's profound words engraved upon history itself—an embodiment of courage and faith that changed the course of religion. Engraved within these timeless artworks lies a tapestry woven by human creativity and resilience—each stroke telling stories that transcend time. Join us on this enchanting journey through centuries past; let these engravings ignite your imagination and leave an indelible mark on your soul.