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"Fright: A Journey through Art and Literature" Step into the world of fright, where art and literature intertwine to evoke spine-tingling sensations

Background imageFright Collection: Supper at Emmaus, 1648, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Supper at Emmaus, 1648, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. Supper at Emmaus, 1648. Detail. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageFright Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageFright Collection: Dickens / Christmas Carol

Dickens / Christmas Carol
Scrooge receives a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former business partner

Background imageFright Collection: The Ghost Train, travel on the thrills and laughter line

The Ghost Train, travel on the thrills and laughter line
The Ghost Train, Do you feel like Nothing on Earth? Then there is an Express reason why you should see The Ghost Train with a real Bogey

Background imageFright Collection: His Broadcast Masters Voice by George Studdy

His Broadcast Masters Voice by George Studdy
A spoof on the famous His Masters Voice logo featuring a dog listening to a gramophone; Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy

Background imageFright Collection: The Head of Medusa

The Head of Medusa, ca. 1618. Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640). Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 118 cm

Background imageFright Collection: St. Jerome and Lion in the Monastery, 1501-09 (oil on canvas)

St. Jerome and Lion in the Monastery, 1501-09 (oil on canvas)
XIR60932 St. Jerome and Lion in the Monastery, 1501-09 (oil on canvas) by Carpaccio, Vittore (c.1460/5-1523/6); Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

Background imageFright Collection: Studdys Nightmare by George Studdy

Studdys Nightmare by George Studdy
Bonzo and Co. get their own back on the artist, after the Christmas pudding. George Studdy, the creator of the comic canine Bonzo

Background imageFright Collection: The Featherd Fair in a Fright, 18th century

The Featherd Fair in a Fright, 18th century. Women with elaborate feathered hairdos flee from angry ostriches who want their feathers back

Background imageFright Collection: Was She To Blame? by Mrs F G Kimberley

Was She To Blame? by Mrs F G Kimberley
Promotional postcard for Was She To Blame? By Mrs F. G. Kimberley. First produced at the Junction Theatre, Manchester, 12th April 1909 and Woolwich, 7th February 1910

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of King William of Orange. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine

Illustration of King William of Orange. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine
5306310 Illustration of King William of Orange. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Fun on the roller coaster, 1815. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur

Fun on the roller coaster, 1815. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs
1000901 Fun on the roller coaster, 1815. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageFright Collection: Some of them seized my cake and carried it piecemeal away. Gulliver attacked by giant insects

Some of them seized my cake and carried it piecemeal away. Gulliver attacked by giant insects during his voyage to
2963133 Some of them seized my cake and carried it piecemeal away. Gulliver attacked by giant insects during his voyage to Brobdingnag

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of an oriental camel train with servants and carriage

Illustration of an oriental camel train with servants and carriage
5306315 Illustration of an oriental camel train with servants and carriage. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of King William of Orange. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine

Illustration of King William of Orange. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine
5306309 Illustration of King William of Orange. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of the star sign Scorpio. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine

Illustration of the star sign Scorpio. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine
5306314 Illustration of the star sign Scorpio. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of American forest. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine

Illustration of American forest. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine
5306311 Illustration of American forest. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Caricature about the 1819 comet (end of the world) (engraving)

Caricature about the 1819 comet (end of the world) (engraving)
1729392 Caricature about the 1819 comet (end of the world) (engraving)

Background imageFright Collection: A team of horses from a British battery stampede in fright from bursting German shells during WWI

A team of horses from a British battery stampede in fright from bursting German shells during WWI (litho)
3252877 A team of horses from a British battery stampede in fright from bursting German shells during WWI (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of Roland on horseback. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine

Illustration of Roland on horseback. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine
5306312 Illustration of Roland on horseback. from La legende de Croque-Mitaine. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Cartoon depicting a boy scaring birds

Cartoon depicting a boy scaring birds
5309063 Cartoon depicting a boy scaring birds; (add.info.: Cartoon depicting a boy scaring birds. The boy is using a clack, rattle or whizzer, a noisy wooden contraption)

Background imageFright Collection: Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo
2613375 Battle of Waterloo.; (add.info.: Battle of Waterloo. An ammunition waggon on fire and the horses taken fright. 1816); GSinclair Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Illustration of Knights at battle during a moonlit. evening

Illustration of Knights at battle during a moonlit. evening
5306313 Illustration of Knights at battle during a moonlit. evening. by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFright Collection: Two 19th century ladies have an accident on their bicycles. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom

Two 19th century ladies have an accident on their bicycles. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur
1000881 Two 19th century ladies have an accident on their bicycles. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageFright Collection: At the sight of the devils and the smoke, Madame MacMiche shouted with terror

At the sight of the devils and the smoke, Madame MacMiche shouted with terror
CHT173759 At the sight of the devils and the smoke, Madame MacMiche shouted with terror, illustration from Un Bon Petit Diable by Comtesse Sophie de Segur (1799-1874) c.1840 (colour litho)

Background imageFright Collection: Terrour (sic) or Fright, after 1698. Creator: Eduardus Jacobus

Terrour (sic) or Fright, after 1698. Creator: Eduardus Jacobus
Terrour (sic) or Fright, after 1698

Background imageFright Collection: Jailor and Two Sexy Women in a Jail Cell

Jailor and Two Sexy Women in a Jail Cell

Background imageFright Collection: Abstract of detail of fan palm

Abstract of detail of fan palm

Background imageFright Collection: English gentleman held captive by two Papal guards

English gentleman held captive by two Papal guards in uniform in a room in Avignon. A prisoner at Avignon. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Journal

Background imageFright Collection: Little girl stands by a dustbin in a Bradford Slum. November 1953 D6539

Little girl stands by a dustbin in a Bradford Slum. November 1953 D6539

Background imageFright Collection: Man and Two Dominating Women

Man and Two Dominating Women

Background imageFright Collection: Confused Woman

Confused Woman

Background imageFright Collection: Fantasma

Fantasma
Julia Ramiro

Background imageFright Collection: The Bunnies - Mrs Wren gives them a fright

The Bunnies - Mrs Wren gives them a fright Date: 1924

Background imageFright Collection: A Henpecked Husband

A Henpecked Husband. A henpecked man is controlled by and a little frightened of a woman, especially his wife. Date: circa 1909

Background imageFright Collection: Fisticuffs

Fisticuffs
An advertisement illustration showing two smartly dressed men engaged in a fist fight, two women look on in fright. Date: circa 1939

Background imageFright Collection: Pierrot And The Banker Part 2

Pierrot And The Banker Part 2
A series of illustrations portraying Pierrot the sad pantomime clown and a banker, Pierrot grabs a safe and puts a black cat inside, upon arrival to the banker

Background imageFright Collection: Calavera of the Purring Cat, Mexico

Calavera of the Purring Cat, Mexico. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageFright Collection: Manfred on the Jungfrau, 1840-61 (oil on canvas)

Manfred on the Jungfrau, 1840-61 (oil on canvas)
MAN62930 Manfred on the Jungfrau, 1840-61 (oil on canvas) by Brown, Ford Madox (1821-93); 140.2x115 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: by Ford Madox Brown); © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageFright Collection: Masks, 1918 (pencil & ink on paper)

Masks, 1918 (pencil & ink on paper)
CCL248191 Masks, 1918 (pencil & ink on paper) by Eluard, Paul (1895-1952); 13, 5x21 cm; Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Saint-Denis, France; (add.info.: Masques; masque;)

Background imageFright Collection: The Ghost in the Stereoscope, ca. 1856. Creator: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co

The Ghost in the Stereoscope, ca. 1856. Creator: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co
The Ghost in the Stereoscope, ca. 1856

Background imageFright Collection: 193-0082174 Don t scream, stupid, 1799 (etching)

193-0082174 Don t scream, stupid, 1799 (etching)
IND81693 193-0082174 Don t scream, stupid, 1799 (etching) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); 21.8x15.1 cm; Private Collection; Index Fototeca

Background imageFright Collection: Here comes the bogeyman, plate 3 of Los caprichos, pub. 1799 (etching)

Here comes the bogeyman, plate 3 of Los caprichos, pub. 1799 (etching)
IND81622 Here comes the bogeyman, plate 3 of Los caprichos, pub. 1799 (etching) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); 21.9x15.4 cm; Private Collection; Index Fototeca

Background imageFright Collection: The Popes Rear Guard or the Fright of the Reverend Father Corporal (Arriere... late 18th century)

The Popes Rear Guard or the Fright of the Reverend Father Corporal (Arriere... late 18th century. Creator: Anon)
The Popes Rear Guard or the Fright of the Reverend Father Corporal (Arriere garde du pape, ou la frayeur du reverend pere caporal), late 18th century

Background imageFright Collection: Terror or Fright (from Heads Representing the Various Passions of the Soul; as they are E... 1765)

Terror or Fright (from Heads Representing the Various Passions of the Soul; as they are E... 1765. Creator: Anon)
Terror or Fright (from Heads Representing the Various Passions of the Soul; as they are Expressed in the Human Countenance: Drawn by that Great Master Monsieur Le Brun), 1765

Background imageFright Collection: Oh Ma, Oh Ma! I see Mr Fox a-comin! (colour litho)

Oh Ma, Oh Ma! I see Mr Fox a-comin! (colour litho)
IL335177 Oh Ma, Oh Ma! I see Mr Fox a-comin! (colour litho) by Rountree, Harry (Herbert R.) (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFright Collection: No. 0456c Joseph making himself known to his brethren, plate 3 of The Story of Joseph, c

No. 0456c Joseph making himself known to his brethren, plate 3 of The Story of Joseph, c
FIT77535 No.0456c Joseph making himself known to his brethren, plate 3 of The Story of Joseph, c.1785 (pencil, w/c, pen and ink on paper) by Blake

Background imageFright Collection: Fright, n. d. Creator: John Downman

Fright, n. d. Creator: John Downman
Fright, n.d



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"Fright: A Journey through Art and Literature" Step into the world of fright, where art and literature intertwine to evoke spine-tingling sensations. From Rembrandt's haunting masterpiece "Supper at Emmaus" to Leon-Maxime Faivre's enigmatic "Deux meres, " fear takes on various forms. As you board "The Ghost Train" on the thrills and laughter line, prepare for a hair-raising adventure that will leave you breathless. Dickens' timeless tale, "Christmas Carol, " reminds us that even in the darkest moments, redemption can be found. George Studdy's iconic illustration, "His Broadcast Masters Voice, " captures the essence of terror as we confront our deepest fears. And who could forget Medusa's menacing gaze in her infamous portrait? In Studdy's whimsical creation, aptly titled "Studdys Nightmare, " we delve into a surreal realm where nightmares come alive. Meanwhile, an 18th-century fair is thrown into disarray when feathers fly in "The Feathered Fair in a Fright. " Mrs F G Kimberley poses thought-provoking questions with her artwork titled "Was She To Blame?" inviting introspection about responsibility amidst fear-inducing situations. Cecil Aldin brings Hans Christian Andersen's classic story to life with his depiction of the Ugly Duckling finding solace amidst uncertainty. Remember Little Miss Muffet? Her encounter with a spider serves as a reminder that sometimes even nursery rhymes hold elements within their innocent verses. And Mrs Wren gives The Bunnies quite a scare in an unexpected twist. "Fright" transcends time and medium; it captivates our imagination while reminding us of our vulnerability. Whether through brushstrokes or words on paper, artists throughout history have sought to explore this universal emotion that resides deep within us all.