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Hospitaller Collection

"Hospitallers: Guardians of Faith and Compassion" Step back in time and explore the fascinating world of the Hospitallers

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Artist: Lehmann, Henri (1814-1882)

Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Artist: Lehmann, Henri (1814-1882)
Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Artist: Picot, Francois-Edouard (1786-1868)

Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Artist: Picot, Francois-Edouard (1786-1868)
Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Syria. Krak des Chevaliers

Syria. Krak des Chevaliers. Castle built in the twelfth century by the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades to the Holy Land

Background imageHospitaller Collection: John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious

John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious man, founder of the ador de la Order of Charity or of Hospitallers (Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God)

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Scenes from the Legend of Saint Cordula: the apparition before the Knight of St. John... c

Scenes from the Legend of Saint Cordula: the apparition before the Knight of St. John... c
Scenes from the Legend of Saint Cordula: the apparition before the Knight of St. John Ingenbrant, c. 1490-1499. Private Collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Portrait of Gerolamo Venier, Knight of Malta, c. 1580. Creator: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)

Portrait of Gerolamo Venier, Knight of Malta, c. 1580. Creator: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)
Portrait of Gerolamo Venier, Knight of Malta, c. 1580. Found in the collection of the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Tour du Temple, c. 1795. Creator: Anonymous

Tour du Temple, c. 1795. Creator: Anonymous
Tour du Temple, c. 1795. Found in the collection of the Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Baldwin II and Templars. Miniature from the 'Historia' by William of Tyre, 13th century

Baldwin II and Templars. Miniature from the "Historia" by William of Tyre, 13th century. Creator: Anonymous
Baldwin II and Templars. Miniature from the "Historia" by William of Tyre, 13th century. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Departure of the Templars. From Chronique d'outremer, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous

Departure of the Templars. From Chronique d'outremer, c. 1280. Creator: Anonymous
Departure of the Templars. From Chronique d'outremer, c. 1280. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Arrival of Hospitallers in Baniyas (From 'Li rommans de Godefroy de Buillon et de Salehadin'), 1337

Arrival of Hospitallers in Baniyas (From "Li rommans de Godefroy de Buillon et de Salehadin"), 1337. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageHospitaller Collection: A Knight Templar, ca 1860. Creator: De Doncker (Dedonker), Victor (1827-1881)

A Knight Templar, ca 1860. Creator: De Doncker (Dedonker), Victor (1827-1881)
A Knight Templar, ca 1860. Private Collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Ordo templatorum from Liber Chronicarum, 1493. Creator: Wolgemut, Michael (1434-1519)

Ordo templatorum from Liber Chronicarum, 1493. Creator: Wolgemut, Michael (1434-1519)
Ordo templatorum from Liber Chronicarum, 1493. Private Collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Knights Templar Seals of 1180, 1203, 1224, 1234, 1845. Artist: Essex, Richard Hamilton

Knights Templar Seals of 1180, 1203, 1224, 1234, 1845. Artist: Essex, Richard Hamilton
Knights Templar Seals of 1180, 1203, 1224, 1234, 1845. From a private collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Templar Commander's room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur

Templar Commander's room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur
Templar Commander's room, altered in the 17th and 18th centuries, in the commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Reception room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur

Reception room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur
Reception room and dining room, 13th century (monumental fireplace added in the late Middle Ages), in the commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Chapel, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, Bar-sur-Seine

Chapel, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, Bar-sur-Seine
Chapel and commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur, aerial view, founded 1167 and used by the Knights Templar until 1312 when the order was dissolved

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Grand Prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

Grand Prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem or of Malta. Chromolithography. Historia de las Ordenes de Caballeria y de las Condecoraciones Espanolas

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Grand Prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem or Malta

Grand Prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem or Malta
Grand Prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem or of Malta. Chromolithography. Historia de las Ordenes de Caballeria y de las Condecoraciones Espanolas

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Spain, Castile-La Mancha, Toledo province. Consuegra

Spain, Castile-La Mancha, Toledo province. Consuegra. View of the Castle (stronghold of Knights of San Juan) and a windmill. Date: 2011

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Christian Religious Orders

Christian Religious Orders - L-R (standing) Benedictine nun, Benedictine monk, Cluniac, Cistercian, Carthusian, nun of St Gilbert, regular canon of St Gilbert, Trinitarian, Knight Templar

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Monk of the Order of Aubrac, a hospitaller and military order, Religieux d Aubrac

Monk of the Order of Aubrac, a hospitaller and military order, Religieux d Aubrac, la domerie d Aubrac
5912813 Monk of the Order of Aubrac, a hospitaller and military order, Religieux d Aubrac, la domerie d Aubrac. Handcoloured woodblock engraving after an illustration by Jacques Charles Bar

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Hospitaller nun of the Hotel-Dieu a Paris. Hospitalier de l Hotel-Dieu a Paris

Hospitaller nun of the Hotel-Dieu a Paris. Hospitalier de l Hotel-Dieu a Paris
5912779 Hospitaller nun of the Hotel-Dieu a Paris. Hospitalier de l Hotel-Dieu a Paris. Handcoloured woodblock engraving after an illustration by Jacques Charles Bar from Abbot Tirons Histoire et

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Map of Tarn-et-Garonne with a view of Montauban and portraits of Ingres

Map of Tarn-et-Garonne with a view of Montauban and portraits of Ingres and Jean Parisot de La Valette (colour litho)
PCT3482842 Map of Tarn-et-Garonne with a view of Montauban and portraits of Ingres and Jean Parisot de La Valette (colour litho) by French School

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Grand Master Jean d Homedes (oil on canvas)

Grand Master Jean d Homedes (oil on canvas)
490486 Grand Master Jean d Homedes (oil on canvas) by Maltese School, (19th century); 78x64 cm; Museum of the Order of St

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Hospitaller and Templar (engraving)

Hospitaller and Templar (engraving)
655758 Hospitaller and Templar (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hospitaller and Templar)

Background imageHospitaller Collection: The capture of Jerusalem by Jacques de Molay in 1299, 1846 (oil on canvas)

The capture of Jerusalem by Jacques de Molay in 1299, 1846 (oil on canvas)
3740772 The capture of Jerusalem by Jacques de Molay in 1299, 1846 (oil on canvas) by Jacquand, Claude (1804-78); 173.4x315 cm; ChAteau de Versailles, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Madonna and Child with St. Anthony Abbot, St. John the Baptist, St. Lawrence and St

Madonna and Child with St. Anthony Abbot, St. John the Baptist, St. Lawrence and St
AII80543 Madonna and Child with St. Anthony Abbot, St. John the Baptist, St. Lawrence and St. Julian, 1404 (tempera on panel) by Gerini

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus, 1845 (oil on canvas)

Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus, 1845 (oil on canvas)
6337490 Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus, 1845 (oil on canvas) by Picot, Francois Edouard (1786-1868); Musee de L Histoire de France, Paris, France; Photo eFine Art Images; French

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Lat 6067 f. 3v The author dedicating his book to Pierre d Aubusson

Lat 6067 f. 3v The author dedicating his book to Pierre d Aubusson
BAL52747 Lat 6067 f.3v The author dedicating his book to Pierre d Aubusson, Grand Master of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, from A History of the Siege of Rhodes, by Guillaume Caoursin

Background imageHospitaller Collection: The Maltese crown of Tsar Paul I. From the Antiquities of the Russian State, 1849-1853

The Maltese crown of Tsar Paul I. From the Antiquities of the Russian State, 1849-1853. Private Collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: SOCIETE DU BON JESUS

SOCIETE DU BON JESUS
Hospitaller of the order of SAINT-JEAN DE DIEU Date: 1848

Background imageHospitaller Collection: HOSPITALER

HOSPITALER
HOSPITALLER of Burgos, Spain Date: 1848

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Allegory of the nobility of the order of Malta, 1747. Creator: De Mura, Francesco (1696-1782)

Allegory of the nobility of the order of Malta, 1747. Creator: De Mura, Francesco (1696-1782)
Allegory of the nobility of the order of Malta, 1747. Found in the Collection of MUZA, Muzew Nazzjonali tal-Arti, Valletta, (Heritage Malta)

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Knight of Malta, 1510-1515

Knight of Malta, 1510-1515. Found in the Collection of Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageHospitaller Collection: The Entrance to a Chivalric Church - Rhodes, Greece

The Entrance to a Chivalric Church - Rhodes, Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Guillaume de Clermont defending the walls at the Siege of Acre, 1291

Guillaume de Clermont defending the walls at the Siege of Acre, 1291. Artist: Papety, Dominique (1815-1849)
Guillaume de Clermont defending the walls at the Siege of Acre, 1291. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Street of the Crusader Knights - Rhodes, Greece

Street of the Crusader Knights - Rhodes, Greece
Facade of the Hotel de France, Street of the Crusader Knights Hospitaller, Rhodes, Greece (a Unesco World Heritage Site). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Syria. Baniyas. Margat castle

Syria. Baniyas. Margat castle, also known as Marqab from the Arabic Qalaat al-Marqab. It was a Crusader fortress and one of the major strongholds of the Knights Hospitaller. Built in 1062

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Crac des Chevaliers

Crac des Chevaliers, Crusader castle, 1150-1250, built by the Knights Hospitaller, Syria, Middle East

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Freemasons (Templars), 1805

Freemasons (Templars), 1805. Private Collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Portrait of Fra Antonio Martelli (Knight of Malta), 1608

Portrait of Fra Antonio Martelli (Knight of Malta), 1608. Found in the collection of Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Initiation of Paul I into a Grand Master of the Maltese Order

Initiation of Paul I into a Grand Master of the Maltese Order. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageHospitaller Collection: The Investiture of the Knight. From: Lancelot du Lac

The Investiture of the Knight. From: Lancelot du Lac. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Emperor Paul I dressed as Grand Master of Maltese

Emperor Paul I dressed as Grand Master of Maltese. Found in the Collection of State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Illustration from Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land)

Illustration from Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land) by Bernhard von Breidenb Artist
Illustration from Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land) by Bernhard von Breidenbach, 1488. Private Collection

Background imageHospitaller Collection: The Maltese cross of Maria Fyodorovna, Late 18th century. Artist: Orders, decorations and medals

The Maltese cross of Maria Fyodorovna, Late 18th century. Artist: Orders, decorations and medals
The Maltese cross of Maria Fyodorovna, Late 18th century. Found in the collection of State History Museum, Moscow

Background imageHospitaller Collection: Two Templars on one horse (From Chronica maiora I by Matthew Paris), 13th century

Two Templars on one horse (From Chronica maiora I by Matthew Paris), 13th century. Artist: Paris, Matthew (c)
Two Templars on one horse (From Chronica maiora I by Matthew Paris), 13th century. Found in the collection of Corpus Christi College Cambridge

Background imageHospitaller Collection: The siege of Malta. Detail. Artist: Perez d Aleccio (da Lecce), Matteo (1547-1616)

The siege of Malta. Detail. Artist: Perez d Aleccio (da Lecce), Matteo (1547-1616)
The siege of Malta. Detail. Found in the collection of the Palace of the Grand Master, Valletta



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"Hospitallers: Guardians of Faith and Compassion" Step back in time and explore the fascinating world of the Hospitallers, an esteemed group dedicated to protecting and serving humanity. Led by Hugues de Payens, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, these noble warriors embodied chivalry and honor. Travel to Syria's majestic Krak des Chevaliers, a fortress stronghold that witnessed their unwavering commitment. Here, amidst its ancient walls, they stood as a symbol of strength against adversity. But the Hospitallers' mission extended beyond military prowess. Inspired by John Of God, a Portuguese religious figure known for his selfless acts of kindness, they embraced compassion as their guiding principle. Their Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur became a haven where weary souls found solace. Within its hallowed halls lay rooms steeped in history; the Templar Commander's room exuded authority while the Reception room welcomed visitors with warmth and hospitality. The Chapel served as a sacred space for prayer and reflection – its ethereal beauty captivating all who entered. The legacy of these valiant knights continued through their affiliation with the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. As Grand Priors, they upheld traditions rooted in faith and benevolence across lands like Malta and Spain's Castile-La Mancha province. In times of conflict such as the Siege of Acre in 1291, heroes like Guillaume de Clermont defended city walls fearlessly. Artists like Henri Lehmann immortalized these brave acts on canvas so future generations could admire their courage. Today we remember these Christian Religious Orders not only for their bravery but also for embodying love towards fellow beings. Let us be inspired by their example to cultivate empathy within ourselves – becoming modern-day hospitallers spreading compassion wherever we go.