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Outstretched Collection

"Outstretched: A Journey Through Time and Space" In this captivating collection of images, the concept of "outstretched" takes on various forms

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Mans body

Mans body. Nude man with outstretched arms, seen from behind

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Advertisement for Cadburys Golden Key

Advertisement for Cadburys Golden Key -- male and female models (Barry Trengove and Geraldine Hill) posing. 1959

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Card celebrating 20 years of Czechoslovakia

Card celebrating 20 years of Czechoslovakia (1918 - 1938)

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl

Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl
Pale light pierces a blue and green woodland scene of thin, bare tree trunks. A swooping Tawny Owl has been added to the border framing the scene. Airbrush painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Maude Adams / Peter Pan 06

Maude Adams / Peter Pan 06
MAUDE ADAMS Actress, as Peter Pan in JM Barries play

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Hands Outstretched

Hands Outstretched

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Kita a Norwegian elkhound

Kita a Norwegian elkhound, photographed by Harry Taylor

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Policeman & Traffic

Policeman & Traffic
A policeman on traffic duty sees a group of children safely across a busy city street, holding up the traffic with outstretched arm

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Laocoon, prior to 20th century restoration, with extended arm (marble) (b / w photo)

Laocoon, prior to 20th century restoration, with extended arm (marble) (b / w photo)
ALI217181 Laocoon, prior to 20th century restoration, with extended arm (marble) (b/w photo) by Greek; height: 242 cm; Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City; Alinari

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Army uniform, 10th Hussars

Army uniform, 10th Hussars, man on horseback. circa early 19th century

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Men of the Stone Age worshipping the sun

Men of the Stone Age worshipping the sun
Men of the Stone Age (Palaeolithic Era) worshipping the sun as it rises

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Apollo, c1591. Creator: Jacob Matham

Apollo, c1591. Creator: Jacob Matham
Apollo, c1591

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Bishop with outstretched arms, standing bent forward. Creator: Abraham Bloemaert

Bishop with outstretched arms, standing bent forward. Creator: Abraham Bloemaert
Bishop with outstretched arms, standing bent forward

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Female Nude with Outstretched Arm, 1898. Creator: Karel Vitezslav Masek

Female Nude with Outstretched Arm, 1898. Creator: Karel Vitezslav Masek
Female Nude with Outstretched Arm, 1898

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Female Nude with Outstretched Arms, 1896. Creator: Karel Vitezslav Masek

Female Nude with Outstretched Arms, 1896. Creator: Karel Vitezslav Masek
Female Nude with Outstretched Arms, 1896

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Classical Sculpture of a Woman with an Outstretched Arm, 1775/80. Creator: Jacques-Louis David

Classical Sculpture of a Woman with an Outstretched Arm, 1775/80. Creator: Jacques-Louis David
Classical Sculpture of a Woman with an Outstretched Arm, 1775/80

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Draped Standing Figure with Outstretched Arms, 1540/50. Creator: Unknown

Draped Standing Figure with Outstretched Arms, 1540/50. Creator: Unknown
Draped Standing Figure with Outstretched Arms, 1540/50

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Seated Male Nude with Outstretched Left Arm, n.d. Creator: Unknown

Seated Male Nude with Outstretched Left Arm, n.d. Creator: Unknown
Seated Male Nude with Outstretched Left Arm, n.d

Background imageOutstretched Collection: The Garden of Love (detail of the group with Rubenss wife, HelAeene Fourment), c

The Garden of Love (detail of the group with Rubenss wife, HelAeene Fourment), c
897504 The Garden of Love (detail of the group with Rubenss wife, HelAeAšne Fourment), c.1638 (oil on canvas) by Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640); Prado, Madrid

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Young Girl Worshipping Beside Waterfall

Young Girl Worshipping Beside Waterfall

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Miss Camille Clifford - Belgian-born stage actress

Miss Camille Clifford - Belgian-born stage actress
Camille Clifford (1885-1971) - Belgian-born stage actress, the model for the Edwardian Gibson Girl drawn by Charles Dana Gibson, who married the Hon

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Vajolet Towers - Torri del Vajolet, Rosengarten - Catinaccio group, Trentino Alto Adige/Südtirol

Vajolet Towers - Torri del Vajolet, Rosengarten - Catinaccio group, Trentino Alto Adige/Südtirol
Vajolet Towers - Torri del Vajolet, Rosengarten - Catinaccio group, Trentino Alto Adige/Südtirol, Dolomites, Italy

Background imageOutstretched Collection: 19th century classical figurehead

19th century classical figurehead
MARITIME: An extremely impressive rare pair of European 19th century treen stern figureheads in the form of a male and female dressed in Classical clothing

Background imageOutstretched Collection: y en a plus!

y en a plus!
A back cover illustration for an issue of L'Album Les Maitres De La Caricature, portraying a red haired show girl with arms outstretched as if closing down a performance. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Cinema Advertisement

Cinema Advertisement
An advertisement page for a cinema, displaying some film listings. The image reveals a woman with outstretched arms, holding a banner reading The Mirror of the Mighty World. Date: circa 1917

Background imageOutstretched Collection: A stunt Motorcycle acrobatic display team

A stunt Motorcycle acrobatic display team - three men on a bike... Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup yawning. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK. November

Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup yawning. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK. November

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Winifred Bryson, c. 1910-15 (b/w photo)

Winifred Bryson, c. 1910-15 (b/w photo)
778393 Winifred Bryson, c.1910-15 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Winifred Bryson (1892-1987), born Winifred Brison, was an American actress.)

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Carved Posts at Alert Bay, British Columbia, 1914, photogravure by John Andrew & Son (photogravure)

Carved Posts at Alert Bay, British Columbia, 1914, photogravure by John Andrew & Son (photogravure)
STC225366 Carved Posts at Alert Bay, British Columbia, 1914, photogravure by John Andrew & Son (photogravure) by Curtis, Edward Sheriff (1868-1952) (after)

Background imageOutstretched Collection: True Friendship's laws are by this way expressed: Welcome the Coming--Speed the Parting Guest

True Friendship's laws are by this way expressed: Welcome the Coming--Speed the Parting Guest, 1896 (w/c on paper)
2602027 True Friendship's laws are by this way expressed: Welcome the Coming--Speed the Parting Guest, 1896 (w/c on paper) by Hammond, Gertrude E

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) juvenile, aged 15 months, hanging from branch

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) juvenile, aged 15 months, hanging from branch, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda, Africa. Critically endangered

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Male Jackson's chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksoni) reaching out as it moves between leaves, Maui, Hawaii

Male Jackson's chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksoni) reaching out as it moves between leaves, Maui, Hawaii

Background imageOutstretched Collection: The Martyrdom of the Blessed Signoretto Alliata, c. 1794-6 (oil on canvas)

The Martyrdom of the Blessed Signoretto Alliata, c. 1794-6 (oil on canvas)
WLT218475 The Martyrdom of the Blessed Signoretto Alliata, c.1794-6 (oil on canvas) by Cades, Giuseppe (1750-99); 50.6x50.6 cm; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Kiowa Warriors (pochoir print)

Kiowa Warriors (pochoir print)
STC234796 Kiowa Warriors (pochoir print) by Tsatoke, Monroe (1904-37); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection

Background imageOutstretched Collection: DDE-90038271

DDE-90038271
South America, Brazil, Pantanal. King vulture on branch with outstretched wings. Date: 21/07/2004

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Page 383. The Bat, 1810-17 (w / c & manuscript text)

Page 383. The Bat, 1810-17 (w / c & manuscript text)
5670196 Page 383. The Bat, 1810-17 (w/c & manuscript text) by Digby, Kenelm Henry (1800-80); 39.6x25.2x5.4 cm; Mitchell Library

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Christ the King, 1919 (brass)

Christ the King, 1919 (brass)
3619803 Christ the King, 1919 (brass) by Gill, Eric (1882-1940); 11.5 cm; Wolseley Fine Arts, London, UK; (add.info.: Gill modelled this figure in wax)

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Winged Gorgon, c. 1915-18 (chalk)

Winged Gorgon, c. 1915-18 (chalk)
5862561 Winged Gorgon, c.1915-18 (chalk) by Merello, Rubaldo (1872-1922); 36x8x8 cm; Private Collection; Luisa Ricciarini

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Winged Gorgon, c. 1915-18 (chalk)

Winged Gorgon, c. 1915-18 (chalk)
5862562 Winged Gorgon, c.1915-18 (chalk) by Merello, Rubaldo (1872-1922); 36x8x8 cm; Private Collection; Luisa Ricciarini

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Female Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) climbing in trees carrying her infant

Female Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) climbing in trees carrying her infant, Conkouati-Douli National Park, Republic of Congo, Africa

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Steller sealion (Eumetopias jubatus) swimming over seabed, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Steller sealion (Eumetopias jubatus) swimming over seabed, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Ocean

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Great white egret (Ardea alba) diving to catch prey in shallow pond

Great white egret (Ardea alba) diving to catch prey in shallow pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Christ in the garden of olive trees, 1508 (Burin engraving on copper)

Christ in the garden of olive trees, 1508 (Burin engraving on copper)
5890590 Christ in the garden of olive trees, 1508 (Burin engraving on copper) by DAorer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 11.8x7.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Nude Outstretched; Nu Allonge, (charcoal and chalk on buff paper)

Nude Outstretched; Nu Allonge, (charcoal and chalk on buff paper)
656036 Nude Outstretched; Nu Allonge, (charcoal and chalk on buff paper) by Steinlen, Theophile Alexandre (1859-1923); 50.2x66 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Nude Outstretched; Nu Allonge)

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Plate 188. Dancing (fancy), 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 188. Dancing (fancy), 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950382 Plate 188. Dancing (fancy), 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 18.4x41 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Plate 463. Reaching Up, Stooping and Turning Around, 1885 (collotype on paper)

Plate 463. Reaching Up, Stooping and Turning Around, 1885 (collotype on paper)
3950413 Plate 463. Reaching Up, Stooping and Turning Around, 1885 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 21.6x34.3 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover

Background imageOutstretched Collection: Corpus Christi, c. 1240 (bronze gilt)

Corpus Christi, c. 1240 (bronze gilt)
619897 Corpus Christi, c.1240 (bronze gilt) by French School, (13th century); Private Collection; French, out of copyright



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"Outstretched: A Journey Through Time and Space" In this captivating collection of images, the concept of "outstretched" takes on various forms, revealing the universal human desire to reach beyond our limitations. Firstly, we see a man's body outstretched in an advertisement for Cadbury's Golden Key, symbolizing his eagerness to unlock new experiences and indulge in life's sweet moments. Next, a card celebrating 20 years of Czechoslovakia showcases the nation's outstretched arms towards progress and unity as they commemorate their milestone achievement. A cold pale light filters through the trees, illuminating an ethereal Tawny Owl with its wings gracefully outstretched. It reminds us that even nature yearns to explore and embrace the unknown. Maude Adams as Peter Pan in 1906 captures our imagination with her outstretched arms ready to take flight into Neverland. Her portrayal embodies the timeless longing for adventure and eternal youth. The ancient sculpture of Laocoon reveals a pre-20th century restoration where his extended arm signifies both agony and resilience—a testament to humanity's enduring spirit throughout history. Kita, a majestic Norwegian Elkhound dog leaps forward with paws outstretched mid-air—showcasing boundless energy and enthusiasm that resonates within all living creatures. Amid bustling city streets, a policeman directs traffic with authoritative yet open arms—an embodiment of order amidst chaos while maintaining approachability towards those seeking guidance. An army uniform worn by the 10th Hussars displays prideful discipline but also represents soldiers' willingness to extend themselves for their countrymen—a reminder of sacrifice made by many brave souls throughout history. Men from Stone Age depicted worshipping the sun demonstrate early humans' reverence for celestial powers—their bodies stretched upward in awe-inspiring devotion towards something greater than themselves.