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"Robes: A Tapestry of History, Art, and Culture" Step into the world as we unravel their rich tapestry throughout history

Background imageRobes Collection: Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN

Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth (born 1926), by Pietro Annigoni 1953. The caption below the image is: ELIZABETH II

Background imageRobes Collection: Ms 266 f. 257 Portrait of Thomas Wolsey, cardinal of York, from the Recueil d Arras

Ms 266 f. 257 Portrait of Thomas Wolsey, cardinal of York, from the Recueil d Arras
XIR83497 Ms 266 f.257 Portrait of Thomas Wolsey, cardinal of York, from the Recueil d Arras, sketch from a portrait, 1508 (sanguine) (b/w photo) by Flemish School

Background imageRobes Collection: Reverend James Mitton (oil on canvas)

Reverend James Mitton (oil on canvas)
1128109 Reverend James Mitton (oil on canvas) by English School, (19th century); 91x71 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire

Background imageRobes Collection: Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c

Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c
3545931 Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c.1727-30 (oil on canvas) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737); 90x121 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageRobes Collection: The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa

The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa
Postcard image after a painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa La Ladrona (" The Thief" ) in the los Tiros art gallery in Granada, Spain

Background imageRobes Collection: Plague doctor, 17th century artwork

Plague doctor, 17th century artwork
Plague doctor. 17th century artwork titled Doktor Schnabel von Rom (Beak Doctor from Rome). The text is in Latin. The costumes bronze mask contained aromatic herbs and reduced exposure to bad air

Background imageRobes Collection: Dante and the Divine Comedy (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), 1464-1465

Dante and the Divine Comedy (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), 1464-1465. Artist: Domenico di Michelino
Dante and the Divine Comedy (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), 1464-1465. From the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

Background imageRobes Collection: Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth

Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth
Tsai Shen Yeh is a Chinese God of wealth (often also called Lu Shing or The Star God of Wealth). Images of the God can be seen in many Chinese and oriental houses and buildings

Background imageRobes Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia

Background imageRobes Collection: Et in Arcadia ego (Les bergers d Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds), 1637-1638, (1911)

Et in Arcadia ego (Les bergers d Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds), 1637-1638, (1911). Artist: Nicolas Poussin
Et in Arcadia ego (Les bergers d Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds), 1637-38, (1911). Painting held at the Musee du Louvre, Paris. From The French Genius by Haldane Macfall. [T. C. and E. C

Background imageRobes Collection: The Song of the Mad Prince, c1917. Artist: Harry Clarke

The Song of the Mad Prince, c1917. Artist: Harry Clarke
The Song of the Mad Prince, c1917. A miniature stained glass panel designed by Harry Clarke (1889-1931). This panel was inspired by the Walter de la Mare (1873?1956) poem of the same name

Background imageRobes Collection: The Zen priest Ikkyu Osho

The Zen priest Ikkyu Osho. Date: circa 18th century

Background imageRobes Collection: Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron

Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron
Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002), the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, in the robes she wore for the coronation of her daughter on 2 June 1953 at

Background imageRobes Collection: The Kitchen-God, 1922. Creator: Unknown

The Kitchen-God, 1922. Creator: Unknown
The Kitchen-God, 1922. The Kitchen God is the most important of Chinese domestic gods who protect the hearth and family, recognised in Chinese folk religion, Chinese mythology, and Taoism

Background imageRobes Collection: HM Queen Elizabeth II with her Maids of Honour, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953. Artist: Cecil Beaton

HM Queen Elizabeth II with her Maids of Honour, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953. Artist: Cecil Beaton
HM Queen Elizabeth II with her maids of honour, Green Drawing Room, Buckingham palace, 2nd June 1953. In selecting six Maids of Honour instead of pages to bear her velvet train throughout

Background imageRobes Collection: The Devil Presenting St Augustin with the Book of Vices, c1455-1498. Artist: Michael Pacher

The Devil Presenting St Augustin with the Book of Vices, c1455-1498. Artist: Michael Pacher
The Devil Presenting St Augustin with the Book of Vices, c1455-1498. One of the four great doctors of the early Christian Church

Background imageRobes Collection: Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary

Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary consort, George V wearing the Imperial State Crown, and Royal Purple Robe of State

Background imageRobes Collection: Pope Pius X

Pope Pius X, Giuseppe Sarto, in his Pontifical robes at the Vatican. Date: 1835 - 1914

Background imageRobes Collection: Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation

Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation
Ecclesiastics, distinguished officers of state and regalia bearers awaiting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the tapestried hall of the temporary annexe of Westminster Abbey

Background imageRobes Collection: The Barrister (oil on canvas)

The Barrister (oil on canvas)
BAL15031 The Barrister (oil on canvas) by Davidson, Thomas (fl.1863-1908); Roy Miles Fine Paintings; English, out of copyright

Background imageRobes Collection: The Trinity of Roublev, c1411. Artist: Andrey Rublyov

The Trinity of Roublev, c1411. Artist: Andrey Rublyov
The Trinity of Roublev, c1411

Background imageRobes Collection: King George VI in Coronation Robes by Albert Collings

King George VI in Coronation Robes by Albert Collings
Portrait of King George VI by the portrait painter Albert Collings. Collings originally painted the picture for the Coronation of King Edward VIII but, after the Abdication, repainted the face

Background imageRobes Collection: King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier

King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier
King Edward VIII (1894-1972), later Duke of Windsor, painted by John St. Helier Lander in the robes of Admiral of the Fleet and as Sovereign of The Order of the Garter

Background imageRobes Collection: St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (coloured engraving)

St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (coloured engraving)
972878 St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Dunstan (909-988), Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imageRobes Collection: Reverend F B Mellor (b / w photo)

Reverend F B Mellor (b / w photo)
816690 Reverend F B Mellor (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Reverend F B Mellor in the dress of an Eastern scribe)

Background imageRobes Collection: Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938

Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938

Background imageRobes Collection: Two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia

Two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia
A very beautiful postcard, depicting two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia. One has three of his birds (Peregrine Falcons?) sitting on his arm, shoulder and head! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRobes Collection: George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
King George V and Queen Mary sitting on their imperial thrones on the day following the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India

Background imageRobes Collection: Andrew Carnegie at St Andrews University, Scotland

Andrew Carnegie at St Andrews University, Scotland
The Scottish-born American philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, at St Andrews University in Scotland. He served as Rector from 1901 until 1907. He is processing with others in academic robes

Background imageRobes Collection: Ss Pope Pius X, a portrait made on the occasion of his priestly jubilee

Ss Pope Pius X, a portrait made on the occasion of his priestly jubilee, which is now being celebrated (colour litho)
2815168ss Pope Pius X, a portrait made on the occasion of his priestly jubilee, which is now being celebrated (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageRobes Collection: King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas)

King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas)
465948 King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas) by Lely, Peter (1618-80); Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK; (add.info.: Charles II (29 May 1630 - 6 February 1685) was king of England

Background imageRobes Collection: Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre
Caricature portrait of Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre KCB (1797-1879). Shaw-Lefevre was a British barrister, Whig politician, and civil servant

Background imageRobes Collection: Edward I Crowned

Edward I Crowned
Edward I is crowned at Westminster, some 21 months after he was proclaimed successor to his father Henry III

Background imageRobes Collection: Manning (Photo 1890)

Manning (Photo 1890)
HENRY EDWARD MANNING cardinal, wearing his ecclesiastical robes with lots of lace, and a crucifix suspended from his neck

Background imageRobes Collection: Swinging Fashions C. 1810

Swinging Fashions C. 1810
White robes: sleeves with a double puff, scalloped hem & worn with boots, a net cap & a fringed shawl tied at the back or with vandyked hem & pantelettes

Background imageRobes Collection: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
QUEEN VICTORIA Picture from 1838, showing Victoria in her Coronation Robes

Background imageRobes Collection: A Priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reads a very old

A Priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reads a very old, beautifully illustrated bible beside the entrance to the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi

Background imageRobes Collection: Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia Date: 2014

Background imageRobes Collection: Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859 (oil on canvas) (detail of 192754)

Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859 (oil on canvas) (detail of 192754)
STC425397 Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859 (oil on canvas) (detail of 192754) by Winterhalter, Franz Xaver (1806-73) (after); Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageRobes Collection: His Majesty Edward VIII

His Majesty Edward VIII (1894-1972) - in a highly unusual imagined portrait (published early in 1936), illustrating a scene which was never to take place as the King abdicated on 11th December 1936

Background imageRobes Collection: Orthodox priest blessing the soil, Russia

Orthodox priest blessing the soil, Russia. A print from Customs of the World, Volume II Hutchinson and Co, Paternoster Row, London

Background imageRobes Collection: Dante and his Poem the Divine Comedy, 1465. Artist: Domenico di Michelino

Dante and his Poem the Divine Comedy, 1465. Artist: Domenico di Michelino
Dante and his Poem the Divine Comedy, 1465. Found in the collection of the Duomo, Florence, Italy

Background imageRobes Collection: Construction of the Temple at Jerusalem by King Solomon, 15th century

Construction of the Temple at Jerusalem by King Solomon, 15th century. Solomon directs proceedings from a balcony. From Les antiquities Judaiques (Antiquities of the Jews)

Background imageRobes Collection: Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher and sage

Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher and sage. Born in c604 BC Lao Tzu was the Father of Taoism

Background imageRobes Collection: Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)

Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)
A Proctor at Oxford University sporting a mortarboard and long, black gown, with a white fur hood. Date: 1920s

Background imageRobes Collection: Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hai Phong (Haiphong) in Tonkin - Northern Vietnam. A Buddhist Priest gives a sermon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRobes Collection: Queen Elizabeth II gestures as her husband Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip and children

Queen Elizabeth II gestures as her husband Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip and children Prince Charles and Princess Anne watch the Royal Air Force flypast salute from the balcony of Buckingham

Background imageRobes Collection: Silver Jubilee portrait, 1977

Silver Jubilee portrait, 1977
A Silver Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the Imperial State Crown. Date: 1977



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"Robes: A Tapestry of History, Art, and Culture" Step into the world as we unravel their rich tapestry throughout history. From Queen Elizabeth II's regal attire in Pietro Annigoni's iconic portrait to the mysterious allure of "The Thief" depicted by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa, they have adorned figures both noble and enigmatic. Intrigue deepens with a glimpse into the 17th-century artwork showcasing a Plague doctor donning a distinctive robe while battling an invisible enemy. Meanwhile, Tsai Shen Yeh, the Chinese God of wealth, bestows prosperity upon those who revere him in his resplendent robe. Delve into realms beyond reality with Harry Clarke's haunting depiction of "The Song of the Mad Prince, " where ethereal robes mirror the madness within. Nicolas Poussin's masterpiece "Et in Arcadia ego" transports us to idyllic shepherd life amidst flowing robes that whisper tales untold. From Lawrence of Arabia's desert adventures to Zen priest Ikkyu Osho seeking enlightenment in simple robes, these garments transcend time and cultures. Even Dante himself is immortalized alongside his Divine Comedy by Domenico di Michelino’s brushstroke on vibrant fabric. Witness St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury draped in colored elegance or Her Majesty the Queen Mother surrounded by her pages exuding grace and dignity. Andrey Rublyov brings divinity to life through "The Trinity, " where celestial beings are swathed in heavenly robes that radiate spiritual power. Throughout centuries and continents, whether symbolizing authority or spirituality, they have woven themselves deeply into our collective consciousness. They embody stories whispered from one generation to another – tales that remind us that beneath every robe lies a story waiting to be told.