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Rushes Collection

"Captivating Rushes: From Tranquil Isles to Vibrant Bridges" Immerse yourself in the enchanting rush of nature's wonders

Background imageRushes Collection: Rushy Bay, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom, Europe

Rushy Bay, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRushes Collection: Trang Tien (or Truong Tien) bridge from above in Hue, Vietnam

Trang Tien (or Truong Tien) bridge from above in Hue, Vietnam

Background imageRushes Collection: Country landscape with four flying geese

Country landscape with four flying geese
A country landscape with four flying geese and the sun low in the sky

Background imageRushes Collection: Three Swans

Three Swans
Three swans among the rushes on the banks of a river

Background imageRushes Collection: Eleven female cranes standing in dry reed bed, c. 1700-50 (ink and colours on paper)

Eleven female cranes standing in dry reed bed, c. 1700-50 (ink and colours on paper)
BL12369 Eleven female cranes standing in dry reed bed, c.1700-50 (ink and colours on paper) by Korin, Ogata (1658-1716); British Museum, London

Background imageRushes Collection: Grasmere Rush Festival

Grasmere Rush Festival
The Rush Bearing Festival at Grasmere, Lake District, England. Church floors were earthen and rushes were strewn on the floor for warmth. Held on St. Oswalds Day. Date: 1950s

Background imageRushes Collection: Swan Among Reeds

Swan Among Reeds
A lovely study of a swan among the reeds at the edge of a river. Date: 1950s

Background imageRushes Collection: Down Escalator

Down Escalator
22nd October 1930: Rush hour at Piccadilly Circus tube station, the down escalator to the Bakerloo line. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Background imageRushes Collection: An engraving depicting a pottery raft in Upper Egypt. Ceramic fans were roped together

An engraving depicting a pottery raft in Upper Egypt. Ceramic fans were roped together, opening upwards
5311215 An engraving depicting a pottery raft in Upper Egypt. Ceramic fans were roped together, opening upwards, their tops covered with rushes

Background imageRushes Collection: Round headed club rush (Scirpus holoschoenus) with Heath fritillary butterfly (Melitaea athalia)

Round headed club rush (Scirpus holoschoenus) with Heath fritillary butterfly (Melitaea athalia) and Niobe fritillary butterfly (Argynnis niobe var eris) Stenje region, Galicica National Park

Background imageRushes Collection: Villagers in Lancashire, 1843

Villagers in Lancashire, 1843
3479403 Villagers in Lancashire, 1843; (add.info.: Villagers in Lancashire ceremoniously guiding a cart of rushes to church)

Background imageRushes Collection: A peasant family cutting rushes

A peasant family cutting rushes
3732632 A peasant family cutting rushes; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a peasant family cutting the rushes in rural England. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRushes Collection: Fur Animals of the Arcitc: Arctic Fox attacking trapped Sable while, in the background

Fur Animals of the Arcitc: Arctic Fox attacking trapped Sable while, in the background
530329 Fur Animals of the Arcitc: Arctic Fox attacking trapped Sable while, in the background, the trapper rushes to scare off the foxes in the hope of saving a valuable pelt. Chromoxylograph

Background imageRushes Collection: Villagers in Lancashire ceremoniously guiding a cart of rushes to church, 1843

Villagers in Lancashire ceremoniously guiding a cart of rushes to church, 1843
3479563 Villagers in Lancashire ceremoniously guiding a cart of rushes to church, 1843; (add.info.: Villagers in Lancashire ceremoniously guiding a cart of rushes to church)

Background imageRushes Collection: Bunches of rushes set up to dry in rural England

Bunches of rushes set up to dry in rural England
3732633 Bunches of rushes set up to dry in rural England; (add.info.: Engraving depicting bunches of rushes set up to dry in rural England. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRushes Collection: Mat Shop (w/c & gouache on paper)

Mat Shop (w/c & gouache on paper)
PEM216850 Mat Shop (w/c & gouache on paper) by Chinese School (19th century); Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Background imageRushes Collection: Rostratula benghalensis (Greater painted-snipe), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Rostratula benghalensis (Greater painted-snipe), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Rostratula benghalensis (Greater painted-snipe), 1777-1786

Background imageRushes Collection: Water Meadows on the River IJssel, 1870-1897. Creator: Willem Roelofs

Water Meadows on the River IJssel, 1870-1897. Creator: Willem Roelofs
Water Meadows on the River IJssel, 1870-1897

Background imageRushes Collection: Landscape near the Forest Nordskoven, Jægerspris, Zealand, 1848. Creator: Vilhelm Kyhn

Landscape near the Forest Nordskoven, Jægerspris, Zealand, 1848. Creator: Vilhelm Kyhn
Landscape near the Forest Nordskoven, Jaegerspris, Zealand, 1848

Background imageRushes Collection: Arikara Medicine Ceremony-The Ducks, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Arikara Medicine Ceremony-The Ducks, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Arikara Medicine Ceremony-The Ducks, c1908. Photo shows three Arikara men, members of the medicine fraternity, dancing, painted to represent ducks and holding rushes

Background imageRushes Collection: Thatching The Rest a cottage at Selworthy Green, Somerset

Thatching The Rest a cottage at Selworthy Green, Somerset (for a more recent - 1950s! - view, see 10826269). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageRushes Collection: Cattails decorated with mustard to look like corn dogs

Cattails decorated with mustard to look like corn dogs
Cattail plants neatly arranged and decorated with yellow mustard to look like corn dogs (hot dogs.) Visual food pun. Though people don t think of it, cattails are an edible plant

Background imageRushes Collection: Derwent Water, Keswick, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK

Derwent Water, Keswick, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK

Background imageRushes Collection: UK, Scotland, Argyll and Bute, Islay, Loch Finlaggan, centre of the Lordship of the Isles

UK, Scotland, Argyll and Bute, Islay, Loch Finlaggan, centre of the Lordship of the Isles and Clan Macdonald

Background imageRushes Collection: WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope

WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope
A WW2 children's short story illustration showing a military character, Big Bill Gresham, clinging onto a branch overhead, as their raft rushes down the river. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRushes Collection: A family of Mallard, two Storks and a family of Tufted Ducks (pair of 77886)

A family of Mallard, two Storks and a family of Tufted Ducks (pair of 77886)
BON77887 A family of Mallard, two Storks and a family of Tufted Ducks (pair of 77886) by Knip, Augustus (1814-58); 38.8x31.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRushes Collection: Kutenai Hunter by Curtis, 1910 (photogravure)

Kutenai Hunter by Curtis, 1910 (photogravure)
2630148 Kutenai Hunter by Curtis, 1910 (photogravure) by Curtis, Edward Sheriff (1868-1952) ; Private Collection; (add.info.: Kutenai Duck Hunter by Edward S)

Background imageRushes Collection: The burning of the Sorceress outside Ely, 1071, illustration from Hutchinsons Story of the British

The burning of the Sorceress outside Ely, 1071, illustration from Hutchinsons Story of the British Nation, c
STC363628 The burning of the Sorceress outside Ely, 1071, illustration from Hutchinsons Story of the British Nation, c.1920 (litho) by Stewart

Background imageRushes Collection: The finding of Moses (colour litho)

The finding of Moses (colour litho)
1219016 The finding of Moses (colour litho) by Dudley, Robert Ambrose (1867-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Chosen People published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1929)

Background imageRushes Collection: Moses discovered on the Nile, 1858 (litho)

Moses discovered on the Nile, 1858 (litho)
5892901 Moses discovered on the Nile, 1858 (litho) by Henriquel-Dupont, Louis Pierre (1797- 1892); Private Collection; (add.info.: Moise expose sur le Nil; After Paul Delaroche); Prismatic Pictures

Background imageRushes Collection: Launching the Canoe, illustration for Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) (colour litho)

Launching the Canoe, illustration for Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) (colour litho)
IL193470 Launching the Canoe, illustration for Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) (colour litho) by Davie, Howard (fl.1914-44); Private Collection

Background imageRushes Collection: Hush-a-bye (colour litho)

Hush-a-bye (colour litho)
5988562 Hush-a-bye (colour litho) by Hassall, John (1868-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hush-a-bye. Illustration for Barbaras Song Book by Cecile Hartog (George Routledge)

Background imageRushes Collection: With a deep growl she disappeared in the rushes (colour litho)

With a deep growl she disappeared in the rushes (colour litho)
2813046 With a deep growl she disappeared in the rushes (colour litho) by Noble, John Edwin (1876-1941); Private Collection; (add.info.: With a deep growl she disappeared in the rushes)

Background imageRushes Collection: White heron and rushes, 1830s. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

White heron and rushes, 1830s. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
White heron and rushes, 1830s

Background imageRushes Collection: Men cutting rushes, 1892. Creator: James Leon Williams

Men cutting rushes, 1892. Creator: James Leon Williams
Men cutting rushes, 1892. [Rural scene: men cutting reeds or rushes, possibly for use in thatching]. From " The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare"

Background imageRushes Collection: Chair, Pine with Rush Seat, c. 1939. Creator: Frank M Keane

Chair, Pine with Rush Seat, c. 1939. Creator: Frank M Keane
Chair, Pine with Rush Seat, c. 1939

Background imageRushes Collection: A Rushy Shore, 1886. Creator: Peter Henry Emerson

A Rushy Shore, 1886. Creator: Peter Henry Emerson
A Rushy Shore, 1886. A work made of platinum print, pl. xxxv from the album " life and landscape on the norfolk broads" (1886); edition of 200

Background imageRushes Collection: Tokusagari (Carrying Rushes), 1801-05 (ink & colour on paper)

Tokusagari (Carrying Rushes), 1801-05 (ink & colour on paper)
1108999 Tokusagari (Carrying Rushes), 1801-05 (ink & colour on paper) by Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849); 51x22.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: hanging scroll)

Background imageRushes Collection: Water babies (chromolitho)

Water babies (chromolitho)
6001809 Water babies (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Water babies. Illustration from The Little Ones Own Coloured Picture Paper (Dean and Son)

Background imageRushes Collection: The Children of the Bible: The Little Prince (chromolitho)

The Children of the Bible: The Little Prince (chromolitho)
6001806 The Children of the Bible: The Little Prince (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Children of the Bible: The Little Prince)

Background imageRushes Collection: The Final Blow to Mahdism, the Battle of Omdurman, Panoramic View of the Main Attack (engraving)

The Final Blow to Mahdism, the Battle of Omdurman, Panoramic View of the Main Attack (engraving)
1063686 The Final Blow to Mahdism, the Battle of Omdurman, Panoramic View of the Main Attack (engraving) by Dadd, Frank (1851-1929) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Final Blow to Mahdism)

Background imageRushes Collection: Pan and Syrinx (oil on panel)

Pan and Syrinx (oil on panel)
2829513 Pan and Syrinx (oil on panel) by Flemish School, (17th century); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; eBristol Museums, Galleries & Archives; Bequest of F. P. M

Background imageRushes Collection: St Dunstans Church, Postman, Letter Carrier

St Dunstans Church, Postman, Letter Carrier and Knife-Grinder. Clock with figures striking bells at St Dunstans Church in Fleet Street 42

Background imageRushes Collection: Moses rescued from the Nile, illustration from a catechism L Histoire Sainte

Moses rescued from the Nile, illustration from a catechism L Histoire Sainte
REV326553 Moses rescued from the Nile, illustration from a catechism L Histoire Sainte, published by Charles Delagrave, Paris (colour litho) by French School

Background imageRushes Collection: Quartering the Marsh Hay, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c. 1886 (photo)

Quartering the Marsh Hay, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c. 1886 (photo)
STC119910 Quartering the Marsh Hay, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c.1886 (photo) by Emerson, Peter (1856-1936) & Goodall

Background imageRushes Collection: Ricking the Reed, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c. 1886 (photo)

Ricking the Reed, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c. 1886 (photo)
STC119909 Ricking the Reed, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c.1886 (photo) by Emerson, Peter (1856-1936) & Goodall

Background imageRushes Collection: A Broadmans Cottage, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c. 1886 (photo)

A Broadmans Cottage, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c. 1886 (photo)
STC119904 A Broadmans Cottage, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, c.1886 (photo) by Emerson, Peter (1856-1936) & Goodall

Background imageRushes Collection: Water-lilies, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, 1886 (photo)

Water-lilies, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, 1886 (photo)
STC119917 Water-lilies, Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, 1886 (photo) by Emerson, Peter (1856-1936) & Goodall, Thomas (1857-1944); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English



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"Captivating Rushes: From Tranquil Isles to Vibrant Bridges" Immerse yourself in the enchanting rush of nature's wonders, as we embark on a journey through captivating landscapes and cultural marvels. Our first stop takes us to Rushy Bay, Bryher, nestled within the picturesque Isles of Scilly in the United Kingdom. Here, Europe unveils its breathtaking beauty, where azure waters meet golden sands under an endless sky. Next, we soar above Trang Tien (or Truong Tien) bridge in Hue, Vietnam - a mesmerizing sight that bridges past and present. From this vantage point, one can witness the bustling city below or simply bask in the architectural splendor that spans across time. As our adventure continues, we find ourselves amidst a country landscape adorned with graceful geese taking flight. Their synchronized dance against an idyllic backdrop reminds us of nature's harmonious rhythm and boundless freedom. Intriguingly titled "Three Swans, " an artistic masterpiece from centuries ago captures our attention. Ink and colors delicately blend on paper to immortalize these majestic creatures gracefully gliding through a dry reed bed – a testament to their elegance even amidst arid surroundings. The Grasmere Rush Festival invites us into a celebration of tradition and creativity. Immerse yourself in vibrant displays of woven rushes while experiencing the rich heritage they represent – connecting generations through artistry and craftsmanship. A solitary swan emerges from among reeds; its serene presence evokes tranquility amid life's constant motion. Like this elegant creature navigating its habitat with gracefulness, may we find solace amidst our own daily rush. Descending down an escalator brings forth both anticipation and reflection – capturing moments suspended between destinations. The Down Escalator becomes symbolic for transitions experienced by all; reminding us to cherish every step along life's unpredictable path.