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"The Scholar: A Journey Through Time and Knowledge" Step into the world of scholars, where wisdom is sought and knowledge revered

Background imageScholar Collection: The School of Athens. (Fresco in Stanza della Segnatura), ca 1510-1511. Creator: Raphael

The School of Athens. (Fresco in Stanza della Segnatura), ca 1510-1511. Creator: Raphael
The School of Athens. (Fresco in Stanza della Segnatura), ca 1510-1511. Private Collection

Background imageScholar Collection: Alcuin of York (730-804). Alcuin presents to Rabanus Maurus

Alcuin of York (730-804). Alcuin presents to Rabanus Maurus
Alcuin of York, or Ealhwine, nicknamed or Flaccus (730-804). English scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York, Northumbria. Alcuin presents to Rabanus Maurus to Saint Martin. Miniature

Background imageScholar Collection: Scribe copying manuscripts in the Middle Ages

Scribe copying manuscripts in the Middle Ages
Medieval scribe writing at a desk, surrounded by open manuscripts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageScholar Collection: Abelard and Heloise

Abelard and Heloise
ABELARD AND HELOISE French scholar and nun embracing in the scriptorium

Background imageScholar Collection: The Bookworm, 1850

The Bookworm, 1850. Found in the collection of Museum Georg Schafer, Schweinfurt

Background imageScholar Collection: The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of

The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by
1275249 The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by As Peake et al (Waverley, c 1910.) by Penrose

Background imageScholar Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageScholar Collection: M. R. JAMES

M. R. JAMES
MONTAGUE RHODES JAMES Biblical scholar, and author of arguably the finest ghost stories ever written

Background imageScholar Collection: Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly

Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly
Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling the statue of Joseph Priestly on 12th October 1912 - at this point the unveiling party had adjourned to the Temperance Hall

Background imageScholar Collection: Gladstone in Library

Gladstone in Library
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE in his library : he was a classical scholar of considerable ability. Date: 1809 - 1898

Background imageScholar Collection: William Tyndale

William Tyndale, English translator of the New Testament. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageScholar Collection: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon
Portrait of English scholar Francis Bacon. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Honbraken, 1738

Background imageScholar Collection: A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey

A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey
XCF306001 A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey, 1801 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray

Background imageScholar Collection: Medieval scholar, 16th century

Medieval scholar, 16th century

Background imageScholar Collection: Ae Housman / Aged 35

Ae Housman / Aged 35
ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN English scholar and poet at the age of 35

Background imageScholar Collection: Athanasius Kircher

Athanasius Kircher
ATHANASIUS KIRCHER German Jesuit, scholar, mathematician, archeologist

Background imageScholar Collection: M Musurus / Larmessin

M Musurus / Larmessin
MARKOS MUSURUS Greek scholar

Background imageScholar Collection: Schweitzer / Postcard 1956

Schweitzer / Postcard 1956
ALBERT SCHWEITZER French theologian, philosopher, missionary physician and music scholar with his antelopes at Lambarene, Africa Date: 1875 - 1965

Background imageScholar Collection: The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede
THE VENERABLE BEDE Anglo-Saxon scholar, historian and theologian

Background imageScholar Collection: Abd El Kader, Algerian leader

Abd El Kader, Algerian leader
Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir, El Amir Abdelkader), Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a resistance to French occupation in the mid-nineteenth century

Background imageScholar Collection: Hugo De Groot / Larmessin

Hugo De Groot / Larmessin
HUGO DE GROOT alias HUGO GROTIUS Dutch scholar, humanist and politician

Background imageScholar Collection: Schweitzer / Postcard

Schweitzer / Postcard
ALBERT SCHWEITZER French theologian, philosopher, missionary physician and music scholar

Background imageScholar Collection: Girolamo Cardano

Girolamo Cardano
GIROLAMO CARDANO Italian mathematician and scholar

Background imageScholar Collection: The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, 1922. Creator: Unknown

The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, 1922. Creator: Unknown
The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, 1922. The Eight Immortals are revered by Taoists and are a popular element of Chinese culture

Background imageScholar Collection: Ms 2617 The scribe dedicating La Teseida to an unknown young woman, from La Teseida

Ms 2617 The scribe dedicating La Teseida to an unknown young woman, from La Teseida
STC205198 Ms 2617 The scribe dedicating La Teseida to an unknown young woman, from La Teseida, by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75) 1340-41 (vellum) by French School

Background imageScholar Collection: The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Artist: Frank Cadogan Cowper

The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Artist: Frank Cadogan Cowper
The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Erasmus (right) and Thomas More visit the children of Henry VII at Greenwich in 1499. The boy in the centre is the future King Henry VIII

Background imageScholar Collection: Saint Bonaventure

Saint Bonaventure, prelate of Seraphic Order. Digitally colored woodcut reproduction of a fresco by John of Florence

Background imageScholar Collection: Medieval university hierarchy

Medieval university hierarchy
Degrees of university teaching, topped by theology, 1508. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageScholar Collection: Archimedes, Greek mathematician and inventor

Archimedes, Greek mathematician and inventor

Background imageScholar Collection: Louis Pasteur. Artist: Edelfelt, Albert Gustaf Aristides (1854-1905)

Louis Pasteur. Artist: Edelfelt, Albert Gustaf Aristides (1854-1905)
Louis Pasteur. Found in the collection of Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageScholar Collection: John Hunter, 1786. Artist: WO Geller

John Hunter, 1786. Artist: WO Geller
John Hunter, 1786. Scottish surgeon and anatomist whose series of lectures on the theory and practice of surgery attracted numerous students, including Edward Jenner, Astley Cooper

Background imageScholar Collection: Johann Albrecht Bengel

Johann Albrecht Bengel
JOHANN ALBRECHT BENGEL German churchman and scholar. Date: 1687 - 1752

Background imageScholar Collection: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (engraving) (b / w photo)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (engraving) (b / w photo)
XJF366956 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) German philosopher

Background imageScholar Collection: The Research. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)

The Research. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)
The Research. Found in the collection of Museo Sorolla, Madrid

Background imageScholar Collection: SEQUOYA (1770?-1843). Native American scholar, with his printed Cherokee alphabet

SEQUOYA (1770?-1843). Native American scholar, with his printed Cherokee alphabet. Painting by Henry Inmam, after a painting by Charles Bird King, c1830

Background imageScholar Collection: Cmt Mommsen / Nobel 1902

Cmt Mommsen / Nobel 1902
CHRISTIAN MATTHIAS THEODOR MOMMSEN German classical scholar and historian

Background imageScholar Collection: Laura Maria Bassi

Laura Maria Bassi
LAURA MARIA BASSI - Italian scholar and philosopher

Background imageScholar Collection: The Complete Angler, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (chromolitho)

The Complete Angler, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (chromolitho)
1062840 The Complete Angler, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (chromolitho) by Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Complete Angler)

Background imageScholar Collection: James McCune Smith (engraving)

James McCune Smith (engraving)
NYH412356 James McCune Smith (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA; (add.info.: James McCune Smith (1813-65) was an American physician

Background imageScholar Collection: Vice Chancellor, Esquire Beadle, Yeoman Beadle, Verger, engraved by J

Vice Chancellor, Esquire Beadle, Yeoman Beadle, Verger, engraved by J
778193 Vice Chancellor, Esquire Beadle, Yeoman Beadle, Verger, engraved by J. Agar, published in R. Ackermanns History of Oxford, 1813 (hand-coloured engraving) by Uwins

Background imageScholar Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist (engraving)

Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist (engraving)
3646446 Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Catholic reformer and humanist (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536)

Background imageScholar Collection: Rhodes House, Oxford (b / w photo)

Rhodes House, Oxford (b / w photo)
3094735 Rhodes House, Oxford (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Rhodes House, Oxford. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageScholar Collection: Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546) from Memoirs of the Court of Queen

Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546) from Memoirs of the Court of Queen
STC146192 Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546) from Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, published in 1825 (w/c and gouache on paper) by Essex

Background imageScholar Collection: Schoolboys and teacher on a Christmas card

Schoolboys and teacher on a Christmas card
Misbehaving schoolboys surprised by their teacher on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageScholar Collection: Elizabeth Smith - 1

Elizabeth Smith - 1
ELIZABETH SMITH oriental scholar and writer who died at a sadly early age Date: 1776 - 1806

Background imageScholar Collection: Daniel Schwenter

Daniel Schwenter
DANIEL SCHWENTER German oriental scholar and mathematician from Nurnberg Date: 1585 - 1636

Background imageScholar Collection: Sir William Waad

Sir William Waad
Sir WILLIAM WaD statesman, diplomat and scholar - with his autograph



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"The Scholar: A Journey Through Time and Knowledge" Step into the world of scholars, where wisdom is sought and knowledge revered. From the dusty shelves of The Bookworm in 1850 to the passionate love letters exchanged between Abelard and Heloise, we embark on a literary adventure. As Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims hit the road, their tales unfold, revealing the diverse minds of scholars from all walks of life. In Raphael's "The School of Athens, " we witness an intellectual symphony as great thinkers gather to debate ideas that shape our understanding. In Birstall, W Yorkshire, a statue stands tall in honor of Joseph Priestly - a scholar whose scientific discoveries transformed our understanding of chemistry. Gladstone finds solace amidst books in his library, while Hannah Humphrey captures a cognocenti contemplating antiquity's beauty. William Tyndale fearlessly translates scripture for all to comprehend while Francis Bacon reshapes philosophy with his revolutionary thoughts. Medieval scholars immerse themselves in ancient texts during the 16th century as Ae Housman ponders life at age 35. M Musurus captured by Larmessin reminds us that scholarship knows no boundaries or time constraints. Each scholar leaves an indelible mark on history through their relentless pursuit of knowledge and truth. Join this captivating journey through time as we celebrate the unwavering dedication and insatiable curiosity that defines a true scholar.