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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of the 15th Century

Background image15th Collection: Hanworth Park, Londons Country Flying Club

Hanworth Park, Londons Country Flying Club
Illustration showing Londons Country Flying Club, a mansion set in the middle of Hanworth Park

Background image15th Collection: Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1957

Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1957
Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 19th May 1957. The race was won by Juan Manuel Fangio in a Maserati. 1957

Background image15th Collection: Le Mans Poster

Le Mans Poster
A poster for the 1924 24-hour maotor race at Le Mans, France, billed as the Gran Prix D Endurance. Held on the 14 and 15th June

Background image15th Collection: Piero della Francesca (c. 1420-1492). Italian painter. The Ba

Piero della Francesca (c. 1420-1492). Italian painter. The Ba
Renaissance Art. Italy. 15th century. Piero della Francesca (c.1420-1492). Italian painter. The Baptism of Christ (c. 1450). Detail. Tempera on panel. National Gallery. London. England. UK

Background image15th Collection: Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1956

Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1956
Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 13th May 1956. The race was won by Stirling Moss in a Maserati. 1956

Background image15th Collection: Vasco da Gama in India

Vasco da Gama in India
Portuguese Colonial History Series - Vasco da Gama has an audience with The King of Calicut (Kozhikode), the Samudiri (Zamorin) in May 1498

Background image15th Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background image15th Collection: Paolo Uccello. The Battle of San Romano. 1456

Paolo Uccello. The Battle of San Romano. 1456
Paolo Uccello (1397-1475). The Battle of San Romano. Counterattack of Michelotto da Cotignola. 1456. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background image15th Collection: Protestant Reformation. Satire against Martin Luther (1483

Protestant Reformation. Satire against Martin Luther (1483
Protestant Reformation. 16th century. Germany. Satire against Martin Luther (1483-1546). Colored engraving

Background image15th Collection: Piero della Francesca, Italian painter

Piero della Francesca, Italian painter
Renaissance Art. Italy. 15th century. Piero della Francesca (c.1420-1492). Italian painter. The Nativity, 1470-75. Tempera on panel. National Gallery. London. England. UK

Background image15th Collection: Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire
View of the 15th century Wallingford Screen (high altar) in St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. The statues were destroyed during the Dissolution, but were replaced in the 19th century

Background image15th Collection: DE BARBARI, Jacopo (half 15th century-1515)

DE BARBARI, Jacopo (half 15th century-1515). Portrait of fra Luca Pacioli with a pupil. Pacioli demonstrating one of Euclids theorems. Renaissance art. Oil on wood. ITALY. Naples

Background image15th Collection: Magna Carta

Magna Carta
King John, pressured by the barons and threatened with insurrection, reluctantly signs the great charter on the Thames island of Runnymede

Background image15th Collection: Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144

Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144
Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Catalan painter. International Gothic style. Manuscript. Book of hours, 1444. Folio I. Historical Archive. Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain

Background image15th Collection: The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC

The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC
Prehistory. The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC. Scandinavian

Background image15th Collection: Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The Coronation of the Virgin

Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The Coronation of the Virgin
Fra Angelico (1387-1455). Tuscan painter of early Renaissance, part of the Florentine school. The Coronation of the Virgin. 15th Century. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background image15th Collection: London and the Thames (15th c. ). Gothic art

London and the Thames (15th c. ). Gothic art
London and the Thames (15th c.). Gothic art. Miniature Painting

Background image15th Collection: Down-stream, by Rebel Stanton

Down-stream, by Rebel Stanton
A colour illustration showing a lady relaxing in a boat on a summers day. 1928

Background image15th Collection: American Indians. Sitting Bull, Chief of the Sioux

American Indians. Sitting Bull, Chief of the Sioux
Portrait of Sitting Bull with elaborate feathered head dress reaching to the ground. Sitting Bull lead the resistance against the Americans which culminated in the defeat of General Custer

Background image15th Collection: The cacique of Tabasco presents to Hernan Cortes twenty Indi

The cacique of Tabasco presents to Hernan Cortes twenty Indian and between they Dona Marina. Engraving, 1825. Colored

Background image15th Collection: Mother of God (Glykophilousa). Crete, 15th-16th century. Nati

Mother of God (Glykophilousa). Crete, 15th-16th century. National Gallery. Prague. Czech Republic

Background image15th Collection: Choirbook number 9. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Virgin a

Choirbook number 9. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Virgin a
Choirbook number 9. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Antiphonary By Master of Burgo de Osma. Parchment. Virgin and Child. Miniature. Drop cap. Spain

Background image15th Collection: The sinking of the Titanic by Fortunio Matania

The sinking of the Titanic by Fortunio Matania
An illustration showing the Titanic sinking with all its lights on. Life boats full of survivers can be seen in the foreground. Date: 15th April 1912

Background image15th Collection: Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall
The splendid half-timbered porch of Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Date: 15th century

Background image15th Collection: Christmas Eve - about 1460 by Pauline Baynes

Christmas Eve - about 1460 by Pauline Baynes
Christmas Eve, as celebrated in 1460 with children bringing in holly and the Yule Log to be lit on Christmas Day, and other joining in a last minute carol practice

Background image15th Collection: Scheherazade by T Mackenzie

Scheherazade by T Mackenzie
This drawing depicts a scene in the legend of The One Thousand and One Arabian nights. Queen Scheherazade is telling a story to King Shahrayar

Background image15th Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background image15th Collection: John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, early 15th century

John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, early 15th century
Engraved portrait of John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435), fourth son of King Henry IV of England

Background image15th Collection: Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910

Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910
Photographic montage showing Jack Johnson (1878-1946)(left) and James J. Jeffries (1875-1953), the heavyweight boxers who fought for the World Championship in 1910

Background image15th Collection: Portrait of Augustus John, President of the Nation Portrait

Portrait of Augustus John, President of the Nation Portrait
Born in Tenby 1878, Augustus John studied at the Slade school of art, becoming the President of the Nation Portrait Society in 1928

Background image15th Collection: View of the luxurious reading room onboard the Titanic

View of the luxurious reading room onboard the Titanic
A view of one of the many luxurious interior features of the Titanic; the reading and writing room. First class passengers travelled in style onboard the Titanic, having free use of the gym

Background image15th Collection: Owen Jones Renaiss 78

Owen Jones Renaiss 78
Ornaments copied from specimens of Hispano-Arabic, French and Italian earthenware, from Italian towns of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries

Background image15th Collection: Newcastle / Swing Bridge

Newcastle / Swing Bridge
The opening of the new swing bridge at Newcastle-on-Tyne on June 15th 1876. The bridge was designed by William Armstrong

Background image15th Collection: Baddesley Clinton Hall

Baddesley Clinton Hall
The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton Hall in Solihull, Midlands; the building dates from the 15th century

Background image15th Collection: British Countryside - The Bridge at Eynsford, Kent

British Countryside - The Bridge at Eynsford, Kent
British Countryside - The 15th century stone bridge at Eynsford, Kent. Date: 1938

Background image15th Collection: Hundred Years War. 1337 to 1453. Battle. Miniature. 15th c

Hundred Years War. 1337 to 1453. Battle. Miniature. 15th c
Hundred Years War. Conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453, pitted the Kingdom of England against the Valois Capetians for control of the French throne. Battle. Miniature. 15th century

Background image15th Collection: Mary (1457-1482). Duchess of Burgundy between

Mary (1457-1482). Duchess of Burgundy between 1477 and 1482. Anonymous work (15th c.). Oil on wood. FRANCE. Chantilly. Mus饠 Cond頨 Cond頍 useum)

Background image15th Collection: A robot to open an exhibition: the new mechanical man

A robot to open an exhibition: the new mechanical man
Photograph and sketches of an aluminium man, the first British robot invented by Captain Richards and Mr. A.H. Refell. The machine could rise, bow and make a speech

Background image15th Collection: Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriessshire, Scotland, a fine example of early 15th century military architecture, triangular in shape, with a double moat, drum towers, etc

Background image15th Collection: Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral - note the separate 15th-century Bell tower (right). Date: circa 1910

Background image15th Collection: Soviet lunar craft Zond 5, 1968

Soviet lunar craft Zond 5, 1968
Soviet lunar exploration craft Zond 5, being taken onboard the ship Vasilli Golovnin in Russia, 1968. Zond 5 was intended to be a precursor for Soviet manned Moon missions

Background image15th Collection: England / Totnes

England / Totnes
Fore Street, Totnes, Devon and the splendid 15th century East Gate Arch

Background image15th Collection: First locomotive, passing Great Grimsby Church

First locomotive, passing Great Grimsby Church
The first locomotive passing Great Grimsby Church, on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway

Background image15th Collection: Customs / Saint Swithin s

Customs / Saint Swithin s
According to tradition, if it rains on the 15th of July - St Swithins Day - it will continue to rain for the following 40 days

Background image15th Collection: 15th century World Map

15th century World Map according to Andrea Bianco

Background image15th Collection: The Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini, Romagna, Italy

The Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini, Romagna, Italy
The Tempio Malatestiano (Italian Malatesta Temple) - the cathedral church of Rimini, Italy. The upper part of the facade, which was supposed to include a gable end, was never finished Date: 1903

Background image15th Collection: Scotland / Middleton

Scotland / Middleton
A scene at Middleton, Midlothian, Scotland, with its kirk and the 15th century Borthwick Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots and Bothwell made their retreat. Date: 1960s



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of the 15th Century: From Grand Prix to Artistic Masterpieces" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of the 15th century. This captivating era witnessed a myriad of remarkable events, from thrilling races at the Monaco Grand Prix to groundbreaking voyages like Vasco da Gama's arrival in India. Art lovers will be enthralled by iconic masterpieces such as "The Arnolfini Portrait" by Van Eyck, which beautifully captures the essence of Renaissance art. Similarly, Paolo Uccello's "The Battle of San Romano" transports us to a tumultuous battlefield with its intricate details and vivid colors. But it wasn't just art that defined this period; significant historical documents also emerged during this time. The Magna Carta, a cornerstone of modern democracy, laid down principles that still resonate today. Meanwhile, satirical works like Martin Luther's portrayal in protestant reformation artwork provided insight into religious tensions and societal dynamics. Piero della Francesca's contributions to Italian painting cannot be overlooked either. His meticulous attention to detail and innovative use of perspective continue to inspire artists even centuries later. Likewise, Jacopo de Barbari left his mark on history through his enigmatic works that invite viewers into a world filled with mystery and intrigue. Portraits played an essential role during this era as well – capturing influential figures such as Augustus John, President of the Nation Portrait – immortalizing their legacies for generations to come. Lastly, architectural marvels like St Albans Abbey's Wallingford Screen remind us how craftsmanship reached new heights during this period – blending beauty with functionality seamlessly. As we delve deeper into these diverse aspects of the 15th century, we uncover an extraordinary tapestry woven together by artistic brilliance, historical significance, and cultural milestones that continue to shape our present-day understanding.