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Allegory Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 865 pictures in our Allegory collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata Featured Print

Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata

The Alchemical Tree. Engraving depicting a tree surrounded by figures used in allegory by alchemists. The tree itself carries symbols representing the Moon, Sun and five planets. Around it are discs carrying symbols such as various birds, a unicorn and a body rising from a grave, showing the stages of life. This engraving comes from Philosophia reformata by Johann Daniel Mylius, printed at Frankfurt in 1622, but is a reworking of emblems created by Valentine for his series called Azoth

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Alchemy Featured Print


Alchemy. Historical artwork by the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) titled Melencolia I. It represents one of the four temperaments or humours, and it is thought that its title (ending in I) implies that Durer intended to draw the other three. Many of the artifacts seen, such as the mathematical "magic" square (upper right), balance (upper centre) and geometric shapes (far & lower left) are associated with alchemy. Alchemy was the pseudo-scientific predecessor to chemistry, which among other ideas is best known for its practitioners hunt for the Philosopher's Stone, which would impart eternal life and the ability to turn base metals into gold


Edward VII Memorial unveiling at Brighton and Hove Featured Print

Edward VII Memorial unveiling at Brighton and Hove

The unveiling of a Memorial to the late King Edward VII on the boundary dividing the boroughs of Brighton and Hove. It was unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, the Duke of Norfolk, in front of a large crowd. The statue represents the Angel of Peace, holding an orb and an olive branch. Edward convalesced several times in Brighton, thereby helping to restore the town's image as a fashionable seaside resort. The memorial is Grade II listed

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