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Basil Collection

"Basil: A Multifaceted Herb with a Rich History" Basil, not just a name associated with the famous detective Sherlock Holmes portrayed by Basil Rathbone

Background imageBasil Collection: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967). English actor. In the role of Sherlock Holmes

SHERLOCK HOLMES. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967). English actor. In the role of Sherlock Holmes

Background imageBasil Collection: St. Basils Cathedral

St. Basils Cathedral
Moscow, Russia, Red square, view of St. Basils Cathedral

Background imageBasil Collection: The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover c1540

The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover c1540
The Embarkation at Dover c1540. Henry VIII and his fleet setting sail from Dover to Calais on 31 May 1520 on the way to meet Francis I at The Field of Cloth of Gold

Background imageBasil Collection: Ocimum sanctum, holy basil

Ocimum sanctum, holy basil
An illustration of leaves and branches of holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known at Tulsi. By James Kerr (1738-1782). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageBasil Collection: Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk

Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk
Miss Anna May wong as Chang-Hi-Tang dancing before the tea-shop keeper in The Circle of Chalk, an ancient Chinese lay translated into English by James Laver

Background imageBasil Collection: Basil II, surnamed the Bulgar-slayer (958-1025). Byzantine

Basil II, surnamed the Bulgar-slayer (958-1025). Byzantine emperor (976-1025) from de Macedonian Dynasty. Detail from the Menologion of Basil II. 10th Century. Miniature. Vatican Apostolic Library

Background imageBasil Collection: Roses and the Bud by Basil Woodhouse

Roses and the Bud by Basil Woodhouse
A romantic picture showing a young woman dressed in pink holding some blowsy roses. Date: 1928

Background imageBasil Collection: Honey bee macro and flower

Honey bee macro and flower
Honey bee collecting nectar from our backyard basil plant

Background imageBasil Collection: Catmint, Catnip, Ivy, Hoarhound, Calaminth, Thyme, Basil, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Catmint, Catnip, Ivy, Hoarhound, Calaminth, Thyme, Basil, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Catmint, Catnip, Catswort, Ivy, Ground Ivy, Horehound, Hoarhound, Calaminth, Thyme, Basil, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Background imageBasil Collection: Peter Baxendale (Mrs Basil Baxendale)

Peter Baxendale (Mrs Basil Baxendale)
Self-portrait of the artist, Mrs Basil Baxendale, who went under the pseudonym Peter Baxendale when signing work. Featured in The Sketch when an exhibition of her work was being given at the home of

Background imageBasil Collection: THE GREAT ART

THE GREAT ART
The Great Art as supposedly depicted by Basil Valentine, though little is known about this legendary German practitioner of alchemy

Background imageBasil Collection: LCC-LFB Knightsbridge fire station, SW London

LCC-LFB Knightsbridge fire station, SW London
Opened in 1907, Knightsbridge fire station was a London Fire Brigade station (the name had changed from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageBasil Collection: Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet

Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageBasil Collection: LCC-LFB Knightsbridge firemen, Wells Challenge Cup winners

LCC-LFB Knightsbridge firemen, Wells Challenge Cup winners for 1913. Front row: R J Nicholas, W H Sheldrick, Sub-Officer H C Griffiths, Station Officer J Smith, T H Coggan, D J O Leary

Background imageBasil Collection: Artichoke, 1613

Artichoke, 1613. From Hortus Eystettensis by Basil Besler (1561-1629)

Background imageBasil Collection: Cardoon, 1613

Cardoon, 1613. From Hortus Eystettensis by Basil Besler (1561-1629)

Background imageBasil Collection: East India Companys Packet Swallow, 1788. Artist: Thomas Luny

East India Companys Packet Swallow, 1788. Artist: Thomas Luny
East India Companys Packet Swallow, 1788. From Adventures By Sea From Art of Old Time, by Basil Lubbock. [The Studio Ltd. London, 1925]

Background imageBasil Collection: Saints Paraskeve, Gregory the Theologian, John Chrysostom and Basil the Great, early 15th century

Saints Paraskeve, Gregory the Theologian, John Chrysostom and Basil the Great, early 15th century. From the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Background imageBasil Collection: Ivor Novello and Mabel Poulton in The Constant Nymph (1928)

Ivor Novello and Mabel Poulton in The Constant Nymph (1928) directed by Basil Dean & Adrian Brunel Date: 1928

Background imageBasil Collection: Queen Elizabeth II with Sir Basil Spence

Queen Elizabeth II with Sir Basil Spence
The Queen talking to Sir Basil Spence, architect of the new Coventry Cathedral during her visit to the city to attend the ceremony of consecration in 1962. Date: 1962

Background imageBasil Collection: ST. BASILs CATHEDRAL. St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow. Hand-colored etching and aquatint, French

ST. BASILs CATHEDRAL. St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow. Hand-colored etching and aquatint, French, 1842

Background imageBasil Collection: Ingredients for pesto

Ingredients for pesto, Italy, Europe

Background imageBasil Collection: FOOD LOVE

FOOD LOVE
Saskia Dingemans

Background imageBasil Collection: Spaghetti Sleeves

Spaghetti Sleeves
Julia Leister

Background imageBasil Collection: And so she pines, and so she died forlorn, imploring for her Basil to the last

And so she pines, and so she died forlorn, imploring for her Basil to the last, Illustration to the poem Isabbela
3502843 And so she pines, and so she died forlorn, imploring for her Basil to the last, Illustration to the poem Isabbela, or The Pot of Basil by John Keats, from Poems of Keats

Background imageBasil Collection: Basil varieties, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration

Basil varieties, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicer's
FLO4667529 Basil varieties, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicer's Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageBasil Collection: Green iguana, Iguana iguana 1, plumed basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons 2

Green iguana, Iguana iguana 1, plumed basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons 2, and common green forest lizard
FLO4655228 Green iguana, Iguana iguana 1, plumed basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons 2, and common green forest lizard. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Massard after an illustration by Jean-Gabriel

Background imageBasil Collection: The eleventh key of Basal Valentine, legendary 15th century German monk, symbolizing multiplication

The eleventh key of Basal Valentine, legendary 15th century German monk, symbolizing multiplication
535623 The eleventh key of Basal Valentine, legendary 15th century German monk, symbolizing multiplication. 1651 (engraving from Von dem grossen Stein Uhralten by Basil Valentine)

Background imageBasil Collection: Twelfth Key of Basil Valentine, illustrating that Philosophers Stone must be combined with gold to

Twelfth Key of Basil Valentine, illustrating that Philosophers Stone must be combined with gold to produce new gold
533519 Twelfth Key of Basil Valentine, illustrating that Philosophers Stone must be combined with gold to produce new gold

Background imageBasil Collection: Basil, Ocimum basilicum, and whitetop or hoary cress. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a

Basil, Ocimum basilicum, and whitetop or hoary cress. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration
FLO4668730 Basil, Ocimum basilicum, and whitetop or hoary cress. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicer's Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageBasil Collection: The Hermetic Vessel, c1760. Hermetic vessel in the alchemical furnace

The Hermetic Vessel, c1760. Hermetic vessel in the alchemical furnace. The serpent within the vase symbolises
542162 The Hermetic Vessel, c1760. Hermetic vessel in the alchemical furnace. The serpent within the vase symbolises the earthy substances of which the Philosopher's Stone is made

Background imageBasil Collection: The Sixth Key of Basil Valentine, legendary 15th century German monk

The Sixth Key of Basil Valentine, legendary 15th century German monk, showing the marriage of the alchemical king (gold)
535622 The Sixth Key of Basil Valentine, legendary 15th century German monk, showing the marriage of the alchemical king (gold) and queen (silver)

Background imageBasil Collection: Map of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Map of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Map of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century, 1890. The Byzantine Empire underwent a revival under Macedonian emperors from Basil I (867-886) in late 9th, 10th, and early 11th centuries

Background imageBasil Collection: Tomatoes

Tomatoes
Margareth Perfoncio

Background imageBasil Collection: Basil

Basil
Margareth Perfoncio

Background imageBasil Collection: List of herbs

List of herbs
Rosana Laiz Blursbyai

Background imageBasil Collection: Colorful, cheerful still-life with spices. 4

Colorful, cheerful still-life with spices. 4
Saskia Dingemans

Background imageBasil Collection: Tulsi (Holy Basil), prayer with the offering of water to the sacred plant, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh

Tulsi (Holy Basil), prayer with the offering of water to the sacred plant, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India India Madhya Pradesh, Mandla. Date of Photograph:01-04/1970

Background imageBasil Collection: Cans of basil

Cans of basil Asciano. Date of Photograph:1961-1965

Background imageBasil Collection: ocimum basilicum purple ruffles, basil, purple basil, red subject, white background

ocimum basilicum purple ruffles, basil, purple basil, red subject, white background
Ocimum basilicum Purple Ruffles Basil - Purple basil Red subject White background

Background imageBasil Collection: Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi (Plants)

Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi (Plants)
Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi. Tulsi or Tulasi (Holy basil) or Vrinda is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi/Vrinda; she is regarded as a

Background imageBasil Collection: Italy, Sicily, Ragusa, arancini covered in mozzarella cheese

Italy, Sicily, Ragusa, arancini covered in mozzarella cheese

Background imageBasil Collection: Europe, Italy, Campania. A delicious plate of pasta in a Restaurant in Procida

Europe, Italy, Campania. A delicious plate of pasta in a Restaurant in Procida

Background imageBasil Collection: Manjericos (basil), a popular gift during the Santo Antonio festivities in Alfama

Manjericos (basil), a popular gift during the Santo Antonio festivities in Alfama district. Lisbon, Portugal

Background imageBasil Collection: Europe, Italy, Sicily. Typical sicilian antipasti - mixed starters

Europe, Italy, Sicily. Typical sicilian antipasti - mixed starters

Background imageBasil Collection: Europe, Italy, Naples. The true pizza margherita

Europe, Italy, Naples. The true pizza margherita

Background imageBasil Collection: Europe, Italy, Naples. A freshly baken, true pizza Margherita

Europe, Italy, Naples. A freshly baken, true pizza Margherita

Background imageBasil Collection: Europe, Italy. Liguria. Preparing genovese pesto during a cooking course

Europe, Italy. Liguria. Preparing genovese pesto during a cooking course



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"Basil: A Multifaceted Herb with a Rich History" Basil, not just a name associated with the famous detective Sherlock Holmes portrayed by Basil Rathbone, has many intriguing facets worth exploring. From its association with iconic landmarks like St. Basils Cathedral to its diverse uses in culinary and medicinal realms, basil leaves an indelible mark. Firstly, let's delve into the world of acting where Basil Rathbone mesmerized audiences as the legendary Sherlock Holmes. His portrayal brought this enigmatic character to life and forever cemented his place in cinematic history. Moving on from Hollywood to Russia, we encounter St. Basils Cathedral—a magnificent architectural marvel that stands tall in Moscow's Red Square. Its vibrant colors and intricate design make it an enduring symbol of Russian culture. Shifting gears to nature's bounty, we discover Ocimum sanctum or holy basil—an herb revered for its spiritual significance and healing properties in Ayurvedic medicine. This sacred plant holds immense cultural importance across South Asia. In the realm of cinema again, Anna May Wong captivated audiences with her performance in "The Circle of Chalk. " Her talent shone brightly alongside other stars while leaving an everlasting impact on Asian representation in Hollywood. Stepping back into history reveals Byzantine Emperor Basil II—known as the Bulgar-slayer—for his military prowess during the 10th century. His strategic brilliance earned him a fearsome reputation throughout Europe. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate how honey bees find solace amidst blooming basil flowers—a delightful sight captured through macro photography that showcases their delicate interaction within our ecosystem. Furthermore, basil finds itself among esteemed company such as catmint, catnip, ivy, hoarhound, calaminth, thyme—plants depicted beautifully in Victorian botanical illustrations showcasing their timeless allure. Art lovers can admire The Great Art created by talented individuals like Edward Duncan whose masterpiece depicts Black Joke engaging El Almirante—a Spanish Slave Brig—in a fierce battle, capturing the intensity of historical events.