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Brazier Collection

"Brazier: A Journey Through Time and Culture" Step into the world of brazier, a word that encompasses a multitude of stories and experiences

Background imageBrazier Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
The Green Knight rides over the bridge into Camelot Castle on New Years Day. He will set King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table a special challenge

Background imageBrazier Collection: Christmas Truce / Soldiers

Christmas Truce / Soldiers
British and German troops leave their trenches on New Years Day to fraternise in peace in No Mans Land

Background imageBrazier Collection: Cave of Plato, Jan Saenredam, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1604

Cave of Plato, Jan Saenredam, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1604

Background imageBrazier Collection: Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho)

Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho)
7185313 Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The range of wonderful colours derived from coal tar)

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty, from the Pears Annual, Christmas, 1906

The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty, from the Pears Annual, Christmas, 1906
BAL9682 The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty, from the Pears Annual, Christmas, 1906 by Pittard, H. (19th century); Private Collection; out of copyright

Background imageBrazier Collection: Frost Fair on the Thames by Pauline Baynes

Frost Fair on the Thames by Pauline Baynes
Illustration painted for Holly Leaves by Pauline Baynes showing Londoners in 1683-4 enjoying the delights of the Frost Fair on the frozen River Thames

Background imageBrazier Collection: Perfect Wife: No. X. By Joyce Dennys

Perfect Wife: No. X. By Joyce Dennys
A illustration of a wife struggling through the cold to watch her husband ice-skating. The Sketch - 29th January 1930. By Joyce Dennys

Background imageBrazier Collection: Street Sausage Seller

Street Sausage Seller
French marchande de saucisses sell sausages on the streets of Paris

Background imageBrazier Collection: Ogre cooking people for breakfast (litho)

Ogre cooking people for breakfast (litho)
7149264 Ogre cooking people for breakfast (litho) by Kley, Heinrich (1863-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ogre cooking people for breakfast)

Background imageBrazier Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageBrazier Collection: Thessaloniki - Salep Merchant

Thessaloniki - Salep Merchant. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageBrazier Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Tripe Kebab Seller

Thessaloniki, Greece - Tripe Kebab Seller Date: circa 1916

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Morning Salute From HMS St Vincent off Portsmouth (oil)

The Morning Salute From HMS St Vincent off Portsmouth (oil)
7088689 The Morning Salute From HMS St Vincent off Portsmouth (oil) by Dawson, Henry Thomas (1841/42-p.96); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageBrazier Collection: The sacristy of the university church in Vienna, 1901. Creator: Alfred Edler von Pflugl

The sacristy of the university church in Vienna, 1901. Creator: Alfred Edler von Pflugl
The sacristy of the university church in Vienna, 1901

Background imageBrazier Collection: Members of the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps at work by torchlight in the gardens... 1862

Members of the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps at work by torchlight in the gardens... 1862. Creator: Unknown
Members of the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps at work by torchlight in the gardens of Burlington House, Piccadilly, clearing the ground for a drill-shed, 1862

Background imageBrazier Collection: NUPE members protesting against cuts, Coventry

NUPE members protesting against cuts, Coventry
Striking NUPE (National Union of Public Employees) members protesting against proposed council cuts outside Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School, Coventry, 10 November 1981. Date: 1981

Background imageBrazier Collection: Elijah Taken Up to Heaven (etching)

Elijah Taken Up to Heaven (etching)
7172929 Elijah Taken Up to Heaven (etching) by Lane, Theodore (1800-28) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Elijah Taken Up to Heaven (2 Kings 2:11)

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, aka The Monument, London, England

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, aka The Monument, London, England, seen here in the 19th century
8618000 The Monument to the Great Fire of London, aka The Monument, London, England, seen here in the 19th century, 1890 (print) by Unknown Artist

Background imageBrazier Collection: Porto Arturo Naval Battles (Colour Litho)

Porto Arturo Naval Battles (Colour Litho)
2798769 Porto Arturo Naval Battles (Colour Litho) by Japanese School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naval fighting in Porto Arturo)

Background imageBrazier Collection: San Francisco California, 1906 (postcard)

San Francisco California, 1906 (postcard)
3793833 San Francisco California, 1906 (postcard); (add.info.: San Francisco, California - the city's fire of 18 April 1906. coloured postcard); Lebrecht History

Background imageBrazier Collection: Interior with archaeological finds of the Domus Vettiorum, Pompeii

Interior with archaeological finds of the Domus Vettiorum, Pompeii Pompeii Domus Vettiorum Stationary Archaeological Work. Date of Photograph:1890 ca.. Date of Artwork:I secolo d. C

Background imageBrazier Collection: Sacrifice: stucco work found near Villa Farnesina and preserved in the National Museum of Rome, Rome

Sacrifice: stucco work found near Villa Farnesina and preserved in the National Museum of Rome, Rome Rome National Museum of Rome Low Relief, Basrelief Imperial Period, Roman Art, Europe

Background imageBrazier Collection: Bas-reliefs showing a female figure burning incense and a female flute player on the sides of

Bas-reliefs showing a female figure burning incense and a female flute player on the sides of the Ludovisi Throne, preserved in the National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Altemps

Background imageBrazier Collection: Ludovisi Throne: female figure burning incense. It is preserved in the National Museum of Rome

Ludovisi Throne: female figure burning incense. It is preserved in the National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Altemps, Rome Rome National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Altemps Throne Classical, Greek Art

Background imageBrazier Collection: Sarcofagus of an illustrious man, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Sarcofagus of an illustrious man, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence Florence Galleria degli Uffizi Sarcophagus Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageBrazier Collection: Votive relief dedicated to Giove Ottimo Massimo back from Anger in Milan

Votive relief dedicated to Giove Ottimo Massimo back from Anger in Milan. It was at the Augustan Exhibition in Rome in 1938 Rome Augustan Exhibition Relief Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization

Background imageBrazier Collection: Brazier in wrought iron in the Old Sacristy of the Certosa in Pavia

Brazier in wrought iron in the Old Sacristy of the Certosa in Pavia Certosa di Pavia Old Sacristy. Date of Photograph:1928

Background imageBrazier Collection: Winter Landscape with Snowfall near Antwerp, 1575 (mixed media on oak)

Winter Landscape with Snowfall near Antwerp, 1575 (mixed media on oak)
7443798 Winter Landscape with Snowfall near Antwerp, 1575 (mixed media on oak) by Valckenborch, Lucas van (c.1535-97); (add.info.: by Lucas van Valckenborch)

Background imageBrazier Collection: The suicide. 1834 (engraving)

The suicide. 1834 (engraving)
7147161 The suicide. 1834 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: The suicide. Song by french poet Beranger. ( 1780-1857 ) Design by Emile Bayard

Background imageBrazier Collection: False Alarm, 1905 (print)

False Alarm, 1905 (print)
3673879 False Alarm, 1905 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Horned Moses, 1912 (w/c)

The Horned Moses, 1912 (w/c)
8610333 The Horned Moses, 1912 (w/c) by Soderberg, Hjalmar (1869-1941); Thiel Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; (add.info.: Painting by Hjalmar Soderberg)

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)

The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673886 The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageBrazier Collection: Great fire in the Landes: an observation post, 1870 (engraving)

Great fire in the Landes: an observation post, 1870 (engraving)
7426861 Great fire in the Landes: an observation post, 1870 (engraving) by Lancon, Auguste Andre (1836-87); (add.info.: Great fire in the Landes in July 1870: an observation post. Engraving by A)

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Girl At The Fireplace, 1871 (painting)

The Girl At The Fireplace, 1871 (painting)
7432243 The Girl At The Fireplace, 1871 (painting) by Tidemand, Adolph (1814-76); 57x47 cm; (add.info.: Adolph Tidemand (1814-1876)); Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageBrazier Collection: Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)

Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673860 Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageBrazier Collection: Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)

Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673857 Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Petit Pont after the fire of 1718, 1718 (oil on canvas)

The Petit Pont after the fire of 1718, 1718 (oil on canvas)
903045 The Petit Pont after the fire of 1718, 1718 (oil on canvas) by Oudry, Jean-Baptiste (1686-1755); 52x64 cm; Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageBrazier Collection: Frost on the Thames, 1788-1789, (1930). Creator: Samuel Collings

Frost on the Thames, 1788-1789, (1930). Creator: Samuel Collings
Frost on the Thames, 1788-1789, (1930). A frost fair on the River Thames in the City of London, sketched on the spot. People warm themselves round a brazier

Background imageBrazier Collection: Mucius Scaevola before King Porsena, 1533 (oil on wood)

Mucius Scaevola before King Porsena, 1533 (oil on wood)
3087290 Mucius Scaevola before King Porsena, 1533 (oil on wood) by SchAopfer, Abraham (fl.1533); 157 x 120 cm; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Background imageBrazier Collection: The Scorcher, 1897 (print)

The Scorcher, 1897 (print)
3672903 The Scorcher, 1897 (print) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: James Francis Driscoll collection of historical American sheet music)

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"Brazier: A Journey Through Time and Culture" Step into the world of brazier, a word that encompasses a multitude of stories and experiences. From the pages of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren to the vibrant colours derived from coal tar in colour litho prints, this humble object has left its mark throughout history. Imagine yourself in the Cave of Plato, surrounded by Jan Saenredam's intricate engravings or Cornelis Cornelisz. Van Haarlem's captivating artwork from 1604. These masterpieces transport us to another era where braziers provided warmth and light during long winter nights. In a surprising turn of events, even amidst war, braziers played a role in fostering peace. The Christmas Truce saw soldiers gathering around these fiery companions as they put their weapons aside for a moment of unity and camaraderie. The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty illustration from Pears Annual, Christmas 1906 captures the innocence and mischief associated with snowball fights while highlighting how braziers were essential for warming up after such playful escapades. But it is not only in times of leisure that braziers find their purpose; they also play an important role within domestic life. Joyce Dennys' Perfect Wife: No. X reminds us how these objects became an integral part of creating cozy homes where families gathered around them on chilly evenings. Braziers have witnessed grand spectacles too, like Pauline Baynes' Frost Fair on the Thames painting depicting bustling crowds enjoying festivities on frozen waters illuminated by countless braziers scattered across the scene. From street sausage sellers enticing passersby with sizzling delights to salep merchants offering warm beverages in Thessaloniki, Greece – these vendors relied on braziers to keep their products hot and appealing even during colder months.