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"The Power of the Cloak: Unveiling Hidden Identities and Symbolism in Art" Throughout history, artists have masterfully depicted the enigmatic allure of the cloak

Background imageCloak Collection: A Man in Armour, 1655. Oil on canvas. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669 ) Dutch painter

A Man in Armour, 1655. Oil on canvas. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669 ) Dutch painter and etcher. Helmet Cuirass Lance Shield Cloak Red Profile

Background imageCloak Collection: The Druids - Bringing in the Mistletoe, 1890 (oil on canvas)

The Druids - Bringing in the Mistletoe, 1890 (oil on canvas)
GLS219810 The Druids - Bringing in the Mistletoe, 1890 (oil on canvas) by Henry, George (1858-1943) and Hornel, Edward A. (1864-1933); 152.4x152.4 cm; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Background imageCloak Collection: Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron

Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron
Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002), the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, in the robes she wore for the coronation of her daughter on 2 June 1953 at

Background imageCloak Collection: Queen Elizabeth II in coronation robes, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron

Queen Elizabeth II in coronation robes, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron
Queen Elizabeth II in coronation robes, 1953. Elizabeth II (born 1926), Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, was crowned on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey in London

Background imageCloak Collection: Madonna and Child, c1918. Artist: Jeanne Labrousse

Madonna and Child, c1918. Artist: Jeanne Labrousse
Madonna and Child, c1918. From The Studio Volume 73. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1918]

Background imageCloak Collection: Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918

Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918. Found in the collection of the State Museum of Revolution, Moscow

Background imageCloak Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, in uniform during the First World War. Postcard reproduction of a painting by Fischer. Date: 1914-1915

Background imageCloak Collection: St Martin De Tours

St Martin De Tours
Saint Martin of Tours divides his cloak with a beggar

Background imageCloak Collection: A Celtic Chieftainess (Boadicea), 1924. Creator: Herbert Norris

A Celtic Chieftainess (Boadicea), 1924. Creator: Herbert Norris
A Celtic Chieftainess (Boadicea), 1924. From " Costume & Fashion - The Evolution of European Dress Through the Earlier Ages", by Herbert Norris. [J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, E. P

Background imageCloak Collection: Ladislaus I of Hungary or St. Ladislaus (Laszlo) (1040-1095)

Ladislaus I of Hungary or St. Ladislaus (Laszlo) (1040-1095). King of Hungary between 1077-1095. Portrait by Ignac Roskovics (1854-1916). Hungarian National Gallery. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageCloak Collection: My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, sitting upright and somewhat daunted

Background imageCloak Collection: My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, having fallen asleep during the service

Background imageCloak Collection: Statue of Nike by Paionios - Olympia, Greece

Statue of Nike by Paionios - Olympia, Greece
Reconstruction of a Statue of Nike (Goddess of Victory), originally by Paionios - Olympia, Greece (425420 BC). The statue originally stood near the temple of Zeus on a triangular 6-metre high pillar

Background imageCloak Collection: The Last of England, 1855. Artist: Ford Madox Brown

The Last of England, 1855. Artist: Ford Madox Brown
The Last of England, 1855. From World Famous Paintings edited by J Grieg Pirie [W.& G. Foyle Ltd. London, 1938]

Background imageCloak 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 imageCloak Collection: Fable / Wind and Sun

Fable / Wind and Sun
THE WIND AND THE SUN Both disputed over who could cause the traveller to shed his cloak; the wind blew strongly, but in the suns gentle heat the man derobed

Background imageCloak Collection: Cardinal Wolsey, c1500s, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Cardinal Wolsey, c1500s, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Cardinal Wolsey, c1500s, (1890). Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (1473-1530), Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor of England, bishop

Background imageCloak Collection: The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie

The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie
The Vigil, c1884. The Vigil of Arms was one of the religious exercises, which in the Middle Ages preceded the conferment of knighthood

Background imageCloak Collection: German postcard, Kaiser Wilhelm and Hindenburg, WW1

German postcard, Kaiser Wilhelm and Hindenburg, WW1
German propaganda postcard, Germanys Pride, depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II and Field Marshal Von Hindenburg standing side by side in uniform during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCloak Collection: King George VI in Coronation Robes by Albert Collings

King George VI in Coronation Robes by Albert Collings
Portrait of King George VI by the portrait painter Albert Collings. Collings originally painted the picture for the Coronation of King Edward VIII but, after the Abdication, repainted the face

Background imageCloak Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageCloak Collection: Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)

Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)
5996966 Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving) by Brion, Gustave (1824-77) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Les Miserables)

Background imageCloak Collection: Saint Joseph with Infant Christ, 1620s. Artist: Guido Reni

Saint Joseph with Infant Christ, 1620s. Artist: Guido Reni
Saint Joseph with Infant Christ, 1620s. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageCloak Collection: Plague doctor, 18th century

Plague doctor, 18th century
Plague doctor. 18th-century artwork of the costume worn by a plague doctor, or any doctor dealing with quarantined patients

Background imageCloak Collection: Semi-veiled woman at Muscat, Oman

Semi-veiled woman at Muscat, Oman

Background imageCloak Collection: Telesphorus Roman Deity

Telesphorus Roman Deity
Roman healing deity, associated with Asclepius : personifying the hope of successful healing, he is represented as a boy in a hooded cloak

Background imageCloak Collection: Tarot Card 9 - L Ermite (The Hermit)

Tarot Card 9 - L Ermite (The Hermit)

Background imageCloak Collection: King Ethelred II The Unready

King Ethelred II The Unready
ETHELRED II The Unready King of England (reigned 978-1013 and 1014-1016)

Background imageCloak Collection: Germany, Berlin, Set design for performance The Magic Flute, the Queen of the night

Germany, Berlin, Set design for performance The Magic Flute, the Queen of the night
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), 1791. Set design by Simon Quaglio (1795-1878), the Queen of the Night. Performance at Berlin, 1818

Background imageCloak Collection: St Martin (Diez)

St Martin (Diez)
BISHOP OF TOURS, SAINT he shares his cloak

Background imageCloak Collection: Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London
5999700 Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London, 1947 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageCloak Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageCloak Collection: Henry Iii / Players / 8 / 50

Henry Iii / Players / 8 / 50
HENRY III Reigned 1216 - 1272

Background imageCloak Collection: Theodore Rombouts / Boulon

Theodore Rombouts / Boulon
THEODORE ROMBOUTS Flemish artist

Background imageCloak Collection: Cervantes / Selma

Cervantes / Selma
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES Spanish novelist

Background imageCloak Collection: The Queens House Ghost on the Tulip Staircase. In 1966

The Queens House Ghost on the Tulip Staircase. In 1966, a retired Canadian Reverend and his wife visited the Queens House, Greenwich, London

Background imageCloak Collection: The Birth of Venus, c. 1485 (tempera on canvas)

The Birth of Venus, c. 1485 (tempera on canvas)
XIR412 The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas) by Botticelli, Sandro (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) (1444/5-1510); 172.5x278.5 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy; Italian

Background imageCloak Collection: Ramon Berenguer II. Count of Barcelona (1076-1082)

Ramon Berenguer II. Count of Barcelona (1076-1082). Painting. SPAIN. Barcelona. Montjuic Castle Military Museum

Background imageCloak Collection: A Man in Armour, 1655 (oil on canvas)

A Man in Armour, 1655 (oil on canvas)
GLS2946 A Man in Armour, 1655 (oil on canvas) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 137.5x104.5 cm; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Background imageCloak Collection: Ghost on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House

Ghost on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House
Figure photographed on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House, though photographer saw nothing; during normal opening hours of the Museum - (a digitally restored version of image 10003710)

Background imageCloak Collection: British actor and singer Gary Miller with his three children Jonty (left)

British actor and singer Gary Miller with his three children Jonty (left), Kit (2nd left) and Pip (right) outside Alleyns School in Dulwich

Background imageCloak Collection: The Last Match, 1887, (1912). Artist: William Small

The Last Match, 1887, (1912). Artist: William Small
The Last Match, 1887, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageCloak Collection: Misanthrope, 1568. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Misanthrope, 1568. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Misanthrope, 1568. From the collection of the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

Background imageCloak Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Play Boy

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Play Boy. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCloak Collection: Byzantine art. Greece. Virgin Hodegetria. Icon. Greece

Byzantine art. Greece. Virgin Hodegetria. Icon. Greece
Byzantine art. Greece. Virgin Hodegetria. Icon from the church of Agios Demetrios tou Kolla. Dated to the mid-sixteenth century. Byzantine Museum. Zante. Ionian Islands

Background imageCloak Collection: Walter Raleigh lays his cloak at Queen Elizabeth Is feet

Walter Raleigh lays his cloak at Queen Elizabeth Is feet
Sir Walter Raleigh lays his cloak at Queen Elizabeth Is feet to prevent her from getting muddy feet. The fanciful, romantic tale of the cloak

Background imageCloak Collection: Mount Lebanese man wearing turban, cloak, carrying a spear

Mount Lebanese man wearing turban, cloak, carrying a spear.. Handcolored woodcut from Auguste Wahlens Manners, Customs and Costumes of all the People of the World, Brussels, 1845

Background imageCloak Collection: Princess Alice of Battenberg

Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969), Princess Andrew of Greece from 1903, pictured in a sumptous evening gown and cloak



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"The Power of the Cloak: Unveiling Hidden Identities and Symbolism in Art" Throughout history, artists have masterfully depicted the enigmatic allure of the cloak, a garment that transcends time and culture. Rembrandt van Rijn's "A Man in Armour" captures the essence of strength and mystery as a figure dons an imposing suit while concealing his true intentions beneath a cloak. In 1918, Trotsky slayed the counter-revolutionary dragon in a powerful poster. The revolutionary leader's cloak symbolizes his ability to navigate through treacherous times with cunning strategy and resilience. The regal elegance of Queen Elizabeth II is magnificently portrayed by Sterling Henry Nahum Baron in her coronation robes. Her majestic cloak drapes around her like a shield, embodying her role as a protector and symbolizing her authority over the British Empire. Kaiser Wilhelm II, during World War I, wore his military uniform with pride but also relied on his commanding presence hidden behind an authoritative cloak. This visual representation reflects both power and vulnerability amidst turbulent times. St Martin De Tours exemplifies selflessness as he shares his own cloak with a beggar to provide warmth and comfort. This act of compassion immortalized by countless artists emphasizes empathy as an essential virtue for humanity. John Everett Millais' paintings "My First Sermon" (1863) and "My Second Sermon" (1864) depict children wearing cloaks while attending church services. These innocent figures are metaphorically protected from worldly distractions by their spiritual garments - reminding us of our need for faith even in uncertain times. The fable of Wind and Sun showcases how persuasion triumphs over force when it comes to removing one's outer layer. The wind fails miserably while attempting to strip off someone's cloak, highlighting the power of gentle persuasion compared to coercion or aggression. Ladislaus I of Hungary or St.