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Completion Collection

From Tower Bridge to Sydney Bridge Construct, the completion of monumental structures leaves us in awe

Background imageCompletion Collection: Tower Bridge / Scaffolding

Tower Bridge / Scaffolding
Dismantling the scaffolding on the eve of completion

Background imageCompletion Collection: Sydney Bridge Construct

Sydney Bridge Construct
The Sydnet Harbour bridge nearing completion : at the time of its opening, it is the largest suspension bridge in the world

Background imageCompletion Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900

Background imageCompletion Collection: Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Artist: Anonymous

Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Artist: Anonymous
Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Found in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Expulsion from the Paradise (Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican), 1508-1512

The Expulsion from the Paradise (Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican), 1508-1512. Found in the collection of The Sistine Chapel, Vatican

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, 1635-1636. Artist: Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660)

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1635-1636. Artist: Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660)
The Coronation of the Virgin, 1635-1636. Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageCompletion Collection: Completion of the new Earls Court station, London

Completion of the new Earls Court station, London
Completion of the new Earls Court underground station, London. Top: an illuminated train indicator which shows trains in motion. Middle: the new flyover junction

Background imageCompletion Collection: TS Conway, 1935

TS Conway, 1935
Aerial photograph showing the three-masted training ship Conway, moored in the River Mersey, 1935. This photograph shows the crew of boys lining the starboard bulwarks to cheer a cadet leaving

Background imageCompletion Collection: In Thee Rejoiceth All Creation. Artist: Kavertsas, Franghias (active 1615-1648)

In Thee Rejoiceth All Creation. Artist: Kavertsas, Franghias (active 1615-1648)
In Thee Rejoiceth All Creation. Found in the collection of Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

Background imageCompletion Collection: Finishing of the manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable

Finishing of the manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable
Completion of the Atlantic Telegraph cable as the last inch of cable passes through the machinery of Messrs Glass and Elliott at Morden Whard, East Greenwich

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Completion of Union Chapel, Islington, London, Uk, 1889

The Completion of Union Chapel, Islington, London, Uk, 1889

Background imageCompletion Collection: HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer

HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer
Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Yarra / HMS Yarra, a River-Class Torpedo Destroyer, making way at speed, on the River Clyde during manufacturers trials in 1910. Yarra was built by William Denny & Bros

Background imageCompletion Collection: Stroukoff YC-123E Provider 55-4031

Stroukoff YC-123E Provider 55-4031
Stroukoff YC-123E-SA Provider 55-4031, modified by Stroukoff Aircraft Corp, Trenton NJ. With Pantobase undercarriage and wing-tip floats for operating off water, snow, ice, and sand, as well as land

Background imageCompletion Collection: Adam und Eva. The Fall, 1140-1170. Creator: Byzantine Master

Adam und Eva. The Fall, 1140-1170. Creator: Byzantine Master
Adam und Eva. The Fall, 1140-1170. Found in the Collection of Cappella Palatina, Palermo

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, 1493

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1493. Found in the Collection of Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Death of the Virgin, 1531

The Death of the Virgin, 1531. Found in the Collection of Bonnefantenmuseum Mstricht

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, 1440-1449

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1440-1449. Found in the Collection of San Marco, Florence

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Triumph of Christianity (Paradise), 17th century

The Triumph of Christianity (Paradise), 17th century. Found in the Collection of State Museum of Religious History, St Petersburg

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin. Artist: Maso di Banco (?-1348)

The Coronation of the Virgin. Artist: Maso di Banco (?-1348)
The Coronation of the Virgin. Found in the collection of Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest

Background imageCompletion Collection: Virgin, Called Plentiful Sky, 1897. Artist: Mokin, Alexander (active End of 19th cen. )

Virgin, Called Plentiful Sky, 1897. Artist: Mokin, Alexander (active End of 19th cen. )
Virgin, Called Plentiful Sky, 1897. From a private collection

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin, 1497. Artist: Russian icon

The Dormition of the Virgin, 1497. Artist: Russian icon
The Dormition of the Virgin, 1497. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Background imageCompletion Collection: Mr Stephenson putting in the last rivet, 1886

Mr Stephenson putting in the last rivet, 1886. From Cyclopaedia of Useful Arts, Mechanical and Chemical, Manufactures, Mining, and Engineering, volume I

Background imageCompletion Collection: Madonna and Child in glory with the saints Anthony of Padua and Francis, 1530

Madonna and Child in glory with the saints Anthony of Padua and Francis, 1530. Found in the collection of the Musei Capitolini, Rome

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Entombment of Mary, 1310. Artist: Giotto di Bondone (1266-1377)

The Entombment of Mary, 1310. Artist: Giotto di Bondone (1266-1377)
The Entombment of Mary, 1310. Found in the collection of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageCompletion Collection: Metro-Land Houses

Metro-Land Houses
An architectural illustration of a set of barn roofed houses which at the time, were in the course of completion at Wembley Park. Date: circa 1917

Background imageCompletion Collection: Paris

Paris
A drawing of Parisian people walking a pavement and entrance way to the Pantheon, a monument in Paris, France. The edifice was built between 1758-1790, designed by architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot

Background imageCompletion Collection: Knavesborough

Knavesborough
A pencil drawing of Knavesborough, a market town in north Yorkshire, with its 24.5 metre high gritstone viaduct. Upon nearing completion in 1848, the viaduct collapsed into the River Nidd

Background imageCompletion Collection: Beagle Pup 100 G-AXIA

Beagle Pup 100 G-AXIA
Beagle B.121 Pup Series 1 / 100 G-AXIA (msn B121-078), nearing completion at Shoreham Airport, , circa April 1969. Date: 1969

Background imageCompletion Collection: Beagle Pup 150 G-AXID

Beagle Pup 150 G-AXID
Beagle B.121 Pup Series 2 / 150 G-AXID (msn B121-086), nearing completion at Shoreham Airport, before delivery to the Shoreham Aero Club, circa August 1969. Date: 1969

Background imageCompletion Collection: Beagle Pup G-AXEV

Beagle Pup G-AXEV
Beagle B.121 Pup Series 1 G-AXEV (msn B121-070), nearing completion at Shoreham Airport, before delivery to Geoffrey Beard, circa April 1969. Date: 1969

Background imageCompletion Collection: Beagle Pup G-AXHK

Beagle Pup G-AXHK
Beagle B.121 Pup Series 1 G-AXHK (msn B121-071), nearing completion at Shoreham Airport, before delivery to the Middleton St. George Aero Club, circa May 1969. Date: 1969

Background imageCompletion Collection: Boeing VC-137C 72-7000

Boeing VC-137C 72-7000
United states Air Force - Boeing VC-137C 72-7000 The spirit of 76 (msn 20630, model 707-353B, carried N8459 for flight testing)

Background imageCompletion Collection: HMS Escort, E-class destroyer

HMS Escort, E-class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Escort, an E-class destroyer, built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s. Although assigned to the Home Fleet upon completion

Background imageCompletion Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Hornet, an Acheron-class Destroyer that served during the First World War and was sold for breaking in 1921. She was the seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Hornet

Background imageCompletion Collection: HMS Boadicea - a Boadicea-Class scout cruiser

HMS Boadicea - a Boadicea-Class scout cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Boadicea, a Boadicea-Class scout cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century

Background imageCompletion Collection: Sud Aviation SA. 330 Puma F-ZWWR

Sud Aviation SA. 330 Puma F-ZWWR
Sud Aviation SA.330 Puma F-ZWWR (msn 05, also later registered as F-OCRK, F-ZWWR and F-BRBU') at the June 1969 Paris Air Show, marked with airshow serial 337'

Background imageCompletion Collection: AJEP W-8 Tailwind G-BALR

AJEP W-8 Tailwind G-BALR
AJEP W-8 Tailwind Series 1 G-BALR (msn TW4-381), at Southend Airport in October 1977. This aircraft was destroyed when it flew into Steeple, Scoat Fell, in bad weather on 29 February 1984

Background imageCompletion Collection: ATR 42 white-tail storage

ATR 42 white-tail storage, before completion, sale and delivery. Date: 1998

Background imageCompletion Collection: United States Air Force - Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak

United States Air Force - Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak 49-2430 FICON parasite, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, seen with the retractable nose hook extended

Background imageCompletion Collection: United States Air Force North American T-6G Texan 50-1279

United States Air Force North American T-6G Texan 50-1279, buzz-number TA-279, (msn 168-443), at the USAF Museum storage compound at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Background imageCompletion Collection: The completion of The Tower Bridge, putting the finishing touches (litho)

The completion of The Tower Bridge, putting the finishing touches (litho)
1064571 The completion of The Tower Bridge, putting the finishing touches (litho) by Lanos, Henri (1859-1929); Private Collection; (add.info.: The completion of The Tower Bridge)

Background imageCompletion Collection: The construction of Tower Bridge, London (litho)

The construction of Tower Bridge, London (litho)
1064594 The construction of Tower Bridge, London (litho) by Lanos, Henri (1859-1929); Private Collection; (add.info.: The construction of Tower Bridge, London)

Background imageCompletion Collection: Opening up the Trade Route to Chitral, Completion of the Road over the Malakand Pass (litho)

Opening up the Trade Route to Chitral, Completion of the Road over the Malakand Pass (litho)
1051081 Opening up the Trade Route to Chitral, Completion of the Road over the Malakand Pass (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCompletion Collection: Construction of the Candahar Railway, celebrating the Completion of the Line as far as Sibi

Construction of the Candahar Railway, celebrating the Completion of the Line as far as Sibi (engraving)
1045394 Construction of the Candahar Railway, celebrating the Completion of the Line as far as Sibi (engraving) by English School

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Difficulties in the Completion of the Panama Canal, some Views of the Works (engraving)

The Difficulties in the Completion of the Panama Canal, some Views of the Works (engraving)
1047775 The Difficulties in the Completion of the Panama Canal, some Views of the Works (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCompletion Collection: The Completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway (b / w photo)

The Completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway (b / w photo)
1628723 The Completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway)

Background imageCompletion Collection: Completion of the South-Eastern Railway (engraving)

Completion of the South-Eastern Railway (engraving)
1101008 Completion of the South-Eastern Railway (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Completion of the South-Eastern Railway)

Background imageCompletion Collection: Completion of the South-Eastern Railway: Great joint station of the Croydon

Completion of the South-Eastern Railway: Great joint station of the Croydon, Brighton and Dover Railway Company
584012 Completion of the South-Eastern Railway: Great joint station of the Croydon, Brighton and Dover Railway Company, Southwark, London (engraving) by English School



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From Tower Bridge to Sydney Bridge Construct, the completion of monumental structures leaves us in awe. Just like Michelangelo's masterpiece 'The Expulsion from Paradise' on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, these feats of human ingenuity and craftsmanship stand as testaments to our ability to create and achieve greatness. Even naval vessels like HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser, required meticulous planning and construction before they could set sail. Similarly, the beautifully illustrated Folio from Haft Awrang by Jami showcases the anonymous artist's dedication to detail and artistic skill. In cities around the world, completion takes many forms. Whether it be the finishing touches on London's new Earls Court station or TS Conway in 1935 or Kavertsas Franghias' painting 'In Thee Rejoiceth All Creation', each represents a moment of triumph over challenges faced during their creation. Not limited to man-made wonders alone, it also encompasses significant milestones in history. Take for instance the finishing of the manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable or The Completion of Union Chapel in Islington – both symbolize progress and connection on a global scale. And let us not forget about Metro-Land Houses that dot Paris; their completion signifies dreams turned into reality for countless individuals seeking solace within city limits. In every corner of our world, completion serves as a reminder that with determination and perseverance, even seemingly insurmountable tasks can be conquered, and is through these completed endeavors that we find inspiration and hope for what lies ahead.