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Crouching Collection

"Crouching: A Glimpse into the Art of Stealth and Grace" In a world where stillness speaks volumes, crouching becomes an art form that transcends time

Background imageCrouching Collection: The Return of the Prodigal Son, c1668. Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The Return of the Prodigal Son, c1668. Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The Return of the Prodigal Son, c1668

Background imageCrouching Collection: The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. Artist: Vereker Monteith Hamilton

The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. Artist: Vereker Monteith Hamilton
The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. British troops at the Siege of Badajoz, Spain, in 1812 during the Peninsular War. From Cassells Illustrated History of England, Vol. V

Background imageCrouching Collection: Ginger Cat

Ginger Cat
LA-1795 Ginger Cat - waiting to pounce Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCrouching Collection: Mountain lion or cougar (Felis concolor) in snow, near Bozeman, Montana

Mountain lion or cougar (Felis concolor) in snow, near Bozeman, Montana, United States of America, North America

Background imageCrouching 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 imageCrouching Collection: Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). The Gleaners (1856). Orsay

Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). The Gleaners (1856). Orsay
Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). French painter, one of the founders of the Barbizon School. The Gleaners (1856). Orsay Museum. Paris. France

Background imageCrouching Collection: Natterjack Toad (Bufo calamita) perched on fallen leaves, next to chestnuts

Natterjack Toad (Bufo calamita) perched on fallen leaves, next to chestnuts, rainworm and trio of mushrooms

Background imageCrouching Collection: Attic pelike depicting Heracles killing king Busiris and Egyptian priests, by Pan Painter

Attic pelike depicting Heracles killing king Busiris and Egyptian priests, by Pan Painter, red-figure pottery
Greek civilization, 5th century b.C. Red-figure pottery. Attic pelike attributed to the Pan Painter. Recto: Heracles killing the king Busiris and the Egyptian priests. Detail

Background imageCrouching Collection: Portrait of Marchesa Casati (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Marchesa Casati (oil on canvas)
703021 Portrait of Marchesa Casati (oil on canvas) by Boldini, Giovanni (1842-1931); Galleria Nazionale d Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Lazio

Background imageCrouching Collection: Lion (Panthera leo) drinking at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal

Lion (Panthera leo) drinking at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Africa

Background imageCrouching Collection: A shooter signals the launch of an F / A-18 Super Hornet

A shooter signals the launch of an F / A-18 Super Hornet
Persian Gulf, February 7, 2008 - A shooter on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, gives the signal for an F/A-18E Super Hornet to launch off ship

Background imageCrouching Collection: Cat - Devon Rex in studio in stalking pose

Cat - Devon Rex in studio in stalking pose
LA-8083 Cat - Devon Rex in studio in stalking pose Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCrouching Collection: Marche des Artisans (Artisans market), Djembe, Bamako, Mali, Africa

Marche des Artisans (Artisans market), Djembe, Bamako, Mali, Africa

Background imageCrouching Collection: Devon Rex Cat In grass

Devon Rex Cat In grass
LA-1009 Devon Rex Cat In grass Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCrouching Collection: Fisherboy (Il Pescatore), 1877. Artist: Vincenzo Gemito

Fisherboy (Il Pescatore), 1877. Artist: Vincenzo Gemito
Fisherboy (Il Pescatore), 1877

Background imageCrouching Collection: The Lobster, from Vanity Fair, 22nd May 1902 (colour litho)

The Lobster, from Vanity Fair, 22nd May 1902 (colour litho)
XCF275001 The Lobster, from Vanity Fair, 22nd May 1902 (colour litho) by Ward, Leslie Matthew (Spy) (1851-1922); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCrouching Collection: Irish Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier (Canis familiaris) crouching, side view

Irish Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier (Canis familiaris) crouching, side view

Background imageCrouching Collection: Silverback Lowland Gorilla crouching on straw, holding grape bunch stem, front view

Silverback Lowland Gorilla crouching on straw, holding grape bunch stem, front view

Background imageCrouching Collection: Greyhound (Canis familiaris) crouching and turning sideways, side view

Greyhound (Canis familiaris) crouching and turning sideways, side view

Background imageCrouching Collection: Kinkajou TEA 71 Potos flavus © Andy Teare / ARDEA LONDON

Kinkajou TEA 71 Potos flavus © Andy Teare / ARDEA LONDON
TEA-71 Kinkajou In Studio Potos flavus Andy Teare Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCrouching Collection: Playground scene, Junior School, East End of London

Playground scene, Junior School, East End of London. 20th century

Background imageCrouching Collection: The Rescue of Zaidi; H. M. Stanleys Anglo-American Expeditio

The Rescue of Zaidi; H. M. Stanleys Anglo-American Expeditio
Engraving showing the rescue of Zaidi from the top of a waterfall during Sir Henry Morton Stanleys Anglo-American expedition of 1874-1877

Background imageCrouching Collection: Brown Hare In the snow

Brown Hare In the snow
CK-4130 European Brown HARE - in the snow UK Lepus eruopaeus Chris Knights Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCrouching Collection: Immature peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), captive, United Kingdom, Europe

Immature peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), captive, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCrouching Collection: A Venerable Orang Outang, from The Hornet (pencil and charcoal on paper)

A Venerable Orang Outang, from The Hornet (pencil and charcoal on paper)
XJF137089 A Venerable Orang Outang, from The Hornet (pencil and charcoal on paper) (b/w photo) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCrouching Collection: Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert, 1650. Creator: Pier Francesco Mola

Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert, 1650. Creator: Pier Francesco Mola
Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert, 1650.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Sailor's shore drill, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Sailor's shore drill, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Sailor's shore drill, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Lew G. Henderson; Vincent Genoves; E.K. Miller; and Duke P. Kahanamoku, 1912

Lew G. Henderson; Vincent Genoves; E.K. Miller; and Duke P. Kahanamoku, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Lew G. Henderson; Vincent Genoves; E.K. Miller; and Duke P. Kahanamoku, 1912. Shows Hawaiian swimmer and surfer Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (1890-1968)

Background imageCrouching Collection: N.Y. Americans, 4/22/11, Baseball, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. Americans, 4/22/11, Baseball, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. Americans, 4/22/11, Baseball, 1911.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Jack Bliss, St. Louis, NL (baseball), 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Jack Bliss, St. Louis, NL (baseball), 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Jack Bliss, St. Louis, NL (baseball), 1912.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Rice, coach of Columbia Varsity crew team instructing, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Rice, coach of Columbia Varsity crew team instructing, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Rice, coach of Columbia Varsity crew team instructing, 1910.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Manager William J. Clymer, Buffalo, International League (baseball), 1913

Manager William J. Clymer, Buffalo, International League (baseball), 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Manager William J. Clymer, Buffalo, International League (baseball), 1913.

Background imageCrouching Collection: The Prodigal Son, c1496. Creator: Albrecht Durer

The Prodigal Son, c1496. Creator: Albrecht Durer
The Prodigal Son, c1496.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Untying Otto after 45 yd. swim - hands and feet tied, (1910?). Creator: Bain News Service

Untying Otto after 45 yd. swim - hands and feet tied, (1910?). Creator: Bain News Service
Untying Otto after 45 yd. swim - hands and feet tied, (1910?). Shows Vice Commodore Edward F. Otto, who gave swimming exhibitions in the New York City area with his hands tied behind his back.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Soldiers at Camp Cotton, Texas border, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Soldiers at Camp Cotton, Texas border, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Soldiers at Camp Cotton, Texas border, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Shooting craps on NEW YORK, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Shooting craps on NEW YORK, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Shooting craps on NEW YORK, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageCrouching Collection: Ward McDowell, outfield prospect for Cleveland AL (baseball), 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Ward McDowell, outfield prospect for Cleveland AL (baseball), 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Ward McDowell, outfield prospect for Cleveland AL (baseball), 1913.

Background imageCrouching Collection: La Panthera (black)

La Panthera (black)
Gabriella Roberg

Background imageCrouching Collection: La Panthera (pink)

La Panthera (pink)
Gabriella Roberg

Background imageCrouching Collection: La Panthera (blue)

La Panthera (blue)
Gabriella Roberg

Background imageCrouching Collection: British Bren-gun firing on German positions in a French village during the battle for Caen in July

British Bren-gun firing on German positions in a French village during the battle for Caen in July 1944 (b/w photo)
PNP386893 British Bren-gun firing on German positions in a French village during the battle for Caen in July 1944 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageCrouching Collection: Statue of crouching Aphrodite, Jandolo collection, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome

Statue of crouching Aphrodite, Jandolo collection, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy
6384474 Statue of crouching Aphrodite, Jandolo collection, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy; Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Rome

Background imageCrouching Collection: The Chitor Tower of Victory (b/w photo)

The Chitor Tower of Victory (b/w photo)
8649195 The Chitor Tower of Victory (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Chitor Tower of Victory)

Background imageCrouching Collection: Couple sitting on wooden construction. 19th century (engraving)

Couple sitting on wooden construction. 19th century (engraving)
672858 Couple sitting on wooden construction. 19th century (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCrouching Collection: illustration for Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap

illustration for Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap
672947 illustration for Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, ; (add.info.: The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passe in 1697)

Background imageCrouching Collection: Statue of crouching Aphrodite, Jandolo collection, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome

Statue of crouching Aphrodite, Jandolo collection, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy
6384473 Statue of crouching Aphrodite, Jandolo collection, National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy; Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Rome

Background imageCrouching Collection: The start of Sancho for the island of Barataria, detail scene from right down

The start of Sancho for the island of Barataria, detail scene from right down
JEB4881743 The start of Sancho for the island of Barataria, detail scene from right down, the young man in blue squatting near the horse

Background imageCrouching Collection: Terracotta figure of a squatting infant from the Archaic period

Terracotta figure of a squatting infant from the Archaic period
3077937 Terracotta figure of a squatting infant from the Archaic period; (add.info.: Terracotta figure of a squatting infant from the Archaic period)



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"Crouching: A Glimpse into the Art of Stealth and Grace" In a world where stillness speaks volumes, crouching becomes an art form that transcends time. Just like three young Victorian women baring their bottoms in a daring act of rebellion, Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Return of the Prodigal Son" captures the vulnerability and strength hidden within this humble posture. But it is not just humans who possess this innate ability to crouch with purpose. As we observe a ginger cat stealthily stalking its prey or witness Vereker Monteith Hamilton's depiction of soldiers in "The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, " we are reminded that crouching is both instinctual and strategic – a survival tactic ingrained in nature itself. From the majestic mountain lion prowling through snow-covered landscapes near Bozeman, Montana, to Jean-Francois Millet's portrayal of hardworking gleaners hunched over their laborious task in "The Gleaners, " crouching symbolizes resilience and determination against all odds. Even the king of beasts knows when to lower himself gracefully. As we envision a lion drinking at night in Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, we realize that even royalty must bow down before nature's eternal laws. Yet, crouching isn't limited to wildlife alone; it permeates every corner of our diverse world. Whether it be artisans showcasing their crafts at Djembe market in Bamako, Mali or a Devon Rex Cat blending seamlessly into grassy landscapes – each embodies the essence of adaptability and camouflage. And as Vincenzo Gemito immortalizes the fisherboy poised on his haunches by the sea in "Il Pescatore, " we understand that sometimes life demands us to lower ourselves humbly before its vast mysteries – reminding us that true wisdom lies not only in standing tall but also in knowing when to crouch.