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"Ecriture: Unveiling the Art of Writing Through Time" Step into the world of "ecriture, " where the ancient Romans revolutionized the selling and manufacturing of books

Background imageEcriture Collection: Ancient Rome: Selling and manufacturing books, 1866 (coloured engraving)

Ancient Rome: Selling and manufacturing books, 1866 (coloured engraving)
XEE702503 Ancient Rome: Selling and manufacturing books, 1866 (coloured engraving) by Leutemann, Heinrich (1824-1905); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Lettre Y. Gravure in 'Alphabet des bons exemples'. Jules Levy, editeur

Lettre Y. Gravure in "Alphabet des bons exemples". Jules Levy, editeur
DUV4212113 Lettre Y. Gravure in "Alphabet des bons exemples". Jules Levy, editeur. Illustrations de Henri Boulanger, alias Henri Gray. Textes de Mme P. Boulanger

Background imageEcriture Collection: Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple

Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple
8588863 Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Boat symbol of life and the sun); © Jean Bernard

Background imageEcriture Collection: Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587540 Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty

The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty
8586788 The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty by Egyptian; The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty (relief)

The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty (relief)
8586716 The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty (relief) by Egyptian 19th Dynasty (c.1292-1187 BC); (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Abu Simbel Temple, Sekhmet (fresco)

Abu Simbel Temple, Sekhmet (fresco)
8586638 Abu Simbel Temple, Sekhmet (fresco) by Egyptian; The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The God AMON, water and life (relief)

The God AMON, water and life (relief)
8586131 The God AMON, water and life (relief) by Egyptian; Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor Temple: Pharaoh wearing a cobra (relief)

Luxor Temple: Pharaoh wearing a cobra (relief)
8585976 Luxor Temple: Pharaoh wearing a cobra (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I, the goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh

ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I, the goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh
THT4307517 ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I, the goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Amenophis III, Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty

Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Amenophis III, Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (-1410 - -1370)
THT4307686 Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Amenophis III, Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (-1410 - -1370)

Background imageEcriture Collection: ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I for Osiris. Goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh

ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I for Osiris. Goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh
THT4307546 ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I for Osiris. Goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I for Osiris

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor Temple: Hieroglyphs (relief)

Luxor Temple: Hieroglyphs (relief)
8585946 Luxor Temple: Hieroglyphs (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Oval stone carved with hieroglyphs, Philae temple

Oval stone carved with hieroglyphs, Philae temple
8588710 Oval stone carved with hieroglyphs, Philae temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Oval stone carved with hieroglyphs); © Jean Bernard

Background imageEcriture Collection: Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8588254 Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Abydos: Temple of Seti I dedicated to God Osiris

Abydos: Temple of Seti I dedicated to God Osiris
THT4307926 Abydos: Temple of Seti I dedicated to God Osiris. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Abydos: Temple of Seti I dedicated to God Osiris.); © Jacques Marthelot. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageEcriture Collection: Ruler of Upper Egypt making an offering to Ra and Knoum, Temple of Horus, Edfu

Ruler of Upper Egypt making an offering to Ra and Knoum, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8588930 Ruler of Upper Egypt making an offering to Ra and Knoum, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Sekhmet, Horus Temple, Edfu

Sekhmet, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587464 Sekhmet, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu, city located on the left bank of the Nile between Aswan and Luxor Temple of Edfu)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The Pharaoh and his attributes, Temple of Horus in Edfu

The Pharaoh and his attributes, Temple of Horus in Edfu
8587445 The Pharaoh and his attributes, Temple of Horus in Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Carved stone stele, Kom Ombo Temple

Carved stone stele, Kom Ombo Temple
8588209 Carved stone stele, Kom Ombo Temple by Egyptian; Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Mural Hieroglyph, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Mural Hieroglyph, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8587867 Mural Hieroglyph, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The goose, the hare, the bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

The goose, the hare, the bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8587608 The goose, the hare, the bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)

The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)
8586142 The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief) by Egyptian; Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Rahotep and Nofret, IV Dynasty (sculpture)

Rahotep and Nofret, IV Dynasty (sculpture)
8585751 Rahotep and Nofret, IV Dynasty (sculpture) by Egyptian 4th Dynasty (c.2613-2498 BC); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Queen Nefertari (Ramses II)

Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Queen Nefertari (Ramses II)
THT4307468 Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Queen Nefertari (Ramses II). by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Queens)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Hieroglyphs, Luxor Temple (relief)

Hieroglyphs, Luxor Temple (relief)
8585903 Hieroglyphs, Luxor Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Engraved Roman stone Garni Temple 1st century (photo)

Engraved Roman stone Garni Temple 1st century (photo)
8567075 Engraved Roman stone Garni Temple 1st century (photo) by Roman, (1st century AD); (add.info.: Armenia 1st century Roman temple of Garni)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Wall Decor, a Pharaoh and His Wife, Horus Temple, Edfu

Wall Decor, a Pharaoh and His Wife, Horus Temple, Edfu
8588795 Wall Decor, a Pharaoh and His Wife, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu

Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587250 Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Temple of Abu Simbel, Pharaoh worshiping Ra (fresco)

Temple of Abu Simbel, Pharaoh worshiping Ra (fresco)
8586622 Temple of Abu Simbel, Pharaoh worshiping Ra (fresco) by Egyptian; The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Hieroglyphs. Luxor Temple (relief)

Hieroglyphs. Luxor Temple (relief)
8588529 Hieroglyphs. Luxor Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac

Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac
8586035 Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac by Egyptian; Karnak Temple, Karnak, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, drawing of god and goddess on the inner wall of a temple

Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, drawing of god and goddess on the inner wall of a temple
THT4307634 Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, drawing of god and goddess on the inner wall of a temple. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings. Tomb of Thutmosis (Tuthmosis or Thutmes) III (-1504 - -1450)

Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings. Tomb of Thutmosis (Tuthmosis or Thutmes) III (-1504 - -1450), Pharaoh of Egypt
THT4307679 Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings. Tomb of Thutmosis (Tuthmosis or Thutmes) III (-1504 - -1450), Pharaoh of Egypt. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings. Tomb of Thutmosis (Tuthmosis or Thutmes) III

Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings. Tomb of Thutmosis (Tuthmosis or Thutmes) III
THT4307605 Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings. Tomb of Thutmosis (Tuthmosis or Thutmes) III. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Portrait of Nefertari (RAMSES II)

Luxor, Thebes: Portrait of Nefertari (RAMSES II)
THT4307590 Luxor, Thebes: Portrait of Nefertari (RAMSES II). by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Luxor, Thebes: Portrait of Nefertari (RAMSES II).); © Jacques Marthelot. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageEcriture Collection: A young schoolgirl Painting by Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1699-1779

A young schoolgirl Painting by Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1699-1779
JLJ4646733 A young schoolgirl Painting by Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) 18th century Saint Petersburg. Hermitage Museum by Chardin

Background imageEcriture Collection: Science. Paper Making. Handmade paper. Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie

Science. Paper Making. Handmade paper. Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France, c
3434753 Science. Paper Making. Handmade paper. Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France, c.1880 (engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Coll. Part. Science. Paper Making)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Science. Paper Making. Tubs for rags (cotton paper making). Engraving in

Science. Paper Making. Tubs for rags (cotton paper making). Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de
3434754 Science. Paper Making. Tubs for rags (cotton paper making). Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France, c.1880 (engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Coll. Part)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Science. Paper Making. Women packed the paper sheets. Engraving in

Science. Paper Making. Women packed the paper sheets. Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie
3434756 Science. Paper Making. Women packed the paper sheets. Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France, c.1880 (engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Coll. Part. Science)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Excerpt from the poem Courage (pen & ink on paper)

Excerpt from the poem Courage (pen & ink on paper)
1729091 Excerpt from the poem Courage (pen & ink on paper) by Eluard, Paul (1895-1952); (add.info.: Excerpt of poem "Courage" by Paul Eluard (1944) : a poem about occupation of Paris)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Excerpt from Le Docteur Pascal by Emile Zola, 1896 (litho)

Excerpt from Le Docteur Pascal by Emile Zola, 1896 (litho)
1729086 Excerpt from Le Docteur Pascal by Emile Zola, 1896 (litho) by Lalauze, Alphonse (1872-1930) (after); (add.info.: Excerpt of book "Le Docteur Pascal" by Emile Zola (1840-1902)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Literature. The french writer PIerre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (chromo)

Literature. The french writer PIerre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (chromo)
3434275 Literature. The french writer PIerre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (chromo) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: Litterature. Coll. Part. Literature)

Background imageEcriture Collection: The Hebrew lesson (to a Jewish child), 1902 (lithograph)

The Hebrew lesson (to a Jewish child), 1902 (lithograph)
7291146 The Hebrew lesson (to a Jewish child), 1902 (lithograph) by Levy, Alphonse (1843-1918); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEcriture Collection: Signature (pen & ink on paper)

Signature (pen & ink on paper)
1729090 Signature (pen & ink on paper) by Jarry, Alfred (1873-1907); (add.info.: Signature d Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) ecrivain francais Signature of french writer Alfred Jarry (1873-1907))

Background imageEcriture Collection: Mist, photograph by Henri de la Blanchere (1821-1880), 39 boulevard des Capucines Paris in 1839

Mist, photograph by Henri de la Blanchere (1821-1880), 39 boulevard des Capucines Paris in 1839 (b / w photo)
JEB4302990 Mist, photograph by Henri de la Blanchere (1821-1880), 39 boulevard des Capucines Paris in 1839 (b/w photo) by Blanchere, Henri de la (1821-80); © Jean Bernard



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"Ecriture: Unveiling the Art of Writing Through Time" Step into the world of "ecriture, " where the ancient Romans revolutionized the selling and manufacturing of books. In a captivating coloured engraving from 1866, witness their dedication to preserving knowledge through written words. Travel back to 1756 with a full-length portrait of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour. This oil on canvas masterpiece showcases her elegance and intellect, reminding us that writing is not only an art but also a symbol of power. Delve into the intricate process behind paper making in an engraving from France circa 1880. Handmade paper becomes a testament to human ingenuity as tubs for rags are transformed into beautiful sheets by skilled craftsmen and women. Experience creativity at its finest as depicted by Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin's painting of a young schoolgirl passionately expressing herself through art. It reminds us that writing takes many forms, transcending beyond pen and ink. Witness the meticulous work carried out by women in another engraving from France circa 1880. As they pack each delicate sheet, we are reminded that every piece of paper holds within it stories waiting to be told. Discover courage through an excerpt from a poem rendered in pen and ink on paper. The artist's strokes capture both vulnerability and strength, showcasing how writing can inspire bravery within our hearts. Immerse yourself in literature with an excerpt from Emile Zola's "Le Docteur Pascal" lithograph edition from 1896. Let these words transport you to different worlds crafted solely through imagination and skillful storytelling. Celebrate renowned French writer Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais through his chromo signature—a mark representing his literary legacy etched onto history forever. Explore cultural symbolism with a Japanese print depicting Geisha alongside monkeys—an intriguing blend of beauty intertwined with eroticism, showcasing the diverse ways in which writing can express emotions and desires.