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"Unleashing the Imagination: A Journey into the Realm of Fantastic Creatures" Step into a world where reality intertwines with fantasy

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, 1881 (oil on canvas)

The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, 1881 (oil on canvas)
FFA151968 The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, 1881 (oil on canvas) by Crane, Walter (1845-1915); 74.5x169.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Princess Margaret was the Laidly Worm; )

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas)

The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas)
7393515 The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas) by Callot, Jacques (1592-1635) (after); 47 x 72 cm; Fondation Glenat, Grenoble, France; © Fonds Glenat

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926440 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 154x256 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The Temptation of St. Anthony, 17th century (engraving) (b / w photo)

The Temptation of St. Anthony, 17th century (engraving) (b / w photo)
XIR163461 The Temptation of St. Anthony, 17th century (engraving) (b/w photo) by Callot, Jacques (1592-1635); Musee Historique Lorrain, Nancy, France

Background imageFantastic Creature 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 imageFantastic Creature Collection: The Evil Spirits of the Modern Daily Press (colour litho)

The Evil Spirits of the Modern Daily Press (colour litho)
3620689 The Evil Spirits of the Modern Daily Press (colour litho) by Griffin, Sydney B. (1854- c.1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Evil Spirits of the Modern Daily Press)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: A diver attacked by an octopus (colour litho)

A diver attacked by an octopus (colour litho)
3097449 A diver attacked by an octopus (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A diver attacked by an octopus. Un Scaphandrier Attaque Par Une Pieuvre)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Man Falling Backward, Startled by a Woman's Ghost over a River

Man Falling Backward, Startled by a Woman's Ghost over a River, c.1782 (colour woodblock print; hosoban diptych)
5859820 Man Falling Backward, Startled by a Woman's Ghost over a River, c.1782 (colour woodblock print; hosoban diptych) by Shunsho, Katsukawa (1726-92); The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Family of Satyrs with Dancing Cherubs, c. 1775-76 (w/c and brush work with graphite and gouache)

Family of Satyrs with Dancing Cherubs, c. 1775-76 (w/c and brush work with graphite and gouache)
XOS5884502 Family of Satyrs with Dancing Cherubs, c. 1775-76 (w/c and brush work with graphite and gouache) by David, Giovanni (1743-90); 48.3x55.8 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: They make their toilet, c.1820 (engraving)

They make their toilet, c.1820 (engraving)
PCT4265532 They make their toilet, c.1820 (engraving) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); (add.info.: Engraving by Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Oil Lamp, 1880 (copper )

Oil Lamp, 1880 (copper )
XOS5884609 Oil Lamp, 1880 (copper ) by Gorham Manufacturing Company; 6.7x12.4 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, founded 1831))

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Saint George slaying the dragon, 1835 (oil on canvas)

Saint George slaying the dragon, 1835 (oil on canvas)
8608391 Saint George slaying the dragon, 1835 (oil on canvas) by Ziegler, Jules Claude (1804-56); Basilique Notre Dame, Saint-Omer, France; (add.info.: Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Omer)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Still-Life with Monkey Mask, 1824 (colour woodblock print with metallic pigments; surimono)

Still-Life with Monkey Mask, 1824 (colour woodblock print with metallic pigments; surimono shikishiban)
5859826 Still-Life with Monkey Mask, 1824 (colour woodblock print with metallic pigments; surimono shikishiban) by Hokkei

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Cigarette case decorated with a dragon, made in a Komai factory, c.1900 (silver gilt & niello)

Cigarette case decorated with a dragon, made in a Komai factory, c.1900 (silver gilt & niello)
PFR205138 Cigarette case decorated with a dragon, made in a Komai factory, c.1900 (silver gilt & niello) by Japanese School, (20th century); Private Collection; © Paul Freeman

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Socialism, Throttling the Country, c.1909 (litho)

Socialism, Throttling the Country, c.1909 (litho)
BAL99479 Socialism, Throttling the Country, c.1909 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: poster published by The Budget Protest-League, London)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Saint George and the Dragon, c.1471 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold & silver paint and ink)

Saint George and the Dragon, c.1471 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold & silver paint and ink)
8677952 Saint George and the Dragon, c.1471 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold & silver paint and ink) by Lathem, Lieven van (c.1430-93); J

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Goddess Riding a Dragon, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai

Goddess Riding a Dragon, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai (Hokusai shashin gafu)
5859846 Goddess Riding a Dragon, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai (Hokusai shashin gafu), c.1814 (colour woodblock print (album sheet)) by Hokusai

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Death to capitalism all over the world. Russian Communist Propagande poster, 1914 (poster)

Death to capitalism all over the world. Russian Communist Propagande poster, 1914 (poster)
JLJ4580813 Death to capitalism all over the world. Russian Communist Propagande poster, 1914 (poster) by Moor, Dmitry (Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov) (1883-1946); Narodni Galerie, Prague

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Sleeping Diana and her nymphs spied on by satyrs. (print)

Sleeping Diana and her nymphs spied on by satyrs. (print)
7419922 Sleeping Diana and her nymphs spied on by satyrs. (print) by Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) (after); (add.info.: Sleeping Diana and her nymphs spied on by satyrs)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Hercules and the Hydra. (print)

Hercules and the Hydra. (print)
7419901 Hercules and the Hydra. (print) by Vouet, Simon (1590-1649) (after); (add.info.: Hercules kills the Hydra, the second of Hercules twelve labours)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Lobster and Two Witches, c.1602 (pen & w/c on paper)

Lobster and Two Witches, c.1602 (pen & w/c on paper)
7443777 Lobster and Two Witches, c.1602 (pen & w/c on paper) by Gheyn, Jacques II de (1565-1629); Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; (add.info.: By Jacques de Gheyn II)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Cephalus and Aurora, c.1630 (oil on canvas)

Cephalus and Aurora, c.1630 (oil on canvas)
8298302 Cephalus and Aurora, c.1630 (oil on canvas) by Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665); 96.9 -- 131.3 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: Aurora, goddess of dawn)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585746 Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (front) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Actor Onoe Matsusuke II as the Ghost of Seigen, c.1810 (woodblock print nishiki-e)

Actor Onoe Matsusuke II as the Ghost of Seigen, c.1810 (woodblock print nishiki-e, ink & colour on paper)
7886971 Actor Onoe Matsusuke II as the Ghost of Seigen, c.1810 (woodblock print nishiki-e, ink & colour on paper) by Toyokuni

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Scenes from the war between Japan and Korea, end of 18th-first half of 19th century

Scenes from the war between Japan and Korea, end of 18th-first half of 19th century (ink and wash on paper)
8603813 Scenes from the war between Japan and Korea, end of 18th-first half of 19th century (ink and wash on paper) by Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849); 38 x 28 cm; Ashmolean Museum

Background imageFantastic Creature 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 imageFantastic Creature Collection: Alchemist consulting his grimoires (magical - cabalistic formulas) under the eyes of an owl

Alchemist consulting his grimoires (magical - cabalistic formulas) under the eyes of an owl
PCT4284936 Alchemist consulting his grimoires (magical - cabalistic formulas) under the eyes of an owl and a demon - the frame of the image is shaped by a snake bites its tail - Lettrine forming

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The army of Quaresmeprenant. Soldiers are represented as fish, some of which have only the aretes

The army of Quaresmeprenant. Soldiers are represented as fish, some of which have only the aretes
PCT4272149 The army of Quaresmeprenant. Soldiers are represented as fish, some of which have only the aretes, by reference to Careme's lean (young) meal

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Three mermaids, 1879 (oil on canvas)

Three mermaids, 1879 (oil on canvas)
7487575 Three mermaids, 1879 (oil on canvas) by Thoma, Hans (1839-1924); 106x77.6 cm; Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; (add.info.: By Hans Thoma)

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Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Genre painting of two young satyrs with grapes and a dog from the house complex at Regio VI

Genre painting of two young satyrs with grapes and a dog from the house complex at Regio VI, Insula XIV, 28 to 32
FLO4687064 Genre painting of two young satyrs with grapes and a dog from the house complex at Regio VI, Insula XIV, 28 to 32, near the new fullonica (fuller's shop)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The mermaid, 1866 (engraving)

The mermaid, 1866 (engraving)
7147160 The mermaid, 1866 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: The mermaid, by french poet Beranger ( 1780-1857 ) Design by Emile Bayard 1866

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Prologue to the Funny Tales of Honore de Balzac, 19th century (engraving)

Prologue to the Funny Tales of Honore de Balzac, 19th century (engraving)
PCT5617986 Prologue to the Funny Tales of Honore de Balzac, 19th century (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The Capture of the Golden Fleece, 1742-3 (oil on canvas)

The Capture of the Golden Fleece, 1742-3 (oil on canvas)
8141256 The Capture of the Golden Fleece, 1742-3 (oil on canvas) by Troy, Jean Francois de (1679-1752); 55.6 -- 81 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: By Jean-Francois de Troy)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Character holding a horn of abundance, Herculanum (fresco)

Character holding a horn of abundance, Herculanum (fresco)
PCT4293509 Character holding a horn of abundance, Herculanum (fresco) by Roman, (1st century AD); (add.info.: Herculanum (Herculaneum, Ercolano, Italia)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Statue of Amenemhat III in the form of a sphinx

Statue of Amenemhat III in the form of a sphinx
8585810 Statue of Amenemhat III in the form of a sphinx by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: This statue of Amenemhat III was carved in the shape of a sphinx; join a human)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Scene from a Midsummer Night's Dream, c.1832 (watercolour on paper)

Scene from a Midsummer Night's Dream, c.1832 (watercolour on paper)
7528568 Scene from a Midsummer Night's Dream, c.1832 (watercolour on paper) by Danby, Francis (1793-1861); 28x19.5 cm; Gallery Oldham

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: The Vision of Tondailus, 16th century (Oil on panel)

The Vision of Tondailus, 16th century (Oil on panel)
7425523 The Vision of Tondailus, 16th century (Oil on panel) by Bosch, Hieronymus (c.1450-1516) (follower of); 64x72 cm; Museo Lazaro Galdiano, Madrid

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Tombs of the Nobles. Tomb of Senmut with Egyptian astrological signs

Luxor, Thebes: Tombs of the Nobles. Tomb of Senmut with Egyptian astrological signs
THT4307499 Luxor, Thebes: Tombs of the Nobles. Tomb of Senmut with Egyptian astrological signs. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: Luxor, Thebes: Tombs of the Nobles)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Seance, c. 1900 (photo)

Seance, c. 1900 (photo)
3704799 Seance, c. 1900 (photo) by American Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Souvenirs of the Eastern Capital on the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

Souvenirs of the Eastern Capital on the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido
8599108 Souvenirs of the Eastern Capital on the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: The Actor Onoe Baiko III as the Cat Spirit of the Old Temple, 1841 (ink)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Cat Of Okazaki (Okazaki Neko), 1893 (ink and colour on paper)

Cat Of Okazaki (Okazaki Neko), 1893 (ink and colour on paper)
8599106 Cat Of Okazaki (Okazaki Neko), 1893 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika, Toyohara (1835-1900); 35.6x24.7 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Scene from a Ghost Story: The Okazaki Cat Demon, 7th month, 1847 (ink and colour on paper)

Scene from a Ghost Story: The Okazaki Cat Demon, 7th month, 1847 (ink and colour on paper)
8599101 Scene from a Ghost Story: The Okazaki Cat Demon, 7th month, 1847 (ink and colour on paper) by Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (1798-1861); 35.5--25.7 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: St. George and the Dragon, 1598 (woodcut)

St. George and the Dragon, 1598 (woodcut)
XJF137095 St. George and the Dragon, 1598 (woodcut); Private Collection

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Houses and an Eagle (pen & ink on paper)

Houses and an Eagle (pen & ink on paper)
3598793 Houses and an Eagle (pen & ink on paper) by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1488-1576); (add.info.: by Titian Uffizi, G.D.S., Firenze, Toscana)

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Kamada Matahachi, a Man of Unmatched Power from Matsuzaka, Ise

Kamada Matahachi, a Man of Unmatched Power from Matsuzaka, Ise, Kills a Big Cat from the Mountains of Suzaka
8599110 Kamada Matahachi, a Man of Unmatched Power from Matsuzaka, Ise, Kills a Big Cat from the Mountains of Suzaka, c.1840 (ink, colour and embossing on paper) by Kuniyoshi

Background imageFantastic Creature Collection: Tarascon's Tarasque, fabulous monster of the folklore of Provence

Tarascon's Tarasque, fabulous monster of the folklore of Provence: illustration by Albert Robida of the school book
PCT4282342 Tarascon's Tarasque, fabulous monster of the folklore of Provence: illustration by Albert Robida of the school book "Choice of readings" by A Mironneau



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"Unleashing the Imagination: A Journey into the Realm of Fantastic Creatures" Step into a world where reality intertwines with fantasy, as depicted in "The Temptation of Saint Anthony. " This mesmerizing oil on canvas painting transports us to a realm where extraordinary creatures roam freely. In contrast, "The Evil Spirits of the Modern Daily Press" reveals that sometimes, it is not mythical beings we should fear but rather the influence and power wielded by media. Through vibrant lithography, this artwork serves as a cautionary tale about the manipulation and distortion of truth. Dive deep into an underwater encounter like no other in "A diver attacked by an octopus. " The vivid colors captured through lithography bring to life this thrilling moment between man and creature beneath the waves. "Grottesche decoration at Radnor House" showcases intricate details from England's Lost Houses. These captivating black-and-white photographs transport us back in time, revealing hidden wonders within architectural designs. "The abduction of Amymone by the sea monster" takes us on a journey through ancient mythology. This enchanting engraving depicts a breathtaking scene filled with mystery and danger—an encounter between mortal and monstrous being. Perseus embarks on his heroic quest in "Perseus and Andromeda, " an oil-on-canvas masterpiece that captures both bravery and beauty. It reminds us that even amidst adversity, courage can triumph over darkness. Witness Saint George's legendary battle against a fearsome dragon in two separate engravings titled "Saint George and the death dragon" & "Saint George and the Dragon. " These iconic images symbolize valor overcoming evil throughout history. "The Dream of the Doctor" invites viewers into an ethereal dreamscape through exquisite engravings. Here, imagination reigns supreme as fantastical creatures emerge from one's subconscious mind. Prepare to be captivated by "Preparations for Banquet of Gods for Wedding Cupid & Psyche.