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"Exploring the Multifaceted World of Figures: From Military Posters to Historical Art" Step back in time with a British military poster from the inter-war period

Background imageFigures Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Smart Men Wanted, rates of pay for soldiers enlisted or re-enlisted, Scots Guards, on or after 26 October 1925. Coloured chromolithograph recruitment poster after A W Baylis, 1925

Background imageFigures Collection: View of Bristol from Clifton Wood, 1837 (oil on canvas)

View of Bristol from Clifton Wood, 1837 (oil on canvas)
2829459 View of Bristol from Clifton Wood, 1837 (oil on canvas) by Muller, William James (1812-45); 91.4x172.7 cm; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; eBristol Museums

Background imageFigures Collection: Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire- Arthur Spooner

Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire- Arthur Spooner

Background imageFigures Collection: World War One Combatants - Map of Europe

World War One Combatants - Map of Europe
The World War. World War One Combatants superimposed on a Map of Europe

Background imageFigures Collection: Rasputin Caricature

Rasputin Caricature
GRIGORI RASPUTIN caricatured as the sinister leader of Russias ruling house, looming over the puppet-like figures of Nicolas II and Alexandra

Background imageFigures Collection: Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageFigures Collection: Landscape painting by Claude Lorrain

Landscape painting by Claude Lorrain (1600-1682), with a shepherd and his sheep in the foreground, and cattle on a road in the middle ground. Date: 17th century

Background imageFigures Collection: Raphael (1483-1520). The Sistine Madonna. 1512-1517

Raphael (1483-1520). The Sistine Madonna. 1512-1517. Lower detail with the figures of two cherubs. Renaissance art. Cinquecento. Oil on canvas. GERMANY. Dresden

Background imageFigures Collection: The Rainbow

The Rainbow
Artist: Whaite, Henry Clarence - Title: The Rainbow - Date: 1862 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 139.7 x 241.6

Background imageFigures Collection: Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire
View of the 15th century Wallingford Screen (high altar) in St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. The statues were destroyed during the Dissolution, but were replaced in the 19th century

Background imageFigures Collection: Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture

Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture. SPAIN. BALEARES. IBIZA. Ibiza. Museum of Archaeology of Ibiza and Formentera

Background imageFigures Collection: Journal / Giant Alien

Journal / Giant Alien
GIANTS FROM THE UNKNOWN Flying Saucers have been associated with giant figures such as Bigfoot, while other reports suggest the aliens themselves are very tall

Background imageFigures Collection: A village in winter in an extensive landscape with figures on the ice (oil on canvas)

A village in winter in an extensive landscape with figures on the ice (oil on canvas)
621503 A village in winter in an extensive landscape with figures on the ice (oil on canvas) by Edema, Gerard van (c.1652-c.1700); 236.2x205.7 cm; eThe Devonshire Collections

Background imageFigures Collection: Mosaic of Empress Zoe, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Mosaic of Empress Zoe, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageFigures Collection: Nottingham from Wilford Grove

Nottingham from Wilford Grove
Oil on Canvas 67.4 x 90

Background imageFigures Collection: Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage

Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage
Artist: Redgate, Arthur W. - Title: Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 69 x 135

Background imageFigures Collection: St Rosa De Lima

St Rosa De Lima
SANTA ROSA DI LIMA displays a luminous glow - a phenomenon reported of many religious figures, and which may have given rise to the idea of the halo : or vice versa

Background imageFigures Collection: Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne

Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne
Cover design, official catalogue of the 7th Exposition International de Locomotion Aerienne, Grand Palais, Champs Elysees, Paris, 12-27 November 1921

Background imageFigures Collection: Mosaic of Jesus blessing and holding the Bible, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Mosaic of Jesus blessing and holding the Bible, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageFigures Collection: Tour De France Cutout

Tour De France Cutout
Cut-out figures for a do-it- yourself Tour de France : 18 riders, with follow-up motor-cycle and cars, and a general race scene

Background imageFigures Collection: Apparition / Queens Hse

Apparition / Queens Hse
Figures photographed on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House, though photographer saw nothing; during normal opening hours of the Museum

Background imageFigures Collection: Tibullus in the House of Delia - Charles Haslewood Shannon

Tibullus in the House of Delia - Charles Haslewood Shannon
Oil on Canvas 76.2 x 76.2

Background imageFigures Collection: Loading the Harvest Wagon - Arthur W Redgate

Loading the Harvest Wagon - Arthur W Redgate
Oil on Canvas 40.6 x 66

Background imageFigures Collection: Tam O Shanter (after the poem by Robert Burns) - Eugene Delacroix

Tam O Shanter (after the poem by Robert Burns) - Eugene Delacroix
Oil on Canvas 26.2 x 30.8

Background imageFigures Collection: Nottingham Market Place - William Goodacre

Nottingham Market Place - William Goodacre

Background imageFigures Collection: Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress Receiving Princess Elizabeth in the Council House Square

Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress Receiving Princess Elizabeth in the Council House Square, 2 April 1946- Athur Spooner

Background imageFigures Collection: The Flowers of Capri

The Flowers of Capri
Artist: Simi, Filadelfo - Title: The Flowers of Capri - Date: c.1887 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 162.5 x 128.3

Background imageFigures Collection: Nottingham Castle (King Charles I Raising His Standard, 24 August 1642)

Nottingham Castle (King Charles I Raising His Standard, 24 August 1642)
Artist: Dawson, Henry - Title: Nottingham Castle (King Charles I Raising His Standard, 24 August 1642) - Date: 1847 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 147.3 x 238.8

Background imageFigures Collection: The Launch

The Launch
Artist: Hart, James Turpin - Title: The Launch - Date: 1858 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 35.6 x 45.7

Background imageFigures Collection: The Chess Players

The Chess Players
Artist: Lonsdale, James - Title: The Chess Players - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 142.2 x 111.8

Background imageFigures Collection: Landscape, Cottage and a Stream with a Figure and a House

Landscape, Cottage and a Stream with a Figure and a House
Artist: British (English) School - Title: Landscape, Cottage and a Stream with a Figure and a House - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 38.1 x 48.3

Background imageFigures Collection: The Naiads

The Naiads
Artist: Pagliei, Gioacchino - Title: The Naiads - Date: 1881 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 144 x 213

Background imageFigures Collection: View of The Council House, Nottingham, from South Parade

View of The Council House, Nottingham, from South Parade
Artist - Title: View of The Council House, Nottingham, from South Parade - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 76 x 63.5

Background imageFigures Collection: George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt
GEORGE HACKENSCHMIDT Estonian wrestler, known as the Russian Lion, considered one of the greatest figures in the history of wrestling

Background imageFigures Collection: Grana Uile introduced to Queen Elizabeth, illustration from Anthologia Hibernica vol

Grana Uile introduced to Queen Elizabeth, illustration from Anthologia Hibernica vol
XJF486361 Grana Uile introduced to Queen Elizabeth, illustration from Anthologia Hibernica vol. II, print made by Clayton, published 1794 (engraving) by Beauford

Background imageFigures Collection: Allegory of Obedience, c. 1330 (fresco)

Allegory of Obedience, c. 1330 (fresco)
XIR440726 Allegory of Obedience, c.1330 (fresco) by Giotto di Bondone (c.1266-1337) (school of); San Francesco, Lower Church, Assisi

Background imageFigures Collection: Chinese kitchen god Zao Jun (Tsao Chun) with five figures (l

Chinese kitchen god Zao Jun (Tsao Chun) with five figures (lesser gods?) in front of him. Date 192-

Background imageFigures Collection: Ringland Hills, Costessy, Norwich

Ringland Hills, Costessy, Norwich
Artist: British (English) School - Title: Ringland Hills, Costessy, Norwich - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 95 x 125.5

Background imageFigures Collection: Leech Cartoon Dinosaurs

Leech Cartoon Dinosaurs
The figures of prehistoric animals in the Palace grounds, created by Waterhouse Hawkins, are sufficiently realistic to frighten children

Background imageFigures Collection: The Rhine Waterfall at Schaffhausen, 1775 (oil on canvas)

The Rhine Waterfall at Schaffhausen, 1775 (oil on canvas)
XIR901804 The Rhine Waterfall at Schaffhausen, 1775 (oil on canvas) by Loutherbourg, Philip James (Jacques) de (1740-1812); 135x198 cm; Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageFigures 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 imageFigures Collection: A Cannibal Feast, Charles E Gordon Frazer

A Cannibal Feast, Charles E Gordon Frazer
A Cannibal Feast on the island of Tanna in the New Hebrides, by Charles E Gordon Frazer (1863-1899)

Background imageFigures Collection: The Toast Is Britain

The Toast Is Britain
This painting is a portrayal of an incident at a banquet at which Nelson figures in company with the artist, Benjamin West. Date: circa 1915

Background imageFigures Collection: Dante and Virgil in Inferno, crossing the cocytus, 1885 (engraving)

Dante and Virgil in Inferno, crossing the cocytus, 1885 (engraving)
XEE746645 Dante and Virgil in Inferno, crossing the cocytus, 1885 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Private Collection; (add.info.: Inferno)

Background imageFigures 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 imageFigures Collection: View Near Otford, Kent, 1846 (oil on panel)

View Near Otford, Kent, 1846 (oil on panel)
2829549 View Near Otford, Kent, 1846 (oil on panel) by Hilder, Richard (1813-52); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; eBristol Museums, Galleries & Archives; Given by Frederick John Nettlefold

Background imageFigures Collection: Dunstanborough Castle - The Lilburn Tower (pencil & w / c on paper)

Dunstanborough Castle - The Lilburn Tower (pencil & w / c on paper)
1214627 Dunstanborough Castle - The Lilburn Tower (pencil & w/c on paper) by Girtin, Thomas (1775-1802); 51.4x37.9 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne



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"Exploring the Multifaceted World of Figures: From Military Posters to Historical Art" Step back in time with a British military poster from the inter-war period, showcasing the strength and valor of our armed forces. Discover the enchanting Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, immortalized by Arthur Spooner's exquisite depiction, where figures come alive amidst lush landscapes. Unveil the enigmatic Rasputin caricature, capturing both fascination and fear surrounding this controversial figure who left an indelible mark on history. Trace the footsteps of World War One combatants through a captivating map of Europe, reminding us of their sacrifices and struggles for peace. Marvel at Sheela-na-Gig on Killinaboy church wall in County Clare, Ireland - a mysterious European figure shrouded in ancient folklore and symbolism. Immerse yourself in Claude Lorrain's breathtaking landscape painting that transports you to another era, where figures blend harmoniously with nature's beauty. Gaze upon Empress Zoe's mesmerizing mosaic within Istanbul's Hagia Sophia; an intricate portrayal reflecting Byzantine opulence and power across Europe. Witness nature's awe-inspiring spectacle as vibrant colors converge into a radiant rainbow - a universal symbol uniting all figures under its ethereal arc. Admire St Albans Abbey's Wallingford Screen; an architectural masterpiece adorned with intricate carvings depicting historical figures that shaped Hertfordshire’s heritage. Behold the timeless elegance captured by Carthaginian art through the bust of goddess Tanit; an embodiment of feminine divinity revered throughout Europe’s ancient civilizations. Experience apparition-like wonderment at Queens Hse as elusive figures materialize before your eyes, blurring boundaries between reality and imagination. Transport yourself to Wollaton Hall in Nottingham as horse-drawn carriages grace its front view – a nostalgic reminder of grandeur embraced by past generations.