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Folded Arms Collection

"Unveiling the Power of Folded Arms: A Captivating Journey Through Art" In the captivating portrait of John Donne, c

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of John Donne, c. 1595 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of John Donne, c. 1595 (oil on canvas)
BAL3911 Portrait of John Donne, c.1595 (oil on canvas) by English School, (16th century); 77.1x62.5 cm; National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: The Wrestling Scene in As You Like It, 1854 (oil on canvas)

The Wrestling Scene in As You Like It, 1854 (oil on canvas)
1199485 The Wrestling Scene in As You Like It, 1854 (oil on canvas) by Maclise, Daniel (Croquis, Alfred) (1806-70); 129x177.1 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: 'Wise old woman' from Vilhelmina parish, Lapland, 1932. Creator: Unknown

"Wise old woman" from Vilhelmina parish, Lapland, 1932. Creator: Unknown
"Wise old woman" from Vilhelmina parish, Lapland, 1932

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Business card portrait - John B. How and Claes Lagergren, 1889. Creator: Paolo Lombardi

Business card portrait - John B. How and Claes Lagergren, 1889. Creator: Paolo Lombardi
Business card portrait - John B. How and Claes Lagergren, 1889

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of John Ericsson (1803-1889), inventor, 1855-1865. Creator: Unknown

Portrait of John Ericsson (1803-1889), inventor, 1855-1865. Creator: Unknown
Portrait of John Ericsson (1803-1889), inventor, 1855-1865

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of Inga Amundsdotter, 76, Sjokksjokk, 1868. Creator: Lotten von Duben

Portrait of Inga Amundsdotter, 76, Sjokksjokk, 1868. Creator: Lotten von Duben
Portrait of Inga Amundsdotter, 76, Sjokksjokk, 1868. From Lotten von Duben's photo album with motifs from the ethnological expedition to Lapland led by her husband Gustaf von Duben in 1868

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Man in fur jacket and top hat sits at the far end of a chair 'L. Wiede'. (c1850s)

Man in fur jacket and top hat sits at the far end of a chair "L. Wiede". (c1850s). Creator: Fritz von Dardel
Man in fur jacket and top hat sits at the far end of a chair "L. Wiede". (c1850s)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Man in uniform. 'George Fleetwood'. (c1850s). Creator: Fritz von Dardel. Man in uniform

Man in uniform. "George Fleetwood". (c1850s). Creator: Fritz von Dardel. Man in uniform
Man in uniform. "George Fleetwood". (c1850s)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Little Russians. (Ukrainians), 1862. Creator: Karl Fiale

Little Russians. (Ukrainians), 1862. Creator: Karl Fiale
Little Russians. (Ukrainians), 1862. Sheet 5 from the album "Description ethnographique des peuples de la Russie", volume 1

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: Til Serebrin

Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: Til Serebrin
Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Great Russians. (Voronezh Governorate), 1862. Creator: Sergei Pavlovich Pavlov

Great Russians. (Voronezh Governorate), 1862. Creator: Sergei Pavlovich Pavlov
Great Russians. (Voronezh Governorate). 1862. Sheet 4 from the album "Description ethnographique des peuples de la Russie", volume 1

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: A young man (Innokenty Verkhovinsky) in demi-season clothes. late 19th-early 20th cent

A young man (Innokenty Verkhovinsky) in demi-season clothes. late 19th-early 20th cent. Creator: PA Milevskii
A young man (Innokenty Verkhovinsky) in demi-season clothes, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Children - Kadiack [ie, Kodiak] Island [] /, 1894 or 1895. Creator: Alfred Lee Broadbent

Children - Kadiack [ie, Kodiak] Island [] /, 1894 or 1895. Creator: Alfred Lee Broadbent
Children - Kadiack [ie, Kodiak] Island [] /, 1894 or 1895. Showing three girls and one boy, half-length portrait, standing against building, facing front

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of Woman, 1913 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Woman, 1913 (oil on canvas)
8610336 Portrait of Woman, 1913 (oil on canvas) by Damm, Bertil (1887-1942); Thiel Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; (add.info.: Painting by Bertil Damm after Lucas Cranach the Elder)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Study for A Parisian Cafe : Man Seated at a Cafe Table, Reading a Newspaper, c

Study for A Parisian Cafe : Man Seated at a Cafe Table, Reading a Newspaper, c
1195575 Study for A Parisian Cafe : Man Seated at a Cafe Table, Reading a Newspaper, c. 1872-1875 (pencil on paper) by Repin

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: At thirty deniers, a cosmopolitan bazaar 'Everything must pay off' (antisemitic cartoon)

At thirty deniers, a cosmopolitan bazaar "Everything must pay off" (antisemitic cartoon), 1909 (print)
7415593 At thirty deniers, a cosmopolitan bazaar "Everything must pay off" (antisemitic cartoon), 1909 (print) by Lemot

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I (1769-1821) at Austerlitz (pencil)

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I (1769-1821) at Austerlitz (pencil and watercolour heightened with white)
7415410 Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I (1769-1821) at Austerlitz (pencil and watercolour heightened with white) by Vernet, Carle (1758-1836) (attr)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Miss Ginny and Polly, (oil on canvas)

Miss Ginny and Polly, (oil on canvas)
985295 Miss Ginny and Polly, (oil on canvas) by Emmett, Lydia Field (1866-1952); 127x102.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Miss Ginny and Polly. Lydia Field Emmett (1866-1952). Oil on canvas

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Flower Seller, (coloured chalks and pencil)

Flower Seller, (coloured chalks and pencil)
991050 Flower Seller, (coloured chalks and pencil) by Icart, Louis (1888-1950); 50x40 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Flower Seller. Louis Icart (1888-1950). Coloured chalks and pencil

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of Charles Haselwood Shannon (1863-1937), 1896 (coloured chalks on grey paper)

Portrait of Charles Haselwood Shannon (1863-1937), 1896 (coloured chalks on grey paper)
1199552 Portrait of Charles Haselwood Shannon (1863-1937), 1896 (coloured chalks on grey paper) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 35.5x28.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Green Feather and Green Gloves, (oil on canvas)

Green Feather and Green Gloves, (oil on canvas)
657278 Green Feather and Green Gloves, (oil on canvas) by Gabain, Ethel (1883-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Green Feather and Green Gloves. Ethel Gabain (1883-1950). Oil on canvas

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Seated Nude Girl, 1926 (oil on canvas)

Seated Nude Girl, 1926 (oil on canvas)
657259 Seated Nude Girl, 1926 (oil on canvas) by Meninsky, Bernard (1891-1950); 71x56 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Seated Nude Girl. Bernard Meninsky (1891-1950). Oil on canvas

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Figure of a Woman, 1924 (oil on canvas)

Figure of a Woman, 1924 (oil on canvas)
BOO185535 Figure of a Woman, 1924 (oil on canvas) by Favory, Andre (1889-1937); State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; French, out of copyright

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Mime van Osen, 1910 (w / c & charcoal on paper)

Mime van Osen, 1910 (w / c & charcoal on paper)
1196540 Mime van Osen, 1910 (w/c & charcoal on paper) by Schiele, Egon (1890-1918); 45x31.6 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Austrian, out of copyright

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Maria Kuznetsova, costume design for L Adoration

Maria Kuznetsova, costume design for L Adoration
1195795 Maria Kuznetsova, costume design for L Adoration, 1922 (pencil and gouache on paper) by Bakst, Leon (1866-1924); 28.9x21.4 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Russian

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Message Found in a Bottle, 1918 (pencil, pen and black ink, on vellum)

Message Found in a Bottle, 1918 (pencil, pen and black ink, on vellum)
1199587 Message Found in a Bottle, 1918 (pencil, pen and black ink, on vellum) by Clarke, Harry (1889-1931); 21x15.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Irish, out of copyright

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: An Apple, Please (oil on canvas)

An Apple, Please (oil on canvas)
1769871 An Apple, Please (oil on canvas) by Novo, Stefano (1862-1927); 108.6x160.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An Apple, Please; Un Mela, per favore)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: A Cavalier on a White Horse, 1890 (oil on canvas)

A Cavalier on a White Horse, 1890 (oil on canvas)
1769864 A Cavalier on a White Horse, 1890 (oil on canvas) by Detti, Cesare-Auguste (1847-1914); 95.3x67.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Cavalier on a White Horse)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Uncle Pancha; El Tio Pancha, 1907 (oil on canvas)

Uncle Pancha; El Tio Pancha, 1907 (oil on canvas)
1197490 Uncle Pancha; El Tio Pancha, 1907 (oil on canvas) by Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923); 63x81.3 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Spanish, out of copyright

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of Shamsi Tabrizi, the Dervish, c. 1840-1 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Shamsi Tabrizi, the Dervish, c. 1840-1 (oil on canvas)
1196804 Portrait of Shamsi Tabrizi, the Dervish, c.1840-1 (oil on canvas) by Persian School, (19th century); 129x76 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Persian, out of copyright

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Beatrice Hastings seated, 1915 (oil on cradled board)

Beatrice Hastings seated, 1915 (oil on cradled board)
988908 Beatrice Hastings seated, 1915 (oil on cradled board) by Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920); 73.5x49.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Beatrice Hastings seated; Beatrice Hastings assise)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: I greet thee Maria, c. 1894 (watercolour and brown chalk over brush and black ink on paper

I greet thee Maria, c. 1894 (watercolour and brown chalk over brush and black ink on paper
988889 I greet thee Maria, c.1894 (watercolour and brown chalk over brush and black ink on paper) by Gauguin, Paul (1848-1903); 25.6x18 and 31.5x24.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Squatting (self-portrait), 1912 (watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper)

Squatting (self-portrait), 1912 (watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper)
988335 Squatting (self-portrait), 1912 (watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper) by Schiele, Egon (1890-1918); 43.8x29.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Study of a Woman, (pastel on paper mounted at the edges on board)

Study of a Woman, (pastel on paper mounted at the edges on board)
987415 Study of a Woman, (pastel on paper mounted at the edges on board) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 61.2x45.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Study of a Woman; Etude de Femme)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Seated Nude, 1912 (pencil and watercolour on paper)

Seated Nude, 1912 (pencil and watercolour on paper)
650575 Seated Nude, 1912 (pencil and watercolour on paper) by Demuth, Charles (1883-1935); 31.7x24.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Seated Nude. Charles Demuth (1883-1935)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of the Artist holding a Stylus, (oil on panel)

Portrait of the Artist holding a Stylus, (oil on panel)
990322 Portrait of the Artist holding a Stylus, (oil on panel) by Navez, Francois Joseph (1787-1869); 73x60 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of the Artist holding a Stylus)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: A Boy with Poultry and a Goat in a Farmyard, 1903 (oil on canvas)

A Boy with Poultry and a Goat in a Farmyard, 1903 (oil on canvas)
658704 A Boy with Poultry and a Goat in a Farmyard, 1903 (oil on canvas) by Hunt, Charles (1829-1900); 49.5x75 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Boy with Poultry and a Goat in a Farmyard)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: A Portrait of Kathleen Newton, 1877 (oil on canvas)

A Portrait of Kathleen Newton, 1877 (oil on canvas)
658507 A Portrait of Kathleen Newton, 1877 (oil on canvas) by Tissot, James Jacques Joseph (1836-1902); 90x67 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Portrait of Kathleen Newton)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Go West Young Man, 1910 (oil on canvas)

Go West Young Man, 1910 (oil on canvas)
822949 Go West Young Man, 1910 (oil on canvas) by Brown, John George (1831-1913); 101.5x79.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Go West Young Man. John George Brown (1831-1913). Oil on canvas

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Lady in a Carriage; Signora in Vettura, (watercolour on paper)

Lady in a Carriage; Signora in Vettura, (watercolour on paper)
651441 Lady in a Carriage; Signora in Vettura, (watercolour on paper) by Nittis, Giuseppe or Joseph de (1846-84); 22.2x28.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Lady in a Carriage; Signora in Vettura)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Portrait of Mrs. George McFadden seated, three-quarter length, 1919 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Mrs. George McFadden seated, three-quarter length, 1919 (oil on canvas)
827292 Portrait of Mrs. George McFadden seated, three-quarter length, 1919 (oil on canvas) by Boldini, Giovanni (1842-1931); 117.5x90.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of Mrs)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Nikolai Nekrasov (litho) (sepia photo)

Nikolai Nekrasov (litho) (sepia photo)
STC394156 Nikolai Nekrasov (litho) (sepia photo) by Kramskoy, Ivan Nikolaevich (1837-87); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nikolai Nekrasov (1821-78)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Sketch of Burne-Jones (1833-98) in a boat at Walton on Thames

Sketch of Burne-Jones (1833-98) in a boat at Walton on Thames
BIR185891 Sketch of Burne-Jones (1833-98) in a boat at Walton on Thames, 1880-1884 (w/c on mounting board) by Bastien-Lepage

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: A Colima figure, c. 100 BC-250 AD

A Colima figure, c. 100 BC-250 AD
1767144 A Colima figure, c. 100 BC-250 AD by Colima Culture; 25.4 high cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Colima figure, Protoclassic, Ca 100 B.C.-A.D. 250)

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Carte-de-visite portrait of Albert Einstein taken in Prague in 1912

Carte-de-visite portrait of Albert Einstein taken in Prague in 1912
985873 Carte-de-visite portrait of Albert Einstein taken in Prague in 1912, 1912 (black and white photograph, mount) by Langhans

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757) Meditating on the Proliferation of Worlds

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757) Meditating on the Proliferation of Worlds
985797 Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757) Meditating on the Proliferation of Worlds, 1786-1792 (colour-printed aquatint engraving) by Sergent-Marceau

Background imageFolded Arms Collection: The Striped Blazer, (watercolour and pencil on buff paper)

The Striped Blazer, (watercolour and pencil on buff paper)
985421 The Striped Blazer, (watercolour and pencil on buff paper) by Demuth, Charles (1883-1935); 28x21.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Striped Blazer. Charles Demuth (1883-1935)



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"Unveiling the Power of Folded Arms: A Captivating Journey Through Art" In the captivating portrait of John Donne, c. 1595, his folded arms exude a sense of intellect and contemplation, revealing the poet's introspective nature. The wrestling scene in "As You Like It, " 1854, captures a moment frozen in time as wrestlers lock arms with determination and resilience, showcasing their strength through tightly folded limbs. "At thirty deniers, a cosmopolitan bazaar 'Everything must pay off', " an antisemitic cartoon from 1909 depicts folded arms symbolizing greed and exploitation, shedding light on societal prejudices that persist even today. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I at Austerlitz showcases his strategic genius as he confidently folds his arms while surveying the battlefield—a stance that epitomizes power and authority. In "A Parisian Cafe: Man Seated at a Cafe Table, Reading a Newspaper, " we witness folded arms conveying relaxation and contentment amidst the bustling atmosphere of early 20th-century Paris. Miss Ginny and Polly's tender embrace is accentuated by their intertwined hands resting atop one another's folded forearms—an endearing gesture capturing love and companionship on canvas. The flower seller's weary posture with her crossed arms suggests resilience despite life's hardships—her vibrant spirit shining through colored chalks and pencil strokes. Charles Haselwood Shannon's portrait reveals an air of elegance as he rests one hand upon his other forearm—his refined demeanor captured beautifully through delicate colored chalks on grey paper. "Green Feather and Green Gloves" portrays an enigmatic figure with folded arms adorned in vivid hues—a mysterious allure emanating from this oil-on-canvas masterpiece. Seated Nude Girl exhibits vulnerability within her graceful pose; her modesty preserved by folding her slender limbs delicately across her body—a testament to beauty found in subtlety.