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Geese Collection

In the vast tapestry of creation myths, the Iroquois hold a special place with their captivating tale of Sky Woman

Background imageGeese Collection: Two Canada Geese Taking Flight Hickling Broad Norfolk UK

Two Canada Geese Taking Flight Hickling Broad Norfolk UK
FEU-57 Two Canada Geese - taking Flight Hickling Broad Norfolk UK Branta canadensis Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth

IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth. Oil on canvas, 1936, by Ernest Smith

Background imageGeese Collection: Black Brant Goose FG 2342 ‘V formation flock Branta nigricans © Francois Gohier / ARDEA LONDON

Black Brant Goose FG 2342 ‘V formation flock Branta nigricans © Francois Gohier / ARDEA LONDON
FG-2342 Black Brent GEESE - flock in V formation flight Distribution: Arctic coasts of Alaska, Canada and Siberia Branta nigricans Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageGeese Collection: The Goose Girl by Muriel Dawson

The Goose Girl by Muriel Dawson
A tiny girl in a fetching red dress guides a gaggle of geese

Background imageGeese Collection: Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus North Norfolk winter

Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus North Norfolk winter

Background imageGeese Collection: Pink-footed Geese flying in a V formation. Norfolk. UK

Pink-footed Geese flying in a V formation. Norfolk. UK
FEU-560 Pink-footed Geese flying in a V formation Norfolk. UK Anser brachyrhynchus Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Hills. Christmas Is Coming. Cecil Aldin. 1898. jpg

Hills. Christmas Is Coming. Cecil Aldin. 1898. jpg
Illustration by Cecil Aldin depicting a kindly Father Christmas reciting the traditional song, " Christmas is Coming, the Goose is getting Fat" to a gaggle of obviously dim geese

Background imageGeese Collection: St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims

St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims
SAINT SWITHIN or SWITHUN Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastic, Bishop of Winchester, associated with a prediction of rain for 40 days

Background imageGeese Collection: Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus North Norfolk winter

Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus North Norfolk winter

Background imageGeese Collection: Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood

Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood
A cheeky young lad chuckles to himself after placing a sign for fattened geese on the posterior of a rather plump lady who is herself choosing which goose to buy for her Christmas dinner. Date: 1909

Background imageGeese Collection: Christmas scene with Santa Claus and yule log

Christmas scene with Santa Claus and yule log. There are rabbit musicians, geese pulling the log, a pudding, a boars head, and people carrying flaming torches. 19th century

Background imageGeese Collection: France Farmyard

France Farmyard
WAT-3003 France - Farmyard with chickens M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: A Little Shy by Muriel Dawson

A Little Shy by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a blue coat and hat, crouches down in the snow, encouraging a robin to eat crumbs from her gloved hands

Background imageGeese Collection: Flock of geese flying over water

Flock of geese flying over water
A flock of geese flying in formation over a stretch of water, with reeds in the foreground and the sun low on the horizon

Background imageGeese Collection: Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen

Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen. Oie de Toulouse a bavette, Anser anser domesticus. Bred by James Watts, winners of five first prizes

Background imageGeese Collection: Anser brachyrhynchus, pink-footed goose

Anser brachyrhynchus, pink-footed goose
Watercolour and ink by John Gould (c. 1865). An example of a prelliminary work by Gould in preparation for an illustration which would be published in one of his books

Background imageGeese Collection: Mural from tomb-chapel of Nebamun at Thebes Egypt. Nebamun was an Ancient Egyptian Nobleman

Mural from tomb-chapel of Nebamun at Thebes Egypt. Nebamun was an Ancient Egyptian Nobleman and this shows him overlooking geese brought to him and dates between 1350 - 1400 BC

Background imageGeese Collection: Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus North Norfolk January

Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus North Norfolk January

Background imageGeese Collection: Country landscape with four flying geese

Country landscape with four flying geese
A country landscape with four flying geese and the sun low in the sky

Background imageGeese Collection: Lords Cricket Ground as a Goose Farm, 1915

Lords Cricket Ground as a Goose Farm, 1915
Photograph showing the pitch and pavilion of Lords Cricket Ground, during the grounds use as a farm for rearing geese in World War I

Background imageGeese Collection: Alopochen aegyptiaca, Egyptian goose

Alopochen aegyptiaca, Egyptian goose
Plate 5 from William MacGillivrays Watercolour drawings of British Animals (1831-1841)

Background imageGeese Collection: BIRD. Canadian goose with goslings

BIRD. Canadian goose with goslings
JD-21519 BIRD. Canadian goose with goslings John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Customs / Saint Swithin s

Customs / Saint Swithin s
According to tradition, if it rains on the 15th of July - St Swithins Day - it will continue to rain for the following 40 days

Background imageGeese Collection: Wind Turbines and migrating Barnacle Geese- on the north coast of Holland

Wind Turbines and migrating Barnacle Geese- on the north coast of Holland
PM-10277 Wind Turbines and migrating Barnacle Geese on the north coast of Holland. Branta leucopsis Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGeese Collection: Canada Geese In flight at dawn silhouette against morning glow. Cleveland, UK

Canada Geese In flight at dawn silhouette against morning glow. Cleveland, UK
ROY-97 Canada Geese - in flight at dawn silhouette against morning glow. Cleveland, UK Branta canadensis Roy Glen Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGeese Collection: Hawaiian / Nene Geese Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai (Hawaii). February. bz316

Hawaiian / Nene Geese Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai (Hawaii). February. bz316
TOM-945 Hawaiian / Nene Geese Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai (Hawaii). Branta sandwicensis Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGeese Collection: Light-bellied Brent Goose

Light-bellied Brent Goose
CK-0803 Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla Chris Knights Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Thatched house

Thatched house, Howmore, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGeese Collection: Greylag Goose Taking Flight at Sunrise Hickling Broad Norfolk UK

Greylag Goose Taking Flight at Sunrise Hickling Broad Norfolk UK
FEU-50 Greylag Goose - Taking Flight at Sunrise Hickling Broad Norfolk UK Anser anser Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Brent Goose - Winter Flock in Flight Branta bernicula Whitstable, Kent BI012927

Brent Goose - Winter Flock in Flight Branta bernicula Whitstable, Kent BI012927
COS-2203 Brent Goose - winter flock in flight Whitstable, Kent, UK Branta bernicla Bill Coster Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Christmas Is Coming

Christmas Is Coming
Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat Please to put a penny in the old mans hat If you havent got a penny a hapenny will do If you havent got a hapenny God bless you Father Christmas sits in

Background imageGeese Collection: WW1 - Lords Cricket Ground used as a Goose Farm, 1915

WW1 - Lords Cricket Ground used as a Goose Farm, 1915
Photograph showing the pitch of the Marylebone Cricket Ground (Lord s), during the grounds use as a farm for rearing geese in World War I

Background imageGeese Collection: Picture No. 11073095

Picture No. 11073095
BIRDS Pink footed geese in heart shape Valentine Digital Manipulation

Background imageGeese Collection: Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Background imageGeese Collection: Pink-footed Geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) in flight at dusk. The Wash. Norfolk, January

Pink-footed Geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) in flight at dusk. The Wash. Norfolk, January

Background imageGeese Collection: Painting depicting Meidum geese

Painting depicting Meidum geese
Egyptian civilization, Old Kingdom, Dynasty XXI. Painting depicting Meidum geese

Background imageGeese Collection: Swans - with ducks and geese - Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Lancashire, UK

Swans - with ducks and geese - Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Lancashire, UK
DAC-1358 Swans - with ducks and geese Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Lancashire, UK David Chapman Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGeese Collection: Feral Goose - in a farmyard puddle - Wiltshire - England - UK

Feral Goose - in a farmyard puddle - Wiltshire - England - UK
DK-319 Feral Goose - in a farmyard puddle Wiltshire - England - UK England David Kilbey Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Fossil egg of the Elephant bird with hen and goose eggs for comparison

Fossil egg of the Elephant bird with hen and goose eggs for comparison
JH-50 Fossil egg of the Elephant bird with hen and goose eggs for comparison Aepyornis maximus John Holmes Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGeese Collection: Pink-footed Geese with wind turbine in background Nr Horsey Norfolk winter

Pink-footed Geese with wind turbine in background Nr Horsey Norfolk winter

Background imageGeese Collection: Canada Goose - Calling - New York - USA

Canada Goose - Calling - New York - USA
CAN-3609 Canada Goose - Calling New York - USA Branta canadensis John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Canada Goose - Female sitting on nest-The most common and best-known goose

Canada Goose - Female sitting on nest-The most common and best-known goose
CAN-2134 Canada Goose - Female sitting on nest New York, USA Branta canadensis John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Sebastopol Goose - domestic

Sebastopol Goose - domestic
JD-4091 SEBASTOPOL GOOSE - DOMESTIC John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGeese Collection: Geese, detail of a panel from the Mastaba of Itet, wife of Nefermaat

Geese, detail of a panel from the Mastaba of Itet, wife of Nefermaat
LRI3598543 Geese, detail of a panel from the Mastaba of Itet, wife of Nefermaat, Meidoum (painted limestone) by Egyptian; length: 173 cm; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo

Background imageGeese Collection: Wild Geese Flying under the Full Moon, ca. 1833. ca. 1833. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Wild Geese Flying under the Full Moon, ca. 1833. ca. 1833. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Wild Geese Flying under the Full Moon, ca. 1833

Background imageGeese Collection: Wild Geese and Water, 1839. Creator: Hokusai

Wild Geese and Water, 1839. Creator: Hokusai
Wild Geese and Water, 1839

Background imageGeese Collection: The Goose Girl, c1878, (c1915). Artist: Valentine Cameron Prinsep

The Goose Girl, c1878, (c1915). Artist: Valentine Cameron Prinsep
The Goose Girl, c1878, (c1915). From Famous Pictures of the World, c1900

Background imageGeese Collection: The goose girl

The goose girl. Christmas greetings. Girl in bright outfit herding geese in snowy scene. Artist: Agnes Richardson Date: circa 1917



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In the vast tapestry of creation myths, the Iroquois hold a special place with their captivating tale of Sky Woman. According to this ancient legend, it was geese who played a pivotal role in shaping our world. As we delve into this narrative, let us envision the breathtaking artwork by Francois Gohier that beautifully depicts the Black Brant Goose FG 2342 leading its V formation flock across the sky. Muriel Dawson's enchanting painting, "The Goose Girl, " transports us to a realm where these majestic creatures reign supreme. Their graceful presence is echoed in St Swithin's timeless words and Dudley's insightful maxims, reminding us of nature's wisdom. Traveling further north to North Norfolk, we witness Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus taking flight in perfect harmony within their V formation. The sight is nothing short of awe-inspiring as they navigate through the skies above picturesque landscapes. Lawson Wood humorously captures our attention with his whimsical illustration titled "Fat Geese. " These plump birds bring joy and laughter during Christmas time when Cecil Aldin paints Hills adorned with festive decorations and Santa Claus delivering gifts alongside a yule log. Yet amidst all these grand scenes lies Muriel Dawson's poignant piece called "A Little Shy. " It reminds us that even they are possess moments of vulnerability and shyness despite their commanding presence in flocks flying over serene waters. Lastly, let us not forget Toulouse geese with their distinctive dewlaps showcased alongside proud cock and hen counterparts. They symbolize diversity within nature itself - each unique yet united under one shared purpose: survival and adaptation. They have long captivated human imagination through artistry inspired by mythologies or observations made on chilly winter days. Whether they are partaking in creation stories or gracing canvases worldwide, these magnificent creatures continue to inspire wonderment among those fortunate enough to witness their grace and beauty.