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"Gioco: A Kaleidoscope of Colorful Pastimes and Historical Moments" Step into the world of "gioco, " where a new kind of derby unfolds in vibrant hues

Background imageGioco Collection: Mrs Clamp The Carpenters Wife (colour litho)

Mrs Clamp The Carpenters Wife (colour litho)
2797307 Mrs Clamp The Carpenters Wife (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mrs Clamp The Carpenters Wife)

Background imageGioco Collection: A new kind of derby (colour litho)

A new kind of derby (colour litho)
2777730 A new kind of derby (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: A new kind of derby)

Background imageGioco Collection: The Masked Ball (colour photo)

The Masked Ball (colour photo)
3091199 The Masked Ball (colour photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Masked Ball. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageGioco Collection: The passion for crossword riddles (colour litho)

The passion for crossword riddles (colour litho)
2777623 The passion for crossword riddles (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The passion for crossword riddles)

Background imageGioco Collection: A Days Golfing, by a Canine Enthusiast (engraving)

A Days Golfing, by a Canine Enthusiast (engraving)
1062379 A Days Golfing, by a Canine Enthusiast (engraving) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Days Golfing, by a Canine Enthusiast)

Background imageGioco Collection: Advertisement for E Gabler & Bro pianos, New York, USA (chromolitho)

Advertisement for E Gabler & Bro pianos, New York, USA (chromolitho)
6030786 Advertisement for E Gabler & Bro pianos, New York, USA (chromolitho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for E Gabler & Bro pianos, New York)

Background imageGioco Collection: Children playing Ring a Ring o Roses (litho)

Children playing Ring a Ring o Roses (litho)
6000225 Children playing Ring a Ring o Roses (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Children playing Ring a Ring o Roses)

Background imageGioco Collection: Golf: The sea hole, Elie (litho)

Golf: The sea hole, Elie (litho)
6027965 Golf: The sea hole, Elie (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The sea hole, Elie)

Background imageGioco Collection: Page of Victorian printed scraps (coloured engraving)

Page of Victorian printed scraps (coloured engraving)
6030295 Page of Victorian printed scraps (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg and his wife, Hedwig of Holstein (colour litho)

Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg and his wife, Hedwig of Holstein (colour litho)
3101038 Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg and his wife, Hedwig of Holstein (colour litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Otto IV)

Background imageGioco Collection: Napoleon at St Helena, guarded by the British (colour litho)

Napoleon at St Helena, guarded by the British (colour litho)
3091136 Napoleon at St Helena, guarded by the British (colour litho) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville, Jacques (1858-1931); Private Collection; (add.info.: Napoleon at St Helena)

Background imageGioco Collection: A courtesan at the time of the 2nd Empire playing billiards (colour engraving)

A courtesan at the time of the 2nd Empire playing billiards (colour engraving)
1757254 A courtesan at the time of the 2nd Empire playing billiards (colour engraving) by Morlon, Antony Paul Emile (fl.1868-1905) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: Ball costume, 1762 (coloured engraving)

Ball costume, 1762 (coloured engraving)
977750 Ball costume, 1762 (coloured engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ball costume, 1762)

Background imageGioco Collection: Perdita, The Winters Tale (chromolitho)

Perdita, The Winters Tale (chromolitho)
729898 Perdita, The Winters Tale (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Perdita, The Winters Tale. From a Shakespeare card game)

Background imageGioco Collection: The Glorious Twelfth (12th August)

The Glorious Twelfth (12th August), start of the red grouse shooting season in Britain (coloured photo) by English Photographer, (20th century)

Background imageGioco Collection: Foot tournament held at Kassel in 1596 to celebrate the baptism of Princess Elizabeth of

Foot tournament held at Kassel in 1596 to celebrate the baptism of Princess Elizabeth of Hessen-Kassel
FLO4703039 Foot tournament held at Kassel in 1596 to celebrate the baptism of Princess Elizabeth of Hessen-Kassel. The knights goal was to break three lances

Background imageGioco Collection: Board games: Big Man Game board, goose game model, 19th century (print)

Board games: Big Man Game board, goose game model, 19th century (print)
5936132 Board games: Big Man Game board, goose game model, 19th century (print); Private Collection; (add.info.: Board games: board of the "Great Man Game")

Background imageGioco Collection: The Human Figure in Motion: Athlete, catching at a ball, 'error'(b / w photo)

The Human Figure in Motion: Athlete, catching at a ball, "error"(b / w photo)
6010145 The Human Figure in Motion: Athlete, catching at a ball, " error" (b/w photo) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); Private Collection; (add.info.: Athlete, catching at a ball)

Background imageGioco Collection: Joan Of Arc about to be burned at the stake (colour litho)

Joan Of Arc about to be burned at the stake (colour litho)
3094113 Joan Of Arc about to be burned at the stake (colour litho) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville, Jacques (1858-1931); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: List of articles sold by Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (print)

List of articles sold by Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (print)
4429312 List of articles sold by Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (print) by European School, (19th century); Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: Pedlar doll, called Sarah Thrifty: jointed wood)

Background imageGioco Collection: Comparted tray with ribbon handles and wares, and numbered card listing articles sold by Sarah

Comparted tray with ribbon handles and wares, and numbered card listing articles sold by Sarah Thrifty
4429314 Comparted tray with ribbon handles and wares, and numbered card listing articles sold by Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (mixed media) by European School, (19th century); Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageGioco Collection: Pedlar doll, called Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (wood, cotton, wool, silk & felt)

Pedlar doll, called Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (wood, cotton, wool, silk & felt)
4429313 Pedlar doll, called Sarah Thrifty, 1820-40 (wood, cotton, wool, silk & felt) by European School, (19th century); length: 20.3 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: Pedlar doll)

Background imageGioco Collection: Connie Mack, Washington Statesmen, 1887-90 (albumen print)

Connie Mack, Washington Statesmen, 1887-90 (albumen print)
778446 Connie Mack, Washington Statesmen, 1887-90 (albumen print) by American Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr)

Background imageGioco Collection: Woman with Model Yacht, Conservatory Lake, Central Park, New York City, New York, USA

Woman with Model Yacht, Conservatory Lake, Central Park, New York City, New York, USA, Bain News Service
5863180 Woman with Model Yacht, Conservatory Lake, Central Park, New York City, New York, USA, Bain News Service, 1915 (b/w photo) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection

Background imageGioco Collection: Sunset (colour litho)

Sunset (colour litho)
5228947 Sunset (colour litho) by Tennant, C. Dudley (1867-1952) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sunset. Illustration for Poems Of Passion And Pleasure by Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

Background imageGioco Collection: Knitting Women in the Garden, 1934 (oil on hessian)

Knitting Women in the Garden, 1934 (oil on hessian)
694473 Knitting Women in the Garden, 1934 (oil on hessian) by Fontayne, Rene (1892-1952); 120x120 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Tricoteuses au jardin); © Chester Collections

Background imageGioco Collection: Bambara puppet used for Tongo festivals, Sekou region in Mali - Coll. Herve Martras

Bambara puppet used for Tongo festivals, Sekou region in Mali - Coll. Herve Martras
LSE4079986 Bambara puppet used for Tongo festivals, Sekou region in Mali - Coll. Herve Martras by African School; Private Collection; (add.info.: Bambara puppet used for Tongo festivals)

Background imageGioco Collection: Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll

Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll. Herve Martras
LSE4079979 Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll. Herve Martras by African School; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll

Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll. Herve Martras
LSE4079983 Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll. Herve Martras by African School; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll

Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll. Herve Martras
LSE4079980 Bambara puppets used on the occasion of the festivals of Tongo, Sekou region of Mali - Coll. Herve Martras by African School; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: Wooden Bicycle, Cameroon (wood)

Wooden Bicycle, Cameroon (wood)
HSC206668 Wooden Bicycle, Cameroon (wood) by African School; Private Collection; Photo © Heini Schneebeli

Background imageGioco Collection: Education. 'The first pipe'. Child playing with soap balls. Postcard inspired by Beatrice Mallet

Education. "The first pipe". Child playing with soap balls. Postcard inspired by Beatrice Mallet (1896-1951)
3434239 Education. "The first pipe". Child playing with soap balls. Postcard inspired by Beatrice Mallet (1896-1951), France, c.1930 Additional rights Beatrice Mallet

Background imageGioco Collection: Games inside the house on a rainy day, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)

Games inside the house on a rainy day, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)
DUV4206140 Games inside the house on a rainy day, in Imagier de l enfance, c.1900 (engraving) by Raffin, Ferdinand (1870?-1948); 14.5 x 18.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGioco Collection: Round and games in the recreation yard, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)

Round and games in the recreation yard, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)
DUV4206096 Round and games in the recreation yard, in Imagier de l enfance, c.1900 (engraving) by Raffin, Ferdinand (1870)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter T: 'Drum', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter T: "Drum", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213815 Letter T: " Drum", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter T: " Drum)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter B: 'Balloon', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter B: "Balloon", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213803 Letter B: " Balloon", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter B: " Balloon)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter E: Sword - 'ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits'1897 (engraving)

Letter E: Sword - "ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits"1897 (engraving)
DUV4213929 Letter E: Sword - " ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits" 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter E: Sword)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter F: 'Rifle', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter F: "Rifle", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213925 Letter F: " Rifle", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter F: " Rifle)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter G: 'Guignol', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter G: "Guignol", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213915 Letter G: " Guignol", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter G: " Guignol)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter J: 'Gardening', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter J: "Gardening", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213885 Letter J: " Gardening", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter J: " Gardening (watering can)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter N: 'Infant (doll)', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter N: "Infant (doll)", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213860 Letter N: " Infant (doll)", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter N: " Infant (doll)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letters P, Q and R: 'Puppet;Skittles;Racket', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits

Letters P, Q and R: "Puppet;Skittles;Racket", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits
DUV4213853 Letters P, Q and R: " Puppet; Skittles; Racket", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letters P)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter P: 'Puppet', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter P: "Puppet", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213846 Letter P: " Puppet", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter P: " Polichinelle)

Background imageGioco Collection: Letter V: 'Shuttlecock', in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)

Letter V: "Shuttlecock", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving)
DUV4213808 Letter V: " Shuttlecock", in ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des tout petits, 1897 (engraving) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: Letter V: " Steering wheel)

Background imageGioco Collection: The sinner, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)

The sinner, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)
DUV4206283 The sinner, in Imagier de l enfance, c.1900 (engraving) by Raffin, Ferdinand (1870?-1948); 14.5 x 18.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The sinner)

Background imageGioco Collection: The little brother, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)

The little brother, in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)
DUV4206068 The little brother, in Imagier de l enfance, c.1900 (engraving) by Raffin, Ferdinand (1870?-1948); 14.5 x 18.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The little brother)

Background imageGioco Collection: Work at home (homework, reading and domestic work), in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)

Work at home (homework, reading and domestic work), in Imagier de l'enfance, c. 1900 (engraving)
DUV4206119 Work at home (homework, reading and domestic work), in Imagier de l enfance, c.1900 (engraving) by Raffin, Ferdinand (1870)

Background imageGioco Collection: 4th cover of ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des petits, 1897 (print)

4th cover of ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des petits, 1897 (print)
DUV4213933 4th cover of ABC des joujoux ou Alphabet des petits, 1897 (print) by Quenioux, Gaston (1864-1951); (add.info.: 4th cover of " ABC des joux ou Alphabet des petits")



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"Gioco: A Kaleidoscope of Colorful Pastimes and Historical Moments" Step into the world of "gioco, " where a new kind of derby unfolds in vibrant hues, captivating your imagination. Witness the thrill as horses thunder down the track, their energy immortalized in a mesmerizing colour litho. Embark on a golfing adventure at Elie's sea hole, where crashing waves provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to this litho masterpiece. Feel the salty breeze on your face as you swing for that perfect shot. Turn the pages of Victorian printed scraps and be transported to an era filled with enchantment. Coloured engravings bring to life tales of gallant knights, fair maidens, and mythical creatures that ignite our sense of wonder. Marvel at Napoleon's exile on St Helena through a captivating colour litho. Guarded by the British, his presence is captured with intricate detail, allowing us to glimpse into history's most iconic figure. Intrigue surrounds a courtesan during the 2nd Empire playing billiards; her elegance radiates from every stroke she takes. This vividly coloured engraving transports us back in time when opulence reigned supreme. Immerse yourself in 18th-century fashion with a ball costume from 1762 depicted in exquisite coloured engraving. The delicate fabrics and intricate designs showcase an era defined by grandeur and sophistication. Children joyfully play Ring-a-Ring o' Roses in this lively litho scene—a timeless reminder that innocence knows no bounds. Their laughter echoes through generations, reminding us to cherish moments of pure bliss. Witness Otto IV and his wife Hedwig portrayed in stunning colour lithography—two figures intertwined against a backdrop symbolizing love's eternal embrace. Their regal stature captures our fascination with nobility throughout history. Discover Shakespeare's Perdita brought to life through chromolithography—an artistic marvel capturing her grace amidst The Winter's Tale.