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"Governess: A Journey Through Time and Art" Step into the captivating world of a governess, where history, art, and culture intertwine to create a mesmerizing tale

Background imageGoverness Collection: Marie Curie

Marie Curie
Born in Poland in 1867, after receiving her secondary education she worked as a governess for eight years. Marie moved to Paris and read Physics at the Sorbonne

Background imageGoverness Collection: Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid (colour litho)

Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid (colour litho)
7201395 Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid (colour litho) by Rieth, Paul (1871-1925); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid)

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Chess Game, 1896 (oil on panel)

The Chess Game, 1896 (oil on panel)
989236 The Chess Game, 1896 (oil on panel) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); 55x41.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Chess Game. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935). Oil on panel. Signed and dated 1896

Background imageGoverness Collection: A painting of Rama and Sita, India, Jaipur, c. 1800 (opaque pigments, gold

A painting of Rama and Sita, India, Jaipur, c. 1800 (opaque pigments, gold
3740160 A painting of Rama and Sita, India, Jaipur, c.1800 (opaque pigments, gold, mica & beads on paper) by Indian School

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants (b / w photo)

The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants (b / w photo)
7162963 The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants (b/w photo) by Davie, William Galsworthy (1841-1915); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants)

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Story of Cupid and Psyche (panel)

The Story of Cupid and Psyche (panel)
FIT57602 The Story of Cupid and Psyche (panel) by Sellaio, Jacopo del (1441/42-93); 58.4x178.8 cm cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageGoverness Collection: Cup of Chocolate; La Tasse du Chocolat, (oil on canvas)

Cup of Chocolate; La Tasse du Chocolat, (oil on canvas)
658381 Cup of Chocolate; La Tasse du Chocolat, (oil on canvas) by Liotard, Jean-Etienne (1702-89) (after); 85.7x55.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Cup of Chocolate; La Tasse du Chocolat)

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Queen of Sheba Worshipping the Wood of the True Cross

The Queen of Sheba Worshipping the Wood of the True Cross
BAT235262 The Queen of Sheba Worshipping the Wood of the True Cross, The Reception of the Queen of Sheba by King Solomon (c.1015-977) and The Battle of Milvian Bridge

Background imageGoverness Collection: A woman too fat for the donkey ride (colour litho)

A woman too fat for the donkey ride (colour litho)
3094552 A woman too fat for the donkey ride (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A woman too fat for the donkey ride)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Governess or nanny with baby in pram Victorian period

Governess or nanny with baby in pram Victorian period

Background imageGoverness Collection: Mother, child, and nurse, c. 1790 (nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print)

Mother, child, and nurse, c. 1790 (nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print)
7394118 Mother, child, and nurse, c.1790 (nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print) by Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753-1806); 55.5x40.5 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Diabolo Game, 1907 (oil on canvas)

The Diabolo Game, 1907 (oil on canvas)
7332481 The Diabolo Game, 1907 (oil on canvas) by Lebasque, Henri (1865-1937); Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; (add.info.: Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Oost-Vlaanderen)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Kindergarten in Deurle (oil on canvas)

Kindergarten in Deurle (oil on canvas)
7333050 Kindergarten in Deurle (oil on canvas) by Montigny, Jenny (1875-1937); 85x119 cm; Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze, Belgium; (add.info.: Jenny Montigny (1875-1937)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Fishing boats of Chioggia, 1865-99 (watercolour)

Fishing boats of Chioggia, 1865-99 (watercolour)
7308293 Fishing boats of Chioggia, 1865-99 (watercolour) by Schladermandt, W.J. (1850-99); 17.4x24.9 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; (add.info.: Verso W.J)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Bearded man with plumed hat, a flag and a sword, 1501-1600 (pen and black ink on paper)

Bearded man with plumed hat, a flag and a sword, 1501-1600 (pen and black ink on paper)
7308243 Bearded man with plumed hat, a flag and a sword, 1501-1600 (pen and black ink on paper) by Amman, Jost (1539-91); 17.5x13.4 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas)

Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas)
7305596 Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas) by Peake, Robert, the Elder (c.1551-1619); 229x220 cm; Parham House, West Sussex, UK; (add.info.: Robert Peake (c)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Servant carrying a seat bench, a seat and a vase (Low relief)

Servant carrying a seat bench, a seat and a vase (Low relief)
7308559 Servant carrying a seat bench, a seat and a vase (Low relief) by Mesopotamian; Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: Low relief. Oriental antiquities. Mesopotamia. Assyrie, Khorsabad)

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Annunciation, 1510-1600 (pen and black ink on paper)

The Annunciation, 1510-1600 (pen and black ink on paper)
7308278 The Annunciation, 1510-1600 (pen and black ink on paper) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 16.1x13.1 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: A grotesque man kneeling, holding a tall beer glass at its base

A grotesque man kneeling, holding a tall beer glass at its base, 1529-62 (pen and dark brown ink on paper)
7308188 A grotesque man kneeling, holding a tall beer glass at its base, 1529-62 (pen and dark brown ink on paper) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 15.3x10.2 cm; Ashmolean Museum

Background imageGoverness Collection: In the Servants Hall, 1877 (oil on canvas)

In the Servants Hall, 1877 (oil on canvas)
7305512 In the Servants Hall, 1877 (oil on canvas) by Backer, Harriet (1845-1932); Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway; (add.info.: by Harriet Backer (1845-1932))

Background imageGoverness Collection: Pilate washing his hands, 1486-1528 (pen and black ink on paper)

Pilate washing his hands, 1486-1528 (pen and black ink on paper)
7308324 Pilate washing his hands, 1486-1528 (pen and black ink on paper) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 16.6x13.4 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: Head and shoulders of a bearded man with a hat, in profile, 1701-1900 (graphite on paper)

Head and shoulders of a bearded man with a hat, in profile, 1701-1900 (graphite on paper)
7308282 Head and shoulders of a bearded man with a hat, in profile, 1701-1900 (graphite on paper) by Holbein the Younger, Hans (1497/8-1543); 27.7x17.6 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Adoration of the Magi, 1588-1611 (pen and brown ink on paper)

The Adoration of the Magi, 1588-1611 (pen and brown ink on paper)
7308196 The Adoration of the Magi, 1588-1611 (pen and brown ink on paper) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 21.5x16.7 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: A Stag, 1551-1600 (pen and brush in brown and black ink with brown and black wash)

A Stag, 1551-1600 (pen and brush in brown and black ink with brown and black wash and white bodycolour on paper)
7308211 A Stag, 1551-1600 (pen and brush in brown and black ink with brown and black wash and white bodycolour on paper) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 22.4x18 cm; Ashmolean Museum

Background imageGoverness Collection: Charles I (1600-1649), 1600-49 (oil on canvas)

Charles I (1600-1649), 1600-49 (oil on canvas)
7305688 Charles I (1600-1649), 1600-49 (oil on canvas) by Dyck, Anthony van (1599-1641) (after); 97x84 cm; Parham House, West Sussex

Background imageGoverness Collection: Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas)

Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas)
7305597 Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas) by Peake, Robert, the Elder (c.1551-1619); 229x218 cm; Parham House, West Sussex, UK; (add.info.: Robert Peake (c)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Hunting party with the Royal Family of Naples (painting)

Hunting party with the Royal Family of Naples (painting)
886853 Hunting party with the Royal Family of Naples (painting) by Palizzi, Giuseppe (1813-88); Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageGoverness Collection: Pages of the third of The four volumes on architecture, 1570

Pages of the third of The four volumes on architecture, 1570
7292587 Pages of the third of The four volumes on architecture, 1570 by Palladio, Andrea (1508-80); (add.info.: by Andrea Palladio, Venice, 1570)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas)

Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas)
7305628 Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), 1594-1612 (oil on canvas) by Peake, Robert, the Elder (c.1551-1619); 229x218 cm; Parham House, West Sussex, UK; (add.info.: Robert Peake (c)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Lady of the nobility in the 18th century, in a chair with porters receiving the kiss hand

Lady of the nobility in the 18th century, in a chair with porters receiving the kiss hand, 1895 (Illustration)
7304347 Lady of the nobility in the 18th century, in a chair with porters receiving the kiss hand, 1895 (Illustration) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville

Background imageGoverness Collection: The Miracles of a Saint, 1571-1630 (pen and brown ink with grey and brown wash on paper)

The Miracles of a Saint, 1571-1630 (pen and brown ink with grey and brown wash on paper)
7308290 The Miracles of a Saint, 1571-1630 (pen and brown ink with grey and brown wash on paper) by Rottenhammer, Hans I or Johann (1564-1625); 29.4x20.3 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: Wagon scene and a moneylender, 1701-1800 (pen and black ink with watercolour)

Wagon scene and a moneylender, 1701-1800 (pen and black ink with watercolour and white bodycolour on paper)
7308268 Wagon scene and a moneylender, 1701-1800 (pen and black ink with watercolour and white bodycolour on paper) by German School, (18th century); 14.5x19.2 cm; Ashmolean Museum

Background imageGoverness Collection: Head and shoulders of a woman in a headdress, in profile to the left, 1601-1700 (graphite on paper)

Head and shoulders of a woman in a headdress, in profile to the left, 1601-1700 (graphite on paper)
7308248 Head and shoulders of a woman in a headdress, in profile to the left, 1601-1700 (graphite on paper) by German School, (17th century); 22x14.7 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageGoverness Collection: Old man and young woman, in Arabian Nights, c. 1850 (engraving)

Old man and young woman, in Arabian Nights, c. 1850 (engraving)
7298949 Old man and young woman, in Arabian Nights, c.1850 (engraving) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); (add.info.: Engraving illustrating a volume from " 1001 Nights")

Background imageGoverness Collection: Woman of Abyssinia, 1845 (engraving)

Woman of Abyssinia, 1845 (engraving)
7293209 Woman of Abyssinia, 1845 (engraving) by Lefebvre, Theophile (1811-1860); (add.info.: Geography. Eritrea. Woman in the Tigre country)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Washington and His Family, 1865 (engraving)

Washington and His Family, 1865 (engraving)
7298482 Washington and His Family, 1865 (engraving) by Sartain, William (1843-1924); 34.9 x 49 cm; American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageGoverness Collection: King of England William III, (print)

King of England William III, (print)
1755666 King of England William III, (print) by Kneller, Godfrey (1646-1723) (after); (add.info.: King of England William III, prince of Orange and Nassau (1650-1702, king in 1689-1702)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Schwertleite, Ritterschlag, Germany, ca 1200

Schwertleite, Ritterschlag, Germany, ca 1200
7280035 Schwertleite, Ritterschlag, Germany, ca 1200 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Schwertleite, Ritterschlag, Germany, ca 1200, Historic)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Facsimile of a page from the oldest manuscript of the Avesta

Facsimile of a page from the oldest manuscript of the Avesta
7279999 Facsimile of a page from the oldest manuscript of the Avesta by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Facsimile of a page from the oldest manuscript of the Avesta)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Historical

Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Historical
7279604 Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Historical by Unknown Artist

Background imageGoverness Collection: The painter's studio. Young woman painting a picture, 19th century (oil on canvas)

The painter's studio. Young woman painting a picture, 19th century (oil on canvas)
7299010 The painter's studio. Young woman painting a picture, 19th century (oil on canvas) by French School, (19th century); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Carcassonne

Background imageGoverness Collection: Clothing, Fashion, Europe, Middle Ages 3rd-10th century, from left, a 10th century nobleman

Clothing, Fashion, Europe, Middle Ages 3rd-10th century, from left, a 10th century nobleman
7278094 Clothing, Fashion, Europe, Middle Ages 3rd-10th century, from left, a 10th century nobleman by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clothing, Fashion, Europe)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Portrait of Louis Constant Wairy, 1813 (pastel)

Portrait of Louis Constant Wairy, 1813 (pastel)
1757753 Portrait of Louis Constant Wairy, 1813 (pastel) by Schmidt, Johann Heinrich (1749-1829); Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison

Background imageGoverness Collection: Amenophis II Amenhotep, was the seventh ancient Egyptian king, pharaoh, of the 18th dynasty

Amenophis II Amenhotep, was the seventh ancient Egyptian king, pharaoh, of the 18th dynasty
7278697 Amenophis II Amenhotep, was the seventh ancient Egyptian king, pharaoh, of the 18th dynasty by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Amenophis II Amenhotep)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Finding of Moses, 1580 (oil on canvas)

Finding of Moses, 1580 (oil on canvas)
7292645 Finding of Moses, 1580 (oil on canvas) by Veronese, (Caliari, Paolo) (1528-88); Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: by Paolo Caliari, known as Veronese, 1580, oil painting on canvas)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Finding of Moses, 1580 (oil on canvas)

Finding of Moses, 1580 (oil on canvas)
7292588 Finding of Moses, 1580 (oil on canvas) by Veronese, (Caliari, Paolo) (1528-88); Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: by Paolo Caliari, known as Veronese, 1580, oil painting on canvas)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Theodora, ca 500, 548

Theodora, ca 500, 548
7278660 Theodora, ca 500, 548 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Theodora, ca 500, 548, was the wife of the Eastern Roman emperor Justinian)

Background imageGoverness Collection: Toilet of an Egyptian lady in Thebes, at the time of the Ramessides, ca 1100 BC, Egypt

Toilet of an Egyptian lady in Thebes, at the time of the Ramessides, ca 1100 BC, Egypt
7278691 Toilet of an Egyptian lady in Thebes, at the time of the Ramessides, ca 1100 BC, Egypt by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Toilet of an Egyptian lady in Thebes)



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"Governess: A Journey Through Time and Art" Step into the captivating world of a governess, where history, art, and culture intertwine to create a mesmerizing tale. From the brilliant mind of Marie Curie to the quaint charm of The Bull and Swan Inn in Stamford, Northants captured in a timeless black and white photograph. Immerse yourself in "The Chess Game, " an oil on panel masterpiece that transports you back to 1896. Feel the warmth radiating from "Cup of Chocolate; La Tasse du Chocolat, " an exquisite oil on canvas painting that tantalizes your senses with its rich hues. Discover "The Story of Cupid and Psyche" depicted on a delicate panel, unraveling love's trials and triumphs throughout centuries. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of "The Queen of Sheba Worshipping the Wood of the True Cross, " as faith meets artistic brilliance. Travel across continents through time as you gaze upon "A painting of Rama and Sita" from Jaipur, India circa 1800. Admire their opulent attire adorned with opaque pigments and gold accents. Experience Victorian elegance as you observe a devoted governess or nanny pushing a baby pram through bustling streets. Chuckle at the whimsical scene depicting a woman too plump for her donkey ride in vibrant color lithography. Marvel at German Children's Theatre Costume, showcasing intricate craftsmanship that brings characters to life onstage. Delight in "Mother, child, and nurse" captured beautifully in nishiki-e woodblock print from c. 1790 - an intimate portrayal frozen in time. Conclude this enchanting journey with "The Diabolo Game, " an oil on canvas artwork capturing youthful joy amidst swirling colors. Reflect upon how art has preserved moments both ordinary yet extraordinary throughout history. In each brushstroke lies untold stories waiting to be discovered within these diverse depictions of governesses.