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Grey Hair Collection

"Embracing the Wisdom of Grey Hair: A Journey through Time and Experience" In this captivating collection of images, we witness the allure and significance of grey hair

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: John Calvin (15091564). French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation

John Calvin (15091564). French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation
John Calvin (1509-1564). French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. Colored engraving

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Italy, Naples, Portrait of Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801), 1785

Italy, Naples, Portrait of Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801), 1785
Francesco Saverio Candido (1768-1807), Portrait of Domenico Cimarosa (Aversa, 1749 - Venice, 1801), Italian composer, 1785

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Cartoon of senior woman in nightdress and slippers standing on one leg in pain from paraesthesia

Cartoon of senior woman in nightdress and slippers standing on one leg in pain from paraesthesia, or pins and needles, in raised foot

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: The Right Honourable G. N. Barnes, PC, 1919 (oil on canvas)

The Right Honourable G. N. Barnes, PC, 1919 (oil on canvas)
1128530 The Right Honourable G. N. Barnes, PC, 1919 (oil on canvas) by Orpen, William (1878-1931); 76.5x63.5 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)

Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)
985100 Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas) by Leutze, Emanuel Gottlieb (1816-68); 145.1x107 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Oliver Cromwell. Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816-1868). Oil on canvas

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Henry VII (1457-1509) (oil on panel)

Henry VII (1457-1509) (oil on panel)
SOA235450 Henry VII (1457-1509) (oil on panel) by English School, (16th century); 35.5x27 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: King Henry VII of England; )

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Dorothy Jordan (1762-1816)

Dorothy Jordan (1762-1816)
GUI41647 Dorothy Jordan (1762-1816) by Russell, John (1745-1806); Guildford Borough Council, Surrey, UK; (add.info.: mistress of William IV)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of William Pitt, standing three-quarter length in a Dark Jacket and Breeches

Portrait of William Pitt, standing three-quarter length in a Dark Jacket and Breeches
824232 Portrait of William Pitt, standing three-quarter length in a Dark Jacket and Breeches, (oil on canvas) by Hoppner, John (1758-1810); 141.7x110.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Germany, engraved portrait of German composer, pianist and conductor Johannes Brahms

Germany, engraved portrait of German composer, pianist and conductor Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms (Hamburg, 1833 - Vienna, 1897), German composer, pianist and conductor. Engraving

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Austria, Vienna, portrait of German composer, pianist and conductor, Johannes Brahms in home

Austria, Vienna, portrait of German composer, pianist and conductor, Johannes Brahms in home
Johannes Brahms (Hamburg, 1833 - Vienna, 1897), German composer, pianist and conductor in his house in Vienna

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: A miserly man counting his money

A miserly man counting his money
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Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of a Man aged Fifty-eight, 1594. Creator: Cornelius Ketel

Portrait of a Man aged Fifty-eight, 1594. Creator: Cornelius Ketel
Portrait of a Man aged Fifty-eight, 1594

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of a Woman, 1740. Creator: Giacomo Ceruti

Portrait of a Woman, 1740. Creator: Giacomo Ceruti
Portrait of a Woman, 1740

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of a Senator, 1570. Creator: Jacopo Tintoretto

Portrait of a Senator, 1570. Creator: Jacopo Tintoretto
Portrait of a Senator, 1570

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Jacques Le Roy, 1631. Creator: Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Jacques Le Roy, 1631. Creator: Anthony van Dyck
Portrait of Jacques Le Roy, 1631

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait Of A Man, c1500-20. Creator: Ridolfo Ghirlandaio

Portrait Of A Man, c1500-20. Creator: Ridolfo Ghirlandaio
Portrait Of A Man, c1500-20

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Self-Portrait, c1875. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Self-Portrait, c1875. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Self-Portrait, c1875. The artist presents himself with unkempt hair and beard, yet smartly dressed in a striped shirt and dark blue necktie

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Christopher Teesdale, major

Christopher Teesdale, major
672683 Christopher Teesdale, major; (add.info.: Christopher Teesdale - Woodbury Major-General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (1 June 1833 - 1 December 1893)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: 19th century mathematical instrument maker

19th century mathematical instrument maker
673332 19th century mathematical instrument maker; (add.info.: a nineteenth century Mathematical Instrument Maker); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Major-General Charles George Gordon, 1833-1885

Major-General Charles George Gordon, 1833-1885
673065 Major-General Charles George Gordon, 1833-1885; (add.info.: Major-General Charles George Gordon (28 January 1833 - 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Arthur Wellesley Peel, politician

Arthur Wellesley Peel, politician
672675 Arthur Wellesley Peel, politician; (add.info.: Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel (3 August 1829 - 24 October 1912)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: William Fergusson (1808-1877)

William Fergusson (1808-1877)
864768 William Fergusson (1808-1877); (add.info.: William Fergusson (1808-1877) Scottish surgeon born at Prestonpans, East Lothian. Surgeon to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (1836)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 - 1882)

Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 - 1882)
2603971 Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 - 1882); (add.info.: Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 - 1882) Italian patriot. In 1860, at the head of his l, 000 Red Shirts, he conquered Sicily and Naples

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Michael Thomas Bass (1799-1884)

Michael Thomas Bass (1799-1884)
864777 Michael Thomas Bass (1799-1884); (add.info.: Beer'. Michael Thomas Bass (1799-1884), English brewer and politician, grandson of the founder of Bass brewery at Burton-on-Trent

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Max Muller (1823-1900)

Max Muller (1823-1900)
864776 Max Muller (1823-1900); (add.info.: (Friedrich) Max Muller (1823-1900) Anglo-German orientalist and philologist, born at Dessau, who moved to England in 1846

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: James John Trevor Lawrence, 2nd Baronet (c1832)

James John Trevor Lawrence, 2nd Baronet (c1832)
864774 James John Trevor Lawrence, 2nd Baronet (c1832); (add.info.: James John Trevor Lawrence, 2nd Baronet (c1832-?) English doctor and horticulturalist

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Philip Magnus (b1843)

Philip Magnus (b1843)
864766 Philip Magnus (b1843); (add.info.: Philip Magnus (b1843) English educationalist, writer and editor. A minister at the West London Synagogue (1866-1880)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Nicholas Ridley (c1500-1555) Bishop of London 1550

Nicholas Ridley (c1500-1555) Bishop of London 1550
864076 Nicholas Ridley (c1500-1555) Bishop of London 1550; (add.info.: Nicholas Ridley (c1500-1555) Bishop of London 1550. English Protestant reformer and martyr writing while in prison

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893)

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893)
863473 Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893); (add.info.: Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893) American Republican statesman, 19th President of the USA (1877-1881)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892)

Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892)
863467 Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892); (add.info.: Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892) Canadian politician. Born in Logieraith, Perthshire, Scotland, he emigrated to Canada in 1842

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton

Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton
863462 Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton; (add.info.: Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton (1809-1885), English poet and Conservative politician

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of David Garrick. 18th century (chromolithograph)

Portrait of David Garrick. 18th century (chromolithograph)
673059 Portrait of David Garrick. 18th century (chromolithograph); (add.info.: David Garrick (19 February 1717 - 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Michel Chevreul

Portrait of Michel Chevreul
673264 Portrait of Michel Chevreul; (add.info.: Michel Eugene Chevreul (31 August 1786 - 9 April 1889) was a French chemist whose work with fatty acids led to early applications in the fields of art

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Robert Stephenson

Portrait of Robert Stephenson
673144 Portrait of Robert Stephenson; (add.info.: Robert Stephenson (16 October 1803 - 12 October 1859) was an English civil engineer, He was the only son of George Stephenson

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: William Forbes, 6th Baronet (1735 - 1806), 1870 (engraving)

William Forbes, 6th Baronet (1735 - 1806), 1870 (engraving)
2603703 William Forbes, 6th Baronet (1735 - 1806), 1870 (engraving); (add.info.: William Forbes, 6th Baronet (1735 - 1806) Scottish banker and philanthropist. A founder of the Union Bank of Scotland

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Uncle Sam (America)

Uncle Sam (America)
2603735 Uncle Sam (America); (add.info.: Uncle Sam (America) in danger of sinking due to President McKinley (Dingley Bill) and his policy on monopolies. Cartoon c1900)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Prince Alexander Michaelovich Gorchakov

Prince Alexander Michaelovich Gorchakov
863582 Prince Alexander Michaelovich Gorchakov; (add.info.: Prince Alexander Michaelovich Gorchakov (1798-1883) Russian statesman and diplomat

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of George Buchanan

Portrait of George Buchanan
865103 Portrait of George Buchanan; (add.info.: George Buchanan (1831-1895) English physician with an interest in the improvement of sanitary conditions

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of AlexAndre Dumas

Portrait of AlexAndre Dumas
673242 Portrait of AlexAndre Dumas; (add.info.: AlexAndre Dumas, fils (27 July 1824 - 27 November 1895) was a French author and dramatist, He was the son of AlexAndre Dumas, pere

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Thomas William Coke (1822-1909)

Thomas William Coke (1822-1909)
864773 Thomas William Coke (1822-1909); (add.info.: Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1822-1909) English landowner, agriculturist and countryman

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Henry John Temple (1784-1865)

Henry John Temple (1784-1865)
864469 Henry John Temple (1784-1865); (add.info.: Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) English politician

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Giuseppe Mazzini

Portrait of Giuseppe Mazzini
673278 Portrait of Giuseppe Mazzini; (add.info.: Giuseppe Mazzini 1805 - 10 March 1872, Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Henry John Rous (1795-1877)

Henry John Rous (1795-1877)
863468 Henry John Rous (1795-1877); (add.info.: Henry John Rous (1795-1877), British admiral and sportsman. He served in the Royal Navy from 1808 until 1838

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-1882)

Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-1882)
863456 Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-1882); (add.info.: Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-1882), British churchman born in Glasgow to Presbyterian parents

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Eminent Builder, Charles James Freake (1814-1884)

Eminent Builder, Charles James Freake (1814-1884)
864765 Eminent Builder, Charles James Freake (1814-1884); (add.info.: An Eminent Builder'. Charles James Freake (1814-1884) notable London builder, developer and philanthropist

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Giuseppe Mazzini

Portrait of Giuseppe Mazzini
673279 Portrait of Giuseppe Mazzini; (add.info.: Giuseppe Mazzini 1805 - 10 March 1872, Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy)

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne
672819 Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne; (add.info.: Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne, 4 July 1804 - 19 May 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer

Background imageGrey Hair Collection: John Bright (1811-1889)

John Bright (1811-1889)
864819 John Bright (1811-1889); (add.info.: John Bright (1811-1889) British radical orator and statesman, born in Rochdale, Lancashire of Quaker parents



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"Embracing the Wisdom of Grey Hair: A Journey through Time and Experience" In this captivating collection of images, we witness the allure and significance of grey hair, symbolizing not only the passage of time but also wisdom gained. Just as John Calvin, a French theologian during the Protestant Reformation, challenged societal norms with his profound ideas, so too does grey hair challenge our perception of beauty. Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa's portrait from 1785 reminds us that even in youthfulness there can be traces of silver strands, hinting at a maturity beyond years. Meanwhile, a cartoon depicts a senior woman standing on one leg in pain from paraesthesia – an image that serves as a reminder that aging brings both physical challenges and resilience. Henry VII's oil painting captures the regality associated with greying locks while Dorothy Jordan's portrait showcases how age can enhance elegance and grace. William Pitt stands tall in his dark jacket and breeches, embodying authority earned through experience. A miserly man counting his money teaches us that wisdom is not solely measured by wealth but rather by understanding life's true values. Wilhelm Friedmann Bach's portrait highlights how talent transcends generations as he follows in his father Johann Sebastian Bach's footsteps. Two businessmen engrossed in documents remind us that grey hair often accompanies business acumen acquired over time. Galileo Galilei’s engraving immortalizes his groundbreaking scientific discoveries made during old age when he sported distinguished silver tresses. Transporting us to Germany in 1878, we encounter an elderly lady dreaming nostalgically about her wedding day—a poignant reflection on cherished memories woven into every strand of her now-grey hair. Finally, "Bei der Zubringerin" takes us back to 1899 Germany where we meet a broker for domestic servants—an embodiment of sage advice passed down through generations.