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Historic Event Collection

"Capturing the Essence of History: A Glimpse into Iconic Moments" In this captivating collage, we embark on a journey through time

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, three distinctive mountain peaks in the Sexten

Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, three distinctive mountain peaks in the Sexten Dolomites seen from WW1 cave shelter, South Tyrol, Italy, October 2019

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Sir Horace Jones HJP01_01_001

Sir Horace Jones HJP01_01_001
TOWER BRIDGE, TOWER HAMLETS, GREATER LONDON. A portrait of Sir Horace Jones seated beside the foundation stone of Tower Bridge

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway

View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway
1198425 View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, 1832 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Hill

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Coronation decorations JRU01_01_092

Coronation decorations JRU01_01_092
THE MALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. A detail of the metalwork crown suspended from a Coronation Arch on the Mall, designed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas)

A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas)
990285 A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas) by Calliano, Rafaelle (1785-1824); 75x135.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Scene from the Trojan Wars)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Coronation Dinner OFH01_01_01_r07_17

Coronation Dinner OFH01_01_01_r07_17
PUTNEY BRIDGE, HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM, GREATER LONDON. A view showing crowds celebrating the occasion of the Coronation Dinner for the Poor of London which was held to mark the delayed coronation of

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Putney toll booth OFH01_01_01_f01_20

Putney toll booth OFH01_01_01_f01_20
Old Putney Bridge, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London. Two images on a single glass plate negative, both showing the the toll keeper

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Royal proclamation JRU01_01_078

Royal proclamation JRU01_01_078
National Westminster Bank, Princes Street, City of London. A view from Cornhill towards the National Westminster Bank, looking over crowds gathered outside the Royal Exchange

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Coronation decorations JRU01_01_017

Coronation decorations JRU01_01_017
ADMIRALTY ARCH, THE MALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. A view of Admiralty Arch, floodlit and featuring decorations for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, viewed from the Mall at night

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Coronation decorations JRU01_01_089

Coronation decorations JRU01_01_089
ADMIRALTY ARCH, THE MALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. Admiralty Arch decorated for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, viewed from the south-west

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The Dead Tiger; Mort du tigre, 1807 (hand-coloured aquatint)

The Dead Tiger; Mort du tigre, 1807 (hand-coloured aquatint)
1196715 The Dead Tiger; Mort du tigre, 1807 (hand-coloured aquatint) by Howitt, Samuel (1756-1822) (after); 46x58.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The looting of a house on the Venetian island of Guidecca during the middle ages, 1855

The looting of a house on the Venetian island of Guidecca during the middle ages, 1855, (oil on canvas)
898871 The looting of a house on the Venetian island of Guidecca during the middle ages, 1855, (oil on canvas) by Robert-Fleury, Joseph-Nicolas (1797-1890); 242x204 cm; Musee des Augustins, Toulouse

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The Second of May, 1884 (oil on canvas)

The Second of May, 1884 (oil on canvas)
989777 The Second of May, 1884 (oil on canvas) by Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923); 62.2x104.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Second of May; El Dos de Mayo)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: French poster to use your gold for victory circa 1914-15

French poster to use your gold for victory circa 1914-15
3032667 French poster to use your gold for victory circa 1914-15 by Faivre, Jules Abel (1867-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: WW1)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Skirmish During the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849, 1881 (oil on canvas)

Skirmish During the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849, 1881 (oil on canvas)
1195776 Skirmish During the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849, 1881 (oil on canvas) by Villevalde, Alexander (1857-after 1906); 116x156 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Villevalde)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The first colour photograph, 1861

The first colour photograph, 1861
6352853 The first colour photograph, 1861 by Maxwell, James Clerk (1831-1879); (add.info.: The first colour photograph, 1861. Composite image by James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Engraving of a child in the womb from A Set of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations

Engraving of a child in the womb from A Set of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations
1764836 Engraving of a child in the womb from A Set of Anatomical Tables, with Explanations, and an Abridgement, of the Practice of Midwifery, 1754 (engraving) by Smellie

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Manila and its Environs: Outing to the Antipolo Fiesta (watercolour with bodycolour)

Manila and its Environs: Outing to the Antipolo Fiesta (watercolour with bodycolour)
1767256 Manila and its Environs: Outing to the Antipolo Fiesta (watercolour with bodycolour) by Lozano, Jose Honorato (c.1815-c.85); 24.7x34.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Manila and its Environs: Going to Mass (watercolour with bodycolour)

Manila and its Environs: Going to Mass (watercolour with bodycolour)
1767254 Manila and its Environs: Going to Mass (watercolour with bodycolour) by Lozano, Jose Honorato (c.1815-c.85); Private Collection; (add.info.: Manila and its Environs: Going to Mass)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Red Star Line, c. 1900 (lithograph in colours)

Red Star Line, c. 1900 (lithograph in colours)
1766912 Red Star Line, c.1900 (lithograph in colours) by Cassiers, Hendrick (1858-1944); Private Collection; (add.info.: Red Star Line. Hendrick Cassiers (1858-1944)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Abraham Lincoln, c. 1860 (platinum print)

Abraham Lincoln, c. 1860 (platinum print)
1766833 Abraham Lincoln, c.1860 (platinum print) by Hesler, Alexander (1823-95); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Lincoln, circa 1860. Platinum print, printed by George B)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Venus and Aeneas, 1874-c. 1919 (w / c on vellum)

Venus and Aeneas, 1874-c. 1919 (w / c on vellum)
1195384 Venus and Aeneas, 1874-c.1919 (w/c on vellum) by English School, (19th century); 33.5x24 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Paris, Place de la Bastille, c. 1922 (oil on canvas)

Paris, Place de la Bastille, c. 1922 (oil on canvas)
825447 Paris, Place de la Bastille, c.1922 (oil on canvas) by Loiseau, Gustave (1865-1935); 50.2x61 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Paris, Place de la Bastille. Gustave Loiseau (1865-1935)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The Gloomy Days of 1776, (oil on canvas)

The Gloomy Days of 1776, (oil on canvas)
650998 The Gloomy Days of 1776, (oil on canvas) by Inness, George Snr. (1825-94); 122x167.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Gloomy Days of 1776. George Inness, Sr. (1825-1894). Oil on canvas

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Fantasies, (oil on canvas)

Fantasies, (oil on canvas)
650433 Fantasies, (oil on canvas) by Ufer, Walter (1876-1936); 106.7x96.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Fantasies. Walter Ufer (1876-1936). Oil on canvas

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The Parting of Lord William and Lady Rachel Russell in 1683

The Parting of Lord William and Lady Rachel Russell in 1683
989988 The Parting of Lord William and Lady Rachel Russell in 1683 (The Last Interview of Lord and Lady Russell), 1852 (oil on canvas) by Lucy

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Napoleons Abdication, c. 1890-1899 (oil on canvas)

Napoleons Abdication, c. 1890-1899 (oil on canvas)
989884 Napoleons Abdication, c.1890-1899 (oil on canvas) by Cain, Georges Jules Auguste (1856-1914); 170.2x140.3 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, c

Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, c
991250 Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, c.1575-1600 (Illuminated manuscript on vellum) by Italian School

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Landing of Henry Hudson, 1608 at Verplanck Point, Near Peekskill, New York

Landing of Henry Hudson, 1608 at Verplanck Point, Near Peekskill, New York
822694 Landing of Henry Hudson, 1608 at Verplanck Point, Near Peekskill, New York, (oil on canvas) by Weir, Robert Walter (1803-89); 84x122 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: A View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Island in the south Seas (The Death of Cook)

A View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Island in the south Seas (The Death of Cook)
828317 A View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Island in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1779 (handcoloured aquatint) by Cleveley, John the Younger (1747-86); 43.2x60.9

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Red Star Line, Antwerpen America, c. 1899 (lithograph in colours)

Red Star Line, Antwerpen America, c. 1899 (lithograph in colours)
1766909 Red Star Line, Antwerpen America, c.1899 (lithograph in colours) by Belgian School, (19th century); 84x51 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Red Star Line, Antwerpen America. Anonymous)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Engraving depicting the Muscle Groups of the Back, 1747 (engraving)

Engraving depicting the Muscle Groups of the Back, 1747 (engraving)
1764834 Engraving depicting the Muscle Groups of the Back, 1747 (engraving) by Wandelaar, Jan (1690-1759); Private Collection; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the Muscle Groups of the Back)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Sounding Reveille, 1865 (oil on canvas)

Sounding Reveille, 1865 (oil on canvas)
1764677 Sounding Reveille, 1865 (oil on canvas) by Homer, Winslow (1836-1910); 133.7x50.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Sounding Reveille. Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Oil on canvas

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: View of Dutch Ship in Harbour, c. 1598-1602 (colour engraving)

View of Dutch Ship in Harbour, c. 1598-1602 (colour engraving)
986043 View of Dutch Ship in Harbour, c.1598-1602 (colour engraving) by Noort, Olivier van (1558-1627) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Gloucester(shire), 1579 (hand-coloured engraving)

Gloucester(shire), 1579 (hand-coloured engraving)
985997 Gloucester(shire), 1579 (hand-coloured engraving) by Saxton, Christopher (c.1542-c.1610); 41.5x55 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gloucester(shire); Glocestriae

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Colonial Meeting; Reunion Colonial, (oil on board)

Colonial Meeting; Reunion Colonial, (oil on board)
824968 Colonial Meeting; Reunion Colonial, (oil on board) by Figari, Pedro (1861-1938); 69x99.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Colonial Meeting; Reunion Colonial. Pedro Figari (1861-1938)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The Relief of Lucknow, and The Triumphant Meeting of Havelock

The Relief of Lucknow, and The Triumphant Meeting of Havelock
1767272 The Relief of Lucknow, and The Triumphant Meeting of Havelock, Outram and Sir Colin Campbell, 1862 (engraving) by Barker

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Manila and its Environs: Mestizos Going to the Fiesta (watercolour with bodycolour)

Manila and its Environs: Mestizos Going to the Fiesta (watercolour with bodycolour)
1767248 Manila and its Environs: Mestizos Going to the Fiesta (watercolour with bodycolour) by Lozano, Jose Honorato (c.1815-c.85); 34.3x29.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru, 1846 (oil on canvas)

Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru, 1846 (oil on canvas)
658327 Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru, 1846 (oil on canvas) by Millais, John Everett (1829-96); 42x49.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: An Exotic Visitor, 1857 (oil on canvas)

An Exotic Visitor, 1857 (oil on canvas)
827070 An Exotic Visitor, 1857 (oil on canvas) by Didier, Jules (1831-92); 81.3x65.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An Exotic Visitor. Jules Didier (1831-1892). Oil on canvas. Painted in 1857

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: German poster advertising the 1906 International Exhibition in Milan organised to

German poster advertising the 1906 International Exhibition in Milan organised to
1770025 German poster advertising the 1906 International Exhibition in Milan organised to celebrate the opening of the transalpine Simplon Tunnel, 1906 (colour lithograph) by Metlicovitz

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: A Cup of Chocolate, 1888 (oil on canvas)

A Cup of Chocolate, 1888 (oil on canvas)
657295 A Cup of Chocolate, 1888 (oil on canvas) by Lavery, John (1856-1941); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Cup of Chocolate. Sir John Lavery (1856-1941). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1888

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Soi-En-Ga-Rah-Ta or King Hendrick, (colour engraving)

Soi-En-Ga-Rah-Ta or King Hendrick, (colour engraving)
1195420 Soi-En-Ga-Rah-Ta or King Hendrick, (colour engraving) by Eastman, Captain Seth (1808-75) (after); 31.2x23.9 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; American, out of copyright

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: The Minute Men, (oil on canvas)

The Minute Men, (oil on canvas)
650361 The Minute Men, (oil on canvas) by Blashfield, Edwin Howland (1848-1936); 65.5x93 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Minute Men. Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936). Oil on canvas

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Completion of the Pacific Railroad - Meeting of Locomotives of the Union

Completion of the Pacific Railroad - Meeting of Locomotives of the Union
1144564 Completion of the Pacific Railroad - Meeting of Locomotives of the Union and Central Pacific Lines: the engineers shake hands, pub

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Captain Cook at the Island of Otaheite, from the Voyages of Captain Cook

Captain Cook at the Island of Otaheite, from the Voyages of Captain Cook
1767265 Captain Cook at the Island of Otaheite, from the Voyages of Captain Cook (watercolour) by Cruikshank, Isaac Robert (1789-1856); 96x14.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Manila and its Environs: A Scene in Town (watercolour with bodycolour)

Manila and its Environs: A Scene in Town (watercolour with bodycolour)
1767258 Manila and its Environs: A Scene in Town (watercolour with bodycolour) by Lozano, Jose Honorato (c.1815-c.85); 34.3x24.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Manila and its Environs)

Background imageHistoric Event Collection: Manila and its Environs: The New Magellans Drive Alongside the Puente de Barcas

Manila and its Environs: The New Magellans Drive Alongside the Puente de Barcas
1767257 Manila and its Environs: The New Magellans Drive Alongside the Puente de Barcas (watercolour with bodycolour) by Lozano



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"Capturing the Essence of History: A Glimpse into Iconic Moments" In this captivating collage, we embark on a journey through time, witnessing various historic events that have shaped our world. Our adventure begins amidst the majestic beauty of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, also known as Drei Zinnen - three distinct mountain peaks in Sexten. These towering giants stand as silent witnesses to centuries of human triumphs and tribulations. Moving forward, we find ourselves transported to Sir Horace Jones' architectural masterpiece; HJP01_01_001 unveils his genius in designing an iconic structure that has become synonymous with London's skyline. The View at St. Rollox Looking South East takes us back to the momentous opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, a pivotal milestone in Scotland's industrial revolution. As we delve deeper into history's tapestry, Coronation decorations JRU01_01_092 come alive before our eyes - intricate designs adorning regal halls during moments of royal ascension. A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas) transports us back to ancient Greece, where heroes clashed and legends were born. Our exploration continues with glimpses into grand banquets fit for kings; Coronation Dinner OFH01_01_01_r07_17 offers a tantalizing glimpse into lavish feasts celebrating new monarchs' coronations. On a different note, Putney toll booth OFH01_01_f01_20 reminds us of simpler times when small structures played significant roles in daily life. Royal proclamations echo through time as Royal proclamation JRU01_01_078 reveals decrees shaping nations and societies alike. Meanwhile, Coronation decorations JRU 0 1 _ 0 1 _017 & JRU 0 1 _0 1 _089 showcase opulent displays honoring newly crowned heads of state.