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Holding Hands Collection

"Holding Hands: A Timeless Gesture of Connection and Unity" In the realm of art, holding hands transcends time and space, capturing the essence of human connection

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Cinema Silhouette

Cinema Silhouette
A couple silhouetted against the bright neon lights of a Granada Cinema. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7045 - Usherette - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Solidarity of Labour: Labours May Day

Solidarity of Labour: Labours May Day, dedicated to the workers of the world. Cartoon of 1890 by Walter Crane (1845 - 1914)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Germany, Bayreuth, The Rhine-daughters, Sketch for scenic design of The Ring of the Nibelungs by

Germany, Bayreuth, The Rhine-daughters, Sketch for scenic design of The Ring of the Nibelungs by Richard Wagner
Hermann Hendrich (1854-1931), The Rhine-daughters, sketch for the scenic design of The Ring of the Nibelungs by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Last of England, 1855. Artist: Ford Madox Brown

The Last of England, 1855. Artist: Ford Madox Brown
The Last of England, 1855. From World Famous Paintings edited by J Grieg Pirie [W.& G. Foyle Ltd. London, 1938]

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Its A Lonely Road; Three children walk hand in hand down the main street of the village

Its A Lonely Road; Three children walk hand in hand down the main street of the village
1940: Three children walk hand in hand down the main street of the village. Original Publication: Picture Post - 339 - Life In A Village - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica, 1855 (oil on canvas)

St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica, 1855 (oil on canvas)
XIR903333 St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica, 1855 (oil on canvas) by Scheffer, Ary (1795-1858); 146.5x114.5 cm; Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: Saint Augustin et sa mAeAšre sainte Monique)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Maldives, Couple walking on beach

Maldives, Couple walking on beach

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Miner statue, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Miner statue, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Princess Charlotte & Prince Leopold, 1816

Princess Charlotte & Prince Leopold, 1816. Returning from the alter, after the marriage ceremony, 2nd May 1816

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: 1960s Surfers Running in the Water

1960s Surfers Running in the Water
Group of surfers running in water with surfboards, smiling. Tom Kelley Archive

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Lancashire Mill Town; Cotton mill worker Alice Nelson sets out for work at the Lilac Mill in Shaw

Lancashire Mill Town; Cotton mill worker Alice Nelson sets out for work at the Lilac Mill in Shaw
Cotton mill worker Alice Nelson sets out for work at the Lilac Mill in Shaw, Lancashire, January 1955. Original publication: Picture Post - 7474 - Cottons Amazing Recovery - pub

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Austria, Vienna, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria at the Annual Viennese ball

Austria, Vienna, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria at the Annual Viennese ball
Wilhelm Gause (1853-1916), Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916) at the Annual Viennese Ball. Detail: the waltz

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Naomi and Ruth, 1887 (oil on canvas)

Naomi and Ruth, 1887 (oil on canvas)
1199590 Naomi and Ruth, 1887 (oil on canvas) by Morgan, Evelyn De (1855-1919); 94x59.7 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Long Engagement, 1859. Artist: Arthur Hughes

The Long Engagement, 1859. Artist: Arthur Hughes
The Long Engagement, 1859. Found in the collection of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Barefoot Dance In The Snow

Barefoot Dance In The Snow
New York, New York: March 8, 1916. Girls of the Marion Morgan School of Dance in Los Angeles perform barefoot in the snow in Central Park

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Man and woman in love holding hands walking on empty sandy shore surrounded by the Indian Ocean

Man and woman in love holding hands walking on empty sandy shore surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa, Africa

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: A Lady Walking in a Garden, standing full length and Holding her Small Child by the Hand

A Lady Walking in a Garden, standing full length and Holding her Small Child by the Hand
651793 A Lady Walking in a Garden, standing full length and Holding her Small Child by the Hand; Possibly a Study for The Richmond Water-Walk, (black chalk and stump)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: St Augustine with his mother St Monica, 1855 (1926). Artist: Ary Scheffer

St Augustine with his mother St Monica, 1855 (1926). Artist: Ary Scheffer
St Augustine with his mother St Monica, 1855 (1926). From An Outline of Christianity, The Story of Our Civilisation, volume 2: Builders of the Church, edited by RG Parsons and AS Peake

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Couple dancing tango on Caminito Street, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province

Couple dancing tango on Caminito Street, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, South America

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Lovers in a Cafe (panel)

Lovers in a Cafe (panel)
XKL85795 Lovers in a Cafe (panel) by Kuehl, Gotthardt Johann (1850-1915); 43x43 cm; Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium; German, out of copyright

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Friends Skating At Lake Placid

Friends Skating At Lake Placid
Lake Placid, New York: December 30, 1926. Three young women from Brooklyn enjoy themselves skating on the rink at the Lake Placid Club

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: A Couple Swing Dancing

A Couple Swing Dancing
United States: c. 1957 A couple swing dancing at a party

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Detail of Attic pottery depicting Hercules, Triton and Maenads dancing, 550 / 530 B. C

Detail of Attic pottery depicting Hercules, Triton and Maenads dancing, 550 / 530 B. C
Detail of Attic pottery depicting Hercules, Triton and Maenads dancing, 550/530 B.C. 6th Century B.C. Italy, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Archaeological Museum), Greek art

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Humanity and the universe, artwork

Humanity and the universe, artwork. Titled A Far Sunset, this artwork shows a silhouetted human couple standing in a shallow sea with mist rising from the surface

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Caring for the elderly, conceptual image

Caring for the elderly, conceptual image
MODEL RELEASED. Caring for the elderly, conceptual image. Close-up of a young person and an elderly person holding hands

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Teapot, Burslem, c. 1790. Creator: Wedgwood

Teapot, Burslem, c. 1790. Creator: Wedgwood
Teapot, Burslem, c. 1790

Background imageHolding Hands 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 imageHolding Hands Collection: Ms Fr 2629 fol. 167 Queen Melisande of Jerusalem (1109-60

Ms Fr 2629 fol. 167 Queen Melisande of Jerusalem (1109-60
BNP159910 Ms Fr 2629 fol.167 Queen Melisande of Jerusalem (1109-60) marrying Fulk V of Anjou (1092-1143), from the Histoire de la conquete of Jerusalem by William of Tyre (c.1130-85) c.1470 (vellum)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: St. Swithin Patron Saint of Umbrella Makers, 1829. Artist: George Cruikshank

St. Swithin Patron Saint of Umbrella Makers, 1829. Artist: George Cruikshank
St. Swithin Patron Saint of Umbrella Makers, 1829. From Scraps & Sketches by George Cruikshank. [George Cruikshank, London, 1829]

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Stafford Children, c1776. (1914). Artist: George Romney

The Stafford Children, c1776. (1914). Artist: George Romney
The Stafford Children, c1776. The five youngest children of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford (1721-1803). After an original work by George Romney (1734-1802)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Union of Earth and Water (Antwerp and the Scheldt), c1618. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

The Union of Earth and Water (Antwerp and the Scheldt), c1618. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
The Union of Earth and Water (Antwerp and the Scheldt), c1618. Rubens, Pieter Paul (1577-1640). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Kennedy and Daughter Caroline

Kennedy and Daughter Caroline
Washington, D.C.: November 26, 1960 President-elect John F.Kennedy takes his daughter Caroline by the hand as they leave home. She will be three tomorrow

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Young couple standing on footbridge, the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica, (B&W)

Young couple standing on footbridge, the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica, (B&W)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Silhouette of couple walking on a sandbank at sunset, Maldives, Indian Ocean, Asia

Silhouette of couple walking on a sandbank at sunset, Maldives, Indian Ocean, Asia

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Old Old Story (colour litho)

The Old Old Story (colour litho)
8634548 The Old Old Story (colour litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Old Old Story)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Jas. Byrne; Bronson Griscom; Phyllis Byrne, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Jas. Byrne; Bronson Griscom; Phyllis Byrne, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Jas. Byrne; Bronson Griscom; Phyllis Byrne, 1913. Shows children at an amateur horse exhibition at Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, Long Island, Oct. 1913.

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Three Graces, 1872. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

The Three Graces, 1872. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
The Three Graces, 1872. The Graces, often three in number, were goddesses who represented such qualities as charm, beauty, and creativity

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Peasant family on the tramp, c.1652. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Peasant family on the tramp, c.1652. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Peasant family on the tramp, c.1652.

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Entombment, plate 11 from The Passion of Christ, 1596. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

The Entombment, plate 11 from The Passion of Christ, 1596. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
The Entombment, plate 11 from The Passion of Christ, 1596.

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Thanksgiving Maskers, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Thanksgiving Maskers, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Thanksgiving Maskers, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Portrait Of Mrs. Cyrus J. Lawrence With Her Grandson R. Lawrence Oakley, c1898

Portrait Of Mrs. Cyrus J. Lawrence With Her Grandson R. Lawrence Oakley, c1898. Creator: Mary Cassatt
Portrait Of Mrs. Cyrus J. Lawrence With Her Grandson R. Lawrence Oakley, c1898. Emily Lawrence is shown interrupting her knitting to grasp her grandson's hand as he leans over the back of her

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Power Of Justice, c1788. Creator: George Morland

The Power Of Justice, c1788. Creator: George Morland
The Power Of Justice, c1788. Shows a poor weaver being taken to debtor's prison by an officer of the law. The weaver is leaving behind his distressed wife and two children

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The Young Captive, 1832. Creator: Ary Scheffer

The Young Captive, 1832. Creator: Ary Scheffer
The Young Captive, 1832.

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Love is love

Love is love
Gigi Rosado

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Love message from sea to sea (colour litho)

Love message from sea to sea (colour litho)
8635421 Love message from sea to sea (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Love message from sea to sea, greetings card)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: French birthday card with floral elements, 1900

French birthday card with floral elements, 1900
3665748 French birthday card with floral elements, 1900; (add.info.: French birthday card with floral elements 1900.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: The visitation (oil on canvas)

The visitation (oil on canvas)
8712007 The visitation (oil on canvas) by Jacobsz or Jacobs, Lambert (c.1598-1636); Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Niva, Denmark; (add.info.: By Lambert Jacobsz The Virgin Mary visiting her older cousin)

Background imageHolding Hands Collection: Mains Fleuries

Mains Fleuries
Laura Gervais



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"Holding Hands: A Timeless Gesture of Connection and Unity" In the realm of art, holding hands transcends time and space, capturing the essence of human connection. From the enchanting Cinema Silhouette to St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica depicted in a heartfelt embrace in 1855, these masterpieces remind us of the power held within our grasp. Ford Madox Brown's "The Last of England" portrays a couple tightly clutching each other's hands as they face an uncertain future together. Similarly, "It's A Lonely Road" showcases three children finding solace in one another as they navigate life's challenges hand in hand down a village street. The Solidarity of Labour is beautifully symbolized by workers joining hands on May Day, their unity echoing through generations. The Miner statue stands tall in Tonypandy, Wales, representing resilience and strength found when communities hold hands during times of struggle. From exotic shores to tranquil gardens, love knows no bounds. In the Maldives' sandy beaches or Germany's Bayreuth where Rhine-daughters intertwine their fingers while dancing to Wagner's melodies; holding hands becomes a universal language that speaks volumes about affection and trust. Even historical figures like Princess Charlotte & Prince Leopold knew the significance behind this simple act - it represents support and companionship throughout life’s journey. And let us not forget those carefree days when 1960s surfers ran into crashing waves hand-in-hand with unspoken camaraderie. Yet amidst industrial landscapes like Lancashire Mill Town or cotton mill worker Alice Nelson setting out for work at Lilac Mill; holding hands takes on deeper meaning - it signifies solidarity among laborers fighting for better conditions and fair treatment. In every stroke of paint or click of a camera shutter lies an ode to humanity’s desire for connection – reminding us that regardless of time or place, holding hands remains an enduring symbol that binds hearts together.