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Mary Collection

Mary, a name that echoes through history with grace and significance

Background imageMary Collection: The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose, Tudor ship, built in 1510. In service for 34 years, it sank in 1545. Discovered in 1971 it was successfully raised from the sea bed in 1982 amid much publicity. Date: 1982

Background imageMary Collection: Fairy Revels

Fairy Revels
Enchanting illustration showing fairies dancing in a ring underneath a toadstool while pixies, elves and sprites watch and hold lamps. c.1925

Background imageMary Collection: The Annunciation, 1898. Artist: Tanner, Henry Ossawa (1859-1937)

The Annunciation, 1898. Artist: Tanner, Henry Ossawa (1859-1937)
The Annunciation, 1898. Found in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Background imageMary Collection: The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico

The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico
The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). A print after the fresco in the Museo di San Marco dell Angelico, Florence, from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co

Background imageMary Collection: Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole
Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881), Jamaican born British Crimean War nurse, portrait. Also known as Mother Seacole

Background imageMary Collection: Suffragette Flora Drummond Tartan

Suffragette Flora Drummond Tartan. Flora Drummond (1879-1949) wearing a tartan shawl, arm raised, may be doing The Highland Fling Probably taken when Scottish suffragettes welcomed Mary Phillips

Background imageMary Collection: MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699 / 1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager

MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699 / 1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager
MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699/1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager, testifying before the magistrates of Boston to urge them not to persecute innocent people

Background imageMary Collection: MARY TODD LINCOLN (1818-1882). Wife of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln

MARY TODD LINCOLN (1818-1882). Wife of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln
MARY TODD LINCOLN (1818-1882). Wife of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln

Background imageMary Collection: Mary of Seven Sorrows

Mary of Seven Sorrows
Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows

Background imageMary Collection: William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA

William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA. Date c1902

Background imageMary Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots in a red costume

Mary, Queen of Scots in a red costume
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a striking red costume

Background imageMary Collection: Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship

Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship
Poster by Turner of the Cunard liner, the Queen Mary

Background imageMary Collection: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageMary Collection: The nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, quite contrary

The nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, quite contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Silver bells and cockle-shells, and pretty maids all in a row. Date: c. 1930

Background imageMary Collection: EYCK, Jan van (1390-1441); EYCK, Hubert van (1370-1426)

EYCK, Jan van (1390-1441); EYCK, Hubert van (1370-1426). The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. 1425-1432. BELGIUM. Ghent. Saint Bavo Cathedral

Background imageMary Collection: Holy Infant of Prague

Holy Infant of Prague
The miraculous Holy Infant of Prague was revealed by his mother Mary to Saint Cyril of the Mother of God, a barefoot Carmelite monk, at Prague, in the 9th century

Background imageMary Collection: THE SUPREMES, c1963. American vocal trio. From left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson

THE SUPREMES, c1963. American vocal trio. From left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross in performance

Background imageMary Collection: OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934

OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934. Painting, 1934, by William McDowell

Background imageMary Collection: St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London

St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London. circa 1905

Background imageMary Collection: King Henry VIII and his three wife and children

King Henry VIII and his three wife and children
King Henry VIII (1491 - 1547), England Royalty, reigned (1509 1547) with three of his wifes and children. (Left to right) wives Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Parr, children Princess Elizabeth

Background imageMary Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland -- the inscription below reads Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Widow of Francois II, King of France. The portrait shows her in mourning dress

Background imageMary Collection: Mary, Lady Heveningham, c1532-1543 (1945). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Mary, Lady Heveningham, c1532-1543 (1945). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Mary, Lady Heveningham, c1532-1543 (1945). Mary Shelton (1510/15-1570/71), wife of Sir Anthony Heveningham, daughter of Sir John Shelton, and cousin of Queen Anne

Background imageMary Collection: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci drawing, mary and Jesus & John baptist as child, Italy

Background imageMary Collection: Chromolithograph Devotional Card - The Virgin Mary

Chromolithograph Devotional Card - The Virgin Mary 1911

Background imageMary Collection: Coronation of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of Fatima, Fatima, Estremadura, Portugal, Europe

Coronation of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of Fatima, Fatima, Estremadura, Portugal, Europe

Background imageMary Collection: I hope Mr. Bingley will like it, illustration from Pride & Prejudice

I hope Mr. Bingley will like it, illustration from Pride & Prejudice
XJF451372 I hope Mr. Bingley will like it, illustration from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, edition published in 1894 (engraving) by Thomson, Hugh (1860-1920); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr)

Background imageMary Collection: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 - 1851), British writer best known for Frankenstein, and second wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageMary Collection: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their Children

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their Children
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Consort Albert (1819-1961) and their Family (from top left, going across and then down): Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa)

Background imageMary Collection: Whitley Bay Lighthouse

Whitley Bay Lighthouse
The lighthouse on St. Marys Island, off Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England. Built in 1898, it was in use until 1984. Date: built 1898

Background imageMary Collection: Icon of Mary and saints Theodoros and Georgios with angels. 6th cent. St Catherines Monastery

Icon of Mary and saints Theodoros and Georgios with angels. 6th cent. St Catherines Monastery, Sinai. EGYPT. NOTE: This image avail. up to 100MB. Call for details

Background imageMary Collection: The Light Dragoons 1790 - 1992

The Light Dragoons 1790 - 1992
The evolving uniform of The Light Dragoons. From Left - 13th Light Dragoons 1790, 18th Light Dragoons 1810, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Marys Own) 1930, The Light Dragoons 1st December 1992

Background imageMary Collection: Garabandal Apparition

Garabandal Apparition
The Virgin Mary as supposedly seen by the visionaries at Garabandal, northern Spain

Background imageMary Collection: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, by Godong

Visitation of the Virgin Mary to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, by Godong
Greek Orthodox icon depicting the Visitation, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Background imageMary Collection: QUEEN MARY

QUEEN MARY
Cunard White Star liner - at the time, both the largest and the fastest ship of her kind in the world, with accommodation for 5000 passengers. Date: launched 26 Sept. 1934

Background imageMary Collection: Notre Dame De Lourdes

Notre Dame De Lourdes
The Virgin Mary as supposedly seen by Bernadette - a highly romanticised Italian depiction

Background imageMary Collection: The Virgin Orans, c. 1037. Artist: Byzantine Master

The Virgin Orans, c. 1037. Artist: Byzantine Master
The Virgin Orans, c. 1037. Found in the collection of the Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kiev

Background imageMary Collection: St Marys Church, Eastbourne, Sussex

St Marys Church, Eastbourne, Sussex. 1808

Background imageMary Collection: Royal crowns and sceptre

Royal crowns and sceptre
Symbols of imperial Majesty: St Edwards Crown, with 444 precious stones, remains one of the senior Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, being the official coronation crown

Background imageMary Collection: Painting of the Visitation in the Visitation church in Ein Kerem, Israel, Middle East

Painting of the Visitation in the Visitation church in Ein Kerem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageMary Collection: Our Lady of Fatima, Fatima, Estremadura, Portugal, Europe

Our Lady of Fatima, Fatima, Estremadura, Portugal, Europe

Background imageMary Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting Christs birth, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox icon depicting Christs birth, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Background imageMary Collection: Early 12th Century Frescoes in Bet Maryam, St. Marys Church, Lalibela

Early 12th Century Frescoes in Bet Maryam, St. Marys Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageMary Collection: Mary, Russian Icon

Mary, Russian Icon
Mary and Jesus, with attendant angels, as depicted in a Russian icon

Background imageMary Collection: Mary / Czestochowa

Mary / Czestochowa
depicted as OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA, Poland

Background imageMary Collection: Bernadette and Mary

Bernadette and Mary
The Virgin Mary reveals to Bernadette Soubirous that she is the Immaculate Conception Date: 25 March 1858

Background imageMary Collection: Mary Queen of Scots / Golf

Mary Queen of Scots / Golf
Mary Queen of Scots playing golf at Saint Andrews, Scotland Date: 1563

Background imageMary Collection: Jesus Appears to Mary

Jesus Appears to Mary
Jesus appears, after his death, to Mary Magdalen

Background imageMary Collection: Colour Woodcut print

Colour Woodcut print. Florence Mary Anderson / Molly MacArthur (1893-1972) had two distinct styles of illustration. From the middle of the 1920s



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Mary, a name that echoes through history with grace and significance. From Mary Seacole's unwavering dedication to nursing during the Crimean War, to Queen Mary of England who left an indelible mark on her reign. The majestic Cunard cruise ship, named after Queen Mary herself, sails across vast oceans carrying dreams and adventures. In contrast, we find solace in the sorrowful tale of Seven Sorrows, whose resilience in the face of tragedy inspires us all. At William and Mary College in Williamsburg, VA, knowledge blooms as students embrace their education with passion and determination. Recalling childhood memories, we hum along to the nursery rhyme 'Mary, Mary quite contrary, ' reminding us of innocence lost but never forgotten. Across borders lies another queen - Mary Stuart or better known as Mary Queen of Scots - whose story captivates hearts even today. Delving into science's wonders brings us closer to the remarkable discoveries made by paleontologist Mary Anning. Her groundbreaking work reshaped our understanding of prehistoric life forever. History whispers tales of King Henry VIII and his three wives and children; a tumultuous era filled with love and betrayal that shaped nations' destinies. The haunting remains of The Mary Rose remind us how time can preserve both triumphs and tragedies alike. Through vibrant colour woodcut prints crafted by Jan van Eyck & Hubert van Eyck emerges a princess looking into her mirror; reflecting not only her beauty but also her inner strength. As we ponder upon these diverse facets encompassed within one name – 'Mary, ' it becomes clear that this simple yet profound moniker has woven itself intricately into humanity's tapestry.