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Misfortune Collection

"Misfortune: A Collage of Unfortunate Events" Coal Truck Crash: Amidst the chaos, a trail of blackened despair marks the collision between fate and misfortune

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Showjumper falling head-first off bucking horse

Showjumper falling head-first off bucking horse

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Coal Truck Crash

Coal Truck Crash
December 1923: A lorry delivering coal, which has skidded off the road and crashed into the railings outside a house. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling

Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling with fragments falling apart. Airbrush illustration

Background imageMisfortune Collection: The Sygna

The Sygna is located on Stockton Beach and is the largest shipwreck ever to be washed up on the eastern coast of Sygna wreck off Stockton Beach Australia

Background imageMisfortune Collection: September - Cockney Sportsmen

September - Cockney Sportsmen
A group of Cockney sportsmen, out in the wilds of east London, causing chaos as they try to shoot birds. Even their retrieving dogs would rather fight amongst themselves

Background imageMisfortune Collection: A herd of dinosaurs walk past a flying saucer lodged into the ground

A herd of dinosaurs walk past a flying saucer lodged into the ground
A herd of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period, walk past a giant flying saucer lodged into the ground after a bad landing

Background imageMisfortune Collection: 'Appy dossers'(engraving)

"Appy dossers"(engraving)
3101281 " Appy dossers" (engraving) by Bernard, Frederick L. (1846-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Appy dossers")

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Poor children in an attic (engraving)

Poor children in an attic (engraving)
3101267 Poor children in an attic (engraving) by Bernard, Frederick L. (1846-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: Poor children in an attic)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Man riding a penny farthing into a canal (chromolitho)

Man riding a penny farthing into a canal (chromolitho)
2817016 Man riding a penny farthing into a canal (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man riding a penny farthing into a canal)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Naked woman sitting Study for 'Scene de guerre au Middle Ages'

Naked woman sitting Study for "Scene de guerre au Middle Ages"
JLJ4613731 Naked woman sitting Study for " Scene de guerre au Middle Ages" Drawing by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Dim. 0, 27 x 0, 31 m Paris

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho)

Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho)
5999919 Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Argument as a street seller's cart has been knocked over by a tram (colour litho)

Argument as a street seller's cart has been knocked over by a tram (colour litho)
6033733 Argument as a street seller's cart has been knocked over by a tram (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Two men arguing over chickens (colour litho)

Two men arguing over chickens (colour litho)
6033732 Two men arguing over chickens (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Two men arguing over chickens)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Man run over by chauffeur driven car (colour litho)

Man run over by chauffeur driven car (colour litho)
6033747 Man run over by chauffeur driven car (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man run over by chauffeur driven car)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Maalesh! (Too bad!), Egyptian policeman spotting a basket that has fallen off the back of a donkey

Maalesh! (Too bad!), Egyptian policeman spotting a basket that has fallen off the back of a donkey cart carrying Muslim
6032475 Maalesh! (Too bad!), Egyptian policeman spotting a basket that has fallen off the back of a donkey cart carrying Muslim women (colour litho) by European School

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Detail of ' Ecce Homo' (This is the Man) (an expression used by Pontius Pilate (Pontius Pilatius)

Detail of " Ecce Homo" (This is the Man) (an expression used by Pontius Pilate (Pontius Pilatius)
VEN5033957 Detail of " Ecce Homo" (This is the Man) (an expression used by Pontius Pilate (Pontius Pilatius) in the translation of the Vulgate of the Gospel of John (19)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Expedition exploring Alaska in late 19th Century

Expedition exploring Alaska in late 19th Century
673470 Expedition exploring Alaska in late 19th Century; (add.info.: Expedition exploring Alaska, late 19th Century); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Young widow Anonymous painting of the 19th century

Young widow Anonymous painting of the 19th century
JEB4960194 Young widow Anonymous painting of the 19th century.; (add.info.: Young widow Anonymous painting of the 19th century.); © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageMisfortune Collection: A Savage Lesson, 1606 (litho)

A Savage Lesson, 1606 (litho)
8660973 A Savage Lesson, 1606 (litho) by Burton, H. M. (20th Century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Savage Lesson, 1606)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: 8626794

8626794

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Winston Churchill in a wheelchair, 1931 (b/w photo)

Winston Churchill in a wheelchair, 1931 (b/w photo)
8626554 Winston Churchill in a wheelchair, 1931 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Myths and legends: Pandora too curious opens the box despite the ban

Myths and legends: Pandora too curious opens the box despite the ban and frees less demons from the box containing all
NWI4930176 Myths and legends: Pandora too curious opens the box despite the ban and frees less demons from the box containing all the ills of humanity

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Henriette Rosine Bernard aka Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) in the role of the Duke of Reichstadt in

Henriette Rosine Bernard aka Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) in the role of the Duke of Reichstadt in "the
PCT4257851 Henriette Rosine Bernard aka Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) in the role of the Duke of Reichstadt in "the Aiglon", play by Edmond Rostand (b/w photo); © Patrice Cartier

Background imageMisfortune Collection: 8627010

8627010

Background imageMisfortune Collection: In memory of Nelson, early 19th century (painted silk inserted in a copper medallion)

In memory of Nelson, early 19th century (painted silk inserted in a copper medallion)
MMM5475517 In memory of Nelson, early 19th century (painted silk inserted in a copper medallion); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: In memory of Nelson (Horatio, 1758-1805)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Portrait of old Provencal woman She is in mourning. Anonymous painting of the 19th century

Portrait of old Provencal woman She is in mourning. Anonymous painting of the 19th century. Musee Ziem, Martigues
JEB4959776 Portrait of old Provencal woman She is in mourning. Anonymous painting of the 19th century. Musee Ziem, Martigues; Musee Ziem, Martigues

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)

Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)
8638771 Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving) by Bennett, Charles Henry (1828-67) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Dora's misfortune (engraving)

Dora's misfortune (engraving)
8645904 Dora's misfortune (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dora's misfortune)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Phil May sketch (colour litho)

Phil May sketch (colour litho)
8635933 Phil May sketch (colour litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: One of the set of Phil May Sketches, issued by Fry's Chocolates in c.1905.); © Look and Learn

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Illustration of the adventures of Don Quixote written by Cervantes, 1848 (engraving)

Illustration of the adventures of Don Quixote written by Cervantes, 1848 (engraving)
PCT4271784 Illustration of the adventures of Don Quixote written by Cervantes, 1848 (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Misfortune in the Tulip Hall: Dr Syntax falls over, is bitten by dog, loses wig

Misfortune in the Tulip Hall: Dr Syntax falls over, is bitten by dog, loses wig
531319 Misfortune in the Tulip Hall: Dr Syntax falls over, is bitten by dog, loses wig and has head watered by agitated hostess, and gardener holding watering can looks on in amazement

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Henriette Rosine Bernard aka Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) as 'The Lady of Camellias' by Alexandre

Henriette Rosine Bernard aka Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) as "The Lady of Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas Jr
PCT4257920 Henriette Rosine Bernard aka Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) as "The Lady of Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas Jr. (b/w photo); © Patrice Cartier. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Infortunium (The Misfortune), 1541. Creator: Beham, Hans Sebald (1500-1550)

Infortunium (The Misfortune), 1541. Creator: Beham, Hans Sebald (1500-1550)
Infortunium (The Misfortune), 1541. Private Collection

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Just one of these days

Just one of these days
Andreas Klesse

Background imageMisfortune Collection: The Peasant's Misfortune, after c.1619. Creator: Unknown

The Peasant's Misfortune, after c.1619. Creator: Unknown
The Peasant's Misfortune, after c.1619

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Scene from 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Scene from "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "In stagnant blackness they waited through an interval which seemed endless", 1891. From "The Graphic

Background imageMisfortune Collection: A Canoeing Incident at the Seaside, 1891. Creator: G Durand

A Canoeing Incident at the Seaside, 1891. Creator: G Durand
A Canoeing Incident at the Seaside, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Victorian comic strip, story of a fisherman, 1890s

Victorian comic strip, story of a fisherman, 1890s
Vintage engraving of a Victorian comic strip, story of a fisherman, 1890s, 19th Century

Background imageMisfortune Collection: In Greek mythology the inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus used wings of wax to fly

In Greek mythology the inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus used wings of wax to fly, but Icarus flew too close to the sun

Background imageMisfortune Collection: In Greek mythology, Pandora disobeyed Zeus and opened the box that contained all of the evils of

In Greek mythology, Pandora disobeyed Zeus and opened the box that contained all of the evils of the world

Background imageMisfortune Collection: The opening of the fifth and sixth seals, 1522 (engraving)

The opening of the fifth and sixth seals, 1522 (engraving)
1578227 The opening of the fifth and sixth seals, 1522 (engraving) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); (add.info.: Martin Luther: Preface to the Revelation of John ( 1522)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: CAPTAIN JAMES LOWRY

CAPTAIN JAMES LOWRY Sea-captain who had the misfortune to flog one of his seamen to death, whereupon he himself had the misfortune to be hanged. Date: ? - 1752

Background imageMisfortune Collection: JEANNE-MARIE ROLAND

JEANNE-MARIE ROLAND French revolutionary who, having the misfortune to be the wrong kind of revolutionary, dies by the guillotine Date: 1754 - 1793

Background imageMisfortune Collection: The plague strikes Egypt: Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866

The plague strikes Egypt: Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866
3665745 The plague strikes Egypt: Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866 by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: The plague strikes Egypt: Illustration from the Dore Bible 1866)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: The Trojan War: Achilles Tent, c. 1470 (tapestry)

The Trojan War: Achilles Tent, c. 1470 (tapestry)
CUL4897599 The Trojan War: Achilles Tent, c.1470 (tapestry) by Master of Coetivy, (Henri de Vulcop) (fl.1450-75); 467x690 cm; (add.info.: The Trojan War: Achilles Tent. ca. 1470. Detail of Hector)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Flying boat rescuing a downed aviator at sea (colour litho)

Flying boat rescuing a downed aviator at sea (colour litho)
6015384 Flying boat rescuing a downed aviator at sea (colour litho) by Tennant, C. Dudley (1867-1952) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Flying boat rescuing a downed aviator at sea)

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho)

Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho)
2796100 Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho) by Bac, Ferdinand Sigismund (1859-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for Le Rire, 9 August 1902.); © Look and Learn

Background imageMisfortune Collection: Railway Accident and Derailing in North America Engraving, 1887

Railway Accident and Derailing in North America Engraving, 1887
Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Illustration of Railway Accident and Derailing in North America Engraving, 1887



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"Misfortune: A Collage of Unfortunate Events" Coal Truck Crash: Amidst the chaos, a trail of blackened despair marks the collision between fate and misfortune. The Sygna: Once a majestic vessel, now an epitome as it lies helplessly on its side, defeated by the unforgiving sea. Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling: Our world teeters on the brink of calamity as humanity's actions leave scars upon Mother Nature's fragile embrace. Naked woman sitting Study for "Scene de guerre au Middle Ages": Vulnerability exposed amidst a backdrop of conflict, reflecting the tragic consequences that often accompany historical misfortunes. September - Cockney Sportsmen: In this whimsical scene, even jovial sportsmen cannot escape life's twists and turns; their laughter concealing hidden sorrows beneath their cheerful facade. Showjumper falling head-first off bucking horse: Gravity triumphs over grace in this heart-stopping moment where dreams shatter against the cruel reality of an unexpected fall from grace. Man riding a penny farthing into a canal (chromolitho): An ill-fated journey unfolds as antiquity meets disaster when one man's ride takes an unforeseen turn into murky waters below. A herd of dinosaurs walk past a flying saucer lodged into the ground: Time itself seems to mock these prehistoric giants as they unknowingly pass by evidence of extraterrestrial intervention – another twist in their already unfortunate existence. CAPTAIN JAMES LOWRY & JEANNE-MARIE ROLAND: Two names etched in history books forever marked by tragedy; tales woven with loss and sacrifice that remind us how even great individuals can succumb to misfortune's grip. The plague strikes Egypt: Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866.