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"Nobles: A Glimpse into Europe's Illustrious Past" Step back in time and explore the world of nobles, as we embark on a captivating journey through history

Background imageNobles Collection: Battle of Tewkesbury

Battle of Tewkesbury
Nobles of the Houses of York and Lancaster battle at Tewkesbury

Background imageNobles Collection: Map / Europe / France C1000

Map / Europe / France C1000
France in feudal times, with the country allotted to various nobles who bore more or less allegiance to the king, whose acquisitions are shown in map lower left

Background imageNobles Collection: Edward VI (1537-1553), 1537-53 (oil on panel)

Edward VI (1537-1553), 1537-53 (oil on panel)
7305789 Edward VI (1537-1553), 1537-53 (oil on panel) by Scrots, Guillaume (fl.1537-53) (follower of); 38x31 cm; Parham House, West Sussex

Background imageNobles Collection: Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, England. 1880 (engraving)

Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, England. 1880 (engraving)
7233419 Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, England. 1880 (engraving) by Lydon, Alexander Francis (1836-1917) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, England)

Background imageNobles Collection: Elizabeth Wray, Baroness Norris, c. 1638, overpainted c. 1645 (oil on canvas)

Elizabeth Wray, Baroness Norris, c. 1638, overpainted c. 1645 (oil on canvas)
1764008 Elizabeth Wray, Baroness Norris, c.1638, overpainted c.1645 (oil on canvas) by Hayls, John (fl.1651-76); The Geffrye Museum of the Home, London, UK; (add.info.: Elizabeth Wray)

Background imageNobles Collection: Knights at Crecy Battle

Knights at Crecy Battle
After the battle of Crecy, the English knights pursue the French off the field of battle and take many nobles prisoner, who are afterwards obliged to pay ransom

Background imageNobles Collection: Detail of The Entry of Louis XIV (1638-1715) and Maria Theresa (1638-83) into Arras

Detail of The Entry of Louis XIV (1638-1715) and Maria Theresa (1638-83) into Arras, 30th July 1667, c
XIR205466 Detail of The Entry of Louis XIV (1638-1715) and Maria Theresa (1638-83) into Arras, 30th July 1667, c.1685 (oil on canvas) by Meulen

Background imageNobles Collection: French noble in formal clothes, 1808. 1825 (lithograph)

French noble in formal clothes, 1808. 1825 (lithograph)
7236918 French noble in formal clothes, 1808. 1825 (lithograph) by Lecomte, Hippolyte (1781-1857); Private Collection; (add.info.: French noble in formal clothes, 1808)

Background imageNobles Collection: Milton Abbey, Dorsetshire, England. 1880 (engraving)

Milton Abbey, Dorsetshire, England. 1880 (engraving)
7233414 Milton Abbey, Dorsetshire, England. 1880 (engraving) by Lydon, Alexander Francis (1836-1917) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Milton Abbey, Dorsetshire, England)

Background imageNobles Collection: Lord Ninian Stuart (with cigarette) at the football match between Cardiff City

Lord Ninian Stuart (with cigarette) at the football match between Cardiff City and Swansea 23rd November 1908

Background imageNobles Collection: The 9th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough attend the wedding of Lord Porchester

The 9th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough attend the wedding of Lord Porchester and his bride Miss Catherine Wendell at St. Margaret s, Westminster

Background imageNobles Collection: Becky Blandford Wife of Marquis of Blandford Jamie Blandford

Becky Blandford Wife of Marquis of Blandford Jamie Blandford

Background imageNobles Collection: Marquis of Blandford marries Becky Few Brown at St Mary Magdalen Church in Woodstock

Marquis of Blandford marries Becky Few Brown at St Mary Magdalen Church in Woodstock Oxfordshire Dbase

Background imageNobles Collection: Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster September 1976 P005493

Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster September 1976 P005493

Background imageNobles Collection: Mohamed Al Fayed with Earl Spencer and Countess Spencer 13th March 1990

Mohamed Al Fayed with Earl Spencer and Countess Spencer 13th March 1990

Background imageNobles Collection: Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination)

Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination)
2902709 Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination) by German School, (14th century); (add.info.: Medieval songbook; Whether the mountain of consolation in the Swiss Aargau was)

Background imageNobles Collection: The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas)

The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas)
XOS5884038 The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas) by Guerin, Pierre (1774-1833); 52x80 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageNobles Collection: Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination)

Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination)
2902678 Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination) by German School, (14th century); (add.info.: Medieval songbook; The minstrel Kristan (or Christian)

Background imageNobles Collection: Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination)

Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination)
2902612 Illustration from a medieval songbook, 14th century (illumination) by German School, (14th century); (add.info.: Medieval songbook; The minstrel pictured here is probably Herrand II of)

Background imageNobles Collection: Portrait de Lady Elizabeth Conyngham (1769-1861) (oil on canvas)

Portrait de Lady Elizabeth Conyngham (1769-1861) (oil on canvas)
7335674 Portrait de Lady Elizabeth Conyngham (1769-1861) (oil on canvas) by Lawrence, Thomas (1769-1830); Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Background imageNobles Collection: Statue of Margaret III and Catherine of Alexandria, 14th century (sculpture)

Statue of Margaret III and Catherine of Alexandria, 14th century (sculpture)
8617804 Statue of Margaret III and Catherine of Alexandria, 14th century (sculpture) by Sluter, Claus (fl.1379-1405/06) (after); Cite de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris

Background imageNobles Collection: Japanese fan painter

Japanese fan painter
3788298 Japanese fan painter; (add.info.: Japanese fan painter, mid to late Meiji period (1868-1912). When Japan opened its borders in 1853, its refined arts, such as fan painting

Background imageNobles Collection: World War I: Reception of Frederick II, Grand Duke

World War I: Reception of Frederick II, Grand Duke
3786923 World War I: Reception of Frederick II, Grand Duke; (add.info.: World War I: Reception of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg)

Background imageNobles Collection: Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
3783610 Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; (add.info.: Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig - portrait. Senior officer during World War I and commander of British Expeditionary Force)

Background imageNobles Collection: Portrait of the Widow Comtesse Jean-Henri-Louis Greffulhe in a Landscape, 1825 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of the Widow Comtesse Jean-Henri-Louis Greffulhe in a Landscape, 1825 (oil on canvas)
7444452 Portrait of the Widow Comtesse Jean-Henri-Louis Greffulhe in a Landscape, 1825 (oil on canvas) by Vernet, Emile Jean Horace (1789-1863); 46 x 38.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNobles Collection: Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester. Portrait. (print)

Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester. Portrait. (print)
7419921 Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester. Portrait. (print) by Zincke, Christian Friedrich (1685-1767) (after); (add.info.: Sir Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester, 1697 - 1759. English patron of the arts)

Background imageNobles Collection: Matron from Mantua, 1895 (engraving)

Matron from Mantua, 1895 (engraving)
7202970 Matron from Mantua, 1895 (engraving) by Vecellio, Cesare (c.1521-1601); Private Collection; (add.info.: Matron from Mantua ( Mantova ) Italy.Engraved by Cesare Vecellio ( 1530-1601)

Background imageNobles Collection: Baroness from Napoli, Italy, 1895 (engraving)

Baroness from Napoli, Italy, 1895 (engraving)
7202969 Baroness from Napoli, Italy, 1895 (engraving) by Vecellio, Cesare (c.1521-1601); Private Collection; (add.info.: Baroness from Napoli, Italy)

Background imageNobles Collection: An Italian ball, 1590, 1895 (engraving)

An Italian ball, 1590, 1895 (engraving)
JAB4121513 An Italian ball, 1590, 1895 (engraving) by Franco, Giacomo (1550-1620) (after); (add.info.: An Italian ball. Engraving by Giacomo Franco (circa 1550-1620) from 1590

Background imageNobles Collection: Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower, 1836 (engraving)

Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower, 1836 (engraving)
JAB4120691 Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower, 1836 (engraving) by Delaroche, Hippolyte (Paul) (1797-1856) (after); (add.info.: Edward V (1470-1483) and Richard of York (or Plantagenet)

Background imageNobles Collection: Philippe Duc d'Orleans known as 'The Regent', 1837 (marble sculpture)

Philippe Duc d'Orleans known as "The Regent", 1837 (marble sculpture)
7423031 Philippe Duc d'Orleans known as "The Regent", 1837 (marble sculpture) by Bra, Theophile Francois Marcel (1797-1863); Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon

Background imageNobles Collection: Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros answers the nobles. (print)

Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros answers the nobles. (print)
7419885 Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros answers the nobles. (print) by Ward, William (1766-1826) (after); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageNobles Collection: Monsieur Philippe I, Duke of Orleans. Portrait. (print)

Monsieur Philippe I, Duke of Orleans. Portrait. (print)
7419913 Monsieur Philippe I, Duke of Orleans. Portrait. (print) by Le Brun, Charles (1619-90) (after); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageNobles Collection: M for Magician and Marquise, around 1920 (print)

M for Magician and Marquise, around 1920 (print)
8600178 M for Magician and Marquise, around 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume", Hachette, publisher)

Background imageNobles Collection: Portrait of Lady Selina Meade (1797-1872) (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Lady Selina Meade (1797-1872) (oil on canvas)
8610238 Portrait of Lady Selina Meade (1797-1872) (oil on canvas) by Lawrence, Thomas (1769-1830); 76.5 x 63.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: half-length, in an ivory satin dress)

Background imageNobles Collection: Procession for Emperor Charles VII following the coronation, (print)

Procession for Emperor Charles VII following the coronation, (print)
8101320 Procession for Emperor Charles VII following the coronation, (print) by German School, (18th century); (add.info)

Background imageNobles Collection: Folk festival during the coronation of Charles VII, Frankfurt, Germany (print)

Folk festival during the coronation of Charles VII, Frankfurt, Germany (print)
8101316 Folk festival during the coronation of Charles VII, Frankfurt, Germany (print) by German School, (18th century); (add.info)

Background imageNobles Collection: Study for a the Portrait of the Duke of Urbino (pen & ink on paper)

Study for a the Portrait of the Duke of Urbino (pen & ink on paper)
3598795 Study for a the Portrait of the Duke of Urbino (pen & ink on paper) by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1488-1576); (add.info.: by Titian Uffizi, G.D.S.)

Background imageNobles Collection: Floris V, Count of Holland and Zeeland. (print)

Floris V, Count of Holland and Zeeland. (print)
7420022 Floris V, Count of Holland and Zeeland. (print) by Rochussen, Charles (1824-94) (after); (add.info.: Floris V, Count of Holland and Zeeland, 1256 - 1296)

Background imageNobles Collection: Noble young girl from Rome, Italy, 1895 (engraving)

Noble young girl from Rome, Italy, 1895 (engraving)
7202971 Noble young girl from Rome, Italy, 1895 (engraving) by Vecellio, Cesare (c.1521-1601); Private Collection; (add.info.: Noble young girl from Rome)

Background imageNobles Collection: Noble Lady tartare from Beijing, China. 1873 (engraving)

Noble Lady tartare from Beijing, China. 1873 (engraving)
7259221 Noble Lady tartare from Beijing, China. 1873 (engraving) by Ronjat, Etienne Antoine Eugene (b.1822); Private Collection; (add.info.: Noble Lady tartare from Beijing. China. Design by E)

Background imageNobles Collection: Louis XIV and his court, 19th century (engraving)

Louis XIV and his court, 19th century (engraving)
PCT5618270 Louis XIV and his court, 19th century (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: King Louis XIV of France (Louis 14, 1638-1715) and his court - nobility

Background imageNobles Collection: Emmanuel Theodose De La Tour d'Auvergne, 1836 (sculpture)

Emmanuel Theodose De La Tour d'Auvergne, 1836 (sculpture)
7423017 Emmanuel Theodose De La Tour d'Auvergne, 1836 (sculpture) by Jacquet, Francois-Henri (1778-after 1848); Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles

Background imageNobles Collection: Bent-Anath statue, Karnak temple (sculpture)

Bent-Anath statue, Karnak temple (sculpture)
8586062 Bent-Anath statue, Karnak temple (sculpture) by Egyptian; Karnak Temple, Karnak, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageNobles Collection: Rahotep and Nofret, IV Dynasty (sculpture)

Rahotep and Nofret, IV Dynasty (sculpture)
8585751 Rahotep and Nofret, IV Dynasty (sculpture) by Egyptian 4th Dynasty (c.2613-2498 BC); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo

Background imageNobles Collection: Sir John Whittaker Ellis, 19th century (engraving)

Sir John Whittaker Ellis, 19th century (engraving)
7132010 Sir John Whittaker Ellis, 19th century (engraving) by English School, (19th century); (add.info.: Sir John Whittaker Ellis, 1st Baronet JP, 1829-1912. Lord Mayor of London, 1881-82)



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"Nobles: A Glimpse into Europe's Illustrious Past" Step back in time and explore the world of nobles, as we embark on a captivating journey through history. From the medieval battlefields to the opulent courts of France, these noble figures have left an indelible mark on European heritage. In 1000 AD, a map unfolds before our eyes, revealing the birthplace of nobility - Europe. Among its illustrious nations, France stands tall as a cradle for noble lineage. The Battle of Tewkesbury echoes through time, showcasing their valor and strategic prowess. Traveling northward to Cholmondeley Castle in England during 1880, an engraving captures the grandeur that once enveloped these ancestral homes. Milton Abbey in Dorsetshire transports us further into this era with its enchanting beauty frozen in an engraving from that same year. Nobility was not limited to castles alone; it extended beyond stone walls and reached even sporting events. Lord Ninian Stuart graces us with his presence at a football match between Cardiff City – proving that nobles embraced leisure activities too. Let us now turn our attention to knights clad in armor at Crecy Battle – their chivalry and bravery forever etched into history's annals. Moving forward to 1808, we encounter a lithograph depicting French nobility adorned in formal attire – elegance personified. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe takes center stage outside Cotehele in 1924; captured by a black-and-white photograph from "100 Favourite Houses, " he epitomizes aristocratic charm amidst picturesque surroundings. But let us not forget those who wielded power beyond borders - John of Austria emerges as one such figure whose military might knew no bounds. Meanwhile, within the Monastery of San Juan de la Pena lies the Pantheon of Nobles, a sacred resting place for those who shaped Spain's destiny.