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Old Woman Collection

"Capturing the Essence of Wisdom and Time: The Old Woman" In the world of art, there is a fascination with capturing the beauty and wisdom that comes with age

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Sadness, January 21, 1800. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Sadness, January 21, 1800. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Sadness, January 21, 1800

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Its All in the Cards, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Its All in the Cards, 1898 (oil on canvas)
CH198781 Its All in the Cards, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Roseland, Harry Herman (1866-1950); Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Old Mrs Ricketts

Old Mrs Ricketts
West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Kevis/1/R193 Walter Kevis Collection Oct 1887

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Dhumavati / Matangi, 1885-90. Creator: Unknown

Dhumavati / Matangi, 1885-90. Creator: Unknown
Dhumavati/ Matangi, 1885-90

Background imageOld Woman Collection: John Henry Newman, after 1874 (oil on canvas)

John Henry Newman, after 1874 (oil on canvas)
MAN276855 John Henry Newman, after 1874 (oil on canvas) by Roden, William Thomas (1817-92); 127x101.3 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageOld Woman Collection: The Man in the Chair, 1875 (oil on canvas)

The Man in the Chair, 1875 (oil on canvas)
471148 The Man in the Chair, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Braekeleer, Henri de (1840-88); 79x63 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Old Man and Woman. Creators: Unknown, Ogata Korin

Old Man and Woman. Creators: Unknown, Ogata Korin
Old Man and Woman

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Anna Dummer Powell, 1764 (oil on canvas)

Anna Dummer Powell, 1764 (oil on canvas)
499947 Anna Dummer Powell, 1764 (oil on canvas) by Copley, John Singleton (1738-1815); 143.5x119 (framed) 126.6x100.6 (unframed) cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving)

Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving)
3051740 Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Portrait of Aechje Claesdr, 1634, (1904). Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Portrait of Aechje Claesdr, 1634, (1904). Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Portrait of Aechje Claesdr, 1634. This portrait is also sometimes known as Portrait of an Old Lady. Aechje Claesdr was the widow of the Rotterdam brewer, Jan Dammaszn

Background imageOld Woman Collection: The Neighbors 1881 (Oil on canvas)

The Neighbors 1881 (Oil on canvas)
8766630 The Neighbors 1881 (Oil on canvas) by Brown, John George (1831-1913); 63.8x76 cm; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Engraving depicting an old man reading at his desk, 19th century
5308550 Engraving depicting an old man reading at his desk, 19th century; (add.info.: Engraving depicting an old man reading at his desk. Dated 19th century 01/02/1878); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A domestic scene

A domestic scene
5616063 A domestic scene; (add.info.: Cartoon depicting a domestic scene, an elderly woman cooking something in a pot within the fireplace. Dated 19th Century)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Grandparents with their grandchildren

Grandparents with their grandchildren
5616055 Grandparents with their grandchildren; (add.info.: Illustration depicting grandparents with their grandchildren. Dated 19th Century. 01/01/1870); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A grandmother and her granddaughter

A grandmother and her granddaughter
5616054 A grandmother and her granddaughter; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a grandmother and her granddaughter walking together. Dated 19th Century. 01/01/1873); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageOld Woman Collection: William Cullen Bryant, 1794 - 1878. American romantic poet, journalist

William Cullen Bryant, 1794 - 1878. American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening
UIG5419725 William Cullen Bryant, 1794 - 1878. American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Seen here as an old man

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Engraving depicting two elderly Khoikhoi men in European dress

Engraving depicting two elderly Khoikhoi men in European dress. The Khoikhoi are a group of Khosian people native to
UIG5426378 Engraving depicting two elderly Khoikhoi men in European dress. The Khoikhoi are a group of Khosian people native to south-western Africa

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Old couple in traditional costumes, Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany (postcard)

Old couple in traditional costumes, Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany (postcard)
7377720 Old couple in traditional costumes, Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany (postcard); © Arkivi UG All Rights Reserved.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Nix ubern Maibock, man in costume with pipe and beer glass (postcard)

Nix ubern Maibock, man in costume with pipe and beer glass (postcard)
7377791 Nix ubern Maibock, man in costume with pipe and beer glass (postcard); © Arkivi UG All Rights Reserved.

Illustration depicting elderly people sitting on a wooden park bench, 19th century
5308872 Illustration depicting elderly people sitting on a wooden park bench, 19th century; (add.info.: Illustration depicting elderly people sitting on a wooden park bench)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Engraving depicting and elderly and overweight man walking up a steep hill, 19th century

Engraving depicting and elderly and overweight man walking up a steep hill, 19th century
5308587 Engraving depicting and elderly and overweight man walking up a steep hill, 19th century; (add.info.: Engraving depicting and elderly and overweight man walking up a steep hill)

A scene from the Lancashire colliery strike
5616080 A scene from the Lancashire colliery strike; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a scene from the Lancashire colliery strike)

Grandparents with their granddaughter
5616047 Grandparents with their granddaughter; (add.info.: Illustration depicting grandparents with their granddaughter. Dated 19th Century. 01/01/1870); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Elderly Vietnamese woman. 1895 (photo)

Elderly Vietnamese woman. 1895 (photo)
5669253 Elderly Vietnamese woman. 1895 (photo); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Lazarillo de Tormes and His Blind Master, before 1880 (oil on fabric)

Lazarillo de Tormes and His Blind Master, before 1880 (oil on fabric)
XOS5879766 Lazarillo de Tormes and His Blind Master, before 1880 (oil on fabric) by Ribot, Auguste Theodule (1823-91); 108x90 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageOld Woman Collection: There was an Old Man whose remorse, induced him to drink Caper Sauce (coloured engraving)

There was an Old Man whose remorse, induced him to drink Caper Sauce (coloured engraving)
8634376 There was an Old Man whose remorse, induced him to drink Caper Sauce (coloured engraving) by Lear, Edward (1812-88) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Female ward at the Westminster Union, 1877

Female ward at the Westminster Union, 1877
3479861 Female ward at the Westminster Union, 1877; (add.info.: Female ward at the Westminster Union (Workhouse). Old women (aged female paupers) sewing, 1877.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Dentist laughing as he uses pincers to pull a bad tooth from the mouth of an old woman

Dentist laughing as he uses pincers to pull a bad tooth from the mouth of an old woman
FLO4718324 Dentist laughing as he uses pincers to pull a bad tooth from the mouth of an old woman. Copperplate engraving after a satirical illustration by Timothy Bobbin (John Collier) (1708-1786)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A plump rich vicar with tobacco pipe and liquor ignores the entreaties of a poor old woman

A plump rich vicar with tobacco pipe and liquor ignores the entreaties of a poor old woman
FLO4718115 A plump rich vicar with tobacco pipe and liquor ignores the entreaties of a poor old woman. Copperplate engraving by Thomas Sanders after a satirical illustration by Timothy Bobbin

Elderly Maori chief, New Zealand 1880
3522593 Elderly Maori chief, New Zealand 1880; (add.info.: Elderly Maori chief, New Zealand 1880); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: An elderly widower, wearing a morning band, waiting at a station, escorted by his daughter, 1850

An elderly widower, wearing a morning band, waiting at a station, escorted by his daughter, 1850
3478246 An elderly widower, wearing a morning band, waiting at a station, escorted by his daughter, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting an elderly widower, wearing a morning band)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: An angelic figure donating bread to the less fortunate, 1850

An angelic figure donating bread to the less fortunate, 1850
3478242 An angelic figure donating bread to the less fortunate, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting an angelic figure donating bread to the less fortunate)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Threading a sewing needle, 1849

Threading a sewing needle, 1849
3479039 Threading a sewing needle, 1849; (add.info.: Illustration shows a young lady seated, threading a sewing needle. Dated 1849.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Threading a needle, 1874

Threading a needle, 1874
3479026 Threading a needle, 1874; (add.info.: Woodcut illustration shows an elderly man threading a needle. An elderly female is sat to the right of him, while a dog sleeps to the left)

An elderly woman praying as a young boy sits with her, 1850
3330632 An elderly woman praying as a young boy sits with her, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting an elderly woman praying as a young boy sits with her)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Illustration depicting a crippled beggar using his staff to support himself

Illustration depicting a crippled beggar using his staff to support himself
1578981 Illustration depicting a crippled beggar using his staff to support himself; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a crippled beggar using his staff to support himself)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Auguste Rodin, 1910-17 (b/w photo)

Auguste Rodin, 1910-17 (b/w photo)
3702088 Auguste Rodin, 1910-17 (b/w photo) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) French sculptor); Alinari Archives, Florence.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Letter P: Poor

Letter P: Poor
DUV4217007 Letter P: Poor; 31x24 cm; (add.info.: I can read (Methodic and fun alphabet by a dad) - abecedary comprising a reading method and an illustrious alphabet); Photo © Duvallon.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Modes: Major and Minor - Music Alphabet - For use by young students in Schools

Modes: Major and Minor - Music Alphabet - For use by young students in Schools, Education Houses and Families
DUV4219801 Modes: Major and Minor - Music Alphabet - For use by young students in Schools, Education Houses and Families, 1897 (lithograph); 31x24.5 cm; (add.info.: Paul Dupont, editor, Paris, 1897)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A pensive man with beard

A pensive man with beard
3586155 A pensive man with beard; (add.info.: Portrait of a pensive man with beard. Dated 18th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Elderly women on their way to the workhouse

Elderly women on their way to the workhouse
5307852 Elderly women on their way to the workhouse.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting elderly women on their way to the workhouse)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Scottish traveller John o' Arnha encounters a witch on a road

Scottish traveller John o' Arnha encounters a witch on a road. Her coatties pat the knees were kiltit
5912518 Scottish traveller John o' Arnha encounters a witch on a road. Her coatties pat the knees were kiltit, In eldrich notes she croone'd an' liltit

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A grandmother and her granddaughter

A grandmother and her granddaughter
5616053 A grandmother and her granddaughter; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a grandmother and her granddaughter spending time in the garden. Dated 19th Century)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A Workhouse Superintendent receiving an old woman into his care. 1810 (engraving)

A Workhouse Superintendent receiving an old woman into his care. 1810 (engraving)
5615937 A Workhouse Superintendent receiving an old woman into his care. 1810 (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Flemish tapestry. Suzanna and the elder (Suzanna en de ouderlingen). Atelier of Oudenaarde

Flemish tapestry. Suzanna and the elder (Suzanna en de ouderlingen). Atelier of Oudenaarde. 254x220cm
7209529 Flemish tapestry. Suzanna and the elder (Suzanna en de ouderlingen). Atelier of Oudenaarde. 254x220cm. Inv (82968)-2 00003.; 254x220 cm; MOU Museum, Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen

Background imageOld Woman Collection: Engraving depicting an elderly woman using a lorgnette as she speaks with her young granddaughter

Engraving depicting an elderly woman using a lorgnette as she speaks with her young granddaughter, 19th century
5308551 Engraving depicting an elderly woman using a lorgnette as she speaks with her young granddaughter, 19th century; (add.info)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: A young girl looking after her old mother, 1887 (illustration)

A young girl looking after her old mother, 1887 (illustration)
ELD4835149 A young girl looking after her old mother, 1887 (illustration); Private Collection; (add.info.: A young girl, Jeanne Parelle)

Background imageOld Woman Collection: The Disappointment: an old woman interrupts an amorous couple in a hotel room

The Disappointment: an old woman interrupts an amorous couple in a hotel room
FLO4718220 The Disappointment: an old woman interrupts an amorous couple in a hotel room. A peeping Tom watches from behind a folding screen



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"Capturing the Essence of Wisdom and Time: The Old Woman" In the world of art, there is a fascination with capturing the beauty and wisdom that comes with age. From Old Mrs Ricketts to Anna Dummer Powell, these timeless masterpieces have immortalized the essence of old women throughout history. "The Man in the Chair, 1875 (oil on canvas)" portrays an elderly woman sitting comfortably in her chair, exuding a sense of serenity and contentment. Her wrinkled face tells stories untold, while her eyes hold a lifetime's worth of experiences. In "Comfort to the Corns, pub. 1800 (hand coloured engraving), " we witness an old woman seeking solace from foot pain. This humorous depiction reminds us that even in our golden years, life's little inconveniences can still bring laughter. "Dhumavati / Matangi, 1885-90" introduces us to an ancient Hindu goddess embodying both beauty and destruction. This portrayal reminds us that age does not diminish strength or power; it only enhances them. Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn's "Portrait of Aechje Claesdr" captures an elderly woman with grace and dignity. Every brushstroke reveals her resilience as she gazes confidently at the viewer—a testament to inner strength found within wrinkles and lines. Through "Saint Jerome, " we encounter an aged figure deep in contemplation—an embodiment of knowledge accumulated over time. His weathered features reflect his devotion to learning and understanding. The engraving "St. Christopher Facing to the Left" presents an older man carrying Christ across treacherous waters—a symbol of guidance amidst adversity. It serves as a reminder that wisdom often emerges from challenging journeys undertaken throughout one's life. In "Old Woman Asleep, " we observe tranquility personified on canvas—an image that invites reflection on restful moments earned after a lifetime spent navigating dreams and realities.