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Riches Collection

"Exploring the Multifaceted Riches of Art and Life" In a world where riches come in various forms, art has always been a powerful medium to depict their complexities

Background imageRiches Collection: Harlequin and Death, 1907. Artist: Somov, Konstantin Andreyevich (1869-1939)

Harlequin and Death, 1907. Artist: Somov, Konstantin Andreyevich (1869-1939)
Harlequin and Death, 1907. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageRiches Collection: Political Ravishment, or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger!, 1797

Political Ravishment, or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger!, 1797. Artist: Gillray, James (1757-1815)
Political Ravishment, or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger!, 1797. From a private collection

Background imageRiches Collection: Labours of the months Tres Riches Heures 1413-1416, the Duc de Berry. Illumination on parchment

Labours of the months Tres Riches Heures 1413-1416, the Duc de Berry. Illumination on parchment, Chantilly, Musee Conde

Background imageRiches Collection: Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella by Pauline Baynes
Cinderella by Pauline Baynes, one of four illustration of fairy tales which reflect each season. In this instance, Cinderella is transformed by her fairy godmother into a dazzling princess while her

Background imageRiches Collection: After the marriage, 1874. Artist: Zhuravlev, Firs Sergeevich (1836-1901)

After the marriage, 1874. Artist: Zhuravlev, Firs Sergeevich (1836-1901)
After the marriage, 1874. Found in the collection of the Regional Art Gallery, Tambov

Background imageRiches Collection: The Jewel Box, (pencil and watercolour on paper)

The Jewel Box, (pencil and watercolour on paper)
823500 The Jewel Box, (pencil and watercolour on paper) by Simonetti, Ettore (19th century); 75.5x53.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Jewel Box. Ettore Simonetti (1857-1909)

Background imageRiches Collection: The Parable of the Rich Fool, 1627. Creator: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)

The Parable of the Rich Fool, 1627. Creator: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)
The Parable of the Rich Fool, 1627. Found in the Collection of Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageRiches Collection: John, Duke of Berrys household exchanging New Year gifts. T

John, Duke of Berrys household exchanging New Year gifts. The Duke is seated at the right, in blue. Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. 15th century. Miniature. Chateau de Chantilly. France

Background imageRiches Collection: The Hand-Writing upon the Wall, James Gillray, 1803. Napoleon and Josephine

The Hand-Writing upon the Wall, James Gillray, 1803. Napoleon and Josephine, guarded by French soldiers, enjoy a feast of English riches. Napoleon looks on at writing

Background imageRiches Collection: Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)

Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)
985100 Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas) by Leutze, Emanuel Gottlieb (1816-68); 145.1x107 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Oliver Cromwell. Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816-1868). Oil on canvas

Background imageRiches Collection: A Pauper and a Fat Rich Man (engraving)

A Pauper and a Fat Rich Man (engraving)
5234070 A Pauper and a Fat Rich Man (engraving) by Collier, John (Tim Bobbin) (1708-86); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Pauper and a Fat Rich Man)

Background imageRiches Collection: La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 (zinc etching) (b / w photo)

La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 (zinc etching) (b / w photo)
XIR190234 La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 (zinc etching) (b/w photo) by Posada, Jose Guadalupe (1851-1913); 12x16 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRiches Collection: Castlewellan Castle, Castlewellan, Co. Down, Ireland

Castlewellan Castle, Castlewellan, Co. Down, Ireland

Background imageRiches Collection: Fortuna

Fortuna
BAL17902 Fortuna by Bernard, Jean Francois Armand Felix (1829-94); Roy Miles Fine Paintings; (add.info.: Roman goddess of good fortune and happiness; ); French, out of copyright

Background imageRiches Collection: Norman Gnome

Norman Gnome

Background imageRiches Collection: Proverbs Xxii: 1

Proverbs Xxii: 1
PROVERBS XXII:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches: and loving favour rather than silver & gold

Background imageRiches Collection: Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)

Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)
Cartoon, The Macmillion -- Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist

Background imageRiches Collection: Moses with the Ten Commandments, c. 1650-1660

Moses with the Ten Commandments, c. 1650-1660. Found in the Collection of Musee de Picardie, Amiens

Background imageRiches Collection: The Happy Cuckold, 1640. Artist: Anonymous

The Happy Cuckold, 1640. Artist: Anonymous
The Happy Cuckold, 1640. From a private collection

Background imageRiches Collection: Miniature Painting of Goddess Laxmi, India

Miniature Painting of Goddess Laxmi, India
3609781 Miniature Painting of Goddess Laxmi, India by Indian School; Private Collection; Dinodia

Background imageRiches Collection: Temptation by Stanislas Martougen (1873-?)

Temptation by Stanislas Martougen (1873-?)
Temptation (L Appat, Allurement, El Cebo, L Esca) by Stanislas Martougen (1873-?) Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRiches Collection: Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1841

Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1841. Found in the Collection of Musee d Art Thomas Henry, Cherbourg

Background imageRiches Collection: All is Vanity, c. 1900

All is Vanity, c. 1900. Private Collection

Background imageRiches Collection: Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue. Artist: Mantegna, Andrea (1431-1506)

Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue. Artist: Mantegna, Andrea (1431-1506)
Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageRiches Collection: Avarice. A miniature with scenes of banking. Artist: Master of the Cocharelli Codex (active ca 1330)

Avarice. A miniature with scenes of banking. Artist: Master of the Cocharelli Codex (active ca 1330)
Avarice. A miniature with scenes of banking. Found in the collection of British Library

Background imageRiches Collection: The Seven Virtues, c. 1450. Artist: Pesellino, Francesco di Stefano (1422-1457)

The Seven Virtues, c. 1450. Artist: Pesellino, Francesco di Stefano (1422-1457)
The Seven Virtues, c. 1450. Found in the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Background imageRiches Collection: Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1659. Artist: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)

Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1659. Artist: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)
Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1659. Found in the collection of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageRiches Collection: Young Man holding a Skull (Vanitas), 1627. Artist: Hals, Frans I (1581-1666)

Young Man holding a Skull (Vanitas), 1627. Artist: Hals, Frans I (1581-1666)
Young Man holding a Skull (Vanitas), 1627. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageRiches Collection: Man Having to Choose between the Virtues and Vices, 1635. Artist: Francken, Frans

Man Having to Choose between the Virtues and Vices, 1635. Artist: Francken, Frans, the Younger (1581-1642)
Man Having to Choose between the Virtues and Vices, 1635. From a private collection

Background imageRiches Collection: Illustration by Kenny Meadows to Timon of Athens, by William Shakespeare. Introductory Remarks

Illustration by Kenny Meadows to Timon of Athens, by William Shakespeare. Introductory Remarks, with a hand showering coins and jewels, to represent Timon's excessive generosity. Date: 1840

Background imageRiches Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Calcutta

Illustration, A Song of the English, Calcutta
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine). Calcutta -- Me the Sea-captain loved, the River built

Background imageRiches Collection: The distressed poet

The distressed poet
2625590 The distressed poet by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); (add.info.: Engraving by british artist & engraver, William Hogarth 1697-1764: The distressed poet 1737)

Background imageRiches Collection: France as the benefactor of riches for the people of Morocco, 1911 (lithograph)

France as the benefactor of riches for the people of Morocco, 1911 (lithograph)
3480927 France as the benefactor of riches for the people of Morocco, 1911 (lithograph) by French School, (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageRiches Collection: The riches and tent of Abraham, 18th century (engraving)

The riches and tent of Abraham, 18th century (engraving)
5617295 The riches and tent of Abraham, 18th century (engraving) by Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob (1672-1733); (add.info.: illustration from Physique sacree, ou Histoire-naturelle de la Bible)

Background imageRiches Collection: Illustration for Everyman, The Morality Play (engraving)

Illustration for Everyman, The Morality Play (engraving)
5197771 Illustration for Everyman, The Morality Play (engraving) by Dudley, Robert Ambrose (1867-1951) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for Everyman)

Background imageRiches Collection: 131-0058472 The Cavaliers Dream (oil on canvas)

131-0058472 The Cavaliers Dream (oil on canvas)
IND92096 131-0058472 The Cavaliers Dream (oil on canvas) by Pereda y Salgado, Antonio (1611-78); Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: eternally piercing)

Background imageRiches Collection: The Hand-Writing upon the Wall, James Gillray, 1803. Napoleon and Josephine

The Hand-Writing upon the Wall, James Gillray, 1803. Napoleon and Josephine, guarded by French soldiers
528679 The Hand-Writing upon the Wall, James Gillray, 1803. Napoleon and Josephine, guarded by French soldiers, enjoy a feast of English riches. Napoleon looks on at writing

Background imageRiches Collection: The Treasure-chamber of Rhampsinites, illustration from The Myths of Ancient Egypt by Lewis

The Treasure-chamber of Rhampsinites, illustration from The Myths of Ancient Egypt by Lewis Spence, 1917 (colour litho)
STC323911 The Treasure-chamber of Rhampsinites, illustration from The Myths of Ancient Egypt by Lewis Spence, 1917 (colour litho) by Paul

Background imageRiches Collection: Saint Bernard and his Sister Hombeline, illustration from Helmet & Cowl

Saint Bernard and his Sister Hombeline, illustration from Helmet & Cowl: Stories of Monastic and Military Orders W. M
STC445260 Saint Bernard and his Sister Hombeline, illustration from Helmet & Cowl: Stories of Monastic and Military Orders W.M. Letts and M.F.S

Background imageRiches Collection: The Valuation of Jewels, (oil on canvas)

The Valuation of Jewels, (oil on canvas)
989928 The Valuation of Jewels, (oil on canvas) by Salinas Tervel, Juan Pablo (1871-1946); 39.4x66 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Valuation of Jewels. Juan Pablo Salinas (1871-1946)

Background imageRiches Collection: Barrels of Money (oil on canvas)

Barrels of Money (oil on canvas)
487078 Barrels of Money (oil on canvas) by Dubreuil, Victor (fl.1886-1900); 61x45.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageRiches Collection: Mammon: A Present Day Allegory (colour litho)

Mammon: A Present Day Allegory (colour litho)
670071 Mammon: A Present Day Allegory (colour litho) by Moreland, Arthur (1876-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mammon: A Present Day Allegory)

Background imageRiches Collection: Thorny Ones: Emperors Julian and Maurice, detail of the north window of the Choir

Thorny Ones: Emperors Julian and Maurice, detail of the north window of the Choir, late 12th century (stained glass)
XCF324384 Thorny Ones: Emperors Julian and Maurice, detail of the north window of the Choir, late 12th century (stained glass) by English School, (12th century); Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

Background imageRiches Collection: Frontispiece to Volpone by Ben Jonson, 1898. Creator: Aubrey Beardsley

Frontispiece to Volpone by Ben Jonson, 1898. Creator: Aubrey Beardsley
Frontispiece to Volpone by Ben Jonson, 1898. Volpone, a greedy and rich childless Venetian, rubs his hands in front of his riches

Background imageRiches Collection: Innocence Preferring Love and Riches, c. 1804. Creator: Pierre-Paul Prud hon

Innocence Preferring Love and Riches, c. 1804. Creator: Pierre-Paul Prud hon
Innocence Preferring Love and Riches, c. 1804

Background imageRiches Collection: The flower vendor, 1882. Creator: Prouve, Victor (1858-1943)

The flower vendor, 1882. Creator: Prouve, Victor (1858-1943)
The flower vendor, 1882. Private Collection

Background imageRiches Collection: The Triumph of Venice, 1737 (oil on canvas)

The Triumph of Venice, 1737 (oil on canvas)
3576777 The Triumph of Venice, 1737 (oil on canvas) by Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-87); 174.3x286.1 cm; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA; (add.info.:); Gift of the Sameul H



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"Exploring the Multifaceted Riches of Art and Life" In a world where riches come in various forms, art has always been a powerful medium to depict their complexities. From political ravishment to enchanting fairy tales, artists have captured the essence of wealth through their masterpieces. One such artwork is "Political Ravishment, or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger. " by James Gillray. This satirical piece from 1797 portrays the dangers faced by those who hold financial power, highlighting how they are attract both admiration and threats. Pauline Baynes' "Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella" transports us into a magical realm where dreams come true for even the most destitute. Through her intricate illustrations, she reminds us that true riches lie not only in material possessions but also in hope and resilience. The illuminated manuscript "Labours of the months Tres Riches Heures 1413-1416" commissioned by Duc de Berry showcases opulence at its finest. The vibrant colors on parchment depict scenes of abundance and prosperity as each month unfolds its unique beauty. Contrasting this extravagance is an engraving titled "A Pauper and a Fat Rich Man. " This thought-provoking artwork challenges our perception of wealth by juxtaposing two contrasting figures – one impoverished yet content, while the other rich but burdened with greed. "The Jewel Box, " created with pencil and watercolor on paper, invites us to explore treasures beyond monetary value. It symbolizes that richness can be found within ourselves when we embrace our uniqueness and talents. Rembrandt van Rhijn's masterpiece "The Parable of the Rich Fool" delves into moral lessons about excessive wealth accumulation. With his signature chiaroscuro technique, he warns against vanity-driven pursuits that may lead to spiritual poverty despite material affluence. Zhuravlev's painting "After the marriage" captures a moment filled with joy and celebration.