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Speculative Being Collection

"Unveiling the Speculative Being: A Journey through Mythology, Satire, and Fairy Tales" Embark on a captivating odyssey into the realm of speculative beings

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Greek mythology - Leda and the Swan

Greek mythology - Leda and the Swan
Vintage engraving of Leda and the Swan by Charles Sellier, 19th Century. Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Gustave Dore - Uriel Returned

Miltons Paradise Lost - Gustave Dore - Uriel Returned
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. So promised he; and Uriel to his charge, Returned Book IV, line 589, 590

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Towards the coast of Earth beneath

Miltons Paradise Lost - Towards the coast of Earth beneath
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. Towards the coast of Earth beneath, Down from the ecliptic, sped with hoped success, Throws his steep flight in many an aery wheel

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: An angel and demon fighting, Good vs Evil

An angel and demon fighting, Good vs Evil
Vintage illustration of An angel and demon fighting, scene from Orlando Furioso illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim on horseback

Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim on horseback
Geoffrey Chaucer depicted as a pilgrim on horseback. He was the writer of " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written at the end of the 14th century

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Ancient Egyptian God Anubis

Ancient Egyptian God Anubis
Vintage engraving of Anubis or Anpu is the Greek name of a god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Victorian satire, Principle and Interest

Victorian satire, Principle and Interest
Vintage engraving of Victorian satire, Principle and Interest. Clergyman tempted by the devil with power and money

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Victorian satirical cartoon, on Wedlock

Victorian satirical cartoon, on Wedlock
Vintage engraving of a victorian satirical cartoon, on Wedlock

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Arthurian Legend, King Arthur, Hermit in the cave, Idylls of the King

Arthurian Legend, King Arthur, Hermit in the cave, Idylls of the King
Vintage illustration Arthurian Legend, The Cave Scene, At last they found - his foragers for charms - A little glassy headed hairless man.. by Gustave Dore

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Demon fallen angel emerging from the darkness

Demon fallen angel emerging from the darkness
Vintage illustration of Demon fallen angel emerging from the darkness, scene from Orlando Furioso illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Greek mythology, Europa a Phoenician princess

Greek mythology, Europa a Phoenician princess
Vintage engraving of Europa, the only daughter of king Aginor, the mother of King Minos of Crete, a woman of Greek demi-god origin, after whom the continent Europe was named

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Reptile with spawn abundant

Miltons Paradise Lost - Reptile with spawn abundant
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. And God said, Let the waters generate Reptile with spawn abundant, living soul, and let fowl fly above the earth

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Ancient egyptian costumes, Divine and Rural Finery

Ancient egyptian costumes, Divine and Rural Finery
Vintage engraving of Ancient egyptian costumes, Divine and Rural Finery. Le costume historique, A Racinet

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Japanesse Art, Bat flying across face of the moon

Japanesse Art, Bat flying across face of the moon
Vintage engraving of a Japanesse Art, Bat flying across face of the moon

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Saints divinest attribute, The Devils purpose yet may suit

Saints divinest attribute, The Devils purpose yet may suit
Vintage engraving of a victorian satirical cartoon, 19th Century. The Satires of Cynicus. Even our virtues we may lend, To further some ignoble end

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Asclepius finding the Betony, a hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology

Asclepius finding the Betony, a hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology, 9th Century art
Vintage illustration of Asclepius finding the Betony, a hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology, 9th Century art

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Jack the Giant Killer, Jack blowing the horn at the gaints door, Dragons, Fairy tale

Jack the Giant Killer, Jack blowing the horn at the gaints door, Dragons, Fairy tale
Vintage colour illustration from the story Jack the Giant Killer, a Cornish fairy tale and legend about a young adult who slays a number of bad giants during King Arthur's reign

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Jack the Giant Killer, rescuing people from the evil giant, Fairy tale

Jack the Giant Killer, rescuing people from the evil giant, Fairy tale
Vintage colour illustration from the story Jack the Giant Killer, a Cornish fairy tale and legend about a young adult who slays a number of bad giants during King Arthur's reign

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: The fall of Phaethon, Early renaissance art, Leonardo da Vinci

The fall of Phaethon, Early renaissance art, Leonardo da Vinci
Vintage illustration, After the sketch by Leonardo da Vinci, fall of Phaethon, Early renaissance art. Phaethon, was the son of the Oceanid Clymene and the sun-god Helios in Greek mythology

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Peacock complaining to Juno

La Fontaines Fables - Peacock complaining to Juno
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Peacock complaining to Juno

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - The Drunkard and his Wife

La Fontaines Fables - The Drunkard and his Wife
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Drunkard and his Wife

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Dragon with many heads

La Fontaines Fables - Dragon with many heads
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Dragon with many heads, and the Dragon with many tails

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Death and the Woodcutter

La Fontaines Fables - Death and the Woodcutter
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Death and the Woodcutter

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Death and the Unhappy Man

La Fontaines Fables - Death and the Unhappy Man
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Death and the Unhappy Man

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Monkey and the Dolphin

La Fontaines Fables - Monkey and the Dolphin
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Monkey and the Dolphin

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Fortune and the Little Child

La Fontaines Fables - Fortune and the Little Child
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Fortune and the Little Child

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Satyr and the Passerby

La Fontaines Fables - Satyr and the Passerby
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Satyr and the Passerby

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Crowd and Sword Motif

Crowd and Sword Motif
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Crowd and Sword Motif

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - The man who runs after fortune

La Fontaines Fables - The man who runs after fortune
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The man who runs after fortune and the man who waits for her

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Sculptor and the Statue of Jupiter

La Fontaines Fables - Sculptor and the Statue of Jupiter
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Sculptor and the Statue of Jupiter

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Jupiter

La Fontaines Fables - Jupiter
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Jupiter or Jove, the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Mouse Metamorphosed into a Girl

La Fontaines Fables - Mouse Metamorphosed into a Girl
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Mouse Metamorphosed into a Girl

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Gods as Instructors of Jupiters Son

La Fontaines Fables - Gods as Instructors of Jupiters Son
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Gods as Instructors of Jupiters Son

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Discord

La Fontaines Fables - Discord
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Discord, the devil and cupid compeat at love and discord

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - The Wishes

La Fontaines Fables - The Wishes
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Wishes. A fairy graning a man wishes

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Ingratitude and injustice of men

La Fontaines Fables - Ingratitude and injustice of men
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Ingratitude and injustice of men towards fortune. A ship is blown away from the rocks by the winds of fortune

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Death and the Dying Man

La Fontaines Fables - Death and the Dying Man
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Death and the Dying Man

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Gorgons, and Hydras and Chimeras dire

Miltons Paradise Lost - Gorgons, and Hydras and Chimeras dire
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. Gorgons, and Hydras and Chimeras dire. Book II, line 628

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Satan hath journey d

Miltons Paradise Lost - Satan hath journey d
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. Now to the ascent of that steep savage hill. Satan hath journey d on, pensive and slow? Book IV, line 172, 173

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - what glorious shape

Miltons Paradise Lost - what glorious shape
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. Eastward amoung those trees, what glorious shape, Comes this way moving ?

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Nine days they fell

Miltons Paradise Lost - Nine days they fell
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. Nine days they fell

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - their great adventurer

Miltons Paradise Lost - their great adventurer
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. And now expecting, Each hour their great adventurer, from the search, Of foreign worlds

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Miltons Paradise Lost - Dreadful was the din

Miltons Paradise Lost - Dreadful was the din
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore, from Miltons Paradise Lost. Dreadful was the din, Of hissing through the hall, thick swarming now, With complicated monsters, head and tail

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Forester

Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Forester
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, illustrated by Gustave Dore. The Forester

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Adventures of Baron Munchausen, personage of a corpulence

Adventures of Baron Munchausen, personage of a corpulence
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, illustrated by Gustave Dore. A personage of a corpulence worthy of Falstaff

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Cupid

Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Cupid
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Cupid

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Creatures of the Moon

Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Creatures of the Moon
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Creatures of the Moon

Background imageSpeculative Being Collection: Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Three legged monster

Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Three legged monster
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Three legged monster



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"Unveiling the Speculative Being: A Journey through Mythology, Satire, and Fairy Tales" Embark on a captivating odyssey into the realm of speculative beings, where ancient Greek mythology intertwines with Victorian satire and timeless fairy tales. From Leda and the Swan to Milton's Paradise Lost, Gustave Dore's Uriel Returned illuminates our imagination. As we delve deeper into Milton's Paradise Lost, we find ourselves towards the coast of Earth beneath its celestial wonders. In this enchanting world, Victorian satirical works like Principle and Interest shed light on societal norms while humorous cartoons depict Wedlock in all its eccentricities. Amidst opulent Victorian decor lies a Dragon vase from Sevres in 1855—a testament to craftsmanship that transports us to mythical realms. Just as Jack blew his horn at the giant's door in Jack the Giant Killer, dragons come alive within these pages—whisking us away to magical lands filled with wonder. But it is not only giants that captivate our attention; Jack also becomes a hero by rescuing people from evil giants—an enduring fairy tale that reminds us of courage triumphing over adversity. Like Geoffrey Chaucer on horseback in Canterbury Tales, we become pilgrims seeking wisdom and adventure along this extraordinary journey. Greek mythology introduces us to Europa—a Phoenician princess whose encounter with Zeus transformed her life forever. Meanwhile, Ancient Egyptian God Anubis guides souls through their final journey—an embodiment of mystery and divinity. In Milton's Paradise Lost once more, reptiles with abundant spawn remind us of nature’s intricate web—the delicate balance between creation and destruction. These speculative beings invite contemplation about our own existence—our place within an ever-evolving universe brimming with myths yet untold. Join us as we unravel these enigmatic creatures across time and space—a tapestry woven by human imagination itself—as they beckon us towards new horizons of understanding and wonder.