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Talking Collection

Expressing through words, gestures, and even silence - the art transcends time

Background imageTalking Collection: Paying a Visit, 1915, (1939). Creator: Abram Arkhipov

Paying a Visit, 1915, (1939). Creator: Abram Arkhipov
Paying a Visit, 1915, (1939). A group of village women in brightly-coloured clothes and scarves, chatting in a sunlit room

Background imageTalking Collection: Alice and the Cheshire Cat, 1889. Artist: John Tenniel

Alice and the Cheshire Cat, 1889. Artist: John Tenniel
Alice and the Cheshire Cat, 1889. Lewis Carrolls (1832-1898) Alice in Wonderland as illustrated by John Tenniel (1820-1914). From Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. [Macmillan & Co

Background imageTalking Collection: Border Terrier Dogs - Three sitting together

Border Terrier Dogs - Three sitting together
LA-1390 Border Terrier Dogs - Three sitting together Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Churchill and Roosevelt

Churchill and Roosevelt
Washington D.C. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt relax in the south grounds of the White House prior to the daily meeting of the combined British and U.S

Background imageTalking Collection: Donkey - Braying

Donkey - Braying
WAT-8519 Donkey - braying Rhone, France M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950

Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950
A woman with her red hair swept up in a bun, poses elegantly in some diaphanous lingerie as she speaks on a red telephone. Date: 1950

Background imageTalking Collection: Alpine Marmots

Alpine Marmots
USH-45 Alpine MARMOTS - X2 facing each other Marmota marmota Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Black & Yellow Labrador Dog - puppies by barn door

Black & Yellow Labrador Dog - puppies by barn door
JD-18219-m Black & Yellow Labrador Dog - puppies by barn door John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose House

Talking Mongoose House
The home of Voirrey Irving at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : Voirrey stands with her father at the front door

Background imageTalking Collection: Roman Art. Marphurius or Marforio. Marble. Capitoline Museum

Roman Art. Marphurius or Marforio. Marble. Capitoline Museum
Roman Art. Marphurius or Marforio. One of the talking statues of Rome. 1st century A.D. Marble sculpture depicting a reclining bearded river god or Oceanus. Capitoline Museums. Rome. Italy

Background imageTalking Collection: Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow

Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow
Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Rural scene in the west of Ireland: a woman on a horse stops to chat to a man leaning on a low wall

Background imageTalking Collection: The Last Supper, 1800. Creators: Raphael Morghen, Teodoro Matteini

The Last Supper, 1800. Creators: Raphael Morghen, Teodoro Matteini
The Last Supper, 1800

Background imageTalking Collection: Be yourself gold foil message

Be yourself gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageTalking Collection: Butter Making

Butter Making
circa 1857: A woman churning butter talks to a milkman wearing a yoke to carry his pails. William Grundys English Views (Photo by T. R)

Background imageTalking Collection: Kapitsa and Androv, Russian physicists

Kapitsa and Androv, Russian physicists. Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (left, 1894-1984) is listening to a graduate student called Androv (right), who is defending his doctoral thesis

Background imageTalking Collection: Goldilocks / Willcox Smith

Goldilocks / Willcox Smith
Goldilocks gives three teddy bears a talking-to

Background imageTalking Collection: Trust your journey gold foil message

Trust your journey gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageTalking Collection: GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. American baseball player

GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. American baseball player. Ruth talking to a group of children, while playing for the New York Yankees. Photograph, 1924

Background imageTalking Collection: Norfolk Terrier Dog Puppy, singing

Norfolk Terrier Dog Puppy, singing
JD-16474 DOG - Norfolk / Norwich Terrier puppy, yawning / singing John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin STA 13 Two, one on top of the other tursiops truncatus © Augusto Leandro

Bottlenose Dolphin STA 13 Two, one on top of the other tursiops truncatus © Augusto Leandro Stanzani / ARDEA
STA-13 Bottlenose DOLPHIN - two, facing, one on top of the other tursiops truncatus Distribution: Worldwide except polar regionsBottlenose Dolphin STA 13 Two

Background imageTalking Collection: Bottlenose dolphin - blowing air bubbles underwater with mouth open

Bottlenose dolphin - blowing air bubbles underwater with mouth open
STA-75 Bottlenose dolphin - blowing air bubbles underwater with mouth open Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions Tursiops truncatus Complex play / creative behaviour

Background imageTalking Collection: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog ME 485 In flowers © Johan De Meester / ARDEA LONDON

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog ME 485 In flowers © Johan De Meester / ARDEA LONDON
ME-485 Staffordshire Bull Terrier DOGS - two sitting in buttercup field. Both wear choke chain collars. Smooth-coated breed Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageTalking Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose / Voirrey

Talking Mongoose / Voirrey
Voirrey Irving, of Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : with her dog

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose Gef

Talking Mongoose Gef
Artists impression of Gef the so-called talking mongoose which befriended Voirrey Irving, a 17-year old girl from the Isle of Man

Background imageTalking Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin Two together

Bottlenose Dolphin Two together
STA-12-m Bottlenose DOLPHIN - two facing camera Tursiops truncatus Augusto Leandro Stanzani Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Dalmatian Dog

Dalmatian Dog
JD-15310-M Dalmatian Dog Close up Head - Laughing John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Icelandic Horse - yawning

Icelandic Horse - yawning
JD-14944 ICELANDIC HORSE - yawning John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Jesus, Mary and Martha

Jesus, Mary and Martha
Jesus talks with Mary while Martha does housework

Background imageTalking Collection: A Chinese shop, Limehouse, London, c1900 (1901)

A Chinese shop, Limehouse, London, c1900 (1901). From Living London, Vol. 1, edited by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1901]

Background imageTalking Collection: Mr. Collins and Charlotte were both standing at the gate in conversation with the ladies

Mr. Collins and Charlotte were both standing at the gate in conversation with the ladies
XJF105797 Mr. Collins and Charlotte were both standing at the gate in conversation with the ladies, illustration from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, 1895 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Brock

Background imageTalking Collection: Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange
circa 1820: The London Stock Exchange from a drawing by Thomas H Shepherd. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageTalking Collection: Police on Duty

Police on Duty
Police officers talking to an Asian man in the street. Metropolitan Police

Background imageTalking Collection: PIGS. Piglets looking over door. One speaking into ear of the other

PIGS. Piglets looking over door. One speaking into ear of the other
JD-19653 PIGS. Piglets looking over door. One speaking into ear of the other. John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Brittany Dog

Brittany Dog
JD-9853 BRITTANY / Epagneul Breton - head on side. Dog with personality. John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Straidkilly, Carnlough, A Quiet Chat

Straidkilly, Carnlough, A Quiet Chat - a view of a man with horse and cart, talking to a lady outside a thatched cottage. There are other buildings to the left

Background imageTalking Collection: Bulldog JD 16754 With puppies © John Daniels / ardea. com

Bulldog JD 16754 With puppies © John Daniels / ardea. com
JD-16754 DOG - Bulldog, female with two puppies, sitting, studio shot John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageTalking Collection: Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960

Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960
Front cover of the Tatler featuring a photograph of a woman, eating breakfast while arranging to meet friends over the telephone. 1960

Background imageTalking Collection: Komarov before Soyuz 1 launch, 1967

Komarov before Soyuz 1 launch, 1967
Komarov before Soyuz 1 launch, speaking at the launch site in Kazakhstan, on 23 April 1967. Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov (1927-1967) was killed during this mission

Background imageTalking Collection: GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. American baseball player

GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. American baseball player. Ruth talking to a group of children, while playing for the New York Yankees. Photograph, 1924

Background imageTalking Collection: Budgerigars - on perch

Budgerigars - on perch
LA-4431 Budgerigars - on perch Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa

Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa

Background imageTalking Collection: Dogs - Bulldogs, male and female

Dogs - Bulldogs, male and female
JD-18241 Dogs - Bulldogs, male and female John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTalking Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Cheshire Cat

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Cheshire Cat
Alice in Wonderland, Alice has a conversation with a Cheshire Cat. Date: early 20th century

Background imageTalking Collection: Scolds Bridle from Armagh Jail

Scolds Bridle from Armagh Jail - a view of a woman sitting with the bridle over her face, to stop her talking. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageTalking Collection: Advert promoting the Post Office Telephone Service. Date: 1932

Advert promoting the Post Office Telephone Service. Date: 1932

Background imageTalking Collection: Trevor Phillips, TV presenter and equal rights executive

Trevor Phillips, TV presenter and equal rights executive
Trevor Phillips (b 1953), television executive and presenter, currently Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), previously the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)

Background imageTalking Collection: Child poverty, London (photo)

Child poverty, London (photo)
605469 Child poverty, London (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Child poverty, London)



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Expressing through words, gestures, and even silence - the art transcends time. From Abram Arkhipov's captivating painting 'Paying a Visit' in 1915 to the heartwarming sight of three Border Terrier dogs sitting together, communication takes various forms. Just like the donkey braying or the Norfolk Terrier puppy singing, our voices have unique melodies that resonate with others. In David Wright's pin-up calendar girl from 1950, we see how conversation can be both playful and alluring. Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow's masterpiece 'Galway Gossips' reminds us of the power of gossip and storytelling in connecting communities throughout history. Amidst it all, Labrador puppies gather by a barn door while a talking mongoose house sparks curiosity about mysterious conversations beyond our understanding. Raphael Morghen and Teodoro Matteini immortalize one of history's most iconic dialogues in 'The Last Supper, ' reminding us that profound discussions shape our beliefs and values. In this ever-evolving world, messages like 'be yourself' and 'trust your journey' are golden reminders to embrace authenticity as we navigate life's twists and turns. And just as butter making requires patience and skillful exchange between ingredients, so does effective communication demand active listening and empathy. Whether it is through spoken words or unspoken connections, let us cherish the beauty - for it holds within its realm endless possibilities for understanding ourselves and each other.