British Library appoints Bridgeman Images as its exclusive image licensing partner

Bridgeman Images wins the tender for the exclusive representation of the British Library content. 

Bridgeman Images is proud and excited to have won the tender for the exclusive representation of the British Library content in the UK. Bridgeman Images has worked for the British Library for many years across all our offices and we are delighted to have been appointed for all commercial and editorial licensing with the exception of branded products and scholarly uses which will remain with the British Library. We will make a joint announcement to all our clients with the British Library when we make their full collection available online in January.

 

Scenographia: Systematis Copernicani Astrological Chart (c.1543) devised by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), from 'The Celestial Atlas, or the Harmony of the Universe', 1660 (hand-coloured engraving), Cellarius, Andreas (c.1596-1665) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board

 

As one of the world's leading distributors of fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction, Bridgeman Images won the tender against a number of licensing companies by clearly demonstrating superior experience and accomplishments in the world in licensing for over 44 years.

 

Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad to Heaven, Mirak, Aqa (fl.c.1520-76) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board

 

The head of a chief of New Zealand, the face curiously tataow'd, or marked according to their manner. From 'Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas', 1784 (print), Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-71) (after) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board

 

The British Library has a wealth of historical, literary and cultural content. The book titles include the Shakespeare folios, the Gutenberg Bible, the Magna Carta and the Canterbury Tales. There is also a range of famous signatures and correspondence from authors such as Charlotte Bronte, William Shakespeare and Mary Shelley, to historical figures such as Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and Mary I. 

Page from the Gutenberg Bible / British Library, London, UK

 

List of 'Rememberances' drawn up by Thomas Cromwell (ink on paper), English School, (16th century) / British Library, London, UK

 

The agreement to represent all image licensing for the British Library comes into effect from 01/01/2017. All image licensing after this date must be directed through to Bridgeman Images.

Head of Napoleon by Ackerman / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board

 

A scribe (probably Bede) writing, from 'Life and Miracles of St. Cuthbert' by Bede, Latin (Durham) (vellum), English School, (12th century) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board

 

Please direct any images enquiries to uksales@bridgemanimages.com.

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