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Illustration for Milton's Paradise Lost (engraving)
Illustration for Milton's Paradise Lost (engraving)
BL3314031 - Illustration for Milton's Paradise Lost (engraving)
Medium: engraving
Date: 1876 AD (C19th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Roy 2 B VII f.78 Reaping corn harvest in August, from the Queen Mary Psalter, c.1310-20 (vellum)
Roy 2 B VII f.78 Reaping corn harvest in August, from the Queen Mary Psalter, c.1310-20 (vellum)
BL52779 - Roy 2 B VII f.78 Reaping corn harvest in August, from the Queen Mary Psalter, c.1310-20 (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
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)
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)
BL22570 - Scenographia: Systematis Copernicani Astrological Chart (c.1543) devised by Nicolaus Copernicus (147 ...
Medium: hand-coloured engraving
Date: 1660 AD (C17th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Title Page with a Portrait of Shakespeare, from 'Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies', edited by J. Heminge and H. Condell, engraving by Droeshout, 1623 (engraving)
Title Page with a Portrait of Shakespeare, from 'Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies', edited by J. Heminge and H. Condell, engraving by Droeshout, 1623 (engraving)
BL54369 - Title Page with a Portrait of Shakespeare, from 'Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and T ...
Medium: engraving
Date: 1623 AD (C17th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Ms Sloane 2435, f.85 'Cleric, Knight and Workman representing the three classes, illustration from 'Li Livres dou Sante' (vellum)
Ms Sloane 2435, f.85 'Cleric, Knight and Workman representing the three classes, illustration from 'Li Livres dou Sante' (vellum)
BL451724 - Ms Sloane 2435, f.85 'Cleric, Knight and Workman representing the three classes, illustration from ' ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Plate from from 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium', 1705 by Maria Sibilla Merian (1647-1717)
Plate from from 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium', 1705 by Maria Sibilla Merian (1647-1717)
BL57860 - Plate from from 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium', 1705 by Maria Sibilla Merian (1647-1717)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
OR 2265 Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad to Heaven
OR 2265 Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad to Heaven
BL10804 - OR 2265 Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad to Heaven
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Babur (r.1526-30) Reading, Mughal (w/c on paper)
Babur (r.1526-30) Reading, Mughal (w/c on paper)
BL147698 - Babur (r.1526-30) Reading, Mughal (w/c on paper)
Medium: watercolour on paper
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
A botanical illustration of a plant. Mistletoe. A hemi-parasitic plant.
A botanical illustration of a plant. Mistletoe. A hemi-parasitic plant.
BL3297328 - A botanical illustration of a plant. Mistletoe. A hemi-parasitic plant.
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Royal 18 E.1, F.175 The death of Wat Tyler at Smithfield, London, in 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt, illustration from 'Chroniques de France et d'Angleterre', by Jean Froissart, c.1460-80 (vellum)
Royal 18 E.1, F.175 The death of Wat Tyler at Smithfield, London, in 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt, illustration from 'Chroniques de France et d'Angleterre', by Jean Froissart, c.1460-80 (vellum)
BL51165 - Royal 18 E.1, F.175 The death of Wat Tyler at Smithfield, London, in 1381 during the Peasants' Revol ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1460 AD (C15th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
The Copernican System,'Planisphaerium Copernicanum', c.1543, devised by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) from 'The Celestial Atlas, or the Harmony of the Universe' (Atlas coelestis seu harmonia macrocosmica) Amsterdam, c.1660
The Copernican System,'Planisphaerium Copernicanum', c.1543, devised by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) from 'The Celestial Atlas, or the Harmony of the Universe' (Atlas coelestis seu harmonia macrocosmica) Amsterdam, c.1660
BL22556 - The Copernican System,'Planisphaerium Copernicanum', c.1543, devised by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-15 ...
Date: C17th AD
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Royal 18 D II f.148 Lydgate and the Canterbury Pilgrims Leaving Canterbury from the 'Troy Book and the Siege of Thebes' by John Lydgate (c.1370-c.1451) 1412-22 (vellum) (detail of 8063)
Royal 18 D II f.148 Lydgate and the Canterbury Pilgrims Leaving Canterbury from the 'Troy Book and the Siege of Thebes' by John Lydgate (c.1370-c.1451) 1412-22 (vellum) (detail of 8063)
BL148735 - Royal 18 D II f.148 Lydgate and the Canterbury Pilgrims Leaving Canterbury from the 'Troy Book and t ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cortes meets Montezuma, from 'Homenaje a Cristobal Colon' by Alfredo Chavero, 1892 (colour litho)
Cortes meets Montezuma, from 'Homenaje a Cristobal Colon' by Alfredo Chavero, 1892 (colour litho)
BL239836 - Cortes meets Montezuma, from 'Homenaje a Cristobal Colon' by Alfredo Chavero, 1892 (colour litho)
Medium: colour lithograph
Date: 1892 AD (C19th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cott Tib B V f.3 Ploughing, from a Calendar, c.1030 (vellum)
Cott Tib B V f.3 Ploughing, from a Calendar, c.1030 (vellum)
BL61655 - Cott Tib B V f.3 Ploughing, from a Calendar, c.1030 (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Harl 4425 f.12v Garden scene, the lover and dame Oyseuse (Idleness) outside the garden walls, from the 'Roman de la Rose', Bruges, c.1490-1500 (vellum)
Harl 4425 f.12v Garden scene, the lover and dame Oyseuse (Idleness) outside the garden walls, from the 'Roman de la Rose', Bruges, c.1490-1500 (vellum)
BL11551 - Harl 4425 f.12v Garden scene, the lover and dame Oyseuse (Idleness) outside the garden walls, from t ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Royal 6 E. VI, f.301 Inhabited initial 'C'(lericus) clerics with leprosy receiving instruction from a bishop, from 'Omne Bonum' by James le Palmer, 1360-75 (vellum)
Royal 6 E. VI, f.301 Inhabited initial 'C'(lericus) clerics with leprosy receiving instruction from a bishop, from 'Omne Bonum' by James le Palmer, 1360-75 (vellum)
BL412174 - Royal 6 E. VI, f.301 Inhabited initial 'C'(lericus) clerics with leprosy receiving instruction from ...
Medium: vellum
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Cott Dom A XVII f.74v Nuns in a choir stall, from the Psalter of Henry VI, Paris, 1400-20 (vellum)
Cott Dom A XVII f.74v Nuns in a choir stall, from the Psalter of Henry VI, Paris, 1400-20 (vellum)
BL51162 - Cott Dom A XVII f.74v Nuns in a choir stall, from the Psalter of Henry VI, Paris, 1400-20 (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Date: C15th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Eg 1500 f.45v Peter the Hermit, preacher for the First Crusades, 1095, Histoire Universelle, c. 1286 (detail of 53271)
Eg 1500 f.45v Peter the Hermit, preacher for the First Crusades, 1095, Histoire Universelle, c. 1286 (detail of 53271)
BL11457 - Eg 1500 f.45v Peter the Hermit, preacher for the First Crusades, 1095, Histoire Universelle, c. 1286 ...
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Ms. Royal 15 E.IV fol.187  Deaths from famine, from 'Chroniques d'Angleterre' by Jean de Wavrin, c.1470-80 (vellum)
Ms. Royal 15 E.IV fol.187  Deaths from famine, from 'Chroniques d'Angleterre' by Jean de Wavrin, c.1470-80 (vellum)
BL243122 - Ms. Royal 15 E.IV fol.187 Deaths from famine, from 'Chroniques d'Angleterre' by Jean de Wavrin, c.1 ...
Medium: vellum
Date: C15th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
The blue Egyptian water-lily
The blue Egyptian water-lily
BL3301019 - The blue Egyptian water-lily
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The actor Otani Oniki, pub. by Tsutaya Jusaburo, 1794 (sanmaitsuzuki - triptych, woodblock with powdered mica background)
The actor Otani Oniki, pub. by Tsutaya Jusaburo, 1794 (sanmaitsuzuki - triptych, woodblock with powdered mica background)
BL3747 - The actor Otani Oniki, pub. by Tsutaya Jusaburo, 1794 (sanmaitsuzuki - triptych, woodblock with powd ...
Date: C19th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Roy 15 E III f.269 Dyeing cloth, from Des Proprietes des Choses by Bartholomeus Anglicus, 1482 (vellum)
Roy 15 E III f.269 Dyeing cloth, from Des Proprietes des Choses by Bartholomeus Anglicus, 1482 (vellum)
BL51168 - Roy 15 E III f.269 Dyeing cloth, from Des Proprietes des Choses by Bartholomeus Anglicus, 1482 (vell ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1482 AD (C15th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Front Cover for 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', by Oscar Wilde, 1925 (leather)
Front Cover for 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', by Oscar Wilde, 1925 (leather)
BL2962588 - Front Cover for 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', by Oscar Wilde, 1925 (leather)
Medium: leather
Date: 1925 AD (C20th AD)
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Awabi fisher and octopus, (colour woodblock print)
Awabi fisher and octopus, (colour woodblock print)
BL11307 - Awabi fisher and octopus, (colour woodblock print)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Add 39943 f.2 A scribe (probably Bede) writing, from 'Life and Miracles of St. Cuthbert' by Bede, Latin (Durham) (vellum)
Add 39943 f.2 A scribe (probably Bede) writing, from 'Life and Miracles of St. Cuthbert' by Bede, Latin (Durham) (vellum)
BL58271 - Add 39943 f.2 A scribe (probably Bede) writing, from 'Life and Miracles of St. Cuthbert' by Bede, La ...
Medium: vellum
Date: C12th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Royal 12 F.IV, f.135v Diagrammatic world map, c.1175 (vellum)
Royal 12 F.IV, f.135v Diagrammatic world map, c.1175 (vellum)
BL11246 - Royal 12 F.IV, f.135v Diagrammatic world map, c.1175 (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Add 42130 f.172v Peasants harvesting, begun prior to 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345), Latin (vellum)
Add 42130 f.172v Peasants harvesting, begun prior to 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345), Latin (vellum)
BL68896 - Add 42130 f.172v Peasants harvesting, begun prior to 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345), Lat ...
Medium: vellum
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Add 42130 f.170 Man ploughing with oxen, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
Add 42130 f.170 Man ploughing with oxen, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
BL54367 - Add 42130 f.170 Man ploughing with oxen, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cott Nero D IV f.27 Incipit page to the Gospel of St. Matthew with decorated letters 'LIB', from the Lindisfarne Gospels, 710-721 (vellum)
Cott Nero D IV f.27 Incipit page to the Gospel of St. Matthew with decorated letters 'LIB', from the Lindisfarne Gospels, 710-721 (vellum)
BL32169 - Cott Nero D IV f.27 Incipit page to the Gospel of St. Matthew with decorated letters 'LIB', from the ...
Medium: vellum
Date: C8th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Harl 4431 fol.3 Christine de Pisan presenting her book to Queen Isabella of Bavaria, from the poems of Christine de Pisan, c.1410-15 (vellum)
Harl 4431 fol.3 Christine de Pisan presenting her book to Queen Isabella of Bavaria, from the poems of Christine de Pisan, c.1410-15 (vellum)
BL53284 - Harl 4431 fol.3 Christine de Pisan presenting her book to Queen Isabella of Bavaria, from the poems ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1410 AD (C15th AD)
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Edward of Caernarvon [Edward II] created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by his father, King Edward I, at the Lincoln parliament, illustration from 'Chronica Roffense', by Matthew Paris, 7th February 1301 (vellum)
Edward of Caernarvon [Edward II] created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by his father, King Edward I, at the Lincoln parliament, illustration from 'Chronica Roffense', by Matthew Paris, 7th February 1301 (vellum)
BL53183 - Edward of Caernarvon [Edward II] created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by his father, King Edw ...
Medium: vellum
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Roy 14 E IV f.244v Duke of Lancaster dines with the King of Portugal, from Vol. III `From the Coronation of Richard II to 1387', by Jean de Batard Wavrin
Roy 14 E IV f.244v Duke of Lancaster dines with the King of Portugal, from Vol. III `From the Coronation of Richard II to 1387', by Jean de Batard Wavrin
BL14809 - Roy 14 E IV f.244v Duke of Lancaster dines with the King of Portugal, from Vol. III `From the Corona ...
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Illustration from Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe 9engraving)
Illustration from Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe 9engraving)
BL3279356 - Illustration from Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe 9engraving)
Medium: engraving
Date: 1919 AD (C20th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cotton Nero D VI fol.31 Edward III granting the Black Prince the principality of Aquitaine, 1386-99 (vellum)
Cotton Nero D VI fol.31 Edward III granting the Black Prince the principality of Aquitaine, 1386-99 (vellum)
BL53018 - Cotton Nero D VI fol.31 Edward III granting the Black Prince the principality of Aquitaine, 1386-99 ...
Medium: vellum
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Cotton Vitellius A. XIII, f.6, Coronation of Henry III, from the 'Decrees of Kings of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England' c.1280-1300 (vellum)
Cotton Vitellius A. XIII, f.6, Coronation of Henry III, from the 'Decrees of Kings of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England' c.1280-1300 (vellum)
BL34778 - Cotton Vitellius A. XIII, f.6, Coronation of Henry III, from the 'Decrees of Kings of Anglo-Saxon an ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1280 AD (C13th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Roy 15 EII f.265 Master, carpenter and stonemason, from 'Des Proprietez des Choses' by Bartolomeus Anglicus, 1482 (vellum)
Roy 15 EII f.265 Master, carpenter and stonemason, from 'Des Proprietez des Choses' by Bartolomeus Anglicus, 1482 (vellum)
BL54772 - Roy 15 EII f.265 Master, carpenter and stonemason, from 'Des Proprietez des Choses' by Bartolomeus A ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1482 AD (C15th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Add 42130 f.207v Margin illumination showing cooking, East Anglia, from the Luttrell Psalter, begun prior to 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (vellum)
Add 42130 f.207v Margin illumination showing cooking, East Anglia, from the Luttrell Psalter, begun prior to 1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (vellum)
BL27600 - Add 42130 f.207v Margin illumination showing cooking, East Anglia, from the Luttrell Psalter, begun ...
Medium: vellum
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Add 42130 f.208 Sir Geoffrey Luttrell dining with his family, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
Add 42130 f.208 Sir Geoffrey Luttrell dining with his family, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
BL21920 - Add 42130 f.208 Sir Geoffrey Luttrell dining with his family, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 ...
Medium: vellum
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Harl 4431 f.4 Christine de Pisan writing at her desk, from 'The Works of Christine de Pisan', Parisian copy, c.1410-15 (vellum)
Harl 4431 f.4 Christine de Pisan writing at her desk, from 'The Works of Christine de Pisan', Parisian copy, c.1410-15 (vellum)
BL63188 - Harl 4431 f.4 Christine de Pisan writing at her desk, from 'The Works of Christine de Pisan', Parisi ...
Medium: vellum
Date: C15th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Or 3222 f.105 Nasireddin's observatory at Merega, Astrolabes and other instruments, Persian
Or 3222 f.105 Nasireddin's observatory at Merega, Astrolabes and other instruments, Persian
BL53373 - Or 3222 f.105 Nasireddin's observatory at Merega, Astrolabes and other instruments, Persian
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Kneeling crusader with his horse behind him, from the Westminster Psalter, c.1250 (vellum)
Kneeling crusader with his horse behind him, from the Westminster Psalter, c.1250 (vellum)
BL3312082 - Kneeling crusader with his horse behind him, from the Westminster Psalter, c.1250 (vellum)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Royal Ms 16 F II, f.73: Tower of London and shipping, with Charles, Duke of Orleans seated in the Tower writing, from Poems of Charles Duke of Orleans, c.1500 (vellum)
Royal Ms 16 F II, f.73: Tower of London and shipping, with Charles, Duke of Orleans seated in the Tower writing, from Poems of Charles Duke of Orleans, c.1500 (vellum)
BL3038 - Royal Ms 16 F II, f.73: Tower of London and shipping, with Charles, Duke of Orleans seated in the To ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Roy 18 E I f.165v Peasants revolt showing the banners of England and St. George, John Ball shown leading the rebels, illustration from 'Chroniques de France et d'Angleterre', by Jean Froissart, c.1460-80 (vellum)
Roy 18 E I f.165v Peasants revolt showing the banners of England and St. George, John Ball shown leading the rebels, illustration from 'Chroniques de France et d'Angleterre', by Jean Froissart, c.1460-80 (vellum)
BL53291 - Roy 18 E I f.165v Peasants revolt showing the banners of England and St. George, John Ball shown lea ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1460 AD (C15th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
The Crusher Squeezes Juice from the Cane, Antigua, 1823 (print)
The Crusher Squeezes Juice from the Cane, Antigua, 1823 (print)
BL11806 - The Crusher Squeezes Juice from the Cane, Antigua, 1823 (print)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Add 19352 f.27v St. Nicephorus the Patriarch and the Holy Father, from the Studion or Theodore Psalter, Constantinople, 1066 (vellum)
Add 19352 f.27v St. Nicephorus the Patriarch and the Holy Father, from the Studion or Theodore Psalter, Constantinople, 1066 (vellum)
BL36005 - Add 19352 f.27v St. Nicephorus the Patriarch and the Holy Father, from the Studion or Theodore Psalt ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1066 AD (C11th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Shah 'Alam conveying the grant of the Diwani to Lord Clive, August 1765 (oil on canvas)
Shah 'Alam conveying the grant of the Diwani to Lord Clive, August 1765 (oil on canvas)
BL1547012 - Shah 'Alam conveying the grant of the Diwani to Lord Clive, August 1765 (oil on canvas)
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: 1765 AD (C18th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Roy 20 C VII f.48 Jacques de Molay, last leader of the Knights Templar, burned at the stake for heresy in 1314 (vellum)
Roy 20 C VII f.48 Jacques de Molay, last leader of the Knights Templar, burned at the stake for heresy in 1314 (vellum)
BL11459 - Roy 20 C VII f.48 Jacques de Molay, last leader of the Knights Templar, burned at the stake for here ...
Medium: vellum
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Add 42130 f.163v Sheep in pen being milked; women walking away bearing vessels, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
Add 42130 f.163v Sheep in pen being milked; women walking away bearing vessels, from the 'Luttrell Psalter', c.1325-35 (vellum)
BL63536 - Add 42130 f.163v Sheep in pen being milked; women walking away bearing vessels, from the 'Luttrell P ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Arundel 93 fol.155 Map of Constantinople and Pera, from 'Liber Insularum Cycladum' by Cristoforo Buondelmonti (c.1385-c.1430), c.1485 (vellum)
Arundel 93 fol.155 Map of Constantinople and Pera, from 'Liber Insularum Cycladum' by Cristoforo Buondelmonti (c.1385-c.1430), c.1485 (vellum)
BL251400 - Arundel 93 fol.155 Map of Constantinople and Pera, from 'Liber Insularum Cycladum' by Cristoforo Buo ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Additional Ms 28681, f.9: World Map (vellum)
Additional Ms 28681, f.9: World Map (vellum)
BL10371 - Additional Ms 28681, f.9: World Map (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cott Claud D II f.33 William the Conqueror riding with his soldiers, 'Liber Legum Antiquorum Regum' (vellum)
Cott Claud D II f.33 William the Conqueror riding with his soldiers, 'Liber Legum Antiquorum Regum' (vellum)
BL53004 - Cott Claud D II f.33 William the Conqueror riding with his soldiers, 'Liber Legum Antiquorum Regum' ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Or.6810 f.27v Harun al-Rashid and the barber in a Turkish bath (vellum)
Or.6810 f.27v Harun al-Rashid and the barber in a Turkish bath (vellum)
BL53174 - Or.6810 f.27v Harun al-Rashid and the barber in a Turkish bath (vellum)
Medium: vellum
Date: C15th AD
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Battle of Culloden, 16 April 1746: print published by Laurie and Whittle, London, 1797
Battle of Culloden, 16 April 1746: print published by Laurie and Whittle, London, 1797
BL22654 - Battle of Culloden, 16 April 1746: print published by Laurie and Whittle, London, 1797
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cotton Claudius D VI f.9v Four Kings of England: Henry II, Richard I, John and Henry III from The Kings of England from Brutus to Henry III, by Matthew Paris, c.1250-59 (vellum)
Cotton Claudius D VI f.9v Four Kings of England: Henry II, Richard I, John and Henry III from The Kings of England from Brutus to Henry III, by Matthew Paris, c.1250-59 (vellum)
BL54370 - Cotton Claudius D VI f.9v Four Kings of England: Henry II, Richard I, John and Henry III from The Ki ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1250 AD (C13th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cott Dom A XVII f.122v Black robed friars singing in a choir, from the Psalter of Henry VI, Paris, 1400-20 (vellum)
Cott Dom A XVII f.122v Black robed friars singing in a choir, from the Psalter of Henry VI, Paris, 1400-20 (vellum)
BL51163 - Cott Dom A XVII f.122v Black robed friars singing in a choir, from the Psalter of Henry VI, Paris, 1 ...
Medium: vellum
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Cotton Nero D. VII, f.7 Queen Matilda, daughter of King Henry I, seated and holding a charter, illustration from the 'Golden Book of St Albans', 1380 (vellum)
Cotton Nero D. VII, f.7 Queen Matilda, daughter of King Henry I, seated and holding a charter, illustration from the 'Golden Book of St Albans', 1380 (vellum)
BL2403825 - Cotton Nero D. VII, f.7 Queen Matilda, daughter of King Henry I, seated and holding a charter, illus ...
Medium: vellum
Date: 1380 AD (C14th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Slaves Planting Cane Cuttings, from 'Ten Views in the Island of Antigua', 1823 (coloured engraving)
Slaves Planting Cane Cuttings, from 'Ten Views in the Island of Antigua', 1823 (coloured engraving)
BL11804 - Slaves Planting Cane Cuttings, from 'Ten Views in the Island of Antigua', 1823 (coloured engraving)
Medium: coloured engraving
Date: 1823 AD (C19th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Skeletons of the Gibbon, Orang-utan, Chimpanzee, Gorilla and Man, from 'Evidence as to man's place in nature' by Thomas H. Huxley, published 1863 (litho)
Skeletons of the Gibbon, Orang-utan, Chimpanzee, Gorilla and Man, from 'Evidence as to man's place in nature' by Thomas H. Huxley, published 1863 (litho)
BL243126 - Skeletons of the Gibbon, Orang-utan, Chimpanzee, Gorilla and Man, from 'Evidence as to man's place i ...
Medium: lithograph
Date: 1863 AD (C19th AD)
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images
Or 11539 fol.89v Taking a pulse, from an album of scenes of life in China (w/c on paper)
Or 11539 fol.89v Taking a pulse, from an album of scenes of life in China (w/c on paper)
BL239346 - Or 11539 fol.89v Taking a pulse, from an album of scenes of life in China (w/c on paper)
Medium: watercolour on paper
Photo credit: Bridgeman Images