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Agony Collection

"Capturing the Unbearable: A Glimpse into Agony Through Art and History" Agony, a universal human experience, has been depicted throughout history in various forms

Background imageAgony Collection: Castration 17th Century

Castration 17th Century
A fearful patient is restrained on a low couch and castrated

Background imageAgony Collection: Migraine pain

Migraine pain
Migraine. Conceptual artwork of lightning flashes marking the epicentre of pain in a mans forehead. A migraine is a recurrent headache which can be accompanied by nausea

Background imageAgony Collection: Mans body plaster cast inside Macellum, Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mans body plaster cast inside Macellum, Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageAgony Collection: The Death of Bhishma, Mortally Wounded by Arjunas Numerous Arrows, c

The Death of Bhishma, Mortally Wounded by Arjunas Numerous Arrows, c
1196881 The Death of Bhishma, Mortally Wounded by Arjunas Numerous Arrows, c.1760-1770 (w/c on paper) by Indian School, (18th century)

Background imageAgony Collection: The headache, from the series L Imagination, c. 1830 (litho) (b / w photo)

The headache, from the series L Imagination, c. 1830 (litho) (b / w photo)
XIR287002 The headache, from the series L Imagination, c.1830 (litho) (b/w photo) by Daumier, Honore (1808-79); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; (add.info.: Serie L Imagination)

Background imageAgony Collection: Christ Carrying the Cross, 1526 (oil on canvas)

Christ Carrying the Cross, 1526 (oil on canvas)
XIR198701 Christ Carrying the Cross, 1526 (oil on canvas) by Lotto, Lorenzo (c.1480-1556); Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: le Christ portant sa croix; ); Italian, out of copyright

Background imageAgony Collection: Halt of Prince Charles Edward on the Banks of the Nairne, 1878 (oil on canvas)

Halt of Prince Charles Edward on the Banks of the Nairne, 1878 (oil on canvas)
1199561 Halt of Prince Charles Edward on the Banks of the Nairne, 1878 (oil on canvas) by Beavis, Richard (1824-96); 115.5x178 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English

Background imageAgony Collection: Christ on the Mount of Olives, 1819 (oil on wood)

Christ on the Mount of Olives, 1819 (oil on wood)
XIR59930 Christ on the Mount of Olives, 1819 (oil on wood) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); 47x35 cm; Colegio Escolapios de San Anton, Madrid

Background imageAgony Collection: The Holy Trinity, 1511. Creator: Albrecht Durer

The Holy Trinity, 1511. Creator: Albrecht Durer
The Holy Trinity, 1511

Background imageAgony Collection: The dentist, 1523. Creator: Lucas van Leyden

The dentist, 1523. Creator: Lucas van Leyden
The dentist, 1523. A dentist, clad in a large, fanciful hat and an ornate robe, probing the teeth of a clearly agonised, impoverished peasant

Background imageAgony Collection: The Devil and the Damned. Strasbourg cathedral (stained glass)

The Devil and the Damned. Strasbourg cathedral (stained glass)
8711578 The Devil and the Damned. Strasbourg cathedral (stained glass); (add.info.: Strasbourg Cathedral. Stained glass. The Devil and the Damned. Strasbourg. France.); © Pascal Deloche/Godong

Background imageAgony Collection: The Slain Woodcutter, from the Parco dei Mostri (Monster Park)

The Slain Woodcutter, from the Parco dei Mostri (Monster Park), designed by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-73)
JB141887 The Slain Woodcutter, from the Parco dei Mostri (Monster Park), designed by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-73) and laid out in 1550-63 (stone) (detail of 141886); Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo

Background imageAgony Collection: Suzanne in the bath: illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for The Bible, 1866

Suzanne in the bath: illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for The Bible, 1866
PCT4285102 Suzanne in the bath: illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for The Bible, 1866 - by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Suzanne in the bath)

Background imageAgony Collection: Illustration of the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel de Foe (DeFoe)

Illustration of the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel de Foe (DeFoe) by Grandville - edition Garnier 1869 p193
PCT4261485 Illustration of the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel de Foe (DeFoe) by Grandville - edition Garnier 1869 p193. Robinson shoots with a rifle in front of frighy Friday

Background imageAgony Collection: Foreign Nations Are Slain By Lions In Samaria, Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866

Foreign Nations Are Slain By Lions In Samaria, Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866
3665388 Foreign Nations Are Slain By Lions In Samaria, Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866 by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Foreign Nations Are Slain By Lions In Samaria)

Background imageAgony Collection: Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. The agony of Christ

Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. The agony of Christ
5306058 Illustration from the Grand Catechism for Families'. 1907. The agony of Christ; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageAgony Collection: Poisoning of the Marquise de Ganges (Diane de Joannis de Chateaublanc, 1635-1667)

Poisoning of the Marquise de Ganges (Diane de Joannis de Chateaublanc, 1635-1667)
JAB4121344 Poisoning of the Marquise de Ganges (Diane de Joannis de Chateaublanc, 1635-1667). Excerpt from Les crimes celebres by Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) 1841 (engraving)

Background imageAgony Collection: Illustration by Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) in Punch, 30/01/24 - Europe, English language

Illustration by Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) in Punch, 30/01/24 - Europe, English language, Labour Party
ICA4937154 Illustration by Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) in Punch, 30/01/24 - Europe, English language, Labour Party, Foreign press - Dragon by Partridge

Background imageAgony Collection: End of the Harvest, (oil on canvas)

End of the Harvest, (oil on canvas)
650785 End of the Harvest, (oil on canvas) by Brown, Fred C. (fl. 19th century); 22.8x30.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: End of the Harvest. Fred C. Brown. Oil on board)

Background imageAgony Collection: USA History: John Bull: I really do not see what agony Uncle Sam finds in this company

USA History: John Bull: I really do not see what agony Uncle Sam finds in this company
5313621 USA History: John Bull: I really do not see what agony Uncle Sam finds in this company.; SeM Studio/UIG

Background imageAgony Collection: Two 19th century ladies have an accident on their bicycles. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom

Two 19th century ladies have an accident on their bicycles. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur
1000881 Two 19th century ladies have an accident on their bicycles. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageAgony Collection: Illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for Edgar Allan Poe's short story ' The Raven' (The Raven)

Illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for Edgar Allan Poe's short story " The Raven" (The Raven)
PCT4285040 Illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for Edgar Allan Poe's short story " The Raven" (The Raven)

Background imageAgony Collection: The fall of the angel Lucifer (Satan, angel dechu, fell from heaven to Earth)

The fall of the angel Lucifer (Satan, angel dechu, fell from heaven to Earth)
PCT4285119 The fall of the angel Lucifer (Satan, angel dechu, fell from heaven to Earth). Illustration by Gustave Dore for "Paradise Lost" by John Milton (1608-1674). Engraving from 1866

Background imageAgony Collection: Engraving by Gustave Dore illustrating Theophile Gautier's novel 'The Captain Fracasse'

Engraving by Gustave Dore illustrating Theophile Gautier's novel "The Captain Fracasse"
PCT4271549 Engraving by Gustave Dore illustrating Theophile Gautier's novel "The Captain Fracasse". Charpentier Edition 1863

Background imageAgony Collection: The Agony in the Garden, 1851. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

The Agony in the Garden, 1851. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
The Agony in the Garden, 1851

Background imageAgony Collection: Christ's Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1631-1686. Creator: Carlo Dolci

Christ's Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1631-1686. Creator: Carlo Dolci
Christ's Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1631-1686

Background imageAgony Collection: Hecht, Zoltan, Mr. 1920 Feb. 3. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Hecht, Zoltan, Mr. 1920 Feb. 3. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Hecht, Zoltan, Mr. 1920 Feb. 3

Background imageAgony Collection: Christ on the Mount of Olives, c. 1522. Creator: Hans Weiditz

Christ on the Mount of Olives, c. 1522. Creator: Hans Weiditz
Christ on the Mount of Olives, c. 1522

Background imageAgony Collection: The Agony of Flowers, 1890/95. Creator: Theodore Roussel

The Agony of Flowers, 1890/95. Creator: Theodore Roussel
The Agony of Flowers, 1890/95

Background imageAgony Collection: The Scream, 1895. Creator: Edvard Munch

The Scream, 1895. Creator: Edvard Munch
The Scream, 1895

Background imageAgony Collection: A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas)

A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas)
990285 A Scene from the Trojan Wars (oil on canvas) by Calliano, Rafaelle (1785-1824); 75x135.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Scene from the Trojan Wars)

Background imageAgony Collection: Jesus praying in the garden - Bible, New Testament

Jesus praying in the garden - Bible, New Testament
3784281 Jesus praying in the garden - Bible, New Testament; (add.info.: Jesus praying in the garden, comforted by an angel / Agony in the garden)

Background imageAgony Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Hold your head high

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Hold your head high
Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Channel the pain in your soul and hold your head high Date: circa mid-1970s

Background imageAgony Collection: DEATH OF HERAKLES

DEATH OF HERAKLES
Herakles dies in agony, poisoned by the shirt of Nessus which he has ill- advisedly put on

Background imageAgony Collection: RABIES/BITTEN/LIS/1874

RABIES/BITTEN/LIS/1874
At La Rochette, three country people, bitten by a rabid wolf, die in agony. Date: 1874

Background imageAgony Collection: MARINER, ROTTING SEA

MARINER, ROTTING SEA
The Mariner, alone on ship amongst the dead bodies of his companions, gazes upon the rotting sea in agony Date: First published: 1798

Background imageAgony Collection: Poster produced in Argentina to advertise Cafiaspirina aspirin (colour litho)

Poster produced in Argentina to advertise Cafiaspirina aspirin (colour litho)
PER205978 Poster produced in Argentina to advertise Cafiaspirina aspirin (colour litho) by Mauzan, Luciano Achille (1883-1952); Private Collection

Background imageAgony Collection: Terror in Russia: the martyr of Finnish Colonel Elvengren. Condemned to death

Terror in Russia: the martyr of Finnish Colonel Elvengren. Condemned to death
XEE4183715 Terror in Russia: the martyr of Finnish Colonel Elvengren. Condemned to death, hes locked in a dungeon and chained to a mans corpse. Engraving

Background imageAgony Collection: Death or Liberty... Or Britannia & the Virtues of the Constitution in danger of Violation from

Death or Liberty... Or Britannia & the Virtues of the Constitution in danger of Violation from the great Political
527779 Death or Liberty... Or Britannia & the Virtues of the Constitution in danger of Violation from the great Political Libertine

Background imageAgony Collection: The Punishment of Core (Kore), Dathan (Datan, Nathan) and Aboron (Abiram)

The Punishment of Core (Kore), Dathan (Datan, Nathan) and Aboron (Abiram) (The Punishment of Celestial Fire)
LRI4601401 The Punishment of Core (Kore), Dathan (Datan, Nathan) and Aboron (Abiram) (The Punishment of Celestial Fire, episode of the rebellion of the Levites against Moses)

Background imageAgony Collection: Agostino Novello called the Panormitano and the representation of four of his miracles, c

Agostino Novello called the Panormitano and the representation of four of his miracles, c. 1328 (tempera on wood)
LRI4621503 Agostino Novello called the Panormitano and the representation of four of his miracles, c. 1328 (tempera on wood) by Martini, Simone (1284-1344); Chiesa di Sant Agostino, Siena, Tuscany

Background imageAgony Collection: Praying in the Orchard, 1774-76 (oil on panel) (detail)

Praying in the Orchard, 1774-76 (oil on panel) (detail)
IND49400 Praying in the Orchard, 1774-76 (oil on panel) (detail) by Mengs, Anton Raphael (1728-79); Museo Capitular de Lerida, Catalonia, Spain; Index Fototeca

Background imageAgony Collection: Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) before Madrid: the Emperor receiving a deputation of the city

Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) before Madrid: the Emperor receiving a deputation of the city, 3 / 12 / 1808
JLJ4573586 Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) before Madrid: the Emperor receiving a deputation of the city, 3/12/1808, Painting by Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758-1836), 1810

Background imageAgony Collection: The Descent from the Cross (tempera on gold panel)

The Descent from the Cross (tempera on gold panel)
897658 The Descent from the Cross (tempera on gold panel) by Martini, Simone (1284-1344); 24.5x15.5 cm; Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

Background imageAgony Collection: Clash of the Titans; Kampf der Titanen, c. 1913-1915 (oil on canvas)

Clash of the Titans; Kampf der Titanen, c. 1913-1915 (oil on canvas)
656203 Clash of the Titans; Kampf der Titanen, c.1913-1915 (oil on canvas) by Moser, Koloman (1868-1918); 130x240 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Clash of the Titans; Kampf der Titanen)

Background imageAgony Collection: The Battle of Cosa, (black chalk, pen and brown ink. )

The Battle of Cosa, (black chalk, pen and brown ink. )
990023 The Battle of Cosa, (black chalk, pen and brown ink.) by Zuccari, Taddeo (1529-66); 42.9x32 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Cosa. Taddeo Zuccaro (1529-1566)

Background imageAgony Collection: The Pieta, (oil on canvas)

The Pieta, (oil on canvas)
990355 The Pieta, (oil on canvas) by Carracci, Ludovico (1555-1619); 95.2x172.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Pieta. Lodovico Carracci (1555-1619). Oil on canvas

Background imageAgony Collection: A Study for Sir David Baird Discovering the Body of Tipu Sahib, 1838 (pencil)

A Study for Sir David Baird Discovering the Body of Tipu Sahib, 1838 (pencil, black chalk and watercolour)
651940 A Study for Sir David Baird Discovering the Body of Tipu Sahib, 1838 (pencil, black chalk and watercolour) by Wilkie




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"Capturing the Unbearable: A Glimpse into Agony Through Art and History" Agony, a universal human experience, has been depicted throughout history in various forms. From the gruesome castration practices of the 17th century to the heart-wrenching scene of Bhishma's mortal wounds inflicted by Arjuna's arrows, it has left its mark on countless souls. In "Christ Carrying the Cross, " an oil painting from 1526, we witness Jesus' excruciating journey towards his crucifixion. The artist skillfully portrays Christ's physical pain as he bears the weight of his cross, symbolizing both his sacrifice and humanity's collective suffering. Migraine pain, often described as agonizing throbbing or pulsating sensations accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, is another form of torment experienced by many. Those who have endured this debilitating condition can attest to its relentless grip on their lives. The plaster cast found in Pompeii's Macellum serves as a haunting reminder of one individual's final moments frozen in time. This preserved body encapsulates not only physical agony but also captures the emotional turmoil experienced during catastrophic events like volcanic eruptions. "Halt of Prince Charles Edward on the Banks of Nairne" depicts a poignant moment in history when defeat loomed over him. The anguish etched upon his face reflects not only personal despair but also represents collective sorrow felt during times of upheaval. "The Christ of Limpias, " an 18th-century sculpture located in Cantabria, Spain, showcases Jesus enduring unimaginable suffering through vividly carved wounds that evoke empathy within viewers' hearts. Rembrandt van Rijn masterfully captured "The Agony in the Garden" through an etching created around 1657. This artwork conveys Jesus' internal struggle before his crucifixion with raw emotion visible on every stroke.