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Candle burning in a glass container

Background imageCandle Collection: Supper at Emmaus, 1648, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Supper at Emmaus, 1648, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. Supper at Emmaus, 1648. Detail. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageCandle Collection: Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows
" The Badgers winter stores, which indeed were visible everywhere, took up half the room." Date: First published: 1908

Background imageCandle Collection: Jewish festival of Hanukkah

Jewish festival of Hanukkah, three hanukiah with four candles each, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageCandle Collection: Erik Satie / Renaudin

Erik Satie / Renaudin
ERIK SATIE French composer at the piano

Background imageCandle Collection: Lesbians Kiss 1908

Lesbians Kiss 1908
Lesbian lovers steal a kiss

Background imageCandle Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background imageCandle Collection: Illustrated London News Christmas number cover, 1904

Illustrated London News Christmas number cover, 1904
A beautiful fairy with wings, looks thoughtful as she gazes out to the sea and starry sky. Front cover of The Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageCandle Collection: Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech

Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech
Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. The irascible, curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, sitting alone on Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghost of Marley, his late business partner

Background imageCandle Collection: Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1

Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1
An Army Chaplain holding a night service on the battlefield, with a packing case as an altar and a tin mug as a chalice. Reproduction of a painting by A C Michael in Great War Deeds

Background imageCandle Collection: Burning the candle at both ends C014 / 1258

Burning the candle at both ends C014 / 1258
Burning the candle at both ends. Conceptual image of a candle that is lit at both ends, representing overwork and exhaustion

Background imageCandle Collection: Art deco illustration for Christmas Card, 1920s

Art deco illustration for Christmas Card, 1920s
Art deco illustration fro Christmas Card, 1920s 1920s

Background imageCandle Collection: Monks lighting khom loy candles and lanterns for Loi Krathong festival

Monks lighting khom loy candles and lanterns for Loi Krathong festival

Background imageCandle Collection: Christ before the High Priest, 1617 (oil on canvas)

Christ before the High Priest, 1617 (oil on canvas)
XCF285144 Christ before the High Priest, 1617 (oil on canvas) by Honthorst, Gerrit van (1590-1656); 272x183 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageCandle Collection: Ghost Delivers Warning

Ghost Delivers Warning
A spectral figure materialises in a candlelit room where two men are roused from their books. The older man points ahead while the ghost points upwards. A ghostly warning?

Background imageCandle Collection: Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageCandle Collection: Treasury lit by candles at night, Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Treasury lit by candles at night, Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageCandle Collection: Choirboy singing solo in a church, Horley, Surrey

Choirboy singing solo in a church, Horley, Surrey
A choirboy singing solo in front of a modern stained glass window at Salfords Church, Horley, Surrey. He is holding a book entitled English Praise

Background imageCandle Collection: Woman offering candle and praying in front of Crucifix

Woman offering candle and praying in front of Crucifix

Background imageCandle Collection: Advert / Manders Inks

Advert / Manders Inks
Manders Inks for Artistic Posters

Background imageCandle Collection: Lourdes Pilgrims (Card)

Lourdes Pilgrims (Card)
Pilgrims kneel before the statue of Mary in the grotto, while one of them drinks the water and another lights a candle

Background imageCandle Collection: JUDAISM: MENORAH. Line engraving

JUDAISM: MENORAH. Line engraving

Background imageCandle Collection: Virgin Mary and candle in Ars basilica, Ars-sur-Formans, Ain, France, Europe

Virgin Mary and candle in Ars basilica, Ars-sur-Formans, Ain, France, Europe

Background imageCandle Collection: Picture of the Virgin Mary with roses, Paris, France, Europe

Picture of the Virgin Mary with roses, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageCandle Collection: Two Grey Squirrels on a mini picnic bench having a birthday party

Two Grey Squirrels on a mini picnic bench having a birthday party Date: 18-Mar-19

Background imageCandle Collection: Picture No. 12010872

Picture No. 12010872
Sphynx Cat wearing Happy Birthday hat Digital manipulation Date:

Background imageCandle Collection: Snooker player Ronnie O Sullivan, pictured the day before his 16th birthday

Snooker player Ronnie O Sullivan, pictured the day before his 16th birthday. 4th December 1991

Background imageCandle Collection: Love heart shape made out of burning candles and light

Love heart shape made out of burning candles and light
Love heart shape made out of candles and light

Background imageCandle Collection: Childhood of Christ, c1620. Artist: Gerrit van Honthorst

Childhood of Christ, c1620. Artist: Gerrit van Honthorst
Childhood of Christ, c1620. Detail. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageCandle Collection: John Taylors The England of Elizabeth (1957)

John Taylors The England of Elizabeth (1957)

Background imageCandle Collection: Treasury Lit By Candles At Night, Petra, Jordan, Middle East

Treasury Lit By Candles At Night, Petra, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageCandle Collection: Getting Ready for a Game, 1901, by Carl Larsson

Getting Ready for a Game, 1901, by Carl Larsson
Carl Larsson (1853-1919). Swedish painter. Getting Ready for a Game, 1901. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageCandle Collection: Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below

Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCandle Collection: The Kings cabinet de travail (study) at Versailles. The Sun King by Nancy Mitford

The Kings cabinet de travail (study) at Versailles. The Sun King by Nancy Mitford, page 248. The Palace of Versailles was built over a period of 60 years by some 36

Background imageCandle Collection: A Buddhist monk rings a prayer bell during the full moon celebrations, Bodhnath stupa, Bodhnath

A Buddhist monk rings a prayer bell during the full moon celebrations, Bodhnath stupa, Bodhnath, Nepal, Asia

Background imageCandle Collection: The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes -- a young girl dressed in white for her confirmation looks at her reflection in a large oval mirror. Rather daringly, she is wearing red shoes! early 20th century

Background imageCandle Collection: Candles in a Greek Orthodox church, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Candles in a Greek Orthodox church, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Background imageCandle Collection: LITTLE DORRIT

LITTLE DORRIT
Floras tour of inspection

Background imageCandle Collection: Napoleon I crowns himself King of Italy in 1805, (c1900)

Napoleon I crowns himself King of Italy in 1805, (c1900). French advertising for Liebigs extract of meat

Background imageCandle Collection: Gibraltar (1844). Rock, city and harbour. Etching

Gibraltar (1844). Rock, city and harbour. Etching

Background imageCandle Collection: Duncan Watson & Co

Duncan Watson & Co
An advertisement from 1909 advertising electricity as the cheapest light in the country house.1d will provide 100 candle power for one hour

Background imageCandle Collection: Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1510 (oil on wood)

Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1510 (oil on wood)
XOS5887448 Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1510 (oil on wood) by Schaufelein, Hans Leonard (c.1480-c.1539); 86x85.5 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageCandle Collection: The light is placed on the candlestick - Engraving by Jan HOUWENS showing The reformers- John Calvin

The light is placed on the candlestick - Engraving by Jan HOUWENS showing The reformers- John Calvin
XEE4149994 The light is placed on the candlestick - Engraving by Jan HOUWENS showing The reformers- John Calvin and Martin Luther Imaginary Meeting of Reformist Leaders

Background imageCandle Collection: Jean Valjean is received and cared for by Bishop Myriel, 19th Century (b / w engraving)

Jean Valjean is received and cared for by Bishop Myriel, 19th Century (b / w engraving)
909612 Jean Valjean is received and cared for by Bishop Myriel, 19th Century (b/w engraving) by Lix, Frederic Theodore (1830-97); Private Collection; (add.info.: Published in Cent dessins)

Background imageCandle Collection: The Bellman of London, 1616

The Bellman of London, 1616. London night-watchman going on his rounds with bell, lantern and pike, with his dog at his heels

Background imageCandle Collection: Workshop handmade candles. 18th century. Engraving

Workshop handmade candles. 18th century. Engraving in Encyclopedie by Diderot et d Alembert. Engraving

Background imageCandle Collection: The annual Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

The annual Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCandle Collection: Policemans helmet with Christmas lights

Policemans helmet with Christmas lights
A closeup view of a policemans helmet with a night time street behind it, decorated with Christmas lights




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"Candle: Illuminating Tales from Wind in the Willows to Hanukkah Celebrations" Step into the enchanting world of literature and art as we explore the captivating presence of candles. Just like Mole's cozy home in "Wind in the Willows, " where flickering candlelight created a warm ambiance, these humble sources of light have played significant roles throughout history. In Rembrandt van Rijn's masterpiece, "Supper at Emmaus, " a single candle casts an ethereal glow on Christ's face, symbolizing divine revelation. Similarly, Van Eyck's iconic painting, "The Arnolfini Portrait, " showcases a lit candle as a metaphor for marital unity and spiritual enlightenment. Moving on to cultural celebrations, we encounter the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Eight they are kindled over eight nights to commemorate the miracle that occurred long ago – when one day’s worth of oil kept their sacred temple lamp burning for eight days. Music also finds solace in candles; Erik Satie and Renaudin composed harmonies inspired by their gentle radiance. Meanwhile, an Illustrated London News cover from 1904 depicts Christmas joy emanating from festive candles adorning homes worldwide. Breaking barriers and challenging societal norms is not unfamiliar territory for candles either. In 1908, photographer Romaine Brooks captured two women sharing an intimate moment under dimly-lit candlelight titled "Lesbians Kiss. " This daring photograph pushed boundaries during its time. During World War I, amidst chaos and despair, army chaplains found solace in lighting candles during moments of remembrance and hope. Their actions embodied resilience even amid darkness. We cannot forget Charles Dickens' timeless tale – A Christmas Carol – where John Leech illustrated scenes illuminated by flickering flames casting eerie shadows across Ebenezer Scrooge's transformative journey towards compassion.