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Creatures Collection

"Exploring the Enigmatic World of Creatures: From Fossils to Microscopic Wonders" Unveiling Ancient Secrets

Background imageCreatures Collection: Codex Troano - 1

Codex Troano - 1
Part of a Calendar used by Maya priests, depicting gods and symbolic creatures Plate xx

Background imageCreatures Collection: Fossils from the palaeozoic era

Fossils from the palaeozoic era
Life forms of the palaeozoic era (for identification of individual items, refer to the book page 13-14)

Background imageCreatures Collection: Cows - Two together nose to tail

Cows - Two together nose to tail
HAR-91 COWS - two heifers together, nose to tail. One young Friesian faces viewer alongside rear end of another in green pasture Dairy farming

Background imageCreatures Collection: Under the Microscope / C18

Under the Microscope / C18
Animacules : microscopic creatures as seen under a microscope; the last two rows are human sperm

Background imageCreatures Collection: The Kraken vs. Sperm Whales, 1900 (litho)

The Kraken vs. Sperm Whales, 1900 (litho)
1147337 The Kraken vs. Sperm Whales, 1900 (litho) by Twidle, Arthur (1865-1936); Private Collection; Peter Newark Historical Pictures; English, out of copyright

Background imageCreatures Collection: Analogy of the Microcosm and Macrocosm of Alchemy, from Basilica Philosophica

Analogy of the Microcosm and Macrocosm of Alchemy, from Basilica Philosophica
1127305 Analogy of the Microcosm and Macrocosm of Alchemy, from Basilica Philosophica, by Johann Daniel Mylius, 1620 (engraving) by German School, (17th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageCreatures Collection: The Nautilus - 20, 000 Leagues under the Sea

The Nautilus - 20, 000 Leagues under the Sea
The Nautilus submarine cuts through the deep ocean, amidst millions of squid and other sea creatures. Jules Verne, 20, 000 Lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) Date: 1870

Background imageCreatures Collection: Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp. )

Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp. )
Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)

Background imageCreatures Collection: Maran Cockerel - turning head

Maran Cockerel - turning head
HAR-90 Maran Cockerel - turning head Anthony Harrison Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCreatures Collection: The Education of Achilles by the Centaur Chiron (engraving)

The Education of Achilles by the Centaur Chiron (engraving)
880511 The Education of Achilles by the Centaur Chiron (engraving) by Bervic, Charles-Clement (1756-1822); 57.8x43.8 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

Background imageCreatures Collection: Springtime tableau

Springtime tableau - Young childrenin fresh bright dresses out in the Spring sunshine, picking Spring flowers, watching young creatures, birds nesting in fresh young birch trees, prancing lambs

Background imageCreatures Collection: Bear Feeds Fish to Cubs Date: 1948

Bear Feeds Fish to Cubs Date: 1948

Background imageCreatures Collection: Adam Naming the Animals

Adam Naming the Animals
Adam Naming the Creatures. Date: 1847

Background imageCreatures Collection: Domesticated Goats graze in lush green summer pasture with buttercup flowers

Domesticated Goats graze in lush green summer pasture with buttercup flowers
HAR-94 Domesticated Goats - billy / nanny goats graze in lush green summer pasture with buttercup flowers Anthony Harrison Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCreatures Collection: Adam & Eve Name Animals

Adam & Eve Name Animals
Adam in Eden names the creatures in creation

Background imageCreatures Collection: Plesiosaurus battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus), 1840 (engraving)

Plesiosaurus battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus), 1840 (engraving)
3697027 Plesiosaurus battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus), 1840 (engraving) by Martin, John (1789-1854); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCreatures Collection: Sea of Darkness from Sebastien Munster's Cosmographie Universalis, 1550 (woodcut)

Sea of Darkness from Sebastien Munster's Cosmographie Universalis, 1550 (woodcut)
1147340 Sea of Darkness from Sebastien Munster's Cosmographie Universalis, 1550 (woodcut) by German School, (16th century); Private Collection; Peter Newark Pictures; German, out of copyright

Background imageCreatures Collection: Once Upon A Time by Laura Wildig

Once Upon A Time by Laura Wildig; music Lewis Anthony. First produced at St. Martins Theatre, 22nd December 1919. This image is for the tour to the Playhouse, Liverpool, 23rd December 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageCreatures Collection: Spanish Arch, Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland

Spanish Arch, Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland

Background imageCreatures Collection: Cow - Frisian heifer portrait

Cow - Frisian heifer portrait
HAR-115 Cow - Frisian heifer portrait Devon, UK Anthony Harrison Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCreatures Collection: Horsemen 1 - Centaurs

Horsemen 1 - Centaurs
CENTAURS : these legendary creatures of Greek mythology combine the attributes of horse and man. Whether they eat human food or subsist on oats is not recorded

Background imageCreatures Collection: Futuristic underwater exploration

Futuristic underwater exploration, with two men in diving gear observing an array of strange creatures

Background imageCreatures Collection: Fauns and Nymphs, after Jacques-Philippe Caresme, 1770. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom

Fauns and Nymphs, after Jacques-Philippe Caresme, 1770. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur
1000917 Fauns and Nymphs, after Jacques-Philippe Caresme, 1770. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageCreatures Collection: Woodblock engraving depicting a victim of the Spanish Inquisition being led to the stake wearing a

Woodblock engraving depicting a victim of the Spanish Inquisition being led to the stake wearing a San Benito
5308577 Woodblock engraving depicting a victim of the Spanish Inquisition being led to the stake wearing a San Benito, a linen overall painted with figures of demons and creatures from Hell

Background imageCreatures Collection: Peacock Drawing Date: 1555

Peacock Drawing Date: 1555

Background imageCreatures Collection: Ufos / Varginha, Brazil

Ufos / Varginha, Brazil
Two creatures, 1 metre tall, said to be Extraterrestrials, are captured alive by Brazilian army intelligence, who take them away secretly and deny the whole affair

Background imageCreatures Collection: Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar??ib al-mawj?d?t

Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar??ib al-mawj?d?t
2626705 Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar??ib al-mawj?d?t; (add.info.: Illustration depicting Creatures from the island of Zaneh, from 1538 edition, of Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar?)

Background imageCreatures Collection: Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar??ib al-mawj?d?t

Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar??ib al-mawj?d?t
2626704 Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar??ib al-mawj?d?t; (add.info.: Illustration depicting Creatures from the island of Zaneh, from 1538 edition, of Kit?b-I ?aj?y?b al-makhl?q?t va ghar?)

Background imageCreatures Collection: Christian passing the Valley of the Shadow of Death. From The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Christian passing the Valley of the Shadow of Death. From The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. 19th century print
2603550 Christian passing the Valley of the Shadow of Death. From The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. 19th century print.; (add.info)

Background imageCreatures Collection: Two lions

Two lions
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: Unusual sea life and creatures, 1850

Unusual sea life and creatures, 1850
3331047 Unusual sea life and creatures, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting unusual sea life and creatures. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCreatures Collection: The Little Mermaid, 'At the mere sight of the bright liquid they drew back in terror', 1911 (pencil)

The Little Mermaid, "At the mere sight of the bright liquid they drew back in terror", 1911 (pencil)
1128041 The Little Mermaid, "At the mere sight of the bright liquid they drew back in terror", 1911 (pencil, pen & black ink & w/c with scratching out on paper) by Dulac

Background imageCreatures Collection: Mother

Mother
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: Red-cheeked Ibis 1

Red-cheeked Ibis 1
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: The Princess and the Trolls, 1913. Creator: John Bauer

The Princess and the Trolls, 1913. Creator: John Bauer
The Princess and the Trolls, 1913

Background imageCreatures Collection: Sketches After Sculptures and Reliefs, Mainly Egyptian, 19th century. Creator: W.T. Agar

Sketches After Sculptures and Reliefs, Mainly Egyptian, 19th century. Creator: W.T. Agar
Sketches After Sculptures and Reliefs, Mainly Egyptian, 19th century

Background imageCreatures Collection: Et il tombe du ciel une grande etoile ardente (And there fell a great star from heaven... 1899)

Et il tombe du ciel une grande etoile ardente (And there fell a great star from heaven... 1899. Creator: Odilon Redon)
Et il tombe du ciel une grande etoile ardente (And there fell a great star from heaven burning as it were a lamp), 1899

Background imageCreatures Collection: Hantise (Obsession), 1894. Creator: Odilon Redon

Hantise (Obsession), 1894. Creator: Odilon Redon
Hantise (Obsession), 1894

Background imageCreatures Collection: Sur le fond de nos nuits dieu de son doigt savant dessine un cauchemar multiforme... 1890

Sur le fond de nos nuits dieu de son doigt savant dessine un cauchemar multiforme... 1890. Creator: Odilon Redon
Sur le fond de nos nuits dieu de son doigt savant dessine un cauchemar multiforme et sans treve (On backdrop of our nights God with His knowing finger traces a multiform implacable nightmare), 1890

Background imageCreatures Collection: The Last Judgment, n.d. Creator: Jan Wierix

The Last Judgment, n.d. Creator: Jan Wierix
The Last Judgment, n.d

Background imageCreatures Collection: Mischievous little brother

Mischievous little brother
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: charming smile

charming smile
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: “my domain”

“my domain”
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: Red-cheeked Ibis 2

Red-cheeked Ibis 2
jealousy

Background imageCreatures Collection: Cat Woman: Mrs Nan Cotton who has 80 cats as pets in her home

Cat Woman: Mrs Nan Cotton who has 80 cats as pets in her home. Picture taken 29th March 1962

Background imageCreatures Collection: Picture shows a cat, sitting quietly under a tree, looking at the camera

Picture shows a cat, sitting quietly under a tree, looking at the camera. Picture taken circa 1st June 1965

Background imageCreatures Collection: Twiggy - a six-months-old green and grey leaf bird from Siam was facing a sad maimed

Twiggy - a six-months-old green and grey leaf bird from Siam was facing a sad maimed future. His tiny top beak, 3/4 in long, had been knocked off by a boisterous macaw in the aviary at Guernsey Zoo

Background imageCreatures Collection: A new Austin Custom Ten Saloon at Whipsnade Zoo is approached by a Kangaroo

A new Austin Custom Ten Saloon at Whipsnade Zoo is approached by a Kangaroo. Picture taken 13th October 1936




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"Exploring the Enigmatic World of Creatures: From Fossils to Microscopic Wonders" Unveiling Ancient Secrets: Fossils from the Palaeozoic Era tell tales of long-lost creatures and their prehistoric existence. Unlocking Mysteries: Codex Troano - 1 reveals intriguing illustrations depicting enigmatic creatures that once roamed our planet. A Tail of Friendship: Two cows, standing nose to tail, showcase the beauty of companionship among gentle creatures. Hidden Worlds Revealed: Under the microscope in C18, a mesmerizing universe unfolds, showcasing tiny organisms with extraordinary features. Beware the Blue-Ringed Octopus. Hapalochlaena sp. , a small but venomous creature adorned with vibrant blue rings, reminds us of nature's wonders and dangers intertwined. The Alchemical Connection: Drawing an analogy between microcosm and macrocosm, Basilica Philosophica delves into the intricate relationship between all living creatures on Earth. Journey into Deep Seas: Inspired by Jules Verne's "20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, " we encounter the majestic Nautilus—a living relic from ancient times—floating gracefully through dark depths. Marvel at Nature's Design: Watch as a Maran Cockerel turns its head with precision—an elegant display of how even mundane actions can captivate our attention when observed closely. Epic Battles Resurface: Witness Plesiosaurus fiercely battling Temnodontosaurus (Oligostinus) in an engraving from 1840—a glimpse into prehistoric struggles for survival etched forever in history books. Clash of Titans Beneath Waves: In a lithograph from 1900, visualize an epic confrontation between two legendary beasts—the Kraken versus Sperm Whales—reminding us that mysteries still lurk within unexplored depths. A Biblical Connection.