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Dragon Collection

In the mystical land of Bhaktapur, Nepal, a vibrant tapestry of cultures and traditions unfolds

Background imageDragon Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageDragon Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageDragon Collection: Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon
Bearded dragon (pogona vitticeps) with head raised showing yellow-tinged spiny beard dry rocky ground in the Flinders Ranges

Background imageDragon Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDragon Collection: Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918

Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918. Found in the collection of the State Museum of Revolution, Moscow

Background imageDragon Collection: St. George patron saint of England

St. George patron saint of England
Our Ancient Word of Courage, Fair St. George - The Patron Saint of England. Pictured here by Georges Scott (1873-1943) expertly slaying the dragon, despite looking quite like a girl. Date: 1928

Background imageDragon Collection: Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon
The Royal Navys latest addition to the fleet, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon is pictured exercising in the English Channel

Background imageDragon Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster printed by Gale and Polden Limited, 1920. Associated with the 12th Lancers (Prince of Wales s). Wanted, smart and intelligent young men to join this distinguished regiment

Background imageDragon Collection: Opening of Tower Bridge

Opening of Tower Bridge
An invitation to the opening of Tower Bridge from the corporation of the City of London

Background imageDragon Collection: Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952

Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952
Participants in the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The Officers of Arms of the Heralds College (l to r): Bluemantle, J A Frere; Windsor Herald, R P Graham-Vivian; Richmond Herald

Background imageDragon Collection: Opera house Sydney

Opera house Sydney
Alida van Zaane

Background imageDragon Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St

Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St. Georges Orthodox church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageDragon Collection: de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AGUF

de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AGUF
de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide, G-AGUF, of Island Air Services

Background imageDragon Collection: World War I (1914-1918). German poster inviting people to join the war loan. It was

World War I (1914-1918). German poster inviting people to join the war loan. It was done by Maximilian Lenz (1860-1948)

Background imageDragon Collection: President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon, 1828

President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon, 1828
ANDREW JACKSON (1828). President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon, 1828

Background imageDragon Collection: England. Northumberland, Wallington Hall. Carved stone dragon heads in the gardens of Wallington

England. Northumberland, Wallington Hall. Carved stone dragon heads in the gardens of Wallington Hall, a National Trust property located in the north of England

Background imageDragon Collection: Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon - Australia

Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon - Australia
PPG-1872 Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon Australia Pogona vitticeps Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDragon Collection: Halong Bay, Quang Nin, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Quang Nin, Vietnam
View of Halong (or Ha Long) Bay, near Ha Long City (also known as Hong Gai), capital of Quang Nin Province, Vietnam. Ha Long Bay (meaning Descending Dragon Bay)

Background imageDragon Collection: A fantasy illustration of marine reptiles

A fantasy illustration of marine reptiles
The Sea-Dragons as they lived. Frontispiece by John Martin from The Book of the Great Sea-Dragons by Thomas Hawkins, 1840

Background imageDragon Collection: Railway Air Services Poster

Railway Air Services Poster
Railway Air Services (RAS) Poster, serving Plymouth, Teignmouth, Cardiff, Birmingham and Liverpool, Cowes (Isle of Wight), Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham, London (Croydon) and Isle of Wight

Background imageDragon Collection: Beowulf & Dragon

Beowulf & Dragon
Beowulf, now an old man, uses his young companion Wiglafs shield to defend himself against the fire dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: Japanese Woodblock Print flowers and Dragon

Japanese Woodblock Print flowers and Dragon
Keisai Eisen (1790 - 1848) is an important ukiyo-e artist who studied under the similarly named Kikugawa Eizan. As with this marvellous classic print, 1840

Background imageDragon Collection: St Georges Battle with the Dragon, wood engraving, published 1882

St Georges Battle with the Dragon, wood engraving, published 1882
St Georges Battle with the Dragon. Wood engraving after a drawing by Ludwig GlAotzle (German painter, 1847 - 1929). Wood engraving after a painting by Gustav Spangenberg (German painter)

Background imageDragon Collection: Prince George having a tattoo, Japan 1881

Prince George having a tattoo, Japan 1881
" Everybody, it seemed, tattooed, whether belonging to the ward-room, gun-room, or lower deck, including, of course, both the Princes

Background imageDragon Collection: BOSTON: TAVERN, 1773. The Green Dragon Tavern in Bostons North End

BOSTON: TAVERN, 1773. The Green Dragon Tavern in Bostons North End, where the Boston Tea Party was planned. Watercolor by John Johnson, 16 December 1773, the day of the Tea Party

Background imageDragon Collection: Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia

Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia
AW-5956 KOMODO DRAGON - showing forked tongue Komodo Island, Indonesia Varanus komodoensis Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDragon Collection: DOREs LEVIATHAN

DOREs LEVIATHAN
Dores interpretation of the combat between God and the sea dragon Leviathan that will take place in the end times, as described by Isaiah

Background imageDragon Collection: Athena (Mussard)

Athena (Mussard)
The Greek goddess of wisdom, with her owl and a a dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: St George slaying the Dragon

St George slaying the Dragon
SAINT GEORGE Slays the dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: Green Dragon Inn Interior, Hardraw, Yorkshire

Green Dragon Inn Interior, Hardraw, Yorkshire
Green Dragon Inn Interior, Hardraw, Hawes, Yorkshire, England. Showing the Parlour Barr Date: 1920s

Background imageDragon Collection: de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide, G-AHKA

de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide, G-AHKA

Background imageDragon Collection: Komodo Dragon Komdo Island, Indonesia

Komodo Dragon Komdo Island, Indonesia
AW-5943 Komodo Dragon Komdo Island, Indonesia. Varanus komodoensis Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDragon Collection: St. George slaying the dragon, Gozo, Malta, Europe

St. George slaying the dragon, Gozo, Malta, Europe

Background imageDragon Collection: Chipping Campden, Cotswolds - Sheep

Chipping Campden, Cotswolds - Sheep
A flock of sheep outside the George & Dragon Inn in the High Street at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire (in the Cotwolds)

Background imageDragon Collection: Saint George / Byam Shaw

Saint George / Byam Shaw
SAINT GEORGE " What Every Johnnie Bull Knows" drawn by Byam Shaw depicting a rather vicious looking St. George and a very dead dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: Bearded Dragon- Australia

Bearded Dragon- Australia
PM-10191 Bearded Dragon Australia Pogona villiceps Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageDragon Collection: Dragon dance during Chinese New Year, Paris, Ile de France, France, Europe

Dragon dance during Chinese New Year, Paris, Ile de France, France, Europe

Background imageDragon Collection: Dragons on tiles on the Dragon wall in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Asia

Dragons on tiles on the Dragon wall in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageDragon Collection: Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon
SAINT GEORGE Attacks the dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: Siegfried and Fafner

Siegfried and Fafner
Siegfried confronts Fafner, who has taken on the shape of a dragon while he protects his hoard of treasure

Background imageDragon Collection: Wagner / Schalk / Leipzig

Wagner / Schalk / Leipzig
RICHARD WAGNER German composer and his son, Siegfried, slay the Critic Dragon and gain the treasure it was guarding, in a parody of the Nibelungen story

Background imageDragon Collection: Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon
SAINT GEORGE praying after slaying the dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: Ww1 Cartoon / Punch 1915

Ww1 Cartoon / Punch 1915
Mr Punch and his faithful dog Toby have a go at the Kaiser monster, in a parody of St George and the Dragon

Background imageDragon Collection: Mosaic of St. George slaying the dragon in St. George Coptic Orthodox church, Cairo

Mosaic of St. George slaying the dragon in St. George Coptic Orthodox church, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageDragon Collection: The Archangel Michael and his angels fighting the dragon, 1865-1866. Artist: Gustave Dore

The Archangel Michael and his angels fighting the dragon, 1865-1866. Artist: Gustave Dore
The Archangel Michael and his angels fighting the dragon, 1865-1866. The Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus in her arms looks down from Heaven. From Gustave Dores Bible (Revelation 12:1)

Background imageDragon Collection: Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon - Australia

Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon - Australia
PPG-1867 Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon Australia Pogona vitticeps Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDragon Collection: Tapestry depicting the life of St. Benedict, Saint-Pierre de Solesmes Abbey, Solesmes

Tapestry depicting the life of St. Benedict, Saint-Pierre de Solesmes Abbey, Solesmes, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France, Europe

Background imageDragon Collection: Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon - Australia

Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon - Australia
PPG-1870 Central / Inland / Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon Australia Pogona vitticeps Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only




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In the mystical land of Bhaktapur, Nepal, a vibrant tapestry of cultures and traditions unfolds. Amidst the ancient walls of Kopan Monastery, whispers of enlightenment echo through the air. Here, the Wheel of Life spins ceaselessly, revealing the eternal cycle of existence - Samsara. As I gaze upon this intricate wheel, adorned with mythical creatures and symbolic motifs, my mind is transported to a realm where dragons reign supreme. A bearded dragon basks in the warm embrace of sunlight while Trotsky fearlessly slays a counter-revolutionary dragon in an iconic poster from 1918. Across vast oceans and treacherous seas, Viking ships sail valiantly towards unknown horizons. Tower Bridge opens its majestic gates as if welcoming these brave explorers home. And at Sydney's Opera House, melodies intertwine with architectural marvels under the watchful eye of a magnificent dragon. In St. George's Orthodox Church stands an awe-inspiring Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George locked in battle with a fearsome dragon – symbolizing triumph over evil itself. Meanwhile, fantasy illustrations transport us deep into underwater realms where marine reptiles roam freely amidst ethereal landscapes. Australia's Central/Inland/Yellow-headed Bearded Dragon proudly displays its regal colors against rugged terrains that have witnessed centuries pass by unnoticed. In 1952 at Heralds College officers don their coats-of-arms bearing emblems reminiscent of noble dragons guarding ancestral legacies. Japanese woodblock prints capture nature's delicate beauty intertwined with powerful dragons dancing among blooming flowers – an exquisite harmony between strength and grace. Dragons transcend time and geography; they embody our collective imagination and fascination for mythical beings that defy earthly limitations. From ancient monasteries to modern art forms across Asia and beyond, these captivating creatures continue to captivate our hearts and minds alike.