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Fame Collection

"Fame: A Timeless Pursuit of Recognition and Legacy" From the ancient tales of the Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon

Background imageFame Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath

Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath
The Wife of Bath, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageFame Collection: The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1890. Artist: Poynter, Edward John (1836-1919)

The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1890. Artist: Poynter, Edward John (1836-1919)
The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1890. Found in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Background imageFame Collection: Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies

Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageFame Collection: Jack Johnson on his Racing Motor Car

Jack Johnson on his Racing Motor Car
Arthur John Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson, the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1908. Johnson was the World Heavyweight Champion between 1908 and 1915

Background imageFame Collection: Cave of Plato, Jan Saenredam, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1604

Cave of Plato, Jan Saenredam, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1604

Background imageFame Collection: London Life front cover 1966 featuring Julie Christie

London Life front cover 1966 featuring Julie Christie
Front cover of the impossibly groovy London Life magazine which ran for just two years between 1965 and 1966 but chronicled the life and times of swinging sixties London

Background imageFame Collection: Public Statue of a Sailor Kissing a Nurse

Public Statue of a Sailor Kissing a Nurse
Public Statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, Sarasota, Florida, black and white

Background imageFame Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageFame Collection: Indianapolis Motor Speedway- Home to the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway- Home to the Indianapolis 500
USA-Indiana-Indianapolis: Indianapolis Motor Speedway- Home to the Indianapolis 500 Car Race- Hall of Fame Museum - 1911 Race Winning Car #32 the Marmon Wasp

Background imageFame Collection: Dolly of the Chop House

Dolly of the Chop House
Wily owner of the chop house in Queen s-head-passage, London, Dollys fame was such that she is remembered in print. Here she pours herself a medicinal drop of something

Background imageFame Collection: Humphrey Bogart, American actor

Humphrey Bogart, American actor

Background imageFame Collection: Fame Visits the Heroic Unknown Dead

Fame Visits the Heroic Unknown Dead
Fame hovers over a makeshift grave on the former Western Front choosing an unknown soldier to be buried in Westminster Abbey in the tomb of the unknown warrior

Background imageFame Collection: Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson

Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson
Engraving From 1873 Featuring Lord Nelson Who Was An Officer In The British Royal Navy. He Is Missing An Eye And An Arm From Injuries In Battle. Lord Nelson Lived From 1758 Until 1805

Background imageFame Collection: Georgie Fame, Brecon, 2005. Artist: Brian O Connor

Georgie Fame, Brecon, 2005. Artist: Brian O Connor
Georgie Fame, Brecon, 2005

Background imageFame Collection: Humour rain umbrella St. Swithin 19th century cartoon

Humour rain umbrella St. Swithin 19th century cartoon
This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829

Background imageFame Collection: Vintage print of prominent Confederate Generals and Statesmen

Vintage print of prominent Confederate Generals and Statesmen
Vintage civil war print of General Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate Generals and Statesmen

Background imageFame Collection: Jackie Kennedy carrying London Life magazine

Jackie Kennedy carrying London Life magazine
Jacqueline Kennedy, during a visit to London in 1966 is photographed carrying a copy of " London Life magazine which ran for just two years between 1965 and 1966 but chronicled the life

Background imageFame Collection: GEORGE ORWELL 1903-1950

GEORGE ORWELL 1903-1950
GEORGE ORWELL (real name Eric Arthur Blair) English writer, fought in Spanish Civil War on the Republican side and gained fame with novels Animal Farm (1944) and 1984 (1949)

Background imageFame Collection: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, in profile. Cleopatra VII Philopator was a pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt. She came from a Macedonian Greek family and is known for her beauty and her dramatic death

Background imageFame Collection: What now for the Beatle-maker? Brian Epstein - English music entrepreneur who managed The

What now for the Beatle-maker? Brian Epstein - English music entrepreneur who managed The Beatles from 1962 until his death in 1967. Date: 1966

Background imageFame Collection: Ira Aldridge as Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus

Ira Aldridge as Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus
Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) celebrated American Shakesperean actor who found fame on the stage in Victorian England. Date: circa 1852

Background imageFame Collection: Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria

Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, husband and Prince Consort of Queen Victoria (26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861). From " Albert The Good; Scenes in the Life of The Prince Consort"

Background imageFame Collection: The Queen of Sheba before the Temple of King Solomon in Jerusalem, ca 1630-1634

The Queen of Sheba before the Temple of King Solomon in Jerusalem, ca 1630-1634. Artist: Bray, Salomon de (1597-1664)
The Queen of Sheba before the Temple of King Solomon in Jerusalem, ca 1630-1634. Private Collection

Background imageFame Collection: Larry Braggs, 2013. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Larry Braggs, 2013. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Larry Braggs, Tower of Power, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Florida, 2013

Background imageFame Collection: Roman chariot race engraving 1894

Roman chariot race engraving 1894
Great Men and Famous Women

Background imageFame Collection: Jeremiah or George Wombwell

Jeremiah or George Wombwell (1777 - 1850), English zoo owner, who achieved fame and fortune with Wombwell's Travelling Menagerie, pictured shortly before his death. Date: 1850

Background imageFame Collection: Martin Luther engraving 1894

Martin Luther engraving 1894
Great Men and Famous Women

Background imageFame Collection: Lynne Fontanne by the Thames, 1914 (oil on canvas)

Lynne Fontanne by the Thames, 1914 (oil on canvas)
476655 Lynne Fontanne by the Thames, 1914 (oil on canvas) by Glehn, Wilfred Gabriel de (1870-1951); 63.5x76.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFame Collection: Maude Fealy, American stage and silent film actress (b / w photo)

Maude Fealy, American stage and silent film actress (b / w photo)
6031839 Maude Fealy, American stage and silent film actress (b/w photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Maude Fealy (1883-1971)

Background imageFame Collection: Frontispiece

Frontispiece of Queens and kings ( Rare)

Background imageFame Collection: Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor

Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Illustration of a Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor

Background imageFame Collection: Alaric in Athens engraving 1894

Alaric in Athens engraving 1894
Great Men and Famous Women

Background imageFame Collection: Apotheosis of Handel, 1787 (engraving)

Apotheosis of Handel, 1787 (engraving)
XJF331714 Apotheosis of Handel, 1787 (engraving) by Rebecca, Biagio (1735-1808) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: George Frederick Handel (1685-1759); engraved by James Heath (1757-1834);

Background imageFame Collection: Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America

Background imageFame Collection: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N3713G - 44-83684

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N3713G - 44-83684
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N3713G / 44-83684 (MSN 32325), of the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, California. Date: circa 1970

Background imageFame Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Friar

Canterbury Tales - The Friar
The Friar, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageFame Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Merchant

Canterbury Tales - The Merchant
The Merchant, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageFame Collection: Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim on horseback

Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim on horseback
Geoffrey Chaucer depicted as a pilgrim on horseback. He was the writer of " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written at the end of the 14th century

Background imageFame Collection: Humour comment The New Police Act 19th century cartoon

Humour comment The New Police Act 19th century cartoon
This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829

Background imageFame Collection: Aneurin Bevan JLP01_01_055_66

Aneurin Bevan JLP01_01_055_66
PATCHWAY, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Aneurin Bevan, the Minister of Health, greeting children and signing autographs at the official opening of fifty houses on the Patchway Estate

Background imageFame Collection: Meeting John Wayne JLP01_08_099434

Meeting John Wayne JLP01_08_099434
ST THOMAS HOSPITAL, LAMBETH PALACE ROAD, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. The actor John Wayne meeting staff working at the St Thomas Hospital construction site

Background imageFame Collection: J-Pop shop on Takeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

J-Pop shop on Takeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Background imageFame Collection: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941) British soldier, founded Boy Scouts (1908)

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941) British soldier, founded Boy Scouts (1908)
531925 Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941) British soldier, founded Boy Scouts (1908), Girl Guides (1910) and Wolf Cubs (1916). In 2nd Boer War he won fame as the defender of Mafeking

Background imageFame Collection: The wall of fame

The wall of fame
Roberto Parola

Background imageFame Collection: Portrait of Giovanni de Medici, 1550. Creator: Enea Vico

Portrait of Giovanni de Medici, 1550. Creator: Enea Vico
Portrait of Giovanni de Medici, 1550

Background imageFame Collection: Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History and Faith Overcomin... c1727

Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History and Faith Overcomin... c1727. Creator: Francois Boucher
Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History and Faith Overcoming Ignorance and Time, c1727

Background imageFame Collection: Fame and History, 1586. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Fame and History, 1586. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Fame and History, 1586. From The Roman Heroes, pl. 10

Background imageFame Collection: Armand-Jean Duplessis, Cardi, French School. Creator: Jean Warin

Armand-Jean Duplessis, Cardi, French School. Creator: Jean Warin
Armand-Jean Duplessis, Cardi, French School




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"Fame: A Timeless Pursuit of Recognition and Legacy" From the ancient tales of the Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon, to modern-day icons like Che Guevara adorning walls in Havana, it has always captivated our imaginations. Artists throughout history have immortalized moments that define fame – be it Jan Saenredam's depiction of Plato's Cave or Louis Wain's whimsical portrayal of possession as nine points of the law. Even in the realm of sports, fame finds its place. Jack Johnson racing on his motor car symbolizes how athletic prowess can propel individuals into the limelight. And who could forget the iconic image captured by Alfred Eisenstaedt - a sailor passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II? It forever etched their names into history. The allure extends beyond individuals; places too can become famous. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds an esteemed position as home to one of America's most prestigious races – the Indianapolis 500. London Life magazine recognized this when they featured Julie Christie on their front cover in 1966, showcasing her undeniable talent and beauty. Celebrities like Humphrey Bogart became synonymous with fame through their exceptional performances on screen. Their charisma and talent made them household names across generations, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture. Yet fame isn't limited to those we know by name; sometimes it visits even those whose identities remain unknown but heroic nonetheless. As depicted in "Fame Visits the Heroic Unknown Dead, " recognition is bestowed upon ordinary people who perform extraordinary acts. In a lighter vein, humor also plays a role in our fascination with fame. St. Swithin's cartoon umbrella from the 19th century reminds us that even mundane objects can achieve notoriety if given enough attention. And finally, there are those instances where fame intersects with politics and society itself – such as Jackie Kennedy carrying London Life magazine.