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Lantern Collection

"The Lantern: Illuminating the World's Beauty" Step into a world where darkness is banished and beauty reigns supreme

Background imageLantern Collection: The Light of the World, c1851-1853. Artist: William Holman Hunt

The Light of the World, c1851-1853. Artist: William Holman Hunt
The Light of the World, c1851-1853. From the collection of Keble College, Oxford. A print from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co, (London, c1900-1920)

Background imageLantern Collection: Moroccan lantern, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Moroccan lantern, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageLantern Collection: Street scene, Hoi An, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Street scene, Hoi An, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageLantern Collection: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86, (1938). Artist: John Singer Sargent

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86, (1938). Artist: John Singer Sargent
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86. Painting held at the Tate Britain, London. From World-Famous Paintings edited by J. Greig Pirie [W. & G. Foyle, Ltd, London, 1938.]

Background imageLantern Collection: East Pier Lighthouse, Whitby

East Pier Lighthouse, Whitby
Picturesque shot of the lighthouse at Whitby, North Yorkshire. IoE 437029

Background imageLantern Collection: Church of St Mary and All Saints Fotheringhay IoE232628

Church of St Mary and All Saints Fotheringhay IoE232628
Magnificent grade I listed church at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire. IoE 232628

Background imageLantern Collection: Dark stairs at night, Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Dark stairs at night, Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Background imageLantern Collection: The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen in the sky in Ivalo of Lapland

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen in the sky in Ivalo of Lapland, Finland September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov

Background imageLantern Collection: Victorian church warden lighting fire on Christmas Eve

Victorian church warden lighting fire on Christmas Eve
Vintage engraving of from the childrens story of The Robins Christmas Eve, 19th Century

Background imageLantern Collection: Whitefish Point Lighthouse by Moonlight

Whitefish Point Lighthouse by Moonlight
The Whitefish Point Lighthouse illumintated by moonlight. Whitefish Point is located at the extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior

Background imageLantern Collection: The Temptation of St. Anthony, right hand panel, detail of a couple riding a fish

The Temptation of St. Anthony, right hand panel, detail of a couple riding a fish
XIR154090 The Temptation of St. Anthony, right hand panel, detail of a couple riding a fish (oil on panel) (see 35965) by Bosch, Hieronymus (c.1450-1516); National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon

Background imageLantern Collection: Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageLantern Collection: Diogenes, 1860 (oil on linen)

Diogenes, 1860 (oil on linen)
WLT207124 Diogenes, 1860 (oil on linen) by Gerome, Jean Leon (1824-1904); 74.5x101 cm; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA; French, out of copyright

Background imageLantern Collection: The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850)

The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850). Fawkes was an English conspirator who attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament on November 5th

Background imageLantern Collection: Colmar in the evening, France

Colmar in the evening, France
Picturesque view of Petite Venise in the evening in Colmar, charming town in the Alsace region of France

Background imageLantern Collection: Traditional Chinese fisherman with cormorants on Li River at sunrise, near Guilin, China

Traditional Chinese fisherman with cormorants on Li River at sunrise, near Guilin, China

Background imageLantern Collection: Georgian architecture, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK

Georgian architecture, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK

Background imageLantern Collection: Narrow winding street in Barrio Gotico, Barcelona

Narrow winding street in Barrio Gotico, Barcelona
Narrow winding street in Barrio Gotico (Gothic Quarter) in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Background imageLantern Collection: The Young Girl and Death, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

The Young Girl and Death, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
XIR237907 The Young Girl and Death, c.1900 (oil on canvas) by Stokes, Marianne (1855-1927); 95x135 cm; Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; (add.info.: La Jeune Fille et la Mort; ); English, out of copyright

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

Monks lighting khom loy candles and lanterns for Loi Krathong festival

Background imageLantern Collection: Tanzania, Serengeti. Its Kili time! - Chilled Kilimanjaro beer

Tanzania, Serengeti. Its Kili time! - Chilled Kilimanjaro beer
Tanzania, Serengeti. " Its Kili time!" - Chilled Kilimanjaro beer and a parafin lantern

Background imageLantern Collection: Girls dancing a sevillana beneath colourful lanterns

Girls dancing a sevillana beneath colourful lanterns, Feria de Abril (April Fair), Seville, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe

Background imageLantern Collection: Liverpool Roman Catholic Cathedral

Liverpool Roman Catholic Cathedral
Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, 1962-7, with earlier crypt by Lutyens. IoE 359118

Background imageLantern Collection: London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump
Off to the Fire London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

Background imageLantern Collection: HOGARTH: FOUR TIMES OF DAY. Night. Steel engraving after the original, 1738, by William Hogarth

HOGARTH: FOUR TIMES OF DAY. Night. Steel engraving after the original, 1738, by William Hogarth

Background imageLantern Collection: Chinese New Year decorations at Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China, Asia

Chinese New Year decorations at Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China, Asia

Background imageLantern Collection: Hoi An lanterns

Hoi An lanterns
After an evening stroll through the old town its fairly likely that youall fall in love with the iconic Hoi An silk lanterns that set an ambient glow outside every restaurant

Background imageLantern Collection: Lanterns for sale in the Souk, Marrakech (Marrakesh), Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Lanterns for sale in the Souk, Marrakech (Marrakesh), Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageLantern Collection: N. A. USA, Texas, Llano, Blue Lantern and field of bluebonnets

N. A. USA, Texas, Llano, Blue Lantern and field of bluebonnets
N.A. USA, Texas, Llano, Blue Lantern and field of bluebonnets

Background imageLantern Collection: Old Arabian coffee pot and jars

Old Arabian coffee pot and jars, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Background imageLantern Collection: Tree with prayer ribbons, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China, Asia

Tree with prayer ribbons, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China, Asia

Background imageLantern Collection: ENGLAND: COAL MINERS. Coal miners at the Tilmanstone mine in Kent, England, early

ENGLAND: COAL MINERS. Coal miners at the Tilmanstone mine in Kent, England, early 20th century

Background imageLantern Collection: The dome of the Sanctuary of vicoforte in province of Cuneo

The dome of the Sanctuary of vicoforte in province of Cuneo Vicoforte Dome, Cupola Late Baroque, Baroque, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageLantern Collection: Via de Pecori and Piazza del Duomo in Florence

Via de Pecori and Piazza del Duomo in Florence Florence Via de Pecori Bell Tower Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1915-1920

Background imageLantern Collection: The Light of the World, c. 1852 (oil on canvas)

The Light of the World, c. 1852 (oil on canvas)
MAN62951 The Light of the World, c.1852 (oil on canvas) by Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910); 49.8x26.1 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageLantern Collection: The Belfry Tower and the Cloth Hall in the Market Square, Bruges, Belgium

The Belfry Tower and the Cloth Hall in the Market Square, Bruges, Belgium

Background imageLantern Collection: Night view of Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Miyajima

Night view of Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Miyajima, Japan

Background imageLantern Collection: The Landing of Saint Patrick in Ireland, c1912, (1914). Artist: Edward Reginald Frampton

The Landing of Saint Patrick in Ireland, c1912, (1914). Artist: Edward Reginald Frampton
The Landing of Saint Patrick in Ireland, c1912. This painting depicts the imminent arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland in AD 430. After an original work by Edward Reginald Frampton (1870-1923)

Background imageLantern Collection: Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park Beijing China. During Lunar New Year

Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park Beijing China. During Lunar New Year
Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park, Beijing, China. During Lunar New Year, many parks and temples in China have large outdoor fairs, festivals

Background imageLantern Collection: Close up on Lantern Shop in Hoi An, Vietnam

Close up on Lantern Shop in Hoi An, Vietnam
Colorful lantern in a small Lantern shop in the beautiful city of Hoi An, Vietnam. oi An is a city on Vietnams central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town

Background imageLantern Collection: Men going ashore from a sailing ship

Men going ashore from a sailing ship
Shore party descending into a rowboat from the stern of a sailing ship, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLantern Collection: Plan, Section and Elevation of Florence Cathedral, from Fragments d

Plan, Section and Elevation of Florence Cathedral, from Fragments d
STC134504 Plan, Section and Elevation of Florence Cathedral, from Fragments d Architecture du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance, engraved by Jules Adolphe Chauvet (b.1828) (litho) by Duquesne

Background imageLantern Collection: Typical paper lanterns illuminated at night, Hoi An, Vietnam

Typical paper lanterns illuminated at night, Hoi An, Vietnam
Vietnam, Hoi An. Typical lanterns at night

Background imageLantern Collection: Narrow street in the old town of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Narrow street in the old town of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Background imageLantern Collection: Japanese ornamental stone lantern post in a garden setting, next to a tall bush and small stones

Japanese ornamental stone lantern post in a garden setting, next to a tall bush and small stones
JAPAN: GARDEN ORNAMENT. Japanese ornamental stone lantern post in a garden setting, next to a tall bush and small stones. Pen and ink drawing, c1878, possibly by Kano

Background imageLantern Collection: Gerrard Street, Chinatown, during the Chinese New Year celebrations

Gerrard Street, Chinatown, during the Chinese New Year celebrations, decorated with colourful Chinese lanterns, Soho, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLantern Collection: Wassailing apple trees with hot cider in Devonshire on twelfth eve, 1861

Wassailing apple trees with hot cider in Devonshire on twelfth eve, 1861. A print from The Illustrated London News, (12 January 1861)

Background imageLantern Collection: St. Marys Church (St. Marys Basilica) and main square illuminated at dawn, UNESCO

St. Marys Church (St. Marys Basilica) and main square illuminated at dawn, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow, Poland, Europe




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"The Lantern: Illuminating the World's Beauty" Step into a world where darkness is banished and beauty reigns supreme. From William Holman Hunt's masterpiece "The Light of the World" to the enchanting lantern-lit streets of Hoi An, Vietnam, let us embark on a journey that celebrates the radiant glow of lanterns. In Montmartre, Paris, as night falls, dark stairs come alive with flickering lanterns guiding our way. The narrow winding streets of Barrio Gotico in Barcelona transport us to another era, where every corner holds secrets illuminated by softly glowing lanterns. Morocco beckons with its vibrant Moroccan lanterns adorning bustling markets. Their intricate designs cast mesmerizing patterns against ancient walls, infusing North Africa with an ethereal charm. As we venture further north, East Pier Lighthouse in Whitby stands tall against crashing waves and stormy skies. Its powerful beam cuts through the gloom like a beacon of hope for weary sailors navigating treacherous waters. Nature itself puts on a breathtaking display as the Aurora Borealis dances across Lapland's sky in Ivalo. These celestial lights paint an otherworldly canvas above snowy landscapes and frozen lakes – a true testament to nature's own magical lantern show. Moonlight bathes Whitefish Point Lighthouse in an ethereal glow as it watches over Michigan's Great Lakes. Its steadfast presence reminds us that even amidst darkness, there is always light to guide us home. John Singer Sargent captures delicate beauty in his painting "Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose, " where children hold paper lanterns illuminating their faces with innocence and wonder. It serves as a reminder that sometimes it takes just one small light to brighten up our world. From Istanbul's Grand Bazaar filled with lamps and lanterns exuding warmth and color to monks lighting khom loy candles during Thailand's Loi Krathong festival, lanterns unite cultures and bring communities together in celebration.