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Parapet Collection (#2)

"Parapet: A Historical Journey Through Time and Warfare" Blaise Castle: Standing tall, the parapet of Blaise Castle offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape

Background imageParapet Collection: Madonna and Child, c. 1525-30 (oil on panel)

Madonna and Child, c. 1525-30 (oil on panel)
FIT58800 Madonna and Child, c.1525-30 (oil on panel) by Cleve, Joos van (c.1485-1541); 61x45.1 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageParapet Collection: View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
867773 View eastward from abandoned Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, April 1865 (b/w photo) by American Photographer

Background imageParapet Collection: Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b / w photo)

Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b / w photo)
869213 Officers posing with a heavy gun outside Washington, D. C. ca. 1862 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageParapet Collection: Temporary Major S. W. Loudoun-Shand helping men over the parapet while exposed to very

Temporary Major S. W. Loudoun-Shand helping men over the parapet while exposed to very
STC412056 Temporary Major S.W. Loudoun-Shand helping men over the parapet while exposed to very fierce machine-gun fire (litho) by Pearse

Background imageParapet Collection: Landscape with Masons at Work (oil on canvas)

Landscape with Masons at Work (oil on canvas)
450177 Landscape with Masons at Work (oil on canvas) by Barker, Thomas (1769-1847); 47.7x66.2 cm; The Holburne Museum, Bath, UK; eHolburne Museum; British, out of copyright

Background imageParapet Collection: British troops in early trenches, 1914 (b / w photo)

British troops in early trenches, 1914 (b / w photo)
NAM261173 British troops in early trenches, 1914 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); National Army Museum, London; eNational Army Museum; English, out of copyright

Background imageParapet Collection: Day and night Gordon watched for the help that never came

Day and night Gordon watched for the help that never came
IL253640 Day and night Gordon watched for the help that never came, illustration from Heroes & Heroines of English History by Alice S

Background imageParapet Collection: The War in America, Assault on Fort Wagner, Charleston Harbour, on the Night of 18 July

The War in America, Assault on Fort Wagner, Charleston Harbour, on the Night of 18 July
1102745 The War in America, Assault on Fort Wagner, Charleston Harbour, on the Night of 18 July, the Rush of the Garrison to the Parapet (engraving) by English School

Background imageParapet Collection: Persepolis, Detail of parapet wall of staircase of the palace No 2 (engraving)

Persepolis, Detail of parapet wall of staircase of the palace No 2 (engraving)
973607 Persepolis, Detail of parapet wall of staircase of the palace No 2 (engraving) by Perrot, Georges (1832-1914) and Chipiez, Charles (1835-1901); Private Collection; (add.info.: Persepolis)

Background imageParapet Collection: Scene from Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (1802-85

Scene from Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (1802-85
CHT179964 Scene from Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (1802-85) (pencil and chalk on paper) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris

Background imageParapet Collection: View from the Parapet of the Public Rooms, Teignmouth, Devon (engraving)

View from the Parapet of the Public Rooms, Teignmouth, Devon (engraving)
5220602 View from the Parapet of the Public Rooms, Teignmouth, Devon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: View from the Parapet of the Public Rooms)

Background imageParapet Collection: The Turkish Occupation of El Wedj, on Coast of Arabia (engraving)

The Turkish Occupation of El Wedj, on Coast of Arabia (engraving)
1595627 The Turkish Occupation of El Wedj, on Coast of Arabia (engraving) by Wright, Henry Charles Seppings (1850-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Turkish Occupation of El Wedj)

Background imageParapet Collection: Carisbrooke Castle (engraving)

Carisbrooke Castle (engraving)
2787048 Carisbrooke Castle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Carisbrooke Castle)

Background imageParapet Collection: Persepolis, Parapet wall of staircase of the Palace of Darius (engraving)

Persepolis, Parapet wall of staircase of the Palace of Darius (engraving)
973640 Persepolis, Parapet wall of staircase of the Palace of Darius (engraving) by Perrot, Georges (1832-1914) and Chipiez, Charles (1835-1901); Private Collection; (add.info.: Persepolis)

Background imageParapet Collection: Ruins of the Olympic Theatre, destroyed by fire, 29 March 1849 (engraving)

Ruins of the Olympic Theatre, destroyed by fire, 29 March 1849 (engraving)
584715 Ruins of the Olympic Theatre, destroyed by fire, 29 March 1849 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ruins of the Olympic Theatre, destroyed by fire)

Background imageParapet Collection: Seizing the German trenches during the Amiens Offensive, 1918 (b / w photo)

Seizing the German trenches during the Amiens Offensive, 1918 (b / w photo)
NAM283398 Seizing the German trenches during the Amiens Offensive, 1918 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); National Army Museum

Background imageParapet Collection: San Francisco: Sutro Heights (b / w photo)

San Francisco: Sutro Heights (b / w photo)
6026022 San Francisco: Sutro Heights (b/w photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sutro Heights. Illustration for San Francisco (L H Nelson, 1906)

Background imageParapet Collection: Section through Suburban House (litho)

Section through Suburban House (litho)
3650890 Section through Suburban House (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Section through Suburban House)

Background imageParapet Collection: The Late Railway Accident, at Chester (engraving)

The Late Railway Accident, at Chester (engraving)
1095948 The Late Railway Accident, at Chester (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Late Railway Accident, at Chester)

Background imageParapet Collection: Blarney Castle, Republic of Ireland

Blarney Castle, Republic of Ireland
Blarney Castle, Cork, Republic of Ireland - Multi-image postcard. circa 1970s

Background imageParapet Collection: Portrait of Mrs. John White Alexander, 1902 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Mrs. John White Alexander, 1902 (oil on canvas)
3432820 Portrait of Mrs. John White Alexander, 1902 (oil on canvas) by Alexander, John White (1856-1915); 158.2x132.4 cm; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Background imageParapet Collection: Bridge Over Pond, Whiteley Village

Bridge Over Pond, Whiteley Village
Bridge reflected in water. IoE 286828

Background imageParapet Collection: Fortified Tower

Fortified Tower
Remains of Fortified Manor House, Newton St. Loe, Somerset. IoE 32584

Background imageParapet Collection: Meadow Mill

Meadow Mill
Constructed in the 1870 s, situated in Stockport, Greater Manchester. IoE 210882

Background imageParapet Collection: Lee Enfield Mk I. 303 in bolt action sniper rifle, 1916

Lee Enfield Mk I. 303 in bolt action sniper rifle, 1916 (c). Privately converted to a parapet rifle and fitted with a Fulton target grade barrel. Associated with World War One (1914-1918)

Background imageParapet Collection: White stone balustrades

White stone balustrades

Background imageParapet Collection: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal, Ireland

Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal, Ireland

Background imageParapet Collection: Portrait Jacopo Sannazaro oil canvas 58 x 45 cm

Portrait Jacopo Sannazaro oil canvas 58 x 45 cm
Portrait of Jacopo Sannazaro, oil on canvas, 58 x 45 cm, unmarked. Down on the parapet: ACCIVS SYNCERVS SAN [N], NAZARIVS -, Schweizerischer Meister, 17. Jh

Background imageParapet Collection: Lucretia oil oak 68. 5 x 49. 9 cm inscription parapet

Lucretia oil oak 68. 5 x 49. 9 cm inscription parapet
Lucretia, oil on oak, 68.5 x 49.9 cm, inscription on parapet: SATIVS ÔÇó EST ÔÇó MORIQVAM, ÔÇó INDECORE ÔÇó VIVERE, Pieter Coecke van Aelst d. A. Aalst 1502-1550 Brussel

Background imageParapet Collection: Portrait Theodor Zwinger 1589 Oil oak 67. 5 x 53 cm

Portrait Theodor Zwinger 1589 Oil oak 67. 5 x 53 cm
Portrait of Theodor Zwinger, 1589 (?), Oil on oak, 67.5 x 53 cm, not specified. Hard to read on the left side of the parapet: 15 [89?], Hans Bock d. A. Zabern/Elsass um 1550/52-1624 Basel

Background imageParapet Collection: Portrait painter Friedrich Overbeck 1846 oil

Portrait painter Friedrich Overbeck 1846 oil
Portrait of the painter Friedrich Overbeck, 1846, oil on canvas, 98.5 x 74 cm, inscribed on the parapet: FREDERICVS.OVERBECK. NATVS LVBECAE. [AE ligated] ANO.D.1789

Background imageParapet Collection: Lazio Viterbo Civita General Views Italy italian country

Lazio Viterbo Civita General Views Italy italian country
Lazio Viterbo Civita General views, this is my Italy, the italian country of visual history, Distant views of the town and surrounding countryside and views of unidentified buildings

Background imageParapet Collection: Athens sculptural fragment figure parapet theatre

Athens sculptural fragment figure parapet theatre
Athens - sculptural fragment, figure from the parapet of the theatre of Dionysus; Dimitrios Constantin (Greek, active 1858 - 1860s); 1865; Albumen silver print

Background imageParapet Collection: Wingless Victory sculptural fragment Athena Nike

Wingless Victory sculptural fragment Athena Nike
Wingless Victory - sculptural fragment from the Athena Nike parapet; Dimitrios Constantin (Greek, active 1858 - 1860s); 1865; Albumen silver print

Background imageParapet Collection: Military Vehicle Museum

Military Vehicle Museum
This building was built as the Palace of Arts for the North East Coast Exhibition. IoE 304996

Background imageParapet Collection: Hunningham Bridge

Hunningham Bridge
Circa C17 sandstone ashlar bridge over the River Leam. IoE 308228

Background imageParapet Collection: Railway Viaduct

Railway Viaduct
Viaduct Over River Irwell, Salford, Greater Manchester. IoE 471614

Background imageParapet Collection: Town Hall and Theatre, Burslem

Town Hall and Theatre, Burslem
c1911 by Russell and Cooper. IoE 384520

Background imageParapet Collection: The Lido, western quadrant

The Lido, western quadrant
Sunshelter, now cafe, 1924 by Sir John Burnet. Located in Ramsgate, Kent. IoE 171978

Background imageParapet Collection: Eardswick Bridge

Eardswick Bridge
Accommodatiion bridge on the Middlewick Branch Canal at SJ 670 599, Cheshire. IoE 351223

Background imageParapet Collection: Former Stockport Infirmary

Former Stockport Infirmary
Colourful photograph of the former infimary, since converted to offices. IoE 210888

Background imageParapet Collection: Qatar, Umm Salal, Umm Salal Mohammed. Umm Salal Mohammed Fort (late 19th century)-Barzan Tower

Qatar, Umm Salal, Umm Salal Mohammed. Umm Salal Mohammed Fort (late 19th century)-Barzan Tower, Traditional Arabian Gulf Defensive Structure

Background imageParapet Collection: Qatar, Al Zubarah. Al-Zubara Fort (b. 1938) now the Al-Zubara Regional Museum

Qatar, Al Zubarah. Al-Zubara Fort (b. 1938) now the Al-Zubara Regional Museum
Qatar, Al Zubarah. Al-Zubara Fort (b.1938) now the Al-Zubara Regional Museum

Background imageParapet Collection: Battle of Morval 1916

Battle of Morval 1916
A photograph of British soldiers climbing over the parapet of their trench during the Battle of Morval. The battle, which began on 25th September 1916

Background imageParapet Collection: Portrait of a Man ( Leal Souvenir ), 1432, (1909). Artist: Jan van Eyck

Portrait of a Man ( Leal Souvenir ), 1432, (1909). Artist: Jan van Eyck
Portrait of a Man ( Leal Souvenir ), 1432, (1909). Painting held at The National Gallery, London. From The National Gallery, Vol. One [T. C. & E. C. Jack, London and Edinburgh, 1909]

Background imageParapet Collection: Old cannons on a parapet at La Cabana Fortress, Havana, Cuba, c1920

Old cannons on a parapet at La Cabana Fortress, Havana, Cuba, c1920. From Souvenir Album from Havana Cuba. [Harris Bros. Company, Havana, Cuba, c1920]

Background imageParapet Collection: French trench periscope rifle, 1915

French trench periscope rifle, 1915. A print from Le Pays de France, 23 September 1915




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"Parapet: A Historical Journey Through Time and Warfare" Blaise Castle: Standing tall, the parapet of Blaise Castle offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, inviting visitors to step back in time. Entrance to Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland: As you pass through the grand entrance, your eyes are drawn to the formidable parapets that once protected this iconic Scottish fortress. Victoria Tower: Atop this majestic tower, a stone parapet provides a regal vantage point overlooking London's skyline – an architectural masterpiece standing as a symbol of strength and power. Church of St Mary: The delicate stonework of its parapet adds an ethereal touch to this ancient church, whispering tales from centuries past with every gust of wind. The difference between law and justice, 1809. Artist: Isaac Cruikshank: In this satirical artwork, we see figures perched on opposing sides of a metaphorical parapet – highlighting society's struggle for true justice amidst legal systems. Bee-Alley Gardens, Dunfermline Proposals: Amidst these enchanting gardens lies a hidden gem - an intricately designed parapet adorned with buzzing bees; nature intertwines with artistry in perfect harmony. Abbey Ruins in Scotland: Weathered by time but still standing strong is the remnants of an abbey wall; its crumbling yet resilient parapets tell stories whispered by the wind through generations gone by. Middle Ages Wood mantlet on wheels Engraving by Serra : This engraving captures medieval warfare tactics where soldiers used mobile wooden shields called mantlets behind which they sought refuge behind sturdy parapets during battles British soldiers being gassed at Ypres. WWI .