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Religion Collection

"Religion: A Tapestry of Faith, Art

Background imageReligion Collection: The Wicker Man (1973) UK One Sheet poster

The Wicker Man (1973) UK One Sheet poster
Original British Lion poster artwork for the release of Robin Hardys The Wicker Man, featuring Christopher Lee and Ed Woodward

Background imageReligion Collection: Fairfield Church, Romney Marsh N060981

Fairfield Church, Romney Marsh N060981
FAIRFIELD CHURCH, Romney Marsh, Kent. View of the footbridge looking across the meadow towards Fairfield Church at sunset

Background imageReligion Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageReligion Collection: Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah

Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah
Mormon hand-cart company struggling across the plains to Salt Lake City. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageReligion Collection: Scargill Chapel DP138879

Scargill Chapel DP138879
Kettlewell, North Yorkshire. General view of the exterior of Scargill Chapel

Background imageReligion Collection: Praying hands, art by Durer

Praying hands, art by Durer
Durers Praying Hands. Sketch by the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) of praying hands (1508). Durer did much to introduce the Renaissance style of art to northern Europe

Background imageReligion Collection: Cross-section of Filippo Brunelleschis design for the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in

Cross-section of Filippo Brunelleschis design for the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence, Italy
FLORENCE: BRUNELLESCHI. Cross-section of Filippo Brunelleschis design for the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence, Italy. Contemporary drawing by Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli

Background imageReligion Collection: Reflection of Angkor Wat Temple in lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Reflection of Angkor Wat Temple in lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat Temple and reflection in pool, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageReligion Collection: FerryBridge AA98 / 05454

FerryBridge AA98 / 05454
FERRYBRIDGE, Brotherton, North Yorkshire. Cooling towers at Ferrybridge Power Station form the background to this view of the Church of St Edward at Brotherton, North Yorkshire

Background imageReligion Collection: Gloucester Cathedral OP11081

Gloucester Cathedral OP11081
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire. Sunlight breaking through clouds and lighting the cathedral. Photographed by Sydney Pitcher between 1900 and 1920. Sun rays

Background imageReligion Collection: Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee

Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee
Jesus calms the waters among frightened disciples in a boat. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageReligion Collection: Odin on his throne

Odin on his throne
Odin, supreme god in Norse mythology. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageReligion Collection: Glastonbury Tor IC141_002

Glastonbury Tor IC141_002
Reconstruction drawing showing an oblique view of St Michaels Church and associated buildings atop Glastonbury Tor as they may have appeared from the south-west in the 15th century. Judith Dobie, 1993

Background imageReligion Collection: GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

Background imageReligion Collection: Last Supper of Jesus and the Apostles

Last Supper of Jesus and the Apostles
Jesus offering the Disciples wine at the Last Supper. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageReligion Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageReligion Collection: Reculver Towers N060973

Reculver Towers N060973
RECULVER TOWERS AND ROMAN FORT, Kent. Twin 12th-century church towers bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun at low tide

Background imageReligion Collection: Glastonbury Tor K020560

Glastonbury Tor K020560
GLASTONBURY TOR, Somerset. St. Michaels Church, c15th century tower on top of the tor

Background imageReligion Collection: St Pancras Old Church AA062364

St Pancras Old Church AA062364
ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, Camden Town, London. A view through the wrought iron gateway leading into St Pancras Gardens. Photograph by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imageReligion Collection: Lindisfarne Gospels page

Lindisfarne Gospels page
Beginning of the Book of Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels, 1100s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageReligion Collection: Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens

Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens
Statue of the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageReligion Collection: Mengs - Infant Christ and St Anthony of Padua K080008

Mengs - Infant Christ and St Anthony of Padua K080008
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Infant Christ Appearing to St Anthony of Padua" by Anton Raphael MENGS (1728-79). After treatment. WM 1598-1948

Background imageReligion Collection: Knowlton Church and Earthworks J940538

Knowlton Church and Earthworks J940538
KNOWLTON CHURCH AND EARTHWORKS, Dorset. General view of the site from the West. The siting of this ruined medieval church at the centre of a Neolithic ritual henge earthwork symbolises the transition

Background imageReligion Collection: Durham Cathedral OP04503

Durham Cathedral OP04503
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, Durham. Interior view of Durham Cathedral from the north-east showing decorated piers in the nave and crossing. Photographed by John Gay during the 1960s

Background imageReligion Collection: Lincoln Cathedral BB49_02570

Lincoln Cathedral BB49_02570
LINCOLN CATHEDRAL, Lincolnshire. A misty view with Lincoln Cathedral in the distance taken from the Swanpool. The Cathedral dates back to 1092 with later additions and remodelling

Background imageReligion Collection: Fountains Abbey N950001

Fountains Abbey N950001
FOUNTAINS ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell

Background imageReligion Collection: Durham Cathedral door knocker K011465

Durham Cathedral door knocker K011465
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, County Durham. Cathedral Sanctuary knocker in the shape of a mask

Background imageReligion Collection: Sacrament Sunday - William Teulon Blandford Fletcher

Sacrament Sunday - William Teulon Blandford Fletcher

Background imageReligion Collection: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction

Background imageReligion Collection: Whitby Abbey N080818

Whitby Abbey N080818
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. View from across the harbour

Background imageReligion Collection: Downshire Hill, Hampstead a072760

Downshire Hill, Hampstead a072760
ST JOHNS CHURCH, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London. A street view looking north east along Downshire Hill towards the entrance front of St Johns Church

Background imageReligion Collection: Malmesbury BB95_10457

Malmesbury BB95_10457
MARKET SQUARE, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. A rooftop view looking over Market Square, showing the market cross (c.1500) and the abbey ruins

Background imageReligion Collection: Crowds at the Isle of Wight pop festival. 30th August 1970

Crowds at the Isle of Wight pop festival. 30th August 1970

Background imageReligion Collection: Angkor Wat Temple and reflection in lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Temple and reflection in lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageReligion Collection: Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards
Evangelist Jonathan Edwards, with his autograph. Digitally colored engraving

Background imageReligion Collection: Wharram Percy Medieval Village J890258

Wharram Percy Medieval Village J890258
WHARRAM PERCY MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team) of the Norman church and semicircular apse & vicarage to the south

Background imageReligion Collection: Whitby Abbey J850257

Whitby Abbey J850257
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Atmospheric silhouette of the ruins on a full moonlit night

Background imageReligion Collection: St Etheldredas Church, Hatfield a054112

St Etheldredas Church, Hatfield a054112
ST ETHELDREDAs CHURCH, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. View showing a tractor being driven through the 15th century west tower doorway of the church during preparations for the harvest festival in 1960

Background imageReligion Collection: Jesus at Emmaus

Jesus at Emmaus
Jesus blessing bread and wine at Emmaus. Hand-colored woodcut reproductioin of a Karl Muller painting

Background imageReligion Collection: St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987

St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987
ST PAULs CATHEDRAL, City of London. St Pauls, viewed from Bull Wharf on the river frontage, seems to dominate the Victorian City. Photograph pre-1876. Howarth-Loomes Collection

Background imageReligion Collection: St Pauls Cathedral CC97_00536

St Pauls Cathedral CC97_00536
ST PAULs CATHEDRAL, City of London. A general view looking across the River Thames from bankside and towards St Pauls with a passenger paddle steamer moored at the opposite bank

Background imageReligion Collection: Whitby Abbey at night N070034

Whitby Abbey at night N070034
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. A floodlit view of the abbey at night with reflection in the water

Background imageReligion Collection: York Minster K011134

York Minster K011134
YORK MINSTER. North Yorkshire. A view from the south west along the city walls near Station Road

Background imageReligion Collection: St Wulfstan EMM01 / 01 / 026

St Wulfstan EMM01 / 01 / 026
Little Malvern Priory, Worcestershire. Watercolour, by Elsie Matley Moore, of part of a stained glass window at Little Malvern Priory, showing a detail from a full length figure of St Wulfstan

Background imageReligion Collection: Count of St Germain, French alchemist

Count of St Germain, French alchemist
Count of St Germain (c.1712-1784), French alchemist. St Germain was a French courtier and adventurer who rose to prominence in Europe in the mid-18th century

Background imageReligion Collection: Roman statue of Asclepius

Roman statue of Asclepius. The cult of the deity of Greek medicine, known as Asclepius, dates from the 6th century BC. Asclepius is represented in statues holding a staff around which a serpent

Background imageReligion Collection: John Calvin

John Calvin portrait. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageReligion Collection: Llama FG 8898 Photographed at Machu Picchu, Peru. Lama glama © Francois Gohier / ARDEA LONDON

Llama FG 8898 Photographed at Machu Picchu, Peru. Lama glama © Francois Gohier / ARDEA LONDON
FG-8898 LLAMA At Machu Picchu, Inca site. Peru Lama glama Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way




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"Religion: A Tapestry of Faith, Art, and History" From the haunting imagery of "The Wicker Man" UK One Sheet poster to the intricate illustrations in the Book of Kells depicting St. Matthew, religion weaves a captivating narrative through time. The delicate strokes of Durer's artistry bring forth a sense of devotion in his masterpiece, the Praying Hands. Marvel at the architectural brilliance captured in Filippo Brunelleschi's cross-section design for Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence. This contemporary drawing by Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli reveals how faith can inspire breathtaking creations that stand as testaments to human ingenuity. In Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee, find solace amidst life's tempestuous trials. Witnessed through reflections upon Angkor Wat Temple mirrored on Siem Reap's tranquil lake, spirituality embraces nature and finds harmony within its surroundings. Odin sits regally upon his throne, reminding us that religious beliefs transcend borders and cultures throughout history. Glastonbury Tor stands tall as an ancient beacon where spirituality meets earthly wonders. St Pancras Old Church whispers tales from centuries past; its walls hold secrets known only to those who seek solace within its hallowed grounds. The Salem witch trials' court records serve as reminders of humanity's struggle with fear and intolerance when confronted with differing beliefs. Behold Athena standing proudly in her Parthenon sanctuary—a symbol of wisdom and strength revered by ancient Athens—reminding us that religion has shaped civilizations since time immemorial. As you stroll down Downshire Hill or explore Hampstead’s streetscape, contemplate how religion intertwines with daily life—offering guidance and purpose to individuals across diverse communities worldwide. Religion is not merely a concept but an ever-evolving tapestry woven from threads connecting humanity to something greater than ourselves—an expression of our deepest hopes, fears, aspirations, and the quest for meaning.