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Seated Collection (#4)

"Seated: A Captivating Collection of Moments" In the enchanting world of art

Background imageSeated Collection: Portrait of a blacksmith at work, town of Axoum (Axum) (Aksum), Tigre region

Portrait of a blacksmith at work, town of Axoum (Axum) (Aksum), Tigre region, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageSeated Collection: Bet Medhane Alem (Saviour of the World), Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

Bet Medhane Alem (Saviour of the World), Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageSeated Collection: Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Formby, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Formby, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Red fox, Vulpes vulpes, captive, United Kingdom, Europe

Red fox, Vulpes vulpes, captive, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa

Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa

Background imageSeated Collection: 1950s American car on the beach, Goanabo, Cuba, Caribbean Sea, Central America

1950s American car on the beach, Goanabo, Cuba, Caribbean Sea, Central America

Background imageSeated Collection: Musicians playing guitars, Havana Viejo, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Musicians playing guitars, Havana Viejo, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageSeated Collection: Buddha statue in grotto, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Buddha statue in grotto, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageSeated Collection: The Markt, Bruges, Belgium

The Markt, Bruges, Belgium

Background imageSeated Collection: Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, among eucalypt leaves, Gorge Wildlife Park

Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, among eucalypt leaves, Gorge Wildlife Park
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), among eucalypt leaves, Gorge Wildlife Park, South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageSeated Collection: Bell Picnics in Iraq

Bell Picnics in Iraq
GERTRUDE M L BELL English traveller picnicking with King Faisal of Iraq, (seated, second right) in 1922

Background imageSeated Collection: Events / Ireland / 1921

Events / Ireland / 1921
Delegation in London including Arthur griffiths, E J Duggan, Erskine Childres, Michael Collins (seated) Gavan Duffy, R C Barton, J Barteris (standing)

Background imageSeated Collection: PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. Princess Charlotte Augusta (1796-1817). Canvas by G. Dawe

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. Princess Charlotte Augusta (1796-1817). Canvas by G. Dawe

Background imageSeated Collection: GEORGE MACDONALD (1824-1905). Scottish novelist and poet

GEORGE MACDONALD (1824-1905). Scottish novelist and poet

Background imageSeated Collection: JOHN UPDIKE (1932-2009). American writer

JOHN UPDIKE (1932-2009). American writer

Background imageSeated Collection: Playing billiards

Playing billiards
Mrs. Frances Hoppe & Her Son Willie. Mrs. Frances Hoppe playing billiards with her son Willie (William F. Hoppe) in a billiard room with seated spectators watching

Background imageSeated Collection: Thomas Moore - 2

Thomas Moore - 2
THOMAS MOORE Irish writer, seated at his writing table

Background imageSeated Collection: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
QUEEN VICTORIA Photograph from the 1890 s. Victoria seated at her desk, with a picture of Albert by her side

Background imageSeated Collection: Fira, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades Islands, Aegean, Greek Islands

Fira, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades Islands, Aegean, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageSeated Collection: Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageSeated Collection: Snowy owl, Alaska

Snowy owl, Alaska, USA, North America

Background imageSeated Collection: Captive snowy owl

Captive snowy owl (Nictea scandiaca)

Background imageSeated Collection: Seated Buddha and monks meditating

Seated Buddha and monks meditating, Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

Background imageSeated Collection: Four meerkats (suricates)

Four meerkats (suricates), Suricata suricatta, Addo National Park, South Africa, Africa

Background imageSeated Collection: Cafe during Edinburgh Festival

Cafe during Edinburgh Festival, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Tibetan Buddhist monk reading scriptures at the Boudha

Tibetan Buddhist monk reading scriptures at the Boudha stupa at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageSeated Collection: Lion (Panthera leo)

Lion (Panthera leo), Sambura, Kenya, Africa

Background imageSeated Collection: Barn owl (Tyto alba), on dry stone wall with hawthorn berries in late summer

Barn owl (Tyto alba), on dry stone wall with hawthorn berries in late summer, captive, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Barn owl on dry stone wall, Tyto alba, United Kingdom, Europe

Barn owl on dry stone wall, Tyto alba, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) on nest, South Walney Reserve, Cumbria

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) on nest, South Walney Reserve, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSeated Collection: Koala, (Phascolartos cinereus), Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia

Koala, (Phascolartos cinereus), Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia

Background imageSeated Collection: Indonesian Dancer

Indonesian Dancer
A Javanese dancer performing the female style in a seated pose. The use of the wrists and scarf are characteristic of this style

Background imageSeated Collection: Pentonville Prison

Pentonville Prison
Pentonville chapel; prisoners seated in individual pews

Background imageSeated Collection: Centenary picture of Liverpool Team, photocall at Anfield to celebrate the 100 year

Centenary picture of Liverpool Team, photocall at Anfield to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the football club which was formed in 1892. Picture taken July 1992

Background imageSeated Collection: India-Diana-Taj Mahal

India-Diana-Taj Mahal
Princess Diana of Wales poses for pictures at the 17th century Taj Mahal, on February 11, 1992, on the second day of the royal couples six-day visit. AFP PHOTO DOUGLAS E

Background imageSeated Collection: Jim MacLaine as deck chair assistant

Jim MacLaine as deck chair assistant
David Essex as Jim MacLaine working as a deck chair attendant on the South Coast of Britain in the film That ll Be The Day (1973) scripted by Ray Connolly

Background imageSeated Collection: FAT LADY, 19th CENTURY. Hannah Battersby, a 700-lb. American circus fat lady. Photograph

FAT LADY, 19th CENTURY. Hannah Battersby, a 700-lb. American circus fat lady. Photograph, 19th century

Background imageSeated Collection: Queen Victoria & Empress Frederick of Prussia

Queen Victoria & Empress Frederick of Prussia
Queen Victoria seated, together with her eldest daughter, Victoria, (affectionately known as Vicky ), Empress Frederick of Prussia, mother to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Taken 1893

Background imageSeated Collection: Sophia Loren who is in London to promote her latest book, pictured in her hotel suite

Sophia Loren who is in London to promote her latest book, pictured in her hotel suite. 26th March 1979

Background imageSeated Collection: The Princess Royal and her brother the Duke of Windsor

The Princess Royal and her brother the Duke of Windsor
March 11th, 1953 - The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII and his younger sister, Princess Mary, the Princess Royal on their arrival in Southampton on the Queen Elizabeth

Background imageSeated Collection: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
King George VI (1895-1952) and Queen Elizabeth (later The Queen Mother) (1900-2002). Date: circa 1936

Background imageSeated Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageSeated Collection: Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916) and Ferdinand I of Aus

Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916) and Ferdinand I of Aus
Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916). Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary and Ferdinand I of Austria (1861-1948). Emperor of Austria. Photograph, 1908. Colored

Background imageSeated Collection: Funerary stele of Democleides (4th century BC)

Funerary stele of Democleides (4th century BC)
Greek art. Funerary stele of Democleides (4th century BC). Marble relief depicting a warrior sitting sad and meditating on the stern of a ship. Beside him, his helmet and shield

Background imageSeated Collection: Basil II, surnamed the Bulgar-slayer (958-1025). Byzantine

Basil II, surnamed the Bulgar-slayer (958-1025). Byzantine emperor (976-1025) from de Macedonian Dynasty. Detail from the Menologion of Basil II. 10th Century. Miniature. Vatican Apostolic Library

Background imageSeated Collection: Statue of Djoser. Egyptian art

Statue of Djoser. Egyptian art
Seated statue of King Djoser. 2611 BC. Detail. Egyptian art. Old Kingdom. Sculpture on rock. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Egyptian Museum. Proc: EGYPT. CAIRO. Saqqara

Background imageSeated Collection: Victorian family group - Rodbourne House, Wiltshire

Victorian family group - Rodbourne House, Wiltshire
A Victorian family group and servants pose in the garden of Rodbourne House, St Paul Malmesbury Without, Wiltshire. This fine house was the home of the Hungerford Pollens who had an active interest




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"Seated: A Captivating Collection of Moments" In the enchanting world of art, Gypsy Splendour by Laura Knight transports us to a vibrant scene where dancers are gracefully seated, their movements frozen in time. Meanwhile, Charles Dickens Dream, an unfinished masterpiece by Robert William Buss, invites us into the imaginative realm of one of England's greatest novelists. From the silver screen comes Laurel and Hardy, their comedic genius captured even when they are simply seated. In John William Waterhouse's I am half sick of shadows, we witness a contemplative moment as a woman sits amidst ethereal surroundings. History unfolds before our eyes with the powerful image of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc committing self-immolation in protest against injustice. Malcolm Browne's photograph captures his stoic determination while seated at an intersection in Saigon. George Orwell takes center stage as he broadcasts over the BBC during World War II - his words resonating from his seat behind a microphone. And who could forget Eleanor Rigby immortalized in Tommy Steele's statue inspired by The Beatles' haunting song? Roy Rogers epitomizes American cowboy culture as he is photographed alongside his loyal horse Trigger - both comfortably seated together. Rosa Parks makes her indelible mark on civil rights history by defiantly occupying a bus seat reserved for whites only. Traveling back centuries to Lalibela's St. Marys Church frescoes, we marvel at early 12th-century artwork depicting religious figures serenely seated amid intricate designs. Stanhope A Forbes' Christmas Eve painting evokes nostalgia and warmth as families gather around tables adorned with festive decorations. Finally, J. C Leyendecker's Arrow Shirt Collar ad from 1914 showcases elegance and sophistication through its depiction of a well-dressed gentleman confidently seated while wearing this fashionable accessory. Each image tells its own story - capturing moments that range from profound to whimsical; reminding us that sometimes it is in the act of being seated that we find the most captivating narratives.