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Allegory Collection

Background imageAllegory Collection: Summer, 1896. Artist: Alphonse Mucha

Summer, 1896. Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Summer, 1896. From the series Les Saisons. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Background imageAllegory Collection: Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)

Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)
Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Found in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imageAllegory Collection: Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber

Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902. Creator: Mary L. Macomber
Night and Her Daughter Sleep, 1902

Background imageAllegory Collection: Return of the Prodigal Son, 1773. Artist: Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-1787)

Return of the Prodigal Son, 1773. Artist: Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-1787)
Return of the Prodigal Son, 1773. Found in the collection of the Art History Museum, Vienne

Background imageAllegory Collection: An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, c1523-1568. Artist: Agnolo Bronzino

An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, c1523-1568. Artist: Agnolo Bronzino
An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, c1523-1568. The picture is likely to be that mentioned in Vasaris Life of Bronzino of 1568. From the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageAllegory Collection: Young Woman with a Pink, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Hans Memling

Young Woman with a Pink, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Hans Memling
Young Woman with a Pink, ca. 1485-90. Once part of an allegorical diptych - the pink symbolizing betrothal or marriage

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Idolatry of King Solomon. Artist: Conca, Sebastiano (1680-1764)

The Idolatry of King Solomon. Artist: Conca, Sebastiano (1680-1764)
The Idolatry of King Solomon. Found in the collection of Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageAllegory Collection: Jacob Blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, 1656. Artist: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)

Jacob Blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, 1656. Artist: Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669)
Jacob Blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, 1656. Found in the collection of Staatliche Museen, Kassel

Background imageAllegory Collection: Allegories of Pleasure and Pain and of Envy, c1480 (1945). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Allegories of Pleasure and Pain and of Envy, c1480 (1945). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Allegories of Pleasure and Pain and of Envy, c1480 (1945). From The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. [Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1945]

Background imageAllegory Collection: Sponsa De Libano, 1891, (c1930). Creator: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Sponsa De Libano, 1891, (c1930). Creator: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Sponsa De Libano, 1891, (c1930). The North and South Winds blow on the Bride of Lebanon. The lilies symbolise her virginity

Background imageAllegory Collection: Allegory of the Planets and Continents, 1752. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Allegory of the Planets and Continents, 1752. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Allegory of the Planets and Continents, 1752

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Finding of Moses

The Finding of Moses. Found in the Collection of Collection Perez Simon, Mexico

Background imageAllegory Collection: La Commune arretee par l Ignorance et le Reaction, 1871

La Commune arretee par l Ignorance et le Reaction, 1871. Satirical cartoon depicting an allegorical figure representing the Paris Commune arrested by Ignorance and Reaction. From a private collection

Background imageAllegory Collection: The prophet Elijah rescuing Prince Nur ad-Dahr (From the Hamzanama), 1562-1577

The prophet Elijah rescuing Prince Nur ad-Dahr (From the Hamzanama), 1562-1577. Artist: Mir Sayyid Ali (c)
The prophet Elijah rescuing Prince Nur ad-Dahr (From the Hamzanama), 1562-1577. From a private collection

Background imageAllegory Collection: Allegory with wolf and eagle, c1516 (1954). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Allegory with wolf and eagle, c1516 (1954). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Allegory with wolf and eagle, c1516 (1954). Found in the collection of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, Windsor. A print from Leonardo da Vinci by Ludwig H Heydenreich. (London, 1954)

Background imageAllegory Collection: Omnia Vincit Amor, 1599. Creator: Agostino Carracci

Omnia Vincit Amor, 1599. Creator: Agostino Carracci
Omnia Vincit Amor, 1599

Background imageAllegory Collection: Allegory of Music, 1649. Creator: Laurent de la Hyre

Allegory of Music, 1649. Creator: Laurent de la Hyre
Allegory of Music, 1649. allegorical figure tunes a theorbo. At her shoulder is a songbird, symbol of natural music, whereas by contrast she may be a representation of modern music theory

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. Artist: Standidge & Co

The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. Artist: Standidge & Co
The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. This is probably a protest against the Act restricting the issue of small notes by the Bank of England in 1826

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Prophet Isaiah and the Hellespontine Sibyl, 1492-1495

The Prophet Isaiah and the Hellespontine Sibyl, 1492-1495. Found in the Collection of Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Prophet Daniel and the Erythraean Sibyl, 1492-1495

The Prophet Daniel and the Erythraean Sibyl, 1492-1495. Found in the Collection of Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Prophet Jeremiah and the Agrippine Sibyl, 1492-1495

The Prophet Jeremiah and the Agrippine Sibyl, 1492-1495. Found in the Collection of Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Prophet Obadiah and the Libyan Sibyl, 1492-1495

The Prophet Obadiah and the Libyan Sibyl, 1492-1495. Found in the Collection of Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Prophet Jeremiah and the Phrygian Sibyl, 1492-1495

The Prophet Jeremiah and the Phrygian Sibyl, 1492-1495. Found in the Collection of Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Background imageAllegory Collection: Death and the Courtesan (Signed by the Wood-Engraver), 1903. Artist: Sebald Beham

Death and the Courtesan (Signed by the Wood-Engraver), 1903. Artist: Sebald Beham
Death and the Courtesan (Signed by the Wood-Engraver), 1903. From The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Volume 1 - March to May 1903. [The Burlington Magazine, Limited, London, 1903]

Background imageAllegory Collection: 'The Hop Queen', sculptured by G. Halse, in the Exhibition of the British Institution, 1864

"The Hop Queen", sculptured by G. Halse, in the Exhibition of the British Institution, 1864. F Creator: Unknown
"The Hop Queen", sculptured by G. Halse, in the Exhibition of the British Institution, 1864. '...it is not a portrait bust

Background imageAllegory Collection: At stadium reception to Italians, 23 Jun 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

At stadium reception to Italians, 23 Jun 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
At stadium reception to Italians, 23 Jun 1917. Children in costume shaking hands, at a ceremony honoring Prince Ferdinando of Udine, head of the Italian War Commission to the United States

Background imageAllegory Collection: The idolatry of King Solomon, 1697. Creator: Franceschini, Marcantonio (1648-1729)

The idolatry of King Solomon, 1697. Creator: Franceschini, Marcantonio (1648-1729)
The idolatry of King Solomon, 1697. Found in the Collection of the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genova.

Background imageAllegory Collection: Abraham on the way to Canaan. Creator: Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (1610-1665)

Abraham on the way to Canaan. Creator: Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (1610-1665)
Abraham on the way to Canaan. Found in the Collection of the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genova.

Background imageAllegory Collection: Feed the hungry, c.1640. Creator: Wael, Cornelis, de (1592-1667)

Feed the hungry, c.1640. Creator: Wael, Cornelis, de (1592-1667)
Feed the hungry, c.1640. Found in the Collection of the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genova.

Background imageAllegory Collection: The brothers show Jacob Joseph's bloody garment, Second half of the 17th century

The brothers show Jacob Joseph's bloody garment, Second half of the 17th century. Private Collection

Background imageAllegory Collection: Jacob's Return to Canaan. Creator: Quellinus, Erasmus, the Younger (1607-1678)

Jacob's Return to Canaan. Creator: Quellinus, Erasmus, the Younger (1607-1678)
Jacob's Return to Canaan. Private Collection

Background imageAllegory Collection: Triumph of Christ (Detail), c.1508. Creator: Titian (1488-1576)

Triumph of Christ (Detail), c.1508. Creator: Titian (1488-1576)
Triumph of Christ (Detail), c.1508. Found in the Collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Background imageAllegory Collection: Column erected at St. Foye, Near Quebec, in memory of the French and English...in 1760, (1864)

Column erected at St. Foye, Near Quebec, in memory of the French and English...in 1760, (1864). Creator: Unknown
Column erected at St. Foye, Near Quebec, in memory of the French and English who fell there in 1760, (1864). Engraving from a photograph by M. Livernois. 'A Monument has lately been erected at St

Background imageAllegory Collection: The tomb of James Ward, Esq., R.A., Kensal-green Cemetery, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The tomb of James Ward, Esq., R.A., Kensal-green Cemetery, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The tomb of James Ward, Esq., R.A., Kensal-green Cemetery, [London], 1864. Monument consisting of '...a monumental headstone, in a coved recess of which has been sculptured by Mr. J. H

Background imageAllegory Collection: Messrs Cope's Christmas entertainment to their workpeople at St. George's Hall, Liverpool, 1864

Messrs Cope's Christmas entertainment to their workpeople at St. George's Hall, Liverpool, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Messrs Cope's Christmas entertainment to their workpeople at St. George's Hall, Liverpool, 1864. 'Mr. J. C. Cowper, the tragedian, recited, with great taste and feeling, Tennyson's ode

Testimonial to Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Milne, from Bermuda, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Testimonial to Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Milne, from Bermuda, 1864. 'Our Engraving represents a handsome piece of plate, which has been manufactured by Messrs

Background imageAllegory Collection: Grand Festival of the Municipality and Royal Academy of Antwerp…Antwerp Crowning Teniers, 1864

Grand Festival of the Municipality and Royal Academy of Antwerp…Antwerp Crowning Teniers, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Grand Festival of the Municipality and Royal Academy of Antwerp: inauguration of an allegorical statue of Antwerp crowning the bust of Teniers, 1864. View of '...the inauguration of M

Background imageAllegory Collection: We Will Sit by the Sea, We Will Wait for the Weather!, 1904. Creator: Unknown

We Will Sit by the Sea, We Will Wait for the Weather!, 1904. Creator: Unknown
We Will Sit by the Sea, We Will Wait for the Weather!, 1904. This collection includes tsarist-era advertisements and a set of posters from the era of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5)

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Japanese Emperor and His Cunning Well-Wishers, 1904. Creator: Unknown

The Japanese Emperor and His Cunning Well-Wishers, 1904. Creator: Unknown
The Japanese Emperor and His Cunning Well-Wishers, 1904. This collection includes tsarist-era advertisements and a set of posters from the era of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5)

Background imageAllegory Collection: Help for Military Needs, 1904. Creator: Unknown

Help for Military Needs, 1904. Creator: Unknown
Help for Military Needs, 1904. This collection includes tsarist-era advertisements and a set of posters from the era of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5)

Background imageAllegory Collection: Attack on Port Money, 1904. Creator: Unknown

Attack on Port Money, 1904. Creator: Unknown
Attack on Port Money, 1904. This collection includes tsarist-era advertisements and a set of posters from the era of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5)

Background imageAllegory Collection: NOT SELECTED - COPYRIGHT Creator: Kotov, Nikolai Grigoryevich (1889-1953)

NOT SELECTED - COPYRIGHT Creator: Kotov, Nikolai Grigoryevich (1889-1953)
Why were 10,000,000 men killed from 1914-1918?, 1929. Found in the Collection of Russian State Library, Moscow.

Background imageAllegory Collection: Vanitas with Death and the Last Judgment. Creator: Philip Tideman

Vanitas with Death and the Last Judgment. Creator: Philip Tideman
Vanitas with Death and the Last Judgment

Background imageAllegory Collection: Still Life of Abundant Game. Creator: Jan Fyt

Still Life of Abundant Game. Creator: Jan Fyt
Still Life of Abundant Game, Unknown date

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Triumph of Venus, 1740. Creator: Francois Boucher

The Triumph of Venus, 1740. Creator: Francois Boucher
The Triumph of Venus, 1740

Background imageAllegory Collection: Venus in her Bath surrounded by Nymphs and Cupids, mid-18th century. Creator: Francois Boucher

Venus in her Bath surrounded by Nymphs and Cupids, mid-18th century. Creator: Francois Boucher
Venus in her Bath surrounded by Nymphs and Cupids, mid-18th century

Background imageAllegory Collection: The Toilet of Venus, 1746. Creator: Francois Boucher

The Toilet of Venus, 1746. Creator: Francois Boucher
The Toilet of Venus, 1746

Background imageAllegory Collection: Truth, Time and History, late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Francisco Goya

Truth, Time and History, late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Francisco Goya
Truth, Time and History, late 18th-early 19th century



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