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Background imageBurning Collection: Autumn Leaves, 1856, (c1915). Artist: John Everett Millais

Autumn Leaves, 1856, (c1915). Artist: John Everett Millais
Autumn Leaves, 1856, (c1915). The painting is held by the Manchester Art Gallery. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney. [Virtue & Company, London, c1915]

Background imageBurning Collection: The Burning Of Cranmer, 1556, (c1850)

The Burning Of Cranmer, 1556, (c1850). Thomas Cranmer was one of the first Anglican martyrs burned for heresy in 1556. Colour plate from Pictures of English History

Background imageBurning Collection: The Florentines Renouncing The Vanities By Order of Savonarola, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Florentines Renouncing The Vanities By Order of Savonarola, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Florentines Renouncing The Vanities By Order of Savonarola, 1890. Supporters of Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence

Background imageBurning Collection: Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 (c1783)

Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 (c1783). General Sir George Eliott is on horseback pointing to the battle between the British and the Spanish land and sea forces

Background imageBurning Collection: Conflagration at Sir C. Prices Wharf, Blackfriars, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Conflagration at Sir C. Prices Wharf, Blackfriars, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Conflagration at Sir C. Prices Wharf, Blackfriars, 1845. The London fire brigade attempting to extinguish a fire...in the warehouses belonging to Sir Charles Price and Co

Background imageBurning Collection: Come thou out, Housewife called Flosi to Bergthora, 1913

Come thou out, Housewife called Flosi to Bergthora, 1913. Bergthorsknoll, the home of Njall, is burnt down in the Icelandic saga Njals Saga, killing Njal and his family

Background imageBurning Collection: Portrait of Doge Francesco Venier, 1554. Creator: Titian

Portrait of Doge Francesco Venier, 1554. Creator: Titian
Portrait of Doge Francesco Venier, 1554

Background imageBurning Collection: Destruction of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral at Sydney, New South Wales, 1865

Destruction of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral at Sydney, New South Wales, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Destruction of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral at Sydney, New South Wales, 1865. Engraving of a drawing by Mr. J. Smedley

Background imageBurning Collection: 'The Beacon', by J. Absolon, in the Exhibition of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 1864

"The Beacon", by J. Absolon, in the Exhibition of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageBurning Collection: The War in Denmark: the town of Sonderburg in ruins after the bombardment... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The War in Denmark: the town of Sonderburg in ruins after the bombardment... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: the town of Sonderburg in ruins after the bombardment, 1864. Engraving...from a sketch taken by Mr. Simonsen, our Danish Artist

Background imageBurning Collection: The War in Denmark: Repulse of the Prussians on March 28, viewed from the Danish Redoubts... 1864

The War in Denmark: Repulse of the Prussians on March 28, viewed from the Danish Redoubts... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: Repulse of the Prussians on March 28, viewed from the Danish Redoubts, 1864. We have engraved this week a sketch by one of our own countrymen

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning of Pengwern Hall, near St. Asaph, the seat of Lord Mostyn, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Burning of Pengwern Hall, near St. Asaph, the seat of Lord Mostyn, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Burning of Pengwern Hall, near St. Asaph [in Wales], the seat of Lord Mostyn, 1864. This mansion, one of the noblest in the Vale of Clwyd, was the residence of the late Lord Mostyn, but has

Background imageBurning Collection: The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits - the Kwan-Tung, Chinese war-steamer, in the distance, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Commander Allen Young, R.N

Background imageBurning Collection: 'Lord Riverdale's Repentance': George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862

"Lord Riverdale's Repentance": George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862
"Lord Riverdale's Repentance" [by William J. Stewart]: George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862. That hand was nearer to him at that moment than he dreamt

Background imageBurning Collection: The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Instantly a dense column of black smoke sprang from the cupola, like a gigantic tower, towards heaven

Background imageBurning Collection: The boats of H.M.S. Sutlej and Devastation attacking an Indian village in Clayoquot... 1864

The boats of H.M.S. Sutlej and Devastation attacking an Indian village in Clayoquot... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The boats of H.M.S. Sutlej and Devastation attacking an Indian village in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Lieutenant Edward C. Hall

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning of the United States mail-steamer Roanoke, off St. George's, Bermuda... 1864. Creator: Smyth

Burning of the United States mail-steamer Roanoke, off St. George's, Bermuda... 1864. Creator: Smyth
Burning of the United States mail-steamer Roanoke, off St. George's, Bermuda, on the 9th of October, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by one of the passengers

Background imageBurning Collection: Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, [London], sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. a great fire broke out in the waterside premises of Messrs

Background imageBurning Collection: The War in America: march of Kershaw's and Fitz Lee's divisions of the Confederate Army... 1864

The War in America: march of Kershaw's and Fitz Lee's divisions of the Confederate Army... 1864
The War in America: march of Kershaw's and Fitz Lee's divisions of the Confederate Army up the valley of Virginia, 1864

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning of the American river steamer Isaac Newton on her way from New York to Albany, 1864

Burning of the American river steamer Isaac Newton on her way from New York to Albany, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Burning of the American river steamer Isaac Newton on her way from New York to Albany, 1864. Engraving from a sketch y Mr. Edward L. Henry

Background imageBurning Collection: Scene of the Great Fire at Limoges, France - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864

Scene of the Great Fire at Limoges, France - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. Creator: Smyth
Scene of the Great Fire at Limoges, France - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. The fire...destroyed nearly all that portion of the city comprised between the Church of St

Background imageBurning Collection: Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca. 1505. Creator: Hans Baldung

Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca. 1505. Creator: Hans Baldung
Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca. 1505

Background imageBurning Collection: Neros Torches - Burning of Christians at Rome, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Neros Torches - Burning of Christians at Rome, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Neros Torches - Burning of Christians at Rome, 1890. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History Vol. II - Rome", by Edmund Ollier

Background imageBurning Collection: Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Kaiser Karl V. Bei Fugger in Augsburg, 1530. German businessman

Background imageBurning Collection: A tragic masked ball, 1930. Creator: Unknown

A tragic masked ball, 1930. Creator: Unknown
A tragic masked ball, 1930. Un Tragique Bal Masque. Guest in a burning bear costume. Back cover of " Le Petit Journal Illustre". [France, 30 March 1930]

Background imageBurning Collection: The Burning of Troy with the Flight of Aeneas and Anchises, early-mid 17th century

The Burning of Troy with the Flight of Aeneas and Anchises, early-mid 17th century. Creator: Francois de Nome
The Burning of Troy with the Flight of Aeneas and Anchises, early-mid 17th century. The Trojan Horse (centre) was said to have been used by the Greeks during the Trojan War to enter the city of Troy

Background imageBurning Collection: Fire by Night in the Winter, 1618-1677. Creator: Aert van der Neer

Fire by Night in the Winter, 1618-1677. Creator: Aert van der Neer
Fire by Night in the Winter, 1618-1677

Background imageBurning Collection: Fire at a Village by Night, 1618-1677. Creator: Aert van der Neer

Fire at a Village by Night, 1618-1677. Creator: Aert van der Neer
Fire at a Village by Night, 1618-1677

Background imageBurning Collection: Verdun; Bombardement de Verdun avec des obus incendiaires (nuit du 25 au 26 mars 1916)

Verdun; Bombardement de Verdun avec des obus incendiaires (nuit du 25 au 26 mars 1916), 1916. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume I" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageBurning Collection: The Page Bank Colliery-pit on Fire, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Page Bank Colliery-pit on Fire, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Page Bank Colliery-pit on Fire, 1858. Industrial accident near Durham. The fire is supposed to have originated by a spark from the furnace failing into the shaft...An attempt was made by two of

Background imageBurning Collection: Sketches in Canton - Appearance of a Busy Street...after a Visit from 'The Barbarians', 1858

Sketches in Canton - Appearance of a Busy Street...after a Visit from "The Barbarians", 1858
Sketches in Canton - Appearance of a Busy Street in Canton after a Visit from "The Barbarians" on their burning and plundering raid, 1858. Destruction caused by British forces

Background imageBurning Collection: Great Fire at Bristol, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Great Fire at Bristol, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Great Fire at Bristol, 1876. The fire was prevented from spreading to the more extensive portion of Messrs. Gardiner and Thomas's premises by the men forming a bank of bags of rice

Background imageBurning Collection: The Railway Accident at Abbotts Ripton, Huntingdon: the scene on Saturday night, 1876

The Railway Accident at Abbotts Ripton, Huntingdon: the scene on Saturday night, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Railway Accident at Abbotts Ripton, near Huntingdon: working parties removing the injured, from a sketch by Mr. Gompertz, a passenger, 1876

Background imageBurning Collection: Martyrdom of a Christian saint, 1497. Creator: Master of Anne de Bretagne

Martyrdom of a Christian saint, 1497. Creator: Master of Anne de Bretagne
Martyrdom of a Christian saints, 1497. Illustration from a Book of Hours. Latin text: Initium sancti evangelii secundum Johannem

Background imageBurning Collection: Kali, 1800-1825. Creator: Unknown

Kali, 1800-1825. Creator: Unknown
Kali, 1800-1825. Kali, a fierce form of the Great Goddess of the Hindu traditions, stands over the body of the god Shiva, who, despite his open eyes and sexually aroused state

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning of the training-ship Goliath, 1876. Creator: H. E. Tozer

Burning of the training-ship Goliath, 1876. Creator: H. E. Tozer
Burning of the training-ship Goliath, 1876. The Goliath was a vessel of the Royal Navy, lent by the Admiralty to the Forest-gate district board of managers for the training of pauper boys [from

Background imageBurning Collection: Aerostiers et Observateurs en Ballon; Tandis que le ballon, abandonne a son sort, acheve... 1917

Aerostiers et Observateurs en Ballon; Tandis que le ballon, abandonne a son sort, acheve... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Aerostiers et Observateurs en Ballon; Tandis que le ballon, abandonne a son sort, acheve de bruler a terre, deux sapeurs s'efforcent de sauver la soupape qui est la plus precieuse de

Background imageBurning Collection: Coup d'etat in Portugal; Auto-da-fe in front of the building of the Democratic newspaper... 1917

Coup d'etat in Portugal; Auto-da-fe in front of the building of the Democratic newspaper... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Coup d'etat in Portugal; Auto-da-fe in front of the building of the Democratic newspaper "O'Mundo", ransacked by revolutionaries during a night of disorder from December 7 to 8

Background imageBurning Collection: Toilet of Helen, La Belle Hélène, 1914. Creator: Bryson Burroughs

Toilet of Helen, La Belle Hélène, 1914. Creator: Bryson Burroughs
Toilet of Helen, La Belle Helene, 1914. Helen of Troy making herself up at a very modern looking dressing-table while Troy burns in the background

Background imageBurning Collection: The Fire of Thessaloniki; The Turkish quarter on fire, the same day, at 10 o'clock, 1917

The Fire of Thessaloniki; The Turkish quarter on fire, the same day, at 10 o'clock, 1917. Creator: Unknown
The Fire of Thessaloniki; The Turkish quarter on fire, the same day, at 10 o'clock in the evening, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris

Background imageBurning Collection: The Fire of Thessaloniki; Around the old Konak, August 18, 1917, 1917. Creator: Unknown

The Fire of Thessaloniki; Around the old Konak, August 18, 1917, 1917. Creator: Unknown
The Fire of Thessaloniki; Around the old Konak, August 18, 1917, at 7 o'clock in the evening, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageBurning Collection: In Canada: The Halifax Explosion The mills of Gurney finish burning, 1917. Creator: Unknown

In Canada: The Halifax Explosion The mills of Gurney finish burning, 1917. Creator: Unknown
In Canada: The Halifax Explosion The mills of Gurney finish burning, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageBurning Collection: Interior of a Copper Foundry in Falun, 1781. Creator: Per Hillestrom

Interior of a Copper Foundry in Falun, 1781. Creator: Per Hillestrom
Interior of a Copper Foundry in Falun, 1781

Background imageBurning Collection: 'The House on Fire on Christmas Eve', 1860. Creator: Unknown. 'The House on Fire on Christmas Eve'

"The House on Fire on Christmas Eve", 1860. Creator: Unknown. "The House on Fire on Christmas Eve"
"The House on Fire on Christmas Eve", 1860. Illustration from a short story published in "Illustrated London News", 1860

Background imageBurning Collection: Oda Udaijin Taira no Nobunaga in Flames at the Temple Honnoji, Published in 1878

Oda Udaijin Taira no Nobunaga in Flames at the Temple Honnoji, Published in 1878. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Oda Udaijin Taira no Nobunaga in Flames at the Temple Honnoji, Published in 1878. From A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan

Background imageBurning Collection: Requited Love Represented by Eros and Anteros, 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham

Requited Love Represented by Eros and Anteros, 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham
Requited Love Represented by Eros and Anteros, 1588. From Mythological Subjects

Background imageBurning Collection: Sketches from China - Chinese Opium-smokers, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Sketches from China - Chinese Opium-smokers, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Sketches from China - Chinese Opium-smokers, 1858. Note woman on right with bound feet. The rooms where the Chinese sit and smoke opium are surrounded by wooden couches

Background imageBurning Collection: The old man and the frog, 1904. Creator: Charles Lucien Léandre

The old man and the frog, 1904. Creator: Charles Lucien Léandre
The old man and the frog, 1904. Le vieillard et la grenouille'. A large sleeping man sits with his back to a round table, on which a frog in a glass bottle climbs a staircase, watched by a maid



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