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Despair Collection

Background imageDespair Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageDespair Collection: The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to Small Passion. c1511, (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer

The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to Small Passion. c1511, (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer
The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to Small Passion. c1511, (1906). The drawing is held by the British Museum, London. From The Engravings of Albert Durer, by Lionel Cust. [Seeley and Co

Background imageDespair Collection: Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856. Creator: Henry Wallis

Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856. Creator: Henry Wallis
Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856. Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) was an unsuccessful poet whose suicide became a symbol of blighted artistic genius

Background imageDespair Collection: Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, February 1, 1751

Background imageDespair Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageDespair Collection: Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. Creators: Theodore Gericault, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. Creators: Theodore Gericault, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. [The Raft of the Medusa]

Background imageDespair Collection: The Distress in Ireland: Outside the Courthouse, Galway - Waiting for Relief, 19th century

The Distress in Ireland: Outside the Courthouse, Galway - Waiting for Relief, 19th century

Background imageDespair Collection: Ridiculous Dream, 1819-1823. Artist: Francisco Goya

Ridiculous Dream, 1819-1823. Artist: Francisco Goya
Ridiculous Dream, 1819-1823. Plate 3 of Proverbs, published in 1864. The series is also known as disparates (absurdities) or suenos (dreams)

Background imageDespair Collection: Le Bain (The bath). From: Les Peintres Lithographes de Manet à Matisse: Album d... c.1925

Le Bain (The bath). From: Les Peintres Lithographes de Manet à Matisse: Album d... c.1925. Creator: Pierre Bonnard
Le Bain (The bath). From: Les Peintres Lithographes de Manet a Matisse: Album de Lithographies Originales, c.1925

Background imageDespair Collection: Into the water, c.1919. Creator: Zille, Heinrich (1858-1929)

Into the water, c.1919. Creator: Zille, Heinrich (1858-1929)
Into the water, c.1919. Private Collection

Background imageDespair Collection: Christ before Caiaphas. Creator: Campi, Antonio (around 1522-1587)

Christ before Caiaphas. Creator: Campi, Antonio (around 1522-1587)
Christ before Caiaphas. Found in the Collection of the Galerie Canesso

Background imageDespair Collection: Man standing over cowering woman, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Man standing over cowering woman, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Man standing over cowering woman, 1952. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageDespair Collection: Drowned Lands Of The Raquette Lake, Printed 1888. Creator: Seneca Ray Stoddard

Drowned Lands Of The Raquette Lake, Printed 1888. Creator: Seneca Ray Stoddard
Drowned Lands Of The Raquette Lare, Printed 1888

Background imageDespair Collection: The Suicide, c1836. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Descamps

The Suicide, c1836. Creator: Alexandre Gabriel Descamps
The Suicide, c1836. The palette, pistol, and note lying on the floor suggest the tragic sequence of events that has taken place. An artist overcome by adversity has taken his life

Background imageDespair Collection: Woman Praying at a Deathbed, 1864. Creator: Benjamin Vautier

Woman Praying at a Deathbed, 1864. Creator: Benjamin Vautier
Woman Praying at a Deathbed, 1864

Background imageDespair Collection: The Suicide of Lucretia, 1600. Creator: Heinrich Ulrich

The Suicide of Lucretia, 1600. Creator: Heinrich Ulrich
The Suicide of Lucretia, 1600. The suicide of the Roman heroine Lucretia was related by the historian Livy (59 BCE- 17 CE)

Background imageDespair Collection: Shinchunagon Taira no Tomomori Sweeping the Deck, 1886. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Shinchunagon Taira no Tomomori Sweeping the Deck, 1886. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Shinchunagon Taira no Tomomori Sweeping the Deck, 1886. From Yoshitoshi's Warriors Trembling with Courage. In May 1185, Taira no Tomomori killed himself in the Battle of Dan no ura

Background imageDespair Collection: The return of the prodigal son, c.1540-c.1550. Creator: Cornelis Anthonisz

The return of the prodigal son, c.1540-c.1550. Creator: Cornelis Anthonisz
The return of the prodigal son, c.1540-c.1550. Son (Filius Prodigus) kneeling and embraced by father. Around them love (Dilectio), truth (Veritas), Hope (Spes)

Background imageDespair Collection: Les Heures d'Angoisse; 'Wenn!': composition desesperee publiee par l'Illustrirte... 1918

Les Heures d'Angoisse; "Wenn!": composition desesperee publiee par l'Illustrirte... 1918
Les Heures d'Angoisse; "Wenn!": composition desesperee publiee par l'Illustrirte Zeitung du 31 octobre 1918, 1918

Background imageDespair Collection: Les Heures d'Angoisse; Le page de couverture de l'Illustrirte Zeitung du 31 octobre 1918, 1918

Les Heures d'Angoisse; Le page de couverture de l'Illustrirte Zeitung du 31 octobre 1918, 1918. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDespair Collection: Les Heures d'Angoisse; Le 'Grand Soir' en Allemagne, 31 Octobre 1918', 1918. Creator: Unknown

Les Heures d'Angoisse; Le "Grand Soir" en Allemagne, 31 Octobre 1918", 1918. Creator: Unknown
Les Heures d'Angoisse; Le "Grand Soir" en Allemagne, d'apres l'Illustrirte Zeitung du 31 octobre 1918, 1918

Background imageDespair Collection: Les allemands peints par eux-memes et par les neutres; 'Voila tout mon futur... 1916

Les allemands peints par eux-memes et par les neutres; "Voila tout mon futur... 1916. Creator: Unknown
Les allemands peints par eux-memes et par les neutres; "Voila tout mon futur ministere sous la table!", 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVIII

Background imageDespair Collection: Suicide of Lucretia, 1500-1525. Creator: Master with the Parrot

Suicide of Lucretia, 1500-1525. Creator: Master with the Parrot
Suicide of Lucretia, 1500-1525

Background imageDespair Collection: 'Antechamber of the Tribunal of the Inquisition, in the Ducal Palace, Venice' - painted by L

"Antechamber of the Tribunal of the Inquisition, in the Ducal Palace, Venice" - painted by L. Haghe - from the Exhibition of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours, 1856

Background imageDespair Collection: The Haywain or Tribulations of human life (Tapestry), ca 1550-1565

The Haywain or Tribulations of human life (Tapestry), ca 1550-1565. Creator: Brussels Manufactory (1515-1525)
The Haywain or Tribulations of human life (Tapestry), ca 1550-1565. Found in the collection of the Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid

Background imageDespair Collection: Job and His Friends, 1887. Creator: Kristian Zahrtmann

Job and His Friends, 1887. Creator: Kristian Zahrtmann
Job and His Friends, 1887

Background imageDespair Collection: The Testament of Eudamidas, 1644-1648. Creator: Nicolas Poussin

The Testament of Eudamidas, 1644-1648. Creator: Nicolas Poussin
The Testament of Eudamidas, 1644-1648

Background imageDespair Collection: The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of the Act, ca 1885-1886

The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of the Act, ca 1885-1886. Creator: Sickert, Walter Richard (1860-1942)
The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of the Act, ca 1885-1886. Private Collection

Background imageDespair Collection: Le désespoir des bouchers, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Le désespoir des bouchers, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Le desespoir des bouchers, 19th century. The despair of butchers

Background imageDespair Collection: Nothing Left, after Josep Israels, c1880-83. Creator: Adolphe Alphonse Gery-Bichard

Nothing Left, after Josep Israels, c1880-83. Creator: Adolphe Alphonse Gery-Bichard
Nothing Left, after Josep Israels'. From "Modern Artists" by F.G.Dumas. [J.S.Virtue & Co Ltd, London, c1880]

Background imageDespair Collection: The Death of the First Born, after Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A. c1880-83. Creator: A Mongin

The Death of the First Born, after Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A. c1880-83. Creator: A Mongin
The Death of the First Born, after Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A.'From "Modern Artists" by F.G.Dumas. [J.S.Virtue & Co Ltd, London, c1880]

Background imageDespair Collection: 'The Bridge of Sighs' and Thomas Hood, 1890. Creator: William Small

"The Bridge of Sighs" and Thomas Hood, 1890. Creator: William Small
"The Bridge of Sighs" and Thomas Hood, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageDespair Collection: Wanger, Beatrice, Miss, 1918 or 1919. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Wanger, Beatrice, Miss, 1918 or 1919. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Wanger, Beatrice, Miss, 1918 or 1919

Background imageDespair Collection: Scene from 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Scene from "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "In stagnant blackness they waited through an interval which seemed endless", 1891. From "The Graphic

Background imageDespair Collection: Only a Relic Dimm'd with Tears, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Only a Relic Dimm'd with Tears, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Only a Relic Dimm'd with Tears, 1890'From, The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 41. January to June, 1890

Background imageDespair Collection: Le Massacre des Innocents, between 1626 and 1627. Creator: Nicolas Poussin

Le Massacre des Innocents, between 1626 and 1627. Creator: Nicolas Poussin
Le Massacre des Innocents, between 1626 and 1627. The Massacre of the Innocents

Background imageDespair Collection: A Visit to Monte Carlo, Despair, 1886. Creator: Paul Charles Renouard

A Visit to Monte Carlo, Despair, 1886. Creator: Paul Charles Renouard
A Visit to Monte Carlo, Despair, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageDespair Collection: Allegory of Virtues, ca 1529. Creator: Correggio (1489-1534)

Allegory of Virtues, ca 1529. Creator: Correggio (1489-1534)
Allegory of Virtues, ca 1529. Found in the collection of the Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageDespair Collection: The shipwreck, c1886. Creator: Georges Antoine Rochegrosse

The shipwreck, c1886. Creator: Georges Antoine Rochegrosse
The shipwreck, c1886

Background imageDespair Collection: The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed, c. 1570. Creator: Backer, Jacob, de (1540/45-ca. 1600)

The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed, c. 1570. Creator: Backer, Jacob, de (1540/45-ca. 1600)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed, c. 1570. Found in the Collection of the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

Background imageDespair Collection: Weeping Woman, 1883. Creator: Vincent van Gogh

Weeping Woman, 1883. Creator: Vincent van Gogh
Weeping Woman, 1883

Background imageDespair Collection: Wishes, plate three from A Glove, 1881. Creator: Max Klinger

Wishes, plate three from A Glove, 1881. Creator: Max Klinger
Wishes, plate three from A Glove, 1881

Background imageDespair Collection: Two Sketches of a Weeping Woman, n.d. Creator: Benjamin West

Two Sketches of a Weeping Woman, n.d. Creator: Benjamin West
Two Sketches of a Weeping Woman, n.d

Background imageDespair Collection: The Good Little Girls, 1832. Creator: Auguste Raffet

The Good Little Girls, 1832. Creator: Auguste Raffet
The Good Little Girls, 1832

Background imageDespair Collection: Bridge of Sighs, 1858. Creator: John Everett Millais

Bridge of Sighs, 1858. Creator: John Everett Millais
Bridge of Sighs, 1858

Background imageDespair Collection: Nude Lying On Bed, 1894. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn

Nude Lying On Bed, 1894. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn
Nude Lying On Bed, 1894

Background imageDespair Collection: Wishes, plate three from A Glove, 1881. Creator: Max Klinger

Wishes, plate three from A Glove, 1881. Creator: Max Klinger
Wishes, plate three from A Glove, 1881

Background imageDespair Collection: Despair, after 1698. Creator: Eduardus Jacobus

Despair, after 1698. Creator: Eduardus Jacobus
Despair, after 1698



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