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Background imageDesperate Collection: Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59

Background imageDesperate Collection: Champigny, 2 December 1870, c1875-77. Creator: Alphonse de Neuville

Champigny, 2 December 1870, c1875-77. Creator: Alphonse de Neuville
Champigny, 2 December 1870, c1875-77. Eight French soldiers--desperate, wounded, and lacking provisions--making a final stand in a small, badly damaged garret

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Great Fire at Limoges, France: the public crier announcing the distribution of relief…, 1864

The Great Fire at Limoges, France: the public crier announcing the distribution of relief…, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Scene of the Great Fire at Limoges, France - from a sketch by our special artist: the public crier announcing the distribution of relief, 1864

Background imageDesperate Collection: AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Main character from the tragedy of "King Lear" by William Shakespeare. Lear divides his power and land between two of his daughters

Background imageDesperate Collection: AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Main character from the tragedy of "King Lear" by William Shakespeare. Lear divides his power and land between two of his daughters

Background imageDesperate Collection: AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Main character from the tragedy of "King Lear" by William Shakespeare. Lear divides his power and land between two of his daughters

Background imageDesperate Collection: AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - King Lear, 2023. Main character from the tragedy of "King Lear" by William Shakespeare. Lear divides his power and land between two of his daughters

Background imageDesperate Collection: Jan de Groot's bookshop and lottery office in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, 1758-1843

Jan de Groot's bookshop and lottery office in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, 1758-1843. Creator: Anon
Jan de Groot's bookshop and lottery office in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, 1758-1843

Background imageDesperate Collection: Hino Kumawakamaru and the Priest Calling Back the Boat, 1885. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Hino Kumawakamaru and the Priest Calling Back the Boat, 1885. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Hino Kumawakamaru and the Priest Calling Back the Boat, 1885. From Yoshitoshi's Warriors Trembling with Courage. The boy Hino Kunimitsu(1320-1363)

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Last Chance, between c1830 and c1840s. Creator: George Cruikshank

The Last Chance, between c1830 and c1840s. Creator: George Cruikshank
The Last Chance, between c1830 and c1840s

Background imageDesperate Collection: Opium-smoking in China - from drawings by a native artist, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Opium-smoking in China - from drawings by a native artist, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Opium-smoking in China - from drawings by a native artist, 1858. Fig. 4. Having disposed of his costly garments, the victim next sells his furniture

Background imageDesperate Collection: A Rich Lady Visits a Poor Family, 1853. Creator: Gerardus Terlaak

A Rich Lady Visits a Poor Family, 1853. Creator: Gerardus Terlaak
A Rich Lady Visits a Poor Family, 1853

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Last Defenders of Missolonghi, 22 April 1826: an episode from the Greek War of Independence

The Last Defenders of Missolonghi, 22 April 1826: an episode from the Greek War of Independence, 1826. The Greeks, besieged by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageDesperate 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 imageDesperate Collection: 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', By Thomas Hardy; 'She slid down upon her knees beside his foot...1891

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "She slid down upon her knees beside his foot...1891
"Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "She slid down upon her knees beside his foot...... In the name of Heaven, forgive me ! she whispered", 1891

Background imageDesperate Collection: Usant jusqu'a son dernier homme et son dernier mousquet, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Usant jusqu'a son dernier homme et son dernier mousquet, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Usant jusqu'a son dernier homme et son dernier mousquet, 19th century. Amputee and soldier with gun: Down to his last man and his last musket

Background imageDesperate 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 imageDesperate Collection: Delarer, Llellwyn, Miss, 1917 Creator: Arnold Genthe

Delarer, Llellwyn, Miss, 1917 Creator: Arnold Genthe
Delarer, Llellwyn, Miss, 1917

Background imageDesperate Collection: Migrant from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, stalled on the desert in southern California with no money, 1937

Migrant from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, stalled on the desert in southern California with no money, 1937
Southern California desert. Migrant from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, stalled on the desert in southern California with no money. He and his ten children are facing future in California

Background imageDesperate Collection: Keillines, near General Thompson's Property, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Keillines, near General Thompson's Property, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Keillines, near General Thompson's Property, 1850. Poverty in Ireland during the Potato Famine. Scene...on the road between Maam and Clifden, in Joyce's County

Background imageDesperate 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 imageDesperate Collection: The International Exhibition: 'Farewell - For Ever', by V. Manzano, 1862. Creator: E. Skill

The International Exhibition: "Farewell - For Ever", by V. Manzano, 1862. Creator: E. Skill
The International Exhibition: "Farewell - For Ever", by V. Manzano, 1862. Engraving of a painting. A young cavalier lover has been severed from his lady-love by her...being forced to take

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Battle of Colenso - The Last Desperate Attempt to Save the Guns of the 14th

The Battle of Colenso - The Last Desperate Attempt to Save the Guns of the 14th and 66th Batteries, 1900. From " South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. II", by Louis Creswicke. [T. C

Background imageDesperate Collection: 8 a. m. migratory field workers pulling carrots in a field, near Meloland, Imperial County, CA

8 a. m. migratory field workers pulling carrots in a field, near Meloland, Imperial County, CA
8 a.m. Migratory field workers pulling carrots in a field. Note carrot digging tractor in background. " They ll sleep in the row (to hold a place in the field)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Shunkan Watching Enviously from Kikai Island as Yasuyori Returns to the Capitol after Bein... 1886

Shunkan Watching Enviously from Kikai Island as Yasuyori Returns to the Capitol after Bein... 1886
Shunkan Watching Enviously from Kikai Island as Yasuyori Returns to the Capitol after Being Unexpectedly Pardoned (Shunkan sozu Kikaigashima ni oite tamatama Yasuyori no shamen senbo kito no zu), 1886

Background imageDesperate Collection: At the Wall of the Federationists, June 1894. Creator: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

At the Wall of the Federationists, June 1894. Creator: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
At the Wall of the Federationists, June 1894

Background imageDesperate Collection: English Beggars. Creator: Alphonse Legros

English Beggars. Creator: Alphonse Legros
English Beggars

Background imageDesperate Collection: Old Man, 1918. Creator: Christian Rohlfs

Old Man, 1918. Creator: Christian Rohlfs
Old Man, 1918

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Prodigal Son, 3rd plate (L enfant prodigue). Creator: Alphonse Legros

The Prodigal Son, 3rd plate (L enfant prodigue). Creator: Alphonse Legros
The Prodigal Son, 3rd plate (L enfant prodigue)

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Prodigal Son, 1st plate (L enfant prodigue). Creator: Alphonse Legros

The Prodigal Son, 1st plate (L enfant prodigue). Creator: Alphonse Legros
The Prodigal Son, 1st plate (L enfant prodigue)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Eine Mutter I (A Mother I), 1883. Creator: Max Klinger

Eine Mutter I (A Mother I), 1883. Creator: Max Klinger
Eine Mutter I (A Mother I), 1883

Background imageDesperate Collection: English Beggars (Les mendiants anglais), 1875. Creator: Alphonse Legros

English Beggars (Les mendiants anglais), 1875. Creator: Alphonse Legros
English Beggars (Les mendiants anglais), 1875

Background imageDesperate Collection: Desperate Young Girl (La jeune desesperee). Creator: Alphonse Legros

Desperate Young Girl (La jeune desesperee). Creator: Alphonse Legros
Desperate Young Girl (La jeune desesperee)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Desperate Man (Le desespere). Creator: Alphonse Legros

Desperate Man (Le desespere). Creator: Alphonse Legros
Desperate Man (Le desespere)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Misery (La Misere), c. 1886. Creator: Paul Albert Besnard

Misery (La Misere), c. 1886. Creator: Paul Albert Besnard
Misery (La Misere), c. 1886

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Suicide (Le Suicide), c. 1886. Creator: Paul Albert Besnard

The Suicide (Le Suicide), c. 1886. Creator: Paul Albert Besnard
The Suicide (Le Suicide), c. 1886

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 26 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): One

Plate 26 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): One can t look. (No se puede mirar.), 1810-20, published 1863

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 60 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): Th

Plate 60 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): There is no one to help them. (No hay quien los socorra.), 1811-12 (published 1863)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 59 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): Wh

Plate 59 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): What is the use of a cup? ( De que sirve una taza?), 1811-12 (published 1863)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 57 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): Th

Plate 57 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): The healthy and the sick. (Sanos y enfermos.), 1811-12 (published 1863)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 55 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): Th

Plate 55 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra): The worst is to beg. (Lo peor es pedir.), 1811-12 (published 1863)

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 9 from Los Caprichos : Tantalus (Tantalo. ), 1799. Creator: Francisco Goya

Plate 9 from Los Caprichos : Tantalus (Tantalo. ), 1799. Creator: Francisco Goya
Plate 9 from Los Caprichos : Tantalus (Tantalo.), 1799

Background imageDesperate Collection: Plate 12 from Los Caprichos : Out hunting for teeth (A caza de dientes. ), 1799

Plate 12 from Los Caprichos : Out hunting for teeth (A caza de dientes. ), 1799
Plate 12 from Los Caprichos : Out hunting for teeth (A caza de dientes.), 1799

Background imageDesperate Collection: The Desperate Man, ca. 1515. Creator: Albrecht Durer

The Desperate Man, ca. 1515. Creator: Albrecht Durer
The Desperate Man, ca. 1515

Background imageDesperate Collection: Bandit Beneath a Tree, 1795-1801. Creator: Raphael Lamar West

Bandit Beneath a Tree, 1795-1801. Creator: Raphael Lamar West
Bandit Beneath a Tree, 1795-1801

Background imageDesperate Collection: Despair, 1830-58. Creator: Zephirin Felix Jean Marius Belliard

Despair, 1830-58. Creator: Zephirin Felix Jean Marius Belliard
Despair, 1830-58

Background imageDesperate Collection: Figure 45: Pain and despair. 1854-56, printed 1862. Creators: Duchenne de Boulogne

Figure 45: Pain and despair. 1854-56, printed 1862. Creators: Duchenne de Boulogne
Figure 45: Pain and despair. 1854-56, printed 1862

Background imageDesperate Collection: Only so far afflicted, that we live desiring without hope, c1890. Creator: Gustave Doré

Only so far afflicted, that we live desiring without hope, c1890. Creator: Gustave Doré
Only so far afflicted, that we live desiring without hope, c1890. Dante and the Roman poet Virgil. Illustration from " The Vision of Hell" (Inferno)



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