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Background imageGriffin Collection: Cromwell, (1599-1658), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Cromwell, (1599-1658), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Cromwell, (1599-1658), 1830. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) English military and political leader who served as Lord Protector was an intensely religious man

Background imageGriffin Collection: Ancient Greek ornamental architecture and sculpture, (1898). Creator: Unknown

Ancient Greek ornamental architecture and sculpture, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Ancient Greek ornamental architecture and sculpture, (1898). Fig. I. Doric capital from Paestum (with painted ornaments). Fig 2

Background imageGriffin Collection: Recent discoveries in the buried city of Pompeii: interior of the house of Cornelius Rufus, 1864

Recent discoveries in the buried city of Pompeii: interior of the house of Cornelius Rufus, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Recent discoveries in the buried city of Pompeii: interior of the house of Cornelius Rufus, 1864. View of the interior of...the house of Cornelius Rufus...The usual features of Roman domestic

Background imageGriffin Collection: Appliqué in the Form of a Griffin, 330-320 B.C.. Creator: Unknown

Appliqué in the Form of a Griffin, 330-320 B.C.. Creator: Unknown
Applique in the Form of a Griffin, 330-320 B.C

Background imageGriffin Collection: Cartoon of Schutto Gockinga, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Schutto Gockinga, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Schutto Gockinga, 1710-1720. Schutto (Scato) Gockinga was a judge of Van Oldenbarnevelt; Griffin with yellow beak, garland of morning glories

Background imageGriffin Collection: Design for an organ pendula, c.1785-c.1790. Creator: Anon

Design for an organ pendula, c.1785-c.1790. Creator: Anon
Design for an organ pendula, c.1785-c.1790. Organ pendulum clock, inlaid with two blue and white plaques, presumably from Sevres porcelain, open worked with a Chinese-style geometric pattern

Background imageGriffin Collection: The Earth after the Fall of Man, 1690. Creator: Franz Rosel von Rosenhof

The Earth after the Fall of Man, 1690. Creator: Franz Rosel von Rosenhof
The Earth after the Fall of Man, 1690

Background imageGriffin Collection: Frederik V as Patron of Science and the Arts, 1787. Creator: Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard

Frederik V as Patron of Science and the Arts, 1787. Creator: Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard
Frederik V as Patron of Science and the Arts, 1787

Background imageGriffin Collection: Brooch with Table-Stones, Winged Dragons at Top, and Griffins at Bottom, 1596

Brooch with Table-Stones, Winged Dragons at Top, and Griffins at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Brooch with Table-Stones, Winged Dragons at Top, and Griffins at Bottom, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Brooch with Tablestones and Winged Griffins Above and at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot

Brooch with Tablestones and Winged Griffins Above and at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Brooch with Tablestones and Winged Griffins Above and at Bottom, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Three Brooches with Winged Snakes at Left and Right and Winged Griffins at Bottom, 1596

Three Brooches with Winged Snakes at Left and Right and Winged Griffins at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Three Brooches with Winged Snakes at Left and Right and Winged Griffins at Bottom, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Large Pendant, Lower Left and Right Two Griffins Carrying Fantasy Candlesticks, 1596

Large Pendant, Lower Left and Right Two Griffins Carrying Fantasy Candlesticks, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Large Pendant, Lower Left and Right Two Griffins Carrying Fantasy Candlesticks, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Two Brooches with Bird and Winged Snake at Top and Griffins with Vases at Bottom, 1596

Two Brooches with Bird and Winged Snake at Top and Griffins with Vases at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Two Brooches with Bird and Winged Snake at Top and Griffins with Vases at Bottom, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Brooch with Fantasy Creatures Blowing Horns at Top and Winged Griffins at Bottom, 1596

Brooch with Fantasy Creatures Blowing Horns at Top and Winged Griffins at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Brooch with Fantasy Creatures Blowing Horns at Top and Winged Griffins at Bottom, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Alice in Wonderland, [193-]. Creator: Unknown

Alice in Wonderland, [193-]. Creator: Unknown
Alice in Wonderland, [193-]. Savoy [Theatre]...The Federal Theatre Presents "Alice in Wonderland"'. Play poster, Alice with the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon

Background imageGriffin Collection: Coat of Arms of the Passion, c. 1455/1460. Creator: Master ES

Coat of Arms of the Passion, c. 1455/1460. Creator: Master ES
Coat of Arms of the Passion, c. 1455/1460

Background imageGriffin Collection: Strapwork and Foliage Ornament on Dark Ground with Monkeys and other Animals. Creator: Virgil Solis

Strapwork and Foliage Ornament on Dark Ground with Monkeys and other Animals. Creator: Virgil Solis
Strapwork and Foliage Ornament on Dark Ground with Monkeys and other Animals

Background imageGriffin Collection: Brooch with Sprigs at Top and Griffins with Trophies at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot

Brooch with Sprigs at Top and Griffins with Trophies at Bottom, 1596. Creator: Daniel Mignot
Brooch with Sprigs at Top and Griffins with Trophies at Bottom, 1596

Background imageGriffin Collection: Emperor Maximilian I, 1519. Creator: Hans Weiditz

Emperor Maximilian I, 1519. Creator: Hans Weiditz
Emperor Maximilian I, 1519

Background imageGriffin Collection: Ceiling Ornament, nos. CCCXXII-CCCXXVI ('Designs for Various Ornaments, ' pl.... February 27, 1791)

Ceiling Ornament, nos. CCCXXII-CCCXXVI ("Designs for Various Ornaments, " pl.... February 27, 1791)
Ceiling Ornament, nos. CCCXXII-CCCXXVI ("Designs for Various Ornaments, " pl. 50), February 27, 1791

Background imageGriffin Collection: Letter P, 1630. Creator: Pierre Aubry

Letter P, 1630. Creator: Pierre Aubry
Letter P, 1630

Background imageGriffin Collection: The International Exhibition: the Norwich Gates, by Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard, 1862

The International Exhibition: the Norwich Gates, by Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: the Norwich Gates, by Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard, 1862. The work consists of four massive piers

Background imageGriffin Collection: J. Thomson, (c1700-1748), 1830. Creator: Unknown

J. Thomson, (c1700-1748), 1830. Creator: Unknown
J. Thomson, (c1700-1748), 1830. James Thomson (c1700-1748) Scottish poet and playwright who worked as a tutor in London, one of sixteen Scottish poets

Background imageGriffin Collection: Themistocles, (c 524-459 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Themistocles, (c 524-459 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Themistocles, (c 524-459 BC), 1830. Themistocles (c 524-459 BC) Athenian non-aristocratic politician and general who rose to prominence in the Athenian democracy

Background imageGriffin Collection: Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) Irish writer, playwright, and politician, educated at Charterhouse, Christ Church and Merton Colleges, Oxford

Background imageGriffin Collection: A. Stanislaus, (1732-1798), 1830. Creator: Unknown

A. Stanislaus, (1732-1798), 1830. Creator: Unknown
A. Stanislaus, (1732-1798), 1830. Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1732-1798) King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1764 to 1795

Background imageGriffin Collection: Sterne, (1713-1768), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sterne, (1713-1768), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sterne, (1713-1768), 1830. Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Irish novelist and Anglican clergyman who attended Jesus College, Cambridge, he published sermons, wrote memoirs

Background imageGriffin Collection: F. Ximines, (1436- 1517), 1830. Creator: Unknown

F. Ximines, (1436- 1517), 1830. Creator: Unknown
F. Ximines, (1436- 1517), 1830. Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros (1436- 1517), Spanish cardinal, religious figure, and statesman, twice regent of Spain

Background imageGriffin Collection: G. Steevens, (1736-1800), 1830. Creator: Unknown

G. Steevens, (1736-1800), 1830. Creator: Unknown
G. Steevens, (1736-1800), 1830. George Steevens (1736-1800) English Shakespearean commentator and director of the East India Company, educated at Eton College and at Kings College, Cambridge

Background imageGriffin Collection: Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702-1771) English botanist, translator and author educated at Trinity College

Background imageGriffin Collection: Titian, (c1488-1576), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Titian, (c1488-1576), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Titian, (c1488-1576), 1830. Tiziano Vecelli (c1488-1576) Italian Renaissance painter of the Venetian school sought after by patrons notably the Habsburgs and papacy

Background imageGriffin Collection: Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Philip Sidney (1554-1586) English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, an aristocrat educated at Christ Church, Oxford and prominent figure of the Elizabethan age

Background imageGriffin Collection: Southcott, (1750- 1814), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Southcott, (1750- 1814), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Southcott, (1750- 1814), 1830. Joanna Southcott (1750- 1814) self-described religious prophetess, dismissed as a domestic servant she joined the Wesleyan Church

Background imageGriffin Collection: Socrates, (c470-399 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Socrates, (c470-399 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Socrates, (c470-399 BC), 1830. Socrates (c470-399 BC) Athenian moral philosopher influential in Western ethical traditions of thought

Background imageGriffin Collection: Thucydides, (c460-400 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Thucydides, (c460-400 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Thucydides, (c460-400 BC), 1830. Thucydides (c460-400 BC) Athenian historian and general with a reputation for impartiality, evidence-gathering and analysis

Background imageGriffin Collection: Schiller, (1759-1805), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Schiller, (1759-1805), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Schiller, (1759-1805), 1830. Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright

Background imageGriffin Collection: Dr W. Sherlock, (c1641-1707), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Dr W. Sherlock, (c1641-1707), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Dr W. Sherlock, (c1641-1707), 1830. William Sherlock (c1641-1707) English church leader educated at St Saviours Grammar School

Background imageGriffin Collection: Tippoo Saib, (1750-1799), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Tippoo Saib, (1750-1799), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Tippoo Saib, (1750-1799), 1830. Tipu Sultan (1750-1799) ruler of Mysore, a pioneer of rocket artillery deployed in the Anglo-Mysore War

Background imageGriffin Collection: Shakspeare, (1564-1616), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Shakspeare, (1564-1616), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Shakspeare, (1564-1616), 1830. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet, playwright, actor and dramatist. He married Anne Hathaway aged 18 and joined the Lord Chamberlains Men after 1585

Background imageGriffin Collection: R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown

R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown
R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish satirist, playwright, poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, educated at Harrow School

Background imageGriffin Collection: Rubens, (1577-1640), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Rubens, (1577-1640), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Rubens, (1577-1640), 1830. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) influential and prolific Flemish Baroque artist of the Counter-Reformation, humanist scholar and diplomat

Background imageGriffin Collection: Prince Rupert, (1619-1682), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Prince Rupert, (1619-1682), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Prince Rupert, (1619-1682), 1830. Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682) German army officer, admiral, scientist and colonial governor in Canada

Background imageGriffin Collection: Ruyter, (1607-1676), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Ruyter, (1607-1676), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Ruyter, (1607-1676), 1830. Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676) Dutch admiral during the Anglo-Dutch Wars, folk hero known for his part in the Raid on the Medway

Background imageGriffin Collection: Varro, (116-27 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Varro, (116-27 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Varro, (116-27 BC), 1830. Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27 BC) ancient Roman scholar and writer, one of twenty commissioners for Julius Caesar

Background imageGriffin Collection: J. Watt, (1736-1819), 1830. Creator: Unknown

J. Watt, (1736-1819), 1830. Creator: Unknown
J. Watt, (1736-1819), 1830. James Watt (1736-1819) Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist, home educated. He improved the Newcomen steam engine

Background imageGriffin Collection: Sir W. Temple, (1628-1699), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir W. Temple, (1628-1699), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir W. Temple, (1628-1699), 1830. Sir William Temple (1628-1699) English statesman and essayist educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge who as a diplomat

Background imageGriffin Collection: Radcliffe, (1650-1714), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Radcliffe, (1650-1714), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Radcliffe, (1650-1714), 1830. John Radcliffe (1650-1714) English physician, academic and politician educated at the University of Oxford

Background imageGriffin Collection: Napoleon, (1769-1821), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Napoleon, (1769-1821), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Napoleon, (1769-1821), 1830. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French statesman and military leader of Italian descent who rose to prominence during the French Revolution



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