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Background imageLatin Collection: Initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th or early 8th century

Initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th or early 8th century. Gospel of St John the Evangelist, originally produced in Lindisfarne, North East England

Background imageLatin Collection: Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. Artist: Nicolas Poussin

Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. Artist: Nicolas Poussin
Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. The painting, also known as The Arcadian Shepherds, shows a Greek mythological scene in which a group of shepherds inspects an inscribed coffin

Background imageLatin Collection: Page of illuminated text from the Gospel of St Luke, c700

Page of illuminated text from the Gospel of St Luke, c700. Latin text with intricate decoration inspired by Celtic designs. From the Gospel of St Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels

Background imageLatin Collection: Marcus Curtius, from the series The Roman Heroes, 1586. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Marcus Curtius, from the series The Roman Heroes, 1586. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Marcus Curtius, from the series The Roman Heroes, 1586

Background imageLatin Collection: Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1503. Creator: Albrecht Durer

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1503. Creator: Albrecht Durer
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1503

Background imageLatin Collection: Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). About 1250...Hippocrates and Galen, painted by the master of the " Traslazioni" in the crypt of the same church

Background imageLatin Collection: Labor Ipse Voluptas, 1869. Artist: Charles Samuel Keene

Labor Ipse Voluptas, 1869. Artist: Charles Samuel Keene
Labor Ipse Voluptas, 1869. The perils of smoking are highlighted in this cartoon. Tobacco affects how a man looks, and his energy levels. From Punch, or the London Charivari, May 22, 1869

Background imageLatin Collection: Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Arch of Constantine, 1583. 1583. Creator: Anon

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Arch of Constantine, 1583. 1583. Creator: Anon
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Arch of Constantine, 1583

Background imageLatin Collection: Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet, (1814). Artist: Page

Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet, (1814). Artist: Page
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet, (1814). Marcus Valerius Martialis, known in English as Martial, was a Latin poet who lived in Hispania (Spain) during the 1st century AD

Background imageLatin Collection: Hic est veré Salvator Mundi, Mid 17th century. Creator: Jean Morin

Hic est veré Salvator Mundi, Mid 17th century. Creator: Jean Morin
Hic est vere Salvator Mundi, Mid 17th century

Background imageLatin Collection: Roman legionary tablet found at Bridgeness, Linlithgowshire, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Roman legionary tablet found at Bridgeness, Linlithgowshire, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Roman legionary tablet found at Bridgeness, Linlithgowshire, 1868. It is well known...that when the Romans...conquered North Britain, about the year a.d

Background imageLatin Collection: Saint Roch as Patron of Plague Victims, 1623. Creator: Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

Saint Roch as Patron of Plague Victims, 1623. Creator: Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens
Saint Roch as Patron of Plague Victims, 1623

Background imageLatin Collection: Hereford World Map, c. 1280, 1944. Creator: Richard de Bello

Hereford World Map, c. 1280, 1944. Creator: Richard de Bello
Hereford World Map, c.1280, (1944). Detail showing the Mediterranean coast and the Nile Delta in northern Egypt. The lighthouse at Alexandria, complete with flames

Background imageLatin Collection: 'How Well We Go Together', 1604-1662. Creator: Adriaen van de Venne

"How Well We Go Together", 1604-1662. Creator: Adriaen van de Venne
"How Well We Go Together", 1604-1662

Background imageLatin Collection: Cover of a lectionary, late 19th-early 20th century. Creator: Léon Gruel

Cover of a lectionary, late 19th-early 20th century. Creator: Léon Gruel
Cover of a lectionary, late 19th-early 20th century. Decorative design by Leon Gruel on the cover of a book of scripture readings (Lectionarium) which was made in Trier c1000 CE

Background imageLatin Collection: Cippus, 16th century. Creator: Unknown

Cippus, 16th century. Creator: Unknown
Cippus, 16th century

Background imageLatin Collection: The Russian Gold Medal of Merit, 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Russian Gold Medal of Merit, 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Russian Gold Medal of Merit, 1860. His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Russia has conferred upon Mr. Charles Frodsham of the Strand, London

Background imageLatin Collection: Joseph and Mary with the infant Jesus, late 15th century. Creators: Jean Poyet

Joseph and Mary with the infant Jesus, late 15th century. Creators: Jean Poyet, Workshop of Jean Poyer
Joseph and Mary with the infant Jesus, late 15th century. Illustration from a Book of Hours

Background imageLatin Collection: Noah's Ark, leaf from Book of Hours, c1465-1470. Creator: Unknown

Noah's Ark, leaf from Book of Hours, c1465-1470. Creator: Unknown
Noah's Ark, leaf from Book of Hours, c1465-1470. The animals boarding the ark two-by-two

Background imageLatin Collection: Monks - detail from a Book of Hours, c1490. Creator: Unknown

Monks - detail from a Book of Hours, c1490. Creator: Unknown
Monks - detail from a Book of Hours, c1490. The illuminator's style was influenced by the Master of Edward IV, active ca. 1470-90, and followers

Background imageLatin Collection: Page from a Book of Hours, 4th quarter 15th century. Creator: Unknown

Page from a Book of Hours, 4th quarter 15th century. Creator: Unknown
Page from a Book of Hours, 4th quarter 15th century. Biblical scene with kneeling figures (top), and dancing peasants (bottom), from a Book of Hours made in Rouen, France

Background imageLatin Collection: Christ carrying the cross, 1475. Creator: Unknown

Christ carrying the cross, 1475. Creator: Unknown
Christ carrying the cross, 1475. Single leaf from a short work on the Passion of Christ, created in southern Germany. This page contains illustrations to the Sext

Background imageLatin Collection: Letter A, the Beaupré Antiphonary (Volume I), 1290. Creator: Unknown

Letter A, the Beaupré Antiphonary (Volume I), 1290. Creator: Unknown
Letter A, the Beaupre Antiphonary (Volume I), 1290. Illuminated initial depicting the Resurrection: Christ rises from the tomb, (top); the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalen find the discarded shroud

Background imageLatin Collection: Institutiones graecae grammaticae, 1497-8. Creator: Unknown

Institutiones graecae grammaticae, 1497-8. Creator: Unknown
Institutiones graecae grammaticae, 1497-8. Fratris Urbani Bellunensis Ordinis Minorum Institutiones grammaticae'. Page from a work on Greek grammar by Urbano Bolzanio

Background imageLatin Collection: Theatrum Orbis Terrarium, 1592. Creator: Unknown

Theatrum Orbis Terrarium, 1592. Creator: Unknown
Theatrum Orbis Terrarium, 1592. Called the first modern atlas, adapted from Mercator's world map; large coloured atlas with Ptolemy's Geographia, 1592; continents

Background imageLatin Collection: Panegyric of Leonardo Loredan, 21 April, 1503. Creator: Unknown

Panegyric of Leonardo Loredan, 21 April, 1503. Creator: Unknown
Panegyric of Leonardo Loredan, 21 April, 1503. The Panegyricus Serenissimo Principi Leonardo Lauredano, anglicised as Panegyric to the Most Serene Prince Leonardo Loredan

Background imageLatin Collection: Queen holding a cross, c1290-1300. Creator: Unknown

Queen holding a cross, c1290-1300. Creator: Unknown
Queen holding a cross, c1290-1300. Detail from a Book of Hours

Background imageLatin Collection: Gospel Book, c1100. Creator: Unknown

Gospel Book, c1100. Creator: Unknown
Gospel Book, c1100. Saint with book, and decorative initial

Background imageLatin Collection: Portrait of Queen Anne composed entirely of minute writing, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Portrait of Queen Anne composed entirely of minute writing, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Portrait of Queen Anne composed entirely of minute writing, 1860....one day, during the examination of a slim folio volume (Add. MSS)

Background imageLatin Collection: The Virgin Mary, 1503. Creator: Master of Anne de Bretagne

The Virgin Mary, 1503. Creator: Master of Anne de Bretagne
The Virgin Mary, 1503. Illustration from a Book of Hours, Salisbury. Latin text: [?] matutinas de conceptione beatisseme dei genitricis Virginis marie - (roughly translated as [)

Background imageLatin Collection: Ox, Gospel of Luke, 1502. Creator: Petrus von Rosenheim

Ox, Gospel of Luke, 1502. Creator: Petrus von Rosenheim
Ox, Gospel of Luke, 1502. Mnemonic, or memory, device, intended to help one remember the Gospel of Luke. His symbol, the ox, presents imagery representing key moments in each chapter

Background imageLatin Collection: Leaf from Canzoniere e Trionfi, 1473. Creator: Unknown

Leaf from Canzoniere e Trionfi, 1473. Creator: Unknown
Leaf from Canzoniere e Trionfi, 1473. Caii Plinii Secundi Naturalis historiae

Background imageLatin Collection: Portrait of Albrecht von der Helle, 1538. Creator: Heinrich Aldegrever

Portrait of Albrecht von der Helle, 1538. Creator: Heinrich Aldegrever
Portrait of Albrecht von der Helle, 1538

Background imageLatin Collection: D. Christopher Jacob Trew, from Plantae Selectae, n.d. Creator: Johann Jacob Haid

D. Christopher Jacob Trew, from Plantae Selectae, n.d. Creator: Johann Jacob Haid
D. Christopher Jacob Trew, from Plantae Selectae, n.d

Background imageLatin Collection: The Raising of Lazarus, 1545. Creator: Augustin Hirschvogel

The Raising of Lazarus, 1545. Creator: Augustin Hirschvogel
The Raising of Lazarus, 1545

Background imageLatin Collection: Assumption of the Virgin, mid 13th century. Creator: Unknown

Assumption of the Virgin, mid 13th century. Creator: Unknown
Assumption of the Virgin, mid 13th century. Illuminated initial letter and early sheet music. Leaf from a gradual made in southern Germany, or possibly the Seitenstetten region of Austria

Background imageLatin Collection: Virgin and Child, 1700. Creator: John Smith

Virgin and Child, 1700. Creator: John Smith
Virgin and Child, 1700

Background imageLatin Collection: Thesis-Sheet showing Saint Ignatius of Loyola, November 15, 1696. Creator: Elias Christoph Heiss

Thesis-Sheet showing Saint Ignatius of Loyola, November 15, 1696. Creator: Elias Christoph Heiss
Thesis-Sheet showing Saint Ignatius of Loyola, November 15, 1696

Background imageLatin Collection: The four Latin church fathers in front of an altar. Creator: Abraham Bloemaert

The four Latin church fathers in front of an altar. Creator: Abraham Bloemaert
The four Latin church fathers in front of an altar

Background imageLatin Collection: Elementa geometriae, 1482. Creator: Unknown

Elementa geometriae, 1482. Creator: Unknown
Elementa geometriae, 1482. Page from Euclid's "Elements", a mathematical treatise consisting of 13 books attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid c300 BC

Background imageLatin Collection: Portrait of Maria Theresia, 1741-1757. Creator: Paul Friedrich Engelbrecht

Portrait of Maria Theresia, 1741-1757. Creator: Paul Friedrich Engelbrecht
Portrait of Maria Theresia, 1741-1757. Rruler of the Habsburg dominions; sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Galicia and Lodomeria, the Austrian Netherlands

Background imageLatin Collection: Map of North Holland, c.1700-c.1710. Creator: Nicolaes Visscher

Map of North Holland, c.1700-c.1710. Creator: Nicolaes Visscher
Map of North Holland, c.1700-c.1710. Kennemaria et Westfrisia vulgo et vernacule Noord-Holland tam in minores quam Praecipuas Ditiones...'

Background imageLatin Collection: Taste, 1684-1756. Creator: Martin Engelbrecht

Taste, 1684-1756. Creator: Martin Engelbrecht
Taste, 1684-1756. With caption in Latin and German. Sumite hunc potum omnibus fere gratus, omni fert tempore gaudia cordiba tristi (Take this drink, which is well-received by almost everyone)

Background imageLatin Collection: Smell, 1684-1756. Creator: Martin Engelbrecht

Smell, 1684-1756. Creator: Martin Engelbrecht
Smell, 1684-1756. With caption in Latin and German. Odoriferi atque fragrantes Flores obiectant, herba tamen Tobaci nasum reficit magis meum (They object to odoriferous and fragrant flowers)

Background imageLatin Collection: Arch of Titus, Forum Romanum, Rome, 1786-1817. Creator: Daniel Dupré

Arch of Titus, Forum Romanum, Rome, 1786-1817. Creator: Daniel Dupré
Arch of Titus, Forum Romanum, Rome, 1786-1817. View before the restoration of the side aisles. Under the gate is a beggar. A man on horseback and a woman with two children walk through the gate

Background imageLatin 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 imageLatin Collection: The prodigal son receives his inheritance, c.1540-c.1550. Creator: Cornelis Anthonisz

The prodigal son receives his inheritance, c.1540-c.1550. Creator: Cornelis Anthonisz
The prodigal son receives his inheritance, c.1540-c.1550. Father sitting at the table under canopy, son (Filius Prodigus) opposite him with money pouch

Background imageLatin Collection: Portrait of Joannes Cools (born 1611), Jurist, Historian and Latin Poet in Hoorn, 1700-1732

Portrait of Joannes Cools (born 1611), Jurist, Historian and Latin Poet in Hoorn, 1700-1732. Creator: Arnoud van Halen
Portrait of Joannes Cools (born 1611), Jurist, Historian and Latin Poet in Hoorn, 1700-1732



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