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Background imageShell Collection: Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle

Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle
Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Scene from the Battle of the Somme in northern France during the First World War

Background imageShell Collection: The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler

The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler
The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. This painting was used by Shell in the 1930s for an advertsing campaign. Painting housed at Upton House. From The Studio Volume 108

Background imageShell Collection: Saint James Major, c. 1315 / 1320. Creator: Simone Martini

Saint James Major, c. 1315 / 1320. Creator: Simone Martini
Saint James Major, c. 1315/1320

Background imageShell Collection: Panel in Gesso and Mother-O -Pearl, c1901. Artist: Frederick Marriott

Panel in Gesso and Mother-O -Pearl, c1901. Artist: Frederick Marriott
Panel in Gesso and Mother-O -Pearl, c1901. From The Studio Volume 32. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1904]

Background imageShell Collection: Ocean Life. Creators: James M. Sommerville, Christian Schussele

Ocean Life. Creators: James M. Sommerville, Christian Schussele
Ocean Life

Background imageShell Collection: First Blood in the Battle of the Somme, First Worlds War, 1 July 1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

First Blood in the Battle of the Somme, First Worlds War, 1 July 1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
First Blood in the Battle of the Somme, First Worlds War, 1 July 1916, (c1920)....the storming of Montauban [in northern France] over the sunken road in front of the village. Drawn by S. Begg

Background imageShell Collection: A Heroic Deed of the Royal Horse Artillery Near Compiegne, (1919). Creator: Unknown

A Heroic Deed of the Royal Horse Artillery Near Compiegne, (1919). Creator: Unknown
A Heroic Deed of the Royal Horse Artillery Near Compiegne, (1919). Scene from the First World War: at the Battle of Nery in September 1914, the British 1st Cavalry Brigade and L Battery

Background imageShell Collection: Louis XI, roi de France. Creator: Jean Morin

Louis XI, roi de France. Creator: Jean Morin
Louis XI, roi de France

Background imageShell Collection: Hamblings Scallop, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK, 25 / 5 / 10. Creator: Ethel Davies

Hamblings Scallop, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK, 25 / 5 / 10. Creator: Ethel Davies
Scallop (2003) by Maggi Hambling (b1945), Aldeburgh, Suffolk. The sculpture celebrates the composer Benjamin Britten who lived locally. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, UK

Background imageShell Collection: Still Life with Ewer and Basin, Fruit, Nautilus Cup and other Objects, 1660. Creator: Willem Kalf

Still Life with Ewer and Basin, Fruit, Nautilus Cup and other Objects, 1660. Creator: Willem Kalf
Still Life with Ewer and Basin, Fruit, Nautilus Cup and other Objects, 1660

Background imageShell Collection: Still Life with porcelain Bowl and Nautilus Cup, 1660. Creator: Willem Kalf

Still Life with porcelain Bowl and Nautilus Cup, 1660. Creator: Willem Kalf
Still Life with porcelain Bowl and Nautilus Cup, 1660

Background imageShell Collection: Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shell and Insects, 1609. Creator: Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder

Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shell and Insects, 1609. Creator: Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder
Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shell and Insects, 1609

Background imageShell Collection: Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628

Background imageShell Collection: Model D Pianoforte And Stools, 1884-87. Creator: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Model D Pianoforte And Stools, 1884-87. Creator: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Model D Pianoforte And Stools, 1884-87

Background imageShell Collection: Transfer of 8' shells, League Isl'd. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Transfer of 8" shells, League Isl'd. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Transfer of 8" shells, League Isl'd. 1913. Shows armored cruiser USS Brooklyn (CA-3) at League Island, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA, in Feb

Background imageShell Collection: The Fisherman, 1908. Creator: William Strang

The Fisherman, 1908. Creator: William Strang
The Fisherman, 1908. The Fisherman is a fine example of Strang's allegorical works. Central to it is the classical nude group

Background imageShell Collection: Two-Handled Cup, c1726. Creator: Paul de Lamerie

Two-Handled Cup, c1726. Creator: Paul de Lamerie
Two-Handled Cup, c1726. This two-handled silver cup is decorated with an enormous variety of abstract and natural forms. These include representations of the infant Bacchus, the Roman god of wine

Background imageShell Collection: Pair Of Sauce Boats, 1746/47. Creator: Paul Crespin

Pair Of Sauce Boats, 1746/47. Creator: Paul Crespin
Pair Of Sauce Boats, 1746/47. Cast in the form of large nautilus shells, these splendid sauce boats are decorated with tiny specimens of marine life

Background imageShell Collection: Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields: the Sarcophagus-Room, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields: the Sarcophagus-Room, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields: the Sarcophagus-Room, 1864. View of...the Sepulchral Chamber, in the lower part of the Museum

Background imageShell 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 imageShell Collection: Aube et Crepuscule bed, 1904. Emile Galle, (1846-1904), (c2014-2017) Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Aube et Crepuscule bed, 1904. Emile Galle, (1846-1904), (c2014-2017) Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Aube et Cre´ puscule bed, 1904. E´ mile Galle´ (1846-1904). E´ mile Galle´ (1846-1904)

Background imageShell Collection: The Loan Collection, South-Kensington: Mother-of-pearl cup; Cellini Ewer; vase, 1862

The Loan Collection, South-Kensington: Mother-of-pearl cup; Cellini Ewer; vase, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Loan Collection, South-Kensington, 1862. Cup, in form of a partridge; the body formed of overlapping pieces of mother-of-pearl in imitation of feathers...Circa 1600. Baron L. de Rothschild

Background imageShell Collection: French Reserve shells, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

French Reserve shells, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
French Reserve shells, between c1915 and 1918. Stacks of French artillery shells during World War I

Background imageShell Collection: Austrians loading 30.5 cm gun, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Austrians loading 30.5 cm gun, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Austrians loading 30.5 cm gun, between c1915 and 1918. Austrian soldiers loading an artillery shell into a cannon during World War I

Background imageShell Collection: English women finishing a 9.2 shell, between c1915 and 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

English women finishing a 9.2 shell, between c1915 and 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
English women finishing a 9.2 shell, between c1915 and 1917. Women workers inspecting 9.2 explosive shells in a factory during World War I

Background imageShell Collection: German Battery in Galicia, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

German Battery in Galicia, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
German Battery in Galicia, between 1914 and c1915. German soldiers with gun battery in Galicia (Eastern Europe) during World War I

Background imageShell Collection: Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864

Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Section of the Warrior floating target, showing the hole made by the 600-pound shell and the displacement of the upper plate, 1864

Background imageShell Collection: Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864

Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. The sight presented by the target when struck was very grand

Background imageShell Collection: German ammunition abandoned at Battle of the Marne, 10/29/14, 29 Oct 1914

German ammunition abandoned at Battle of the Marne, 10/29/14, 29 Oct 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
German ammunition abandoned at Battle of the Marne, 10/29/14, 29 Oct 1914 (date created or published later). A man and woman looking at artillery shells on the ground in France

Background imageShell Collection: The Feast of the Seagods, 1561. Creator: Frans Floris

The Feast of the Seagods, 1561. Creator: Frans Floris
The Feast of the Seagods, 1561

Background imageShell Collection: The Triumph of Venus, 1740. Creator: Francois Boucher

The Triumph of Venus, 1740. Creator: Francois Boucher
The Triumph of Venus, 1740

Background imageShell Collection: Allegory of the Sound, 1622. Creator: Isaac Isaacsz

Allegory of the Sound, 1622. Creator: Isaac Isaacsz
Allegory of the Sound, 1622

Background imageShell Collection: Rocaille-boning with a shell, volutes and flowers, c.1750. Creator: Anon

Rocaille-boning with a shell, volutes and flowers, c.1750. Creator: Anon
Rocaille-boning with a shell, volutes and flowers, c.1750. Hanging rocaille ornament of volutes with flowers

Background imageShell 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 imageShell Collection: Tagus, 1586. Creator: Philip Galle

Tagus, 1586. Creator: Philip Galle
Tagus, 1586. From Sea and River Gods, pl. 13

Background imageShell Collection: Vill Vallareman (a Fairy Shepherd), 1910. Creator: John Bauer

Vill Vallareman (a Fairy Shepherd), 1910. Creator: John Bauer
Vill Vallareman (a Fairy Shepherd), 1910

Background imageShell Collection: Vishnu Reclining on the Serpent Shesha, 1775-1800. Creator: Unknown

Vishnu Reclining on the Serpent Shesha, 1775-1800. Creator: Unknown
Vishnu Reclining on the Serpent Shesha, 1775-1800. The great serpent Shesha floats upon the primordial ocean, between the end of one cosmic era and the beginning of another

Background imageShell Collection: Still Life with Fruit and Shells. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Still Life with Fruit and Shells. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Still Life with Fruit and Shells, Unknown date

Background imageShell Collection: Still Life with a Basket of Flowers, early 1630s. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Still Life with a Basket of Flowers, early 1630s. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Still Life with a Basket of Flowers, early 1630s

Background imageShell Collection: Still Life with a Nautilus Goblet, c17th century. Creator: Unknown

Still Life with a Nautilus Goblet, c17th century. Creator: Unknown
Still Life with a Nautilus Goblet, c17th century

Background imageShell Collection: Les Evenements de Grece; Piece d'artillerie de campagne en position sur la colline des

Les Evenements de Grece; Piece d'artillerie de campagne en position sur la colline des Muses...1917 Creator
Les Evenements de Grece; Piece d'artillerie de campagne en position sur la colline des Muses: au second plan, l'Acropole, 1917

Background imageShell Collection: Victorieuse Offensive Italienne; L'outillage du bombardement: un gros obusier en action... 1917

Victorieuse Offensive Italienne; L'outillage du bombardement: un gros obusier en action... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Victorieuse Offensive Italienne; L'outillage du bombardement: un gros obusier en action sur la rive droite de l'Isonzo, 1917

Background imageShell Collection: Two turtles, 1690. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl

Two turtles, 1690. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl
Two turtles, 1690

Background imageShell Collection: Shipwreck of the Greek Fleet on the Voyage Home from Troy, late 16th-early 17th century

Shipwreck of the Greek Fleet on the Voyage Home from Troy, late 16th-early 17th century

Background imageShell Collection: L'offensive Francaise d'avril-mai 1917; L'attaque des positions allemandes au Nord de... 1917

L'offensive Francaise d'avril-mai 1917; L'attaque des positions allemandes au Nord de... 1917
L'offensive Francaise d'avril-mai 1917; L'attaque des positions allemandes au Nord de l'Aisne le 16 avril, 6 heures du matin, 1917

Background imageShell Collection: Preparatifs d'offensive; Le remplissage des caissons assurant le transport des munitions... 1917

Preparatifs d'offensive; Le remplissage des caissons assurant le transport des munitions... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Preparatifs d'offensive; Le remplissage des caissons assurant le transport des munitions entre le depot et les batteries en ligne, 1917

Background imageShell Collection: Study of a shell, 1824-1900. Creator: Albertus Steenbergen

Study of a shell, 1824-1900. Creator: Albertus Steenbergen
Study of a shell, 1824-1900

Background imageShell Collection: Ritual Pellet Drum, c.18th century. Creator: Unknown

Ritual Pellet Drum, c.18th century. Creator: Unknown
Ritual Pellet Drum, c.18th century



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