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Background imageSkeleton Collection: The Gin Shop, 1829

The Gin Shop, 1829
The Gin Shop, pub. 1829 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageSkeleton Collection: The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. Artist: John Leech

The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. Artist: John Leech
The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. This cartoon indicts the sweet-making industry. At the time, many strange, and possibly noxious ingredients were used in sweets

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Mammals, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Mammals, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Mammals, c1910. Vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of mammary glands which in females produce milk for feeding. The basic body type is quadruped

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Reptiles, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Reptiles, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Reptiles, c1910. The study of reptiles and modern amphibians, is called herpetology

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Insects, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Insects, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Insects, c1910. Insects, invertebrates with exoskeletons, are the most diverse group of animals, over 90% of all animal life forms on Earth are insects

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921. Artist: Vladimir Mayakovsky

Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921. Artist: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921

Background imageSkeleton Collection: John Hunter, 1786. Artist: WO Geller

John Hunter, 1786. Artist: WO Geller
John Hunter, 1786. Scottish surgeon and anatomist whose series of lectures on the theory and practice of surgery attracted numerous students, including Edward Jenner, Astley Cooper

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Wilhelm Roentgens X-ray photograph of his wifes hand, 1896. Artist: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen

Wilhelm Roentgens X-ray photograph of his wifes hand, 1896. Artist: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
Wilhelm Roentgens X-ray photograph of his wifes hand, 1896. For his work on electromagnetic radiation and the discovery of X-rays, Roentgen (1845-1923) was awarded the 1901 Nobel prize for Physics

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Roman mosaic with the text Know Thyself

Roman mosaic with the text Know Thyself in Greek script over a skeleton, In the collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Rome

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Death and the Courtesan (Signed by the Wood-Engraver), 1903. Artist: Sebald Beham

Death and the Courtesan (Signed by the Wood-Engraver), 1903. Artist: Sebald Beham
Death and the Courtesan (Signed by the Wood-Engraver), 1903. From The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Volume 1 - March to May 1903. [The Burlington Magazine, Limited, London, 1903]

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Excavations of an ancient cemetery at Helmingham, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Excavations of an ancient cemetery at Helmingham, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Excavations of an ancient cemetery at Helmingham, Suffolk, 1864....the present Rector, [Rev. George Cardew] fancying he could perceive everywhere traces of very early occupation

Background imageSkeleton Collection: A Heap of bones in the cemetery, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Havana, between 1895 and 1910

A Heap of bones in the cemetery, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Havana, between 1895 and 1910. Creator: Unknown
A Heap of bones in the cemetery, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, Havana, between 1895 and 1910

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Vanitas Allegory, mid-17th century. Creator: Willem de Poorter

Vanitas Allegory, mid-17th century. Creator: Willem de Poorter
Vanitas Allegory, mid-17th century. A woman at her dressing table flinches at a skeleton holding up a mirror to her - a reminder of mortality

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Mitsukuni and the Skeleton Specter (image 3 of 3), mid 1840s. Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Mitsukuni and the Skeleton Specter (image 3 of 3), mid 1840s. Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Mitsukuni and the Skeleton Specter (image 3 of 3), mid 1840s

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Oya Taro Mitsukune Watching Skeletons, 1865. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Oya Taro Mitsukune Watching Skeletons, 1865. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Oya Taro Mitsukune Watching Skeletons, 1865. Series: One Hundred Ghost Tales from China and Japan

Background imageSkeleton Collection: AI IMAGE - Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023

Background imageSkeleton Collection: AI IMAGE - Fossilised remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Fossilised remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Fossilised remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023

Background imageSkeleton Collection: AI IMAGE - Fossilised remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Fossilised remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Fossilised remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a museum, 2023

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Soldier led to Execution; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Soldier led to Execution; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Soldier led to Execution; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageSkeleton Collection: The Skeleton Forest, 1641. Creator: Unknown

The Skeleton Forest, 1641. Creator: Unknown
The Skeleton Forest, 1641

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Portrait of Girolamo Mercuriale, 1588-1589. Creator: Lavinia Fontana

Portrait of Girolamo Mercuriale, 1588-1589. Creator: Lavinia Fontana
Portrait of Girolamo Mercuriale, 1588-1589. The Italian physician and scholar Girolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606) reads an edition of the pioneering work on human anatomy "On the Fabric of the Human

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Discovery of the skeletons of soldiers who had been surprised and killed by Indians, June 1867

Discovery of the skeletons of soldiers who had been surprised and killed by Indians, June 1867; Ocean to Ocean, the Pacific railroad, 1867. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Mitsukuni and the Skeleton Specter (image 1 of 3), Mid 1840s. Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Mitsukuni and the Skeleton Specter (image 1 of 3), Mid 1840s. Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Mitsukuni and the Skeleton Specter (image 1 of 3), Mid 1840s

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Death Carrying Child, c1648. Creator: Stefano della Bella

Death Carrying Child, c1648. Creator: Stefano della Bella
Death Carrying Child, c1648. From The Five Deaths

Background imageSkeleton Collection: The Skeletons, between 1518 and 1525. Creators: Marco Dente, Baccio Bandinelli

The Skeletons, between 1518 and 1525. Creators: Marco Dente, Baccio Bandinelli
The Skeletons, between 1518 and 1525

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Memento mori, between 1600 and 1609. Creator: Roelandt Savery

Memento mori, between 1600 and 1609. Creator: Roelandt Savery
Memento mori, between 1600 and 1609. Additional Info: This painting with its animal skeletons and skulls interspersed with living animals

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffe), skeleton, 1779

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Day of the Dead, San Diego, California, USA, 2022. Creator: Ethel Davies

Day of the Dead, San Diego, California, USA, 2022. Creator: Ethel Davies
Day of the Dead, San Diego, California, USA, 2022. Traditional Mexican-influenced colourful and elaborate skulls decorated for the Day of the Dead celebrations (1 November), San Diego, California, USA

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Day of the Dead, San Diego, California, USA, 2022. Creator: Ethel Davies

Day of the Dead, San Diego, California, USA, 2022. Creator: Ethel Davies
Day of the Dead, San Diego, California, USA, 2022. Traditional Mexican-influenced colourful and elaborate skull decorated for the Day of the Dead celebrations (1 November), San Diego, California, USA

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Death Giving Audience, c1741-1742. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Death Giving Audience, c1741-1742. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Death Giving Audience, c1741-1742. From Vari Capricci

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Les Bas-fonds de la société, 1864. Creator: Félicien Rops

Les Bas-fonds de la société, 1864. Creator: Félicien Rops
Les Bas-fonds de la societe, 1864. From Les Bas-fonds de la Societe, frontispiece

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Le Vice suprême (The Supreme Vice), 1884. Creator: Félicien Rops

Le Vice suprême (The Supreme Vice), 1884. Creator: Félicien Rops
Le Vice supreme (The Supreme Vice), 1884. From Le Vice supreme, frontispiece

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Pair of Cabinet Doors with Dancing Skeletons (Chitipati), Late 18th - early 19th century

Pair of Cabinet Doors with Dancing Skeletons (Chitipati), Late 18th - early 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Pair of Cabinet Doors with Dancing Skeletons (Chitipati), Late 18th - early 19th century

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Sketches in Australia - Aboriginal Mode of the Disposal of the Dead, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Sketches in Australia - Aboriginal Mode of the Disposal of the Dead, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Sketches in Australia - Aboriginal Mode of the Disposal of the Dead, 1857....the corpse is placed on a platform of wickerwork, attached to poles, and raised to a considerable height above the ground

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Moses on the coast near Harwich, in or after 1667-in or before c.1687. Creator: Gesina ter Borch

Moses on the coast near Harwich, in or after 1667-in or before c.1687. Creator: Gesina ter Borch
Moses on the coast near Harwich, in or after 1667-in or before c.1687. Death rows towards Moses ter Borch (the artist's brother) who is standing on the coast of Essex

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Dance of Death, 1660-c.1687. Creator: Gesina ter Borch

Dance of Death, 1660-c.1687. Creator: Gesina ter Borch
Dance of Death, 1660-c.1687

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Dance of Death, 1660-c.1687. Creator: Gesina ter Borch

Dance of Death, 1660-c.1687. Creator: Gesina ter Borch
Dance of Death, 1660-c.1687

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Cartoon of Volkert Sloot, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Volkert Sloot, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Volkert Sloot, 1710-1720. Volkert Sloot was a judge of Van Oldenbarnevelt; Death with an hourglass and stick, sitting on a crocodile

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Fossil Plesiosaurus recently found at Street, near Glastonbury, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Fossil Plesiosaurus recently found at Street, near Glastonbury, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Fossil Plesiosaurus recently found at Street, near Glastonbury, 1857. The lias quarries of Street...in Somersetshire, are celebrated for their fossil revelations of a remote period of the earth's

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Ground plan of one of the houses excavated at Brahmunabad, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Ground plan of one of the houses excavated at Brahmunabad, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Ground plan of one of the houses excavated at Brahmunabad, 1857. Ancient city in what is now Pakistan, excavated at his own expense by Mr. A. F

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Cartoon on the voluntary sacrifice for the Fatherland, 1774-1833. Creator: Jacob Smies

Cartoon on the voluntary sacrifice for the Fatherland, 1774-1833. Creator: Jacob Smies
Cartoon on the voluntary sacrifice for the Fatherland, 1774-1833. A sleeping man by an offering box covered with a large spider web. a minister with an orange cockade flees

Background imageSkeleton Collection: The Victory of Painting over Death, 1660. Creator: Gesina ter Borch

The Victory of Painting over Death, 1660. Creator: Gesina ter Borch
The Victory of Painting over Death, 1660

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Cheerful company interrupted by death, 1660. Creator: Gesina ter Borch

Cheerful company interrupted by death, 1660. Creator: Gesina ter Borch
Cheerful company interrupted by death, 1660

Background imageSkeleton Collection: Woman (Aeltien?) standing next to death in St Michael's Church, Zwolle, c.1671

Woman (Aeltien?) standing next to death in St Michael's Church, Zwolle, c.1671. Creator: Gesina ter Borch
Woman (Aeltien?) standing next to death in St Michael's Church, Zwolle, c.1671. Woman standing in the choir of the Sint-Michaelskerk, possibly the artist's sister Aleida or Aeltien ter Borch

Background imageSkeleton Collection: The Miser, 1641-1679. Creator: Jan Steen

The Miser, 1641-1679. Creator: Jan Steen
The Miser, 1641-1679



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