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Story Telling Collection

Background imageStory Telling Collection: 'The Arab Storyteller', by J. E. Hodgson, in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1869

"The Arab Storyteller", by J. E. Hodgson, in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1869. Creator: Horace Harral
"The Arab Storyteller", by J. E. Hodgson, in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1869. Engraving of a painting. '...the art of more or less fictitious narrative is everywhere cultivated throughout

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Christmas Story-telling - drawn by J. E. Millais, 1862. Creator: Dalziel Brothers

Christmas Story-telling - drawn by J. E. Millais, 1862. Creator: Dalziel Brothers
Christmas Story-telling - drawn by J. E. Millais, 1862. Victorian family entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1862

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Buddha Shakyamuni with 'Jataka' Tales, late 17th-early 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Buddha Shakyamuni with "Jataka" Tales, late 17th-early 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Buddha Shakyamuni with "Jataka" Tales, late 17th-early 18th century. The Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived in the 6th-5th century BC, is shown here telling stories of his previous existences

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Gorgin Leads Bishan Astray, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1623

Gorgin Leads Bishan Astray, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1623. Creator: Unknown
Gorgin Leads Bishan Astray, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1623

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Roman Ruins, early-mid 18th century. Creator: Giovanni Paolo Panini

Roman Ruins, early-mid 18th century. Creator: Giovanni Paolo Panini
Roman Ruins, early-mid 18th century

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Man who reads to a small child, 1836-1900. Creator: Elchanon Verveer

Man who reads to a small child, 1836-1900. Creator: Elchanon Verveer
Man who reads to a small child, 1836-1900. Old man and girl in a garden

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Scenes from the Crimean War, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Scenes from the Crimean War, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Scenes from the Crimean War, 1856. Old soldier telling children abouth his army career; battle scene; soldiers returning home. From "Illustrated London News", 1856

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The Wedding Ring - a Ghost Story for Christmas and his Twelve Days, by Miles Gerald Keon, 1857

The Wedding Ring - a Ghost Story for Christmas and his Twelve Days, by Miles Gerald Keon, 1857. Creator: Joseph Swain
The Wedding Ring - a Ghost Story for Christmas and his Twelve Days, by Miles Gerald Keon, 1857. Illustration to a short story, depicting a group of men seated round a hearth after dinner

Background imageStory Telling Collection: 'Graziella' - painted by R. Lehmann - from the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1856

"Graziella" - painted by R. Lehmann - from the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1856. Creator: Unknown
"Graziella" - painted by R. Lehmann - from the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1856. Engraving of a painting. This is one of Lamartine's prettiest word-pictures

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The robber gang's housekeeper comforts the young girl by telling the myth of Cupid... 1808

The robber gang's housekeeper comforts the young girl by telling the myth of Cupid... 1808
The robber gang's housekeeper comforts the young girl by telling the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Motif from Apuleius: The Golden Ass, 1808

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Nine Children Listening to a Girl Tell a Story; A Boy Handing a Purse to a Girl Seated... c. 1757

Nine Children Listening to a Girl Tell a Story; A Boy Handing a Purse to a Girl Seated... c. 1757
Nine Children Listening to a Girl Tell a Story; A Boy Handing a Purse to a Girl Seated on a Bed, c. 1757

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Encampment of the Grenadier Guards, at Constantinople - from a daguerreotype by J

Encampment of the Grenadier Guards, at Constantinople - from a daguerreotype by J. Robertson, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Encampment of the Grenadier Guards, at Constantinople - from a daguerreotype by J. Robertson, 1854. Scene from the Crimean War: British soldiers in Turkey

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The Belgian Curate: I have served under the great man!, 1832–33. Creator: Auguste Raffet

The Belgian Curate: I have served under the great man!, 1832–33. Creator: Auguste Raffet
The Belgian Curate: I have served under the great man!, 1832-33

Background imageStory Telling Collection: A Merry Tale, 1882, printed January 1890. Creator: Henry Peach Robinson

A Merry Tale, 1882, printed January 1890. Creator: Henry Peach Robinson
A Merry Tale, 1882, printed January 1890. Photogravure, from " Sun Artists, number 2" (1890)

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Zouave Storyteller (Le recit), 1857. Creator: Gustave Le Gray

Zouave Storyteller (Le recit), 1857. Creator: Gustave Le Gray
Zouave Storyteller (Le recit), 1857. Albumen print, from the album " Souvenirs du Camp de Chalons"

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Swapping Lies, 1906. Creator: Henry Francois Farny

Swapping Lies, 1906. Creator: Henry Francois Farny
Swapping Lies, 1906

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The Story (The Diners; Pleasures of the Table), 1898. Creator: Charles Webster Hawthorne

The Story (The Diners; Pleasures of the Table), 1898. Creator: Charles Webster Hawthorne
The Story (The Diners; Pleasures of the Table), 1898

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The Old Smiths Story, 1895. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

The Old Smiths Story, 1895. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Old Smiths Story, 1895

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The Tough Story - Scene in a Country Tavern, 1837. Creator: William Sidney Mount

The Tough Story - Scene in a Country Tavern, 1837. Creator: William Sidney Mount
The Tough Story - Scene in a Country Tavern, 1837

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of the Robe of Mah-to-toh-pa - Mandan, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of the Robe of Mah-to-toh-pa - Mandan, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of the Robe of Mah-to-toh-pa - Mandan, 1861/1869. Fourteen successful battles

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Dog Dance - Sioux, 1861. Creator: George Catlin

Dog Dance - Sioux, 1861. Creator: George Catlin
Dog Dance - Sioux, 1861. To enter the dance, a warrior must talk of eating the heart of an enemy and approach a stake with a dogs heart, biting off and swallowing a portion

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of a Sioux Robe with Porcupine Quills, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of a Sioux Robe with Porcupine Quills, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of a Sioux Robe with Porcupine Quills, 1861/1869

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of an Ojibbeway Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of an Ojibbeway Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of an Ojibbeway Robe, 1861/1869. A collection of Indian totems

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Twas A Famous Victory, 1883. Creator: Edward R Taylor

Twas A Famous Victory, 1883. Creator: Edward R Taylor
Twas A Famous Victory, 1883

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of a Pawnee Doctors Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of a Pawnee Doctors Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of a Pawnee Doctors Robe, 1861/1869. Medicine man on his favorite horse, with a procession of other doctors

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of an Omaha Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of an Omaha Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of an Omaha Robe, 1861/1869

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of a Sioux Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of a Sioux Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of a Sioux Robe, 1861/1869

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of a Cheyenne Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of a Cheyenne Robe, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of a Cheyenne Robe, 1861/1869. Representing the attack and defence of a Cheyenne village

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of a Pawnee Doctors Robe with Fantastic Professional Designs, 1861 / 1869

Facsimile of a Pawnee Doctors Robe with Fantastic Professional Designs, 1861 / 1869
Facsimile of a Pawnee Doctors Robe with Fantastic Professional Designs, 1861/1869

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Facsimile of Chief Four Mens Robe - Mandan, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin

Facsimile of Chief Four Mens Robe - Mandan, 1861 / 1869. Creator: George Catlin
Facsimile of Chief Four Mens Robe - Mandan, 1861/1869

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Joseph Telling His Dreams (reverse copy). n. d. Creator: Unknown

Joseph Telling His Dreams (reverse copy). n. d. Creator: Unknown
Joseph Telling His Dreams (reverse copy).n.d

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Story of Golden Locks, ca. 1870. Creator: Seymour Joseph Guy

Story of Golden Locks, ca. 1870. Creator: Seymour Joseph Guy
Story of Golden Locks, ca. 1870

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Great-Grand-Fathers Tale of the Revolution - A Portrait of Reverend Zachariah Greene, 1852

Great-Grand-Fathers Tale of the Revolution - A Portrait of Reverend Zachariah Greene, 1852

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Aesop, (c620-564 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Aesop, (c620-564 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Aesop, (c620-564 BC), 1830. Aesop (c620-564 BC) a slave and fabulist storyteller in Ancient Greece credited with tales collectively known as Aesops Fables

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Setting for Scheherazade, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst

Setting for Scheherazade, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst
Setting for Scheherazade, 1910. Scheherazade is a ballet based on the legendary Arabic queen and the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights. From The Studio Volume 118

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Russian author Leo Tolstoy with his granddaughter Tatiana, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia, c1910

Russian author Leo Tolstoy with his granddaughter Tatiana, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia, c1910. Tolstoy (1828-1910) is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Nezami, Persian poet, recounting the story of Alexander the Great, 12th century (18th century)

Nezami, Persian poet, recounting the story of Alexander the Great, 12th century (18th century). Nezami Ganjavi (c1141-c1217) was one of the great Persian poets of the 12th century

Background imageStory Telling Collection: How The Race Was Won, 19th century, (1911)

How The Race Was Won, 19th century, (1911). From British Sports and Sportsmen Part 1. [British Sports and Sportsmen, London, 1911]

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Folding Prints for Enclosure in Split Thalers, 1907

Folding Prints for Enclosure in Split Thalers, 1907
Folding Prints for Enclosure in Split Thalers. From The Connoisseur Vol. XVIII [Otto Limited, London, 1907.]

Background imageStory Telling Collection: A professional story teller at Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, c1875

A professional story teller at Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, c1875

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Stained glass window, Bourges Cathedral, Bourges, France, 13th century (1849). Artist: Hauger

Stained glass window, Bourges Cathedral, Bourges, France, 13th century (1849). Artist: Hauger
Stained glass window featuring the story of the Prodigal Son, Bourges Cathedral, Bourges, France, 13th century (1849). Bourges Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Stephen

Background imageStory Telling Collection: The Warriors Story, c1861, (1938). Artist: Herman Frederik Carel Ten Kate

The Warriors Story, c1861, (1938). Artist: Herman Frederik Carel Ten Kate
The Warriors Story, c1861, (1938). Painting held at the Bury Art Museum, Lancashire. From A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings in the collection of Frederick John Nettleford, Volume IV, by C

Background imageStory Telling Collection: An Amusing Story, 1877, (1938). Artist: Giovanni Battista Quadrone

An Amusing Story, 1877, (1938). Artist: Giovanni Battista Quadrone
An Amusing Story, 1877, (1938). From A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings in the collection of Frederick John Nettleford, Volume IV, by C. Reginald Grundy and F. Gordon Roe. [Emrose and Sons Ltd

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Symptoms of Being Amused, 1822. Artist: Henry Thomas Alken

Symptoms of Being Amused, 1822. Artist: Henry Thomas Alken
Symptoms of Being Amused, 1822

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Edward, the Black Prince, relating the particulars of the Battle of Poictiers, 19th century

Edward, the Black Prince, relating the particulars of the Battle of Poictiers, 19th century. Artist: J Collyer
Edward, the Black Prince, relating the particulars of the Battle of Poictiers, France, 19th century. Edward, relates the particulars of the Battle of Poictiers to his wife, Joan

Background imageStory Telling Collection: A Good Story, 1881, (1912). Artist: Walter Dendy Sadler

A Good Story, 1881, (1912). Artist: Walter Dendy Sadler
A Good Story, 1881, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, (Cassell and Company, London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Serbian family telling the story of routing the Austrians from Bosnia, First World War, 1914

Serbian family telling the story of routing the Austrians from Bosnia, First World War, 1914. Illustration from The Great War HW Wilson, Vol I, (London, 1914)

Background imageStory Telling Collection: Scene from the introduction to The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, (1833). Artist: Thomas Stothard

Scene from the introduction to The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, (1833). Artist: Thomas Stothard
Scene from the introduction to The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, (1833). In Boccaccios (1313-1375) The Decameron, a group of friends, who have escaped the plague in Florence



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