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Background imageViolence Collection: The Death of General Gordon, Khartoum, 26 January 1885, 1893 (1906)

The Death of General Gordon, Khartoum, 26 January 1885, 1893 (1906). From Cassells Illustrated History of England, Vol. VIII. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1906]

Background imageViolence Collection: Scene in the Birmingham No Popery riots, 1868 (1906)

Scene in the Birmingham No Popery riots, 1868 (1906). Rioting broke out after a lecture by the anti-Catholic campaigner William Murphy. From Cassells History of England, Vol. VI

Background imageViolence Collection: Isandhlwana: The Dash with the Colours, 1879, (c1880)

Isandhlwana: The Dash with the Colours, 1879, (c1880). Episode of the Anglo-Zulu Wars (1879-1896). From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. IV, by James Grant

Background imageViolence Collection: The Silver Age, 1527. Artist: Lucas Cranach the Elder

The Silver Age, 1527. Artist: Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Silver Age, 1527. Aportrayal of the second of the four Ages of the World from Ovids poem. Found in the collection of the Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, Weimar, Germany

Background imageViolence Collection: Lochiels Charge at Killycrankie, 27 July 1689, (c1880)

Lochiels Charge at Killycrankie, 27 July 1689, (c1880). The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought between Highland Scottish clans supporting King James II and VII

Background imageViolence Collection: There Was A Hand-To-Hand Struggle, 1902. Artist: WR Wollen

There Was A Hand-To-Hand Struggle, 1902. Artist: WR Wollen
There Was A Hand-To-Hand Struggle, 1902. In the aftermath of their victory at the Battle of Isandlwana, the Zulus mounted an attack on the British border post at Rorkes Drift

Background imageViolence Collection: Dead in streets, Mexico City, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Dead in streets, Mexico City, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Dead in streets, Mexico City, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageViolence Collection: Venationes ferarum, avium, piscium (Hunts of wild animals, birds and fish). Plate 12, 1596

Venationes ferarum, avium, piscium (Hunts of wild animals, birds and fish). Plate 12, 1596
Venationes ferarum, avium, piscium (Hunts of wild animals, birds and fish). Plate 12. Fight between a lion, bull, bear and two wolves, 1596.

Background imageViolence Collection: 'The Rape Of Polyxena', by Professor Pio Fedi, in the Loggia at Florence, 1868. Creator: Unknown

"The Rape Of Polyxena", by Professor Pio Fedi, in the Loggia at Florence, 1868. Creator: Unknown
"The Rape Of Polyxena", by Professor Pio Fedi, in the Loggia at Florence, 1868. 'The subject is taken from the accounts by Virgil in the AEneid, and Euripides in his "Hecuba;" but the sculptor

Background imageViolence Collection: The Blinding of Samson, 1609. Creator: Peter Paul Rubens

The Blinding of Samson, 1609. Creator: Peter Paul Rubens
The Blinding of Samson, 1609. An episode from the life of Samson recounted in the Old Testament. According to this account

Background imageViolence Collection: Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageViolence Collection: Morishita, between Shono and Kameyana: Actor Ichikawa Enzo Hori no Ranmaru, from the series

Morishita, between Shono and Kameyana: Actor Ichikawa Enzo Hori no Ranmaru, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi), 1852

Background imageViolence Collection: Cain killing Abel, 1524. Creator: Lucas van Leyden

Cain killing Abel, 1524. Creator: Lucas van Leyden
Cain killing Abel, 1524. The story is recounted in the Book of Genesis and tells of Cain's jealousy of his younger brother, whose sacrifice is preferred by God

Background imageViolence Collection: The peasants quarrel, 1653. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade

The peasants quarrel, 1653. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade
The peasants quarrel, 1653. In a plain interor, three men are involved in a violent quarrel. One the fiercest - armed with two knives - raising one of them high - has just got up from his chair

Background imageViolence Collection: The stoning of St Stephen, 1635, Netherlands. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The stoning of St Stephen, 1635, Netherlands. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The stoning of St Stephen, 1635, Netherlands

Background imageViolence Collection: Second Scene Of Burglars: The Burglars Arrested, 1810. Creator: Louis Leopold Boilly

Second Scene Of Burglars: The Burglars Arrested, 1810. Creator: Louis Leopold Boilly
Second Scene Of Burglars: The Burglars Arrested, 1810. The work is one of a pair: the first scene depicts the burglary of a bourgeois home in progress

Background imageViolence Collection: The stoning of St Stephen, 1635. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The stoning of St Stephen, 1635. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The stoning of St Stephen, 1635

Background imageViolence Collection: Expedition to Novaya Zemlya; Walrus hunt in Magdalenefjorden (Norway), 1680. Creator: Jan Luyken

Expedition to Novaya Zemlya; Walrus hunt in Magdalenefjorden (Norway), 1680. Creator: Jan Luyken
Expedition to Novaya Zemlya; Walrus hunt in Magdalenefjorden (Norway), 1680. Depicting a highlight on the Third Arctic Expedition of Willem Barentsz (1596)

Background imageViolence Collection: and they shot the priest calmly and without batting an eye (white guard poster), c.1918-1919

and they shot the priest calmly and without batting an eye (white guard poster), c.1918-1919. Creator: Unknown artist
and they shot the priest calmly and without batting an eye (white guard poster), c.1918-1919. Found in the Collection of the Private Collection

Background imageViolence Collection: White troops burn bread, 1919. Creator: Osinin, I. (active around 1919)

White troops burn bread, 1919. Creator: Osinin, I. (active around 1919)
White troops burn bread, 1919. Private Collection

Background imageViolence Collection: Only the Red Army will give us bread, 1919. Creator: Pomanski, Nikolai Nikolajewitsch (1887-1935)

Only the Red Army will give us bread, 1919. Creator: Pomanski, Nikolai Nikolajewitsch (1887-1935)
Only the Red Army will give us bread, 1919. Private Collection

Background imageViolence Collection: Give bread to the revolution!, 1920. Creator: Unknown artist

Give bread to the revolution!, 1920. Creator: Unknown artist
Give bread to the revolution!, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageViolence Collection: Neros Torches - Burning of Christians at Rome, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Neros Torches - Burning of Christians at Rome, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Neros Torches - Burning of Christians at Rome, 1890. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History Vol. II - Rome", by Edmund Ollier

Background imageViolence Collection: The Battle of Agincourt, 1773. Creator: William Walker

The Battle of Agincourt, 1773. Creator: William Walker
The Battle of Agincourt, 1773. After Samuel Wale (1721-1786). The Battle of Agincourt in of 1415 of the Hundred Years War

Background imageViolence Collection: Man standing over cowering woman, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Man standing over cowering woman, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Man standing over cowering woman, 1952. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageViolence Collection: Fight with Amazons, 1587-1680. Creators: Hans Jordaens I, Hans Jordaens II, Hans Jordaens III

Fight with Amazons, 1587-1680. Creators: Hans Jordaens I, Hans Jordaens II, Hans Jordaens III, Hans Jordaens IV
Fight with Amazons, 1587-1680

Background imageViolence Collection: The Death of Murata Sansuke, 1877. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

The Death of Murata Sansuke, 1877. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
The Death of Murata Sansuke, 1877. Series: Chronicles of the Conquest of Kagoshima in Satsuma Province

Background imageViolence Collection: Susanna and the Elders, between c1525 and c1625. Creator: Rene Boyvin

Susanna and the Elders, between c1525 and c1625. Creator: Rene Boyvin
Susanna and the Elders, between c1525 and c1625

Background imageViolence Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Guerrier Iroquois, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Guerrier Iroquois, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Guerrier Iroquois, c1797

Background imageViolence Collection: Hallgerd's Slap; Illustration for Njal's Saga, ch. 48, from c.1895 until 1900

Hallgerd's Slap; Illustration for Njal's Saga, ch. 48, from c.1895 until 1900. Creator: Johan August Malmström
Hallgerd's Slap; Illustration for Njal's Saga, ch. 48, from c.1895 until 1900

Background imageViolence Collection: The Battle of Nagashino (Later Retitled) (image 2 of 3), published in 1868

The Battle of Nagashino (Later Retitled) (image 2 of 3), published in 1868. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
The Battle of Nagashino (Later Retitled) (image 2 of 3), published in 1868

Background imageViolence Collection: The Battle of Sanno Shrine, 1874. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

The Battle of Sanno Shrine, 1874. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
The Battle of Sanno Shrine, 1874

Background imageViolence Collection: The War at Kagoshima, 1877. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

The War at Kagoshima, 1877. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
The War at Kagoshima, 1877

Background imageViolence Collection: The Plasterer Toyokichi Murdering His Mistress Oei and Her Family, c1875

The Plasterer Toyokichi Murdering His Mistress Oei and Her Family, c1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
The Plasterer Toyokichi Murdering His Mistress Oei and Her Family, c1875. Series: The Postal News, No. 649

Background imageViolence Collection: Kino Stabbing Her Husband with a Fruit Knife, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Kino Stabbing Her Husband with a Fruit Knife, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Kino Stabbing Her Husband with a Fruit Knife, 1875. Series: The Postal News, no. 471

Background imageViolence Collection: A Horrible Suicide: A Woman Slays Her Child then Kills Herself, 1879. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

A Horrible Suicide: A Woman Slays Her Child then Kills Herself, 1879. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
A Horrible Suicide: A Woman Slays Her Child then Kills Herself, 1879. Series: The Kanayomi Newspaper, No. 808

Background imageViolence Collection: Senzaki Yagoro, 1868. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Senzaki Yagoro, 1868. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Senzaki Yagoro, 1868. Series: Portraits of True Loyalty and Righteous Hearts

Background imageViolence Collection: Babhruvahana Kills Animals to Save Syamakarna (recto), Babhruvahana Faces... c1850. Creator: Unknown

Babhruvahana Kills Animals to Save Syamakarna (recto), Babhruvahana Faces... c1850. Creator: Unknown
Babhruvahana Kills Animals to Save Syamakarna (recto), Scenes from the Story of Babhruvahana, Folio from a Mahabharata ([War of the] Great Bharatas) (image 1 of 2), c1850

Background imageViolence Collection: Phra Malai Manuscript (image 17 of 21), between c1860 and c1880. Creator: Unknown

Phra Malai Manuscript (image 17 of 21), between c1860 and c1880. Creator: Unknown
Phra Malai Manuscript (image 17 of 21), between c1860 and c1880

Background imageViolence Collection: The Goddess in Battle (recto); The Goddess with Her Vanquished Foes (verso)... c1700

The Goddess in Battle (recto); The Goddess with Her Vanquished Foes (verso)... c1700. Creator: Unknown
The Goddess in Battle (recto); The Goddess with Her Vanquished Foes (verso); Folio from a Devimahatmya (Glory of the Goddess) (image 2 of 2), c1700

Background imageViolence Collection: The Goddess Ambika Leads the Mother Goddesses in Battle (recto); Text (verso)

The Goddess Ambika Leads the Mother Goddesses in Battle (recto); Text (verso)... early 18th century Creator: Unknown
The Goddess Ambika Leads the Mother Goddesses in Battle (recto); Text (verso); Folio from a Devimahatmya (Glory of the Goddess), early 18th century

Background imageViolence Collection: Fight with Ghatotkacha, Scene From the Story of Babhruvahana... c1850. Creator: Unknown

Fight with Ghatotkacha, Scene From the Story of Babhruvahana... c1850. Creator: Unknown
Fight with Ghatotkacha, Scene From the Story of Babhruvahana, Folio from a Mahabharata ([War of the] Great Bharatas), c1850

Background imageViolence Collection: Vaishnavi and Varahi Fighting Asuras(Recto), Kumari Fighting Asuras(Verso)

Vaishnavi and Varahi Fighting Asuras(Recto), Kumari Fighting Asuras(Verso)... between 1675 and 1700 Creator: Unknown
Vaishnavi and Varahi Fighting Asuras (Recto), Kumari Fighting Asuras (Verso), Folio from a Devimahatmya (Glory of the Goddess), between 1675 and 1700

Background imageViolence Collection: Vaishnavi and Varahi Fighting Asuras(Recto), Kumari Fighting Asuras(Verso)

Vaishnavi and Varahi Fighting Asuras(Recto), Kumari Fighting Asuras(Verso)... between 1675 and 1700 Creator: Unknown
Vaishnavi and Varahi Fighting Asuras (Recto), Kumari Fighting Asuras (Verso), Folio from a Devimahatmya (Glory of the Goddess), between 1675 and 1700

Background imageViolence Collection: Episodes in the Panchavati Forest, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)

Episodes in the Panchavati Forest, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama), between 1775 and 1800 Creator: Unknown
Episodes in the Panchavati Forest, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama), between 1775 and 1800

Background imageViolence Collection: Altarpiece with the Passion of Christ: Flagellation, c1480-1495. Creator: Unknown

Altarpiece with the Passion of Christ: Flagellation, c1480-1495. Creator: Unknown
Altarpiece with the Passion of Christ: Flagellation, c1480-1495. The Passion of Christ was a popular theme for 15th-century altarpieces in northern Europe

Background imageViolence Collection: Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Silian cavalry shot down a few meters from the square... 1917

Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Silian cavalry shot down a few meters from the square... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Silian cavalry shot down a few meters from the square formed by the skirmishers seen in the background, 1917

Background imageViolence Collection: Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Fighting in Gazere, May 1916, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Fighting in Gazere, May 1916, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, At Ouaddai; Fighting in Gazere, May 1916, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]



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