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Images Dated 16th December 2005

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Choose from 160 pictures in our Images Dated 16th December 2005 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

'La Perouse', 19th century. Artist: Thomas Woolnoth Featured 16 Dec 2005 Print

'La Perouse', 19th century. Artist: Thomas Woolnoth

'La Perouse', 19th century. Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Perouse, 18th century French navigator, astronomer and explorer. La Perouse (1741-1788) spent four years (1785-1788) exploring the islands in the Pacific Ocean, China and Japan, Hawaii, Australia and the Western Coast of North America. La Perouse and his expedition were lost in the Pacific in 1788, probably after being shipwrecked

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'Cortez', 19th century. Artist: William Holl Featured 16 Dec 2005 Print

'Cortez', 19th century. Artist: William Holl

'Cortez', 19th century. Hernan Cortes (1485-1547), Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico. Cortes landed in Mexico in 1519. With a force of only some 600 men, he succeeded in overthrowing the empire of the Aztecs, a civilization numbering 5 million. He was able to achieve this partly due to the natives being terrified of the Europeans' horses and firearms, neither of which they had seen before. In addition, the Aztecs believed a prophecy that they would be visited by a light-skinned bearded god, the Quetzalcoatl, who had taught them agriculture and government in the past, and whose return they were to welcome with great ceremony. Cortes was able to exploit his resemblance to the Quetzalcoatl to great effect

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'Gulielmus Hogarth', 19th century. Artist: James Mollison Featured 16 Dec 2005 Print

'Gulielmus Hogarth', 19th century. Artist: James Mollison

'Gulielmus Hogarth', 19th century. The portrait deliberately projects a guide to the way Hogarth (1697-1764) wanted others to think of him. The artist's painting in informal dress rests on a pile of books labelled (in the finished engraving) Shakespeare, Milton and Swift. William Shakespeare and John Milton were generally acknowledged to be the greatest modern English authors and Jonathan Swift was a vigorous modern satirist. The palette and graver represent Hogarth's twin roles as painter and engraver and the 'Line of Beauty' alludes to his favourite art theory. The only living object in the painting is Hogarth's pet pug, Trump. Hogarth announces himself as essentially English. He despised the slavish following of foreign models, and believed that art should be based on the imitation of nature, like the work of the great English authors

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