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The Photographs of Hugo Simberg

Photographs from the personal archive of the Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg, offering a fascinating insight into the artist’s working practices and an intim…more

The Christmas Angel (1904)

Originally titled Détresse et Charité (Distress and Charity), this short from French film-maker Georges Méliès tells the tale of a little beggar girl who collap…more

Napoleon at St Helena (1855)

An illustrated compilation of “interesting anecdotes and and remarkable conversations of the Emperor”, Napoléon Bonaparte, during his time on Saint Helena, the isl…more

Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770)

A striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green, illustrating the idea that life, with all its frivolity and distractions (symbolised by th…more