Phenakistoscopes (1833)

A popular Victorian parlour toy, generally marketed for children, which is widely considered to be among the earliest forms of animation and the precursor to modern…more

The Steps of Life

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one’s life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages….more

The Art of Dreams

A compendium of various artworks in which dreams are depicted, including works by Blake, Grandville, Hokusai, Redon and Dürer….more

Flowers of the Sky

Depictions spanning almost a whole millennium – in chronological order – of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars….more

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