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Background imageAntiquary Collection: Whistle and I ll Come 2

Whistle and I ll Come 2
Oh, whistle, and I ll come to you ! The thing in Parkinss hotel room

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Aubreys Plan of Avebury

Aubreys Plan of Avebury
John Aubreys plan of Avebury. Aubrey was an English antiquary, who suplimented his writings on sites with detailed plans and sketches

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole
ELIAS ASHMOLE Antiquary (Ashmolean Museum) and astrologer

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Lord William Howard, Belted Will

Lord William Howard, Belted Will
Lord William Howard (1563-1640), English nobleman and antiquary, nicknamed Belted Will (or Bold Will). circa early 17th century

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Whistle and I ll Come

Whistle and I ll Come
Oh, whistle, and I ll come to you ! Parkinss dream of the thing on the sea-shore

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Sir William Dugdale

Sir William Dugdale
SIR WILLIAM DUGDALE herald and antiquary with his autograph

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Octavius G Gilchrist

Octavius G Gilchrist
OCTAVIUS GRAHAM GILCHRIST antiquary Date: 1779 - 1823

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Samuel Pegge the Elder

Samuel Pegge the Elder
SAMUEL PEGGE the elder churchman, prebendary at Lincoln, and antiquary. Date: 1704 - 1796

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Peter I of Russia

Peter I of Russia
PETER I known as the Great ruthless reformer who set the style for equally ruthless successors. with his autograph

Background imageAntiquary Collection: A Conversation of Virtuosis... at the Kings Arms, 1735, (1947). Creator: Gawen Hamilton

A Conversation of Virtuosis... at the Kings Arms, 1735, (1947). Creator: Gawen Hamilton
A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms, 1735, (1947). Group portrait of some of the leading British artists and architects of the 1730s who used to meet at the Kings Arms in New Bond Street

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Cluvier, (1580-1622), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Cluvier, (1580-1622), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Cluvier, (1580-1622), 1830. Philipp Cluver (1580-1622) German geographer, antiquary and historian who travelled in England, Scotland, and France on foot From " Biographical Illustrations"

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Sir Thomas Tobin, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown

Sir Thomas Tobin, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown
Sir Thomas Tobin, between 1855 and 1865. [British/Irish businessman and antiquarian: managing director of Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills in Ireland]

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Jan van Scorel (1495-1562) 1560 (oil on panel)

Jan van Scorel (1495-1562) 1560 (oil on panel)
SOA235458 Jan van Scorel (1495-1562) 1560 (oil on panel) by Mor, Anthonis van Dashorst (Antonio Moro) (c.1519-1576/77); diameter: 56.5 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK

Background imageAntiquary Collection: William Oldys, c. 1738 (oil on canvas)

William Oldys, c. 1738 (oil on canvas)
1765245 William Oldys, c.1738 (oil on canvas) by Unknown artist, (18th century); 750x615 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Portrait of William Oldys (1696-1761)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: William Burton, 1604 (oil on panel)

William Burton, 1604 (oil on panel)
1765254 William Burton, 1604 (oil on panel) by Unknown Artist, (17th century); 90.1x72.4 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Portrait of the antiquary William Burton (1575-1645)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Drawing of Viking gold armlet from Ireland, c. 1812-13 (pen, ink & wash on paper)

Drawing of Viking gold armlet from Ireland, c. 1812-13 (pen, ink & wash on paper)
1765208 Drawing of Viking gold armlet from Ireland, c.1812-13 (pen, ink & wash on paper) by Smirke, Richard (1778-1815); 24x31 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageAntiquary Collection: James Pettit Andrews, c. 1790 (oil on canvas)

James Pettit Andrews, c. 1790 (oil on canvas)
1765247 James Pettit Andrews, c.1790 (oil on canvas) by Drummond, Samuel (1765-1844) (attr. to); 590x495 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Portrait of James Pettit Andrews (c 1737)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Joseph Sim Earle, c. 1884 (oil on canvas)

Joseph Sim Earle, c. 1884 (oil on canvas)
1765219 Joseph Sim Earle, c.1884 (oil on canvas) by Calkin, Lance (1859-1936); 111.4x74 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Portrait of Joseph Sim Earle (1839-1912)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Roger Gale, 1722 (oil on canvas)

Roger Gale, 1722 (oil on canvas)
1765248 Roger Gale, 1722 (oil on canvas) by Vanderbank, John (1694-1739); 890x685 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Roger Gale (1672)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Ralph Thoresby, after James Parmentier (1658-1730) (oil on canvas)

Ralph Thoresby, after James Parmentier (1658-1730) (oil on canvas)
1765253 Ralph Thoresby, after James Parmentier (1658-1730) (oil on canvas) by Unknown artist, (18th century); 515x413 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageAntiquary Collection: George Vertue, 1723 (oil on canvas)

George Vertue, 1723 (oil on canvas)
1765252 George Vertue, 1723 (oil on canvas) by Gibson, Thomas (c.1680-1751); 73.5x50.8 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageAntiquary Collection: William Stukeley, c. 1726 (oil on canvas)

William Stukeley, c. 1726 (oil on canvas)
1765251 William Stukeley, c.1726 (oil on canvas) by Collins, Richard (d.1732) (attr. to); 234x147.5 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Portrait of William Stukeley (1687-1765)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, 1845 (oil on canvas)

Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, 1845 (oil on canvas)
1765244 Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, 1845 (oil on canvas) by Partridge, John (1790-1872); 127x102 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, c. 1719 (oil on canvas)

Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, c. 1719 (oil on canvas)
1765230 Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, c.1719 (oil on canvas) by Dahl, Michael the Elder (1656-1743) (studio of); 84x68.5 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Edward Harley (1689)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: John Frere, c. 1775 (oil on canvas)

John Frere, c. 1775 (oil on canvas)
1765242 John Frere, c.1775 (oil on canvas) by Walton, Henry (1746-1813); 50x43.5 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: David Wilkins, c. 1735-45 (oil on canvas)

David Wilkins, c. 1735-45 (oil on canvas)
1765250 David Wilkins, c.1735-45 (oil on canvas) by Unknown artist, (18th century); 900x750 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Samuel Gale, c. 1730 (oil on canvas)

Samuel Gale, c. 1730 (oil on canvas)
1765249 Samuel Gale, c.1730 (oil on canvas) by Whood, Isaac (c.1688-1752); 74.7x61 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Samuel Gale (1682)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Sir John Dodderidge, c. 1612 (oil on panel)

Sir John Dodderidge, c. 1612 (oil on panel)
1765246 Sir John Dodderidge, c.1612 (oil on panel) by Unknown Artist, (17th century); 69x59 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London, UK; (add.info.: Shown in his robes as a judge of the Kings Bench)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Martin Folkes, 1718 (oil on canvas)

Martin Folkes, 1718 (oil on canvas)
1765243 Martin Folkes, 1718 (oil on canvas) by Richardson, Jonathan (1665-1745); 760x630 cm; Society of Antiquaries of London

Background imageAntiquary Collection: The Art Connoisseurs, 1823-28. Creator: Louis Leopold Boilly

The Art Connoisseurs, 1823-28. Creator: Louis Leopold Boilly
The Art Connoisseurs, 1823-28

Background imageAntiquary Collection: An Antiquarian, October 23, 1789. Creator: Frederick George Byron

An Antiquarian, October 23, 1789. Creator: Frederick George Byron
An Antiquarian, October 23, 1789

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Arab Dancers from the series Voyage to the Levant 1819 (engraving)

Arab Dancers from the series Voyage to the Levant 1819 (engraving)
3480392 Arab Dancers from the series Voyage to the Levant 1819 (engraving) by Fragonard, Alexandre Evariste (1780-1850); (add.info.: Arab Dancers from the series Voyage to the Levant 1819)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: John Aubrey, English antiquary, natural philosopher and author (engraving)

John Aubrey, English antiquary, natural philosopher and author (engraving)
6014835 John Aubrey, English antiquary, natural philosopher and author (engraving) by Faithorne, William (1616-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Aubrey (1626-1697), English antiquary

Background imageAntiquary Collection: John Stow, English historian and antiquary (engraving)

John Stow, English historian and antiquary (engraving)
6031968 John Stow, English historian and antiquary (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Stow (c1524-1605)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Thomas Hearne, engraved by George Vertue (1683-1756), c. 1735 (engraving)

Thomas Hearne, engraved by George Vertue (1683-1756), c. 1735 (engraving)
418526 Thomas Hearne, engraved by George Vertue (1683-1756), c.1735 (engraving) by Tillemans, Peter (1684-1734) (after); 16.2x11 cm; Gerald Coke Handel Collection, Foundling Museum

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Smart Lethieullier, c. 1730 (oil on canvas)

Smart Lethieullier, c. 1730 (oil on canvas)
470227 Smart Lethieullier, c.1730 (oil on canvas) by Knapton, George (1698-1778) (attr. to); 74x61 cm; Breamore House, Hampshire

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Francis Grose (engraving)

Francis Grose (engraving)
816250 Francis Grose (engraving) by Dance-Holland, Nathaniel (1735-1811) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Francis Grose (c.1731-1791)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Richard Graves (engraving)

Richard Graves (engraving)
816168 Richard Graves (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Richard Graves (1677-1729). English antiquary and geneologist.); Look and Learn / Elgar Collection

Background imageAntiquary Collection: William Camden, English antiquary, historian and geographer (engraving)

William Camden, English antiquary, historian and geographer (engraving)
6014802 William Camden, English antiquary, historian and geographer (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: William Camden (1551-1623), English antiquary

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Cartoon portrait, Mr Dillon Croker

Cartoon portrait, Mr Dillon Croker
Cartoon portrait, Mr Thomas Francis Dillon Croker (1831-1912), antiquary, poet and theatre expert - In matters theatrical he is quite a walking dictionary. 1886

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, 1827 (oil on panel)

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, 1827 (oil on panel)
3035923 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, 1827 (oil on panel) by White, T.S. (fl.1827); 22.5x18 cm; Magdalen College, Oxford

Background imageAntiquary Collection: John Aubrey (engraving)

John Aubrey (engraving)
811088 John Aubrey (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Aubrey. English antiquary)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Martin Folkes (engraving)

Martin Folkes (engraving)
815881 Martin Folkes (engraving) by Hudson, Thomas (1701-79) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Martin Folkes (1690-1754)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Arabs and Bedouins resting, from the series Voyage to the Levant, 1819

Arabs and Bedouins resting, from the series Voyage to the Levant, 1819
3480393 Arabs and Bedouins resting, from the series Voyage to the Levant, 1819 by Fragonard, Alexandre Evariste (1780-1850); (add.info.: Arabs and Bedouins resting)

Background imageAntiquary Collection: Daines Barrington, English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist (engraving)

Daines Barrington, English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist (engraving)
3638143 Daines Barrington, English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Daines Barrington (1727-1800), English lawyer

Background imageAntiquary Collection: James Bindley, English official, antiquary and book collector (engraving)

James Bindley, English official, antiquary and book collector (engraving)
3626983 James Bindley, English official, antiquary and book collector (engraving) by Basire, James (1730-1802) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: James Bindley (1737-1818), English official



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"Exploring the Enigmatic World of Antiquaries: Unveiling History's Hidden Gems" Step into the captivating realm of antiquaries, where history comes alive through a myriad of intriguing artifacts and enigmatic tales. From Whistle and I'll Come 2 to Aubrey's Plan of Avebury, these hints unlock a treasure trove of knowledge. Elias Ashmole, an esteemed antiquary from the 17th century, delved deep into the mysteries surrounding ancient relics. His insatiable curiosity led him to uncover Lord William Howard's legendary belt - Belted Will - shrouded in myth and folklore. In "Whistle and I'll Come, " Sir William Dugdale embarked on a haunting journey that blurred the lines between reality and supernatural encounters. This eerie tale left readers spellbound as they explored the dark corners of their imagination. Octavius G Gilchrist, an avid collector himself, unraveled historical puzzles with his meticulous research. His works shed light on Samuel Pegge the Elder's profound contributions to archaeology, unearthing forgotten civilizations one artifact at a time. Even Peter I of Russia found solace in antiquarian pursuits during his reign. He recognized that understanding history was crucial for shaping a nation's identity and preserving its heritage for future generations. John Aubrey emerged as one of England's most renowned antiquaries, leaving an indelible mark on historical studies. His detailed observations immortalized George Vertue in oil on canvas in 1733 – capturing not just his likeness but also his essence within art itself. Centuries later, John George Landseer continued this tradition by immortalizing fellow scholars through portraiture. In c. 1848 he painted another masterpiece depicting an unnamed antiquary lost amidst ancient manuscripts – symbolizing their eternal quest for knowledge. Antiquaries are guardians of our past; they breathe life into dusty archives and resurrect forgotten narratives.