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An Exploration of Beauty

 

An exploration of beauty

An exploration of female beauty throughout the ages

 

Love, Hope, and Beauty struggling with Time

Colourised engraving of the allegorical figures of Love, Hope and Beauty struggling with the figure of Time. Original black and white engraving by John Smith after Simon Vouet found at the digitised archive of the Wellcome Library, London.

1822, Sitting Beauty

Colourised engraving from 1822. The original engraving comes from Aedes Althorpianae or Account of the mansion, books, and pictures, at Althorp; the residence of George John, earl Spencer, K.G.

1685, Anatomy

Colourised anatomy engraving from 1685 by Gérard de Lairesse. Original black and white engraving found at the digitised archive of the Wellcome Library, London.