A cartoon of a woman serving a shoe on a plate to a man sitting at a table.

A Man Being Served a Shoe

A cartoon of a woman serving a shoe on a plate to a man sitting at a table.

A cartoon of a man holding a basket with a fish in it, with a woman looking at the fish.

A Man Holding a Basket of Fish

A cartoon of a man holding a basket with a fish in it, with a woman looking at the fish.

Three examples of the medieval method of putting on the amice.

Medieval Amice

Three examples of the medieval method of putting on the amice.

The Hortulus Animae is one of a series of woodcuts that was created by German Renaissance artist Hans Baldung Grun between 1510 and1511. It depicts a soldier courting a woman by giving her a flower. A woodcut is made by carving a wooden block to the desired design, and then rolling ink over the carved block to print the design on paper.

Hortulus Animae

The Hortulus Animae is one of a series of woodcuts that was created by German Renaissance artist Hans…

An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.

The Annunciation

An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

The Annunciation

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

Woman demonstrating the standing position.

Archery

Woman demonstrating the standing position.

A well dressed woman shooting a bow.

Archery

A well dressed woman shooting a bow.

"Ariadne on wakening and finding herself deserted abandoned herself to grief." —Bulfinch, 1897

Ariadne abandoned

"Ariadne on wakening and finding herself deserted abandoned herself to grief." —Bulfinch, 1897

Woman exercising by tossing balls.

Ball Exercise

Woman exercising by tossing balls.

"Some of the Egyptian female sports were rather of a hoydenish character, as the game of ball, in one picture of which we are instructed that the loser was obliged to suffer another to ride on her back." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian ball game

"Some of the Egyptian female sports were rather of a hoydenish character, as the game of ball, in one…

"Some of the Egyptian female sports were rather of a hoydenish character, as the game of ball, in one picture of which we are instructed that the loser was obliged to suffer another to ride on her back." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian ball game

"Some of the Egyptian female sports were rather of a hoydenish character, as the game of ball, in one…

Girl with angel

Banner

Girl with angel

Women with horn

Banner

Women with horn

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the ornamentation has affinity with the Gothic style, whilst the larger number show traces of the later Renaissance. The most characteristic feature of these buildings is that the storeys are not places perpendicularly one above another, but that each overhangs the one immediately beneath it. This overhanging construction gives scope for much external enrichment, and especially for that which forms the perpendicular ornament of these buildings, namely, the carved or fluted brackets which support the walls of the story above, and the spaces between these brackets [shown here]. The wall space below these is not always fluted or carved, but sometimes covered with a more or less ornamental outer coating of upright or sloping timbers."

Detail of a Bay-work House at Halberstadt

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the…

Woman and children from Marie Louise de la Ramee's "Bimbi."

Bimbi

Woman and children from Marie Louise de la Ramee's "Bimbi."

A young boy knocking on the door of an old widow. Below the illustration is a children's poem titled "Diplomacy".

Boy at door

A young boy knocking on the door of an old widow. Below the illustration is a children's poem titled…

Bratton's wife being threatened with a reaping-hook.

Mrs. Bratton Defying Captain Huck

Bratton's wife being threatened with a reaping-hook.

This painting was done by the artist, Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The original can be found in the Brignoli Palace at Genoa.

La Marchesa Adorno Di Brignoli

This painting was done by the artist, Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The original can be found in the Brignoli…

An illustration of a woman driving a horse and carriage.

Carriage & Horse

An illustration of a woman driving a horse and carriage.

A cartoon of a young lady standing next to a man dressed in a suit.

Cartoon of Lady and Gentleman

A cartoon of a young lady standing next to a man dressed in a suit.

A cartoon of a woman falling on a slippery surface while waving to a man, who stands next to her.

Cartoon of Man and Woman Falling on Slippery Surface

A cartoon of a woman falling on a slippery surface while waving to a man, who stands next to her.

A cartoon of a woman slipping, dropping her package and her umbrella.

Cartoon of Slipping Woman

A cartoon of a woman slipping, dropping her package and her umbrella.

A cartoon of three people, two men and one woman, sitting at a table.

Cartoon of Three People Sitting at a Table

A cartoon of three people, two men and one woman, sitting at a table.

A cartoon of a woman leaning over and tending to two small children.

Cartoon of Woman and Two Children

A cartoon of a woman leaning over and tending to two small children.

A cartoon of a man in a suit being chased by a woman with a net.

Cartoon of Woman Chasing Man with Net

A cartoon of a man in a suit being chased by a woman with a net.

A cartoon of a woman holding a welcome mat in one hand, and a key in the other hand.

Cartoon of Woman Holding Welcome Mat

A cartoon of a woman holding a welcome mat in one hand, and a key in the other hand.

A cartoon of a woman in a dress. A ribbon is wrapped near her, with the words "They make s what we are" written in it.

Cartoon of Woman in Dress

A cartoon of a woman in a dress. A ribbon is wrapped near her, with the words "They make s what we are"…

A cartoon of a woman walking with her nose up in the air, while she carries a bird in a cage. She is walking past a ticket booth, where a man is sticking his head out of the window and smiling.

Cartoon of Woman with a Caged Bird

A cartoon of a woman walking with her nose up in the air, while she carries a bird in a cage. She is…

Figures of women dressed in long robes, serving to support entablatures.

Caryatides

Figures of women dressed in long robes, serving to support entablatures.

This image depicts a woman catching live sardines in San Sebastian, Spain.

Woman Catching Live Sardines

This image depicts a woman catching live sardines in San Sebastian, Spain.

An illustration of four men carrying two people in a sedan chair over mountainous terrain.

Sedan Chair

An illustration of four men carrying two people in a sedan chair over mountainous terrain.

"Feeding chickens in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old psalter."—Gordy, 1912

Feeding Chickens

"Feeding chickens in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old psalter."—Gordy, 1912

Children with a woman

Children

Children with a woman

Children with a woman, looking at scenery.

Children

Children with a woman, looking at scenery.

Group of Chinese people, Mandarin, Lady, Boy, Female Attendant, Soldier and Bird's-nest Seller.

China, (People)

Group of Chinese people, Mandarin, Lady, Boy, Female Attendant, Soldier and Bird's-nest Seller.

An adult woman churning butter.

Churning Butter

An adult woman churning butter.

Head of Circe, daughter of the sun.

Circe

Head of Circe, daughter of the sun.

A classroom with children sitting, listening to their teacher.

Classroom

A classroom with children sitting, listening to their teacher.

A colonial woman attempting to listen through a door.

Colonial Woman

A colonial woman attempting to listen through a door.

Elizabeth Comstock, an early member of the reform movement in the United States.

Elizabeth Comstock

Elizabeth Comstock, an early member of the reform movement in the United States.

An illustration of a female contortionist.

Contortionist

An illustration of a female contortionist.

A woman cooking

Cooking

A woman cooking

An illustration of an English countrywoman.

English Countrywoman

An illustration of an English countrywoman.

Man and woman looking downward.

Couple

Man and woman looking downward.

A mother standing on a porch looking over her child.

Couple arguing

A mother standing on a porch looking over her child.

A cartoon of a couple drinking tea.

Couple Drinking Tea

A cartoon of a couple drinking tea.

An illustration of a man and woman embracing.

Couple Embracing

An illustration of a man and woman embracing.

Couple riding a donkey and signpost.

Couple riding a donkey

Couple riding a donkey and signpost.

A man and woman sitting together resting upon a tree.

Couple Sitting

A man and woman sitting together resting upon a tree.

An illustration of a man and woman sitting on a bench with a young child at their feet.

Couple Sitting on Bench

An illustration of a man and woman sitting on a bench with a young child at their feet.

An adult man and woman leaning on opposite sides of a fence talking to one another.

Couple Talking

An adult man and woman leaning on opposite sides of a fence talking to one another.

An illustration of a couple talking on a country road while another woman picks flowers.

Couple Talking

An illustration of a couple talking on a country road while another woman picks flowers.

A young couple walking arm in arm in the woods.

Couple Walking in Woods

A young couple walking arm in arm in the woods.

A woman milking a cow on the farm.

Cow Milking

A woman milking a cow on the farm.

An illustration of a woman crying while another woman attempts to console her.

Woman Crying

An illustration of a woman crying while another woman attempts to console her.

Morte D'Arthur is an illustration that was created by English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts an Arthurian romance written by Sir Thomas Malory. This drawing seems to depict a woman wearing a black cape looking at a book.

Morte D'Arthur

Morte D'Arthur is an illustration that was created by English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts…

An illustration of men and woman dancing.

Dance

An illustration of men and woman dancing.

Adults dancing

Dancing

Adults dancing

The Arms of Death is an engraving that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1503. It shows a woman standing behind a helmet that is topped with eagle wings and a large skull on the bottom.

The Arms of Death

The Arms of Death is an engraving that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1503. It…