- Refers to noblemen holding a barony, which is a large estate or a sizable section of a larger territory ruled by a sovereign and often originally awarded for military or other service. It typically refers to members of the European nobility who rank, in modern times, immediately below a viscount or a count in many countries, although the rank and status of a baron varies from country to country and in various historical periods. The term may also be used in its original sense, which in the early Middle Ages designated the tenant who held a tenure of a barony directly from the king, whatever the tenant's rank. It may also be used to refer to noblemen of low rank in Japan. The term may be used in a more general sense to signify a powerful personage or magnate. Barons are always male; female holders of a barony are "baronesses."
- Representations of only the head and shoulders of a figure.
- Prints on paper incorporating impressions of a reverse design created on a printing plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised (engraved) using burins or gravers. Historically, "engravings" has sometimes been incorrectly used to refer to all prints, regardless of the specific technique. For prints made from designs engraved on a flat wooden block, use "wood cuts"; for prints made from a plate that is etched rather than engraved, use "etchings."
- Refers to the cultures, periods, and styles of the modern nation of Germany, or the cultures that have occupied the area of the modern nation in central Europe. More broadly, it can refer to the cultures of the ancient groups of related peoples who inhabited central and northern Europe, and who spoke dialects from which the Germanic or Teutonic languages developed.
- Upper class within the aristocracy, whose titles, property, and privileges are maintained and passed on by heredity. For individual members of the nobility use "nobles (aristocrats)."
- Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."
Click an image to view a larger version
Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios: