Skip to main content
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004

1839 Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 342 pictures in our 1839 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Modern Athenians plate 1 - Edinburgh Featured Print

Modern Athenians plate 1 - Edinburgh

Alexander Youngson on the left hand plate, approaching John Sheriff, alias 'Dr. Syntax', on the right hand plate. Youngson was apparently not happy about being depicted with Dr. Syntax, whose name was "doubtless bestowed from the remarkable likeness he showed to the figure so called in Rowlandson's coloured prints, published about the year 1815. Dressed with the most scrupulous care and cleanliness, in an antiquated costume of semi-military character with highly polished Hessian boots, he was to be seen every Sunday staling at a rapid pace through the streets with his cane poised on his shoulder. He rendered himself still more grotesque by wearing a pair of green spectacles and a remarkably low-crowned hat - probably a cast-off one of Dr. John Ritchie's, the well-known voluntary church controversialist."

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Modern Athenians plate 8 - Edinburgh Featured Print

Modern Athenians plate 8 - Edinburgh

John Irvine (d. 1839) beautifully described as a "creeping figure, of too solid flesh, so sadly restricted in locomotion". Facing him is Captain Hugo Arnot (d. 1838) a man of which little is known, wearing an eye catching check or possibly tartan suite

© Mary Evans Picture Library

1838, 1839, Antiquated, Arnot, Athenians, Captain, Catching, Check, Costume, Creeping, Edinburgh, Eye, Figure, Flesh, Historical, History, Hugo, Irvine, John, Modern, Plate, Poised, Solid, Suite, Tartan, Walk, Walking

Shamshir sword with scabbard Featured Print

Shamshir sword with scabbard

Shamshir sword with scabbard, nd. Possibly belonging to Maharajah Ranjit Singh (1780-1839). Associated with Maj William Stephen Raikes Hodson, Hodson's Horse. Blade with fine watering and gold engraving. 'Mamaluke' style hilt, with ivory grips held by two rivets with 'Tudor Rose' decoration. Wide langets and rest of grip engraved with floral motifs. European silvered sword knot with much tattered knot 'string'. Date: 1845

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library