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Actual Gallery

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Choose from 44 pictures in our Actual 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.


Campaign cloak belonged to Duke of Wellington Featured Print

Campaign cloak belonged to Duke of Wellington

Campaign cloak; 1803 (c)-1815 (c). Belonged to FM Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Believed to have been worn by the Duke during the Waterloo campaign, but it is not certain this was the one worn at the actual battle, as he probably had several on campaign. The cloak is formed from a single curved panel of navy worsted with violet velvet collar and facings. There is a small velvet button and green cord loop to fasten the collar in foul weather. The main closure has plain gilt buttons by R Bushby of St Martin's Lane, London. There are stitched remains of ribbon ties at the neck and residue of mud spatters, together with possible perspiration stains. Wellington gave the cloak to his lover Lady Caroline Lamb after the battle. Written diaries from the period show Lamb gave it later to Sir Anthony Carlisle and he then presented it to Grosvenor Charles Bedford on 14 May 1823. The cloak remained in the Bedford family until its sale on 14 Jul 2015. The cloak also matches both contemporary descriptions of Wellington's garb on campaign and later portraits of him at Waterloo, some with slight discrepancies. Date: circa 1815

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909 Featured Print

Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909

Perhaps the chief interest in this photograph is the actual passing of a balloon under the basket of the one from which this picture was taken. The long straight rope seen to the left of the balloon is the trail rope, three hundred feet long, hanging from the basket of the Corona. The landscape below lies a little to the north west of Great Ilford. Near the top of the picture the large circular figure of The Basin, to the right the cricket ground near the site of Wanstead House. Just below are the Wanstead Golf Links, to the right The Grove in Wanstead Park. Lower down in the picture will be recognised the Resevoir Wood, Shoulder of Mutton Pond and Hesony Pond. The conspicuous road in the foreground is Aldersbrook Road with Aldersbrook Farm at the corner and immediately below are the Wanstead Flats. Blake Hall Road is in the left hand corner. 22 May 1909, 5.10 pm. Balloon Corona. Date: 1909

© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library) / Mary Evans Picture Library

Paranormal/Stigmata Featured Print

Paranormal/Stigmata

A nun receives the stigmata of Jesus's wounds directly from Jesus himself, an interesting illustration which depicts the actual process, whereby the marks are transmitted by rays

© Mary Evans Picture Library

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