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Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960 Featured Print

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Through a doctor's eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960. The sketches pictured here were displayed at the Legatt Brothers gallery in July 1960, comprising of sketches done by Ward, often for free, for his celebrity patients. Sketched here from life are the Right Honorable Hugh Gaitskell, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, M.P Duncan Sandys, Lord Boothby, Sophia Loren, Douglas Fairbanks, Sir Stanley Spencer, Sir Alan Herbert and Derick Heathcoat Armory. Ward went on to produce a series of specially commissioned sketches for the Illustrated London News. Following his involvement in the Profumo affair coming to public prominence, Ward committed suicide in 1963. Date: 1960

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Delightful, at the Gaiety Theatre, Macedonia Featured Print

Delightful, at the Gaiety Theatre, Macedonia

Delightful first produced at the Gaiety Theatre, Macedonia in 1918. The caption reads Weston Drury as Ferdie Fittitt. Sergeant Weston Drury wrote many of the productions at the Gaiety Theatre, including the pantomimes in which he would play the dame. He died aged 91 on 15th February 1983. The First World War troops in Macedonia were remarkable for their amateur theatricals. Their pantomimes were even printed in book form. The unstamped reverse has: With love to Grace from Percy, Routschouk, Dec 1918, Bulgaria. Date: 1918

© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Amateur photographers in China Featured Print

Amateur photographers in China

Amateur photographers in China: sketches by the Rev. R O'Dowd Ross-Lewin. Messrs Tripod and Focus go ashore from a river steamer. They decide to photograph a party of natives sleeping in a field. The Chinamen, awaking and alarmed, take flight with yells of terror. The mob is kept at bay, dreading the levelled camera as a new kind of artillery. But they drive some of their water buffaloes in a fresh attack. Tripod and Focus take refuge up a tree. Ransomed by paying away all their dollars, they are permitted to embark in safety. China does not yet appreciate every art of civilisation! Date: 1891

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans