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Asleep Collection

Background imageAsleep Collection: The Railway Sleeper

The Railway Sleeper
An exhausted conscript on Nation Service sleeps at Darlington Railway Station en rout to or from a posting to the Northern military base at Catterick, York. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAsleep Collection: Alice / Griffin Asleep

Alice / Griffin Asleep
The Griffin asleep

Background imageAsleep Collection: Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station

Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Hunstman taking a nap with his foxhound at Melton Mowbray Station! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAsleep Collection: Railway Sleeper - Euston Station

Railway Sleeper - Euston Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Scottish football fan at Euston Station awaiting his return train back north of the border. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAsleep Collection: Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin

Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin
Lovely illustration by Cecil Aldin observing two of his dogs, possibly Mickey (the Irish Wolfhound) and Cracker (the English bull terrier), attempting to share a sofa. Date: 1929

Background imageAsleep Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her

Background imageAsleep Collection: Peace, Perfect Peace by Heath Robinson

Peace, Perfect Peace by Heath Robinson. Being the Morning after the Night Before. The aftermath of energetic peace celebrations to mark the end of the First World War

Background imageAsleep Collection: A little girl asleep on her mothers lap

A little girl asleep on her mothers lap circa 1890

Background imageAsleep Collection: Wizard of Oz / Poppies

Wizard of Oz / Poppies
Dorothy and Toto fall asleep in the deadly poppy field

Background imageAsleep Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageAsleep Collection: Moroccan Woman of the Mountains

Moroccan Woman of the Mountains
A Moroccan Woman of the Mountains with her young son asleep in a sling made out of the same material as her sarong-style skirt

Background imageAsleep Collection: Witches Call Monsters

Witches Call Monsters
Scandinavian witches call up monsters while decent folk lie asleep

Background imageAsleep Collection: His Masters Vice

His Masters Vice
Bonzo asleep with his head in a glass after helping himself to the Masters drinks supply. Date: circa 1922

Background imageAsleep Collection: Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning

Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning the carpet around her snoozing husband. Lets hope that cigarette falls into his lap and wakes him up. Date: c.1924

Background imageAsleep Collection: Railway Sleeper - Crewe Station

Railway Sleeper - Crewe Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing railway porter at Crewe Station. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAsleep Collection: Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland
On the Isle of Harris, Scotland, a woman uses an elegant old spinning wheel to make Harris tweed, while her dog sleeps beside her. Date: 1920s

Background imageAsleep Collection: Large male lion sleeping

Large male lion sleeping. A study in pencil and conte crayon by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageAsleep Collection: Fairy Tales of Summer - Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Summer - Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes
Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes, one of a four illustrations of a fairy tale to reflect each season. In this instance, the handsome prince emerges from the forest to find Sleeping Beauty

Background imageAsleep Collection: Oh, Cheese it! by W. Heath Robinson

Oh, Cheese it! by W. Heath Robinson
A remarkable case of absence of mind in a Dutch restaurant. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageAsleep Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream

Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Act II, Scene ii), in which Puck drops a love potion into the sleeping Titanias eyes

Background imageAsleep Collection: Tristram Shandy by Hogarth

Tristram Shandy by Hogarth, designed by Mr. Hogarth for Mr. Sternes comic novel, incomparable Tristram Shandy. The characters in the representation so graphically depicted are Mr

Background imageAsleep Collection: Two frogs with insect on a greetings card

Two frogs with insect on a greetings card
Two frogs with an insect on a greetings card -- Happy be thy dreams. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageAsleep Collection: Endpaper design by Cecil Aldin, Mac

Endpaper design by Cecil Aldin, Mac, the story of a white Scots terrier from the Highlands. Date: 1912

Background imageAsleep Collection: Labour Candidates

Labour Candidates
Labour candidates. - A postcard with a dual meaning, both a satire on potential Labour Party MPs and three down and out men all of whom are good candidates as labourers. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAsleep Collection: Sleeping Beauty - 6

Sleeping Beauty - 6
Beauty - and everyone else in the palace, human or animal - fall asleep under the witchs spell: only she and her familiars, cat and crow, are immune

Background imageAsleep Collection: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Muriel Baines

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Muriel Baines
Illustration, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Muriel Baines Date: 20th century

Background imageAsleep Collection: Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond

Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond. First produced at the Pier Theatre, Brighton, as Sandy and his Eliza on 30th September 1912 and at the Criterion Theatre on 12th December 1913

Background imageAsleep Collection: The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon

The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon
A linesman disrupts play at Wimbledon by letting out a loud snore mid-point. 1928

Background imageAsleep Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Felix de Gray

Sleeping Beauty by Felix de Gray
Scene from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty showing the moment when the Prince finds Aurora asleep but looking remarkably perfect considering shes been out like a light for over a hundred years

Background imageAsleep Collection: Forty Winks by C. E. Wilson

Forty Winks by C. E. Wilson
A dear old lady in a mop cap, spectacles and a tartan shawl has fallen asleep at a table in the middle of reading a newspaper and sewing a patchwork quilt

Background imageAsleep Collection: Wizatd of Oz / Poppy Field

Wizatd of Oz / Poppy Field
Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion start to yawn and fall asleep amongst the poppies while the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman wonder what to do

Background imageAsleep Collection: Tabby and White Cat

Tabby and White Cat
A tabby and white cat sleeps

Background imageAsleep Collection: Railway Sleeper - Marylebone Station

Railway Sleeper - Marylebone Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing post young gentleman propped up against a bollard at Marylebone Station after a wild Christmas party! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAsleep Collection: Slow Coach and infuriated passenger

Slow Coach and infuriated passenger
A lovely postcard by Lance Thackeray entitled Urgent - featuring a carriage being pulled by a very tired old nag and being driven by an old soak of a driver

Background imageAsleep Collection: Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London

Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London
During their daytime opening hours, Londons parks provided a pleasant place for the citys tramps and vagrants to sleep. Green Park, shown here, was typical

Background imageAsleep Collection: Churchill / Randolph / Vf 80

Churchill / Randolph / Vf 80
LORD RANDOLPH SPENCER CHURCHILL MP speaking in Parliament while Wolff, Balfour and Gorst listen (or fall asleep, more like)

Background imageAsleep Collection: Girl asleep in bed on a Christmas card

Girl asleep in bed on a Christmas card with Santa Claus appearing at the window. (2 of 2) Date: early 20th century

Background imageAsleep Collection: WW2 - Life onboard a corvette escort at sea

WW2 - Life onboard a corvette escort at sea - the ILN special artist C E Turner accompanied the vessel around various UK ports accompanying a merchant fleet. 1941

Background imageAsleep Collection: Supplement, The Seven Ages by Louis Wain - Seven

Supplement, The Seven Ages by Louis Wain - Seven. " Last scene of all, that ends this strange eventful history, is second childishness, and mere oblivion; sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste

Background imageAsleep Collection: Dip in the morning and Dip at Night

Dip in the morning and Dip at Night. A housewife seems to be gaining a lot more personal pleasure from her morning soak than her evening with her soak who is not performing to quite her

Background imageAsleep Collection: The Dalkey Rowing Club, Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey

The Dalkey Rowing Club, Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey
A couple fall asleep on the roof of a boathouse at the Dalkey Rowing Club, Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, near Dublin, Ireland Date: 1992

Background imageAsleep Collection: Deck chairs Tenby, Wales

Deck chairs Tenby, Wales
Two elderly men sat in deckchairs either side of an elderly lady. They watch her and smile as she snoozes in the afternoon sunshine on the beach at Tenby, Wales

Background imageAsleep Collection: Children asleep on the beach Victorian period

Children asleep on the beach Victorian period Date: 19th century

Background imageAsleep Collection: WW2 Greetings Card, Submerged

WW2 Greetings Card, Submerged
A WW2 greetings card, the image portrays a group of rather large Royal Navy sailors who have fallen asleep leaning on the unfortunate gentleman in the middle! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageAsleep Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Keep Smiling!

WW2 Birthday Card, Keep Smiling!
A WW2 birthday greeings card, Blessed are they who do not keep awake at night - But dream of happier times ahead! The image portrays a content old man asleep in bed

Background imageAsleep Collection: Rood screen, Collegiale de l'Assomption, Villemaur-sur-Vanne

Rood screen, Collegiale de l'Assomption, Villemaur-sur-Vanne
Resurrection of Christ, detail from the rood screen of 1521, with 26 bas reliefs in Gothic and Renaissance style, in the Collegiale de l'Assomption, or Collegiale de Notre-Dame

Background imageAsleep Collection: The Queen gave him a glass of the richest cordial

The Queen gave him a glass of the richest cordial
Illustration, The Queen gave him a glass of the richest cordial, the Wishing Cup, by Muriel Baines Date: 20th century

Background imageAsleep Collection: Cartoon, The Sleeping Palace (of Westminster)

Cartoon, The Sleeping Palace (of Westminster)
Political cartoon, The Sleeping Palace (of Westminster), at the end of a long and weary House of Commons session - a parody of a painting by Burne-Jones, The Garden Court Date: 1891



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