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Bentley Collection

Background imageBentley Collection: Juniper tree, Juniperus communis

Juniper tree, Juniperus communis. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley

Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley
Captain Woolf Barnato with his Speed Six Bentley fitted with a racing body. Woolf Barnato had just beaten the Blue Train from Monte Carlo to Calais in this (or similar) car

Background imageBentley Collection: 4. 5 litre Bentley

4. 5 litre Bentley
The 4.5 litre Bentley

Background imageBentley Collection: Common oak tree, Quercus robur

Common oak tree, Quercus robur. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Advert for Bentley, the Silent Sports Car, featuring a Bentley motor car in front of a

Advert for Bentley, the Silent Sports Car, featuring a Bentley motor car in front of a house in the village of Stratford St Mary in Essex. Buy a car made in the United Kingdom. Date: 1939

Background imageBentley Collection: Vintage Bentley Speed 6 at Locquirec, Brittany, France

Vintage Bentley Speed 6 at Locquirec, Brittany, France
Vintage Bentley Speed 6 (6.5 litre) with driver at the wheel in Locquirec, Brittany, north-west France. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBentley Collection: White willow or golden willow, Salix alba

White willow or golden willow, Salix alba. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Fig, Ficus carica

Fig, Ficus carica. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: British Sopwith Snipe Mark 1 biplane, WW1

British Sopwith Snipe Mark 1 biplane, WW1
A British Sopwith Snipe Mark 1 biplane in flight during the First World War. It had a 200 horsepower Bentley rotary engine. Date: 1917-1918

Background imageBentley Collection: Bentley car at St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Bentley car at St Michaels Mount, Cornwall
A 4.5 litre Bentley car and its driver with St Michaels Mount in the background. (2 of 2)

Background imageBentley Collection: Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION The remains of Dr John Irving Bentley (age 92) almost totally burnt in his home at Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Background imageBentley Collection: Bentley Motors advertisement

Bentley Motors advertisement Date: 24th December 1930

Background imageBentley Collection: Eastern hemlock or Canadian hemlock, Tsuga canadensis

Eastern hemlock or Canadian hemlock, Tsuga canadensis (Hemlock spruce, Pinus canadensis). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley

Background imageBentley Collection: Sea Island Cotton, Gossypium barbadense

Sea Island Cotton, Gossypium barbadense. Colour plate by David Blair, F.L.S. from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimen, Medicinal Plants Vol 1 (Nos. 1-69) Ranunculace to Anacardiace? Date: 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Frankincense, luban tree, or olibanum-tree, Boswellia sacra

Frankincense, luban tree, or olibanum-tree, Boswellia sacra (Boswellia carterii). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley

Background imageBentley Collection: Advert for Jack Barclay & Rolls-Royce, 1930s

Advert for Jack Barclay & Rolls-Royce, 1930s, London Date: 1930s

Background imageBentley Collection: Ergot of rye, Claviceps purpurea

Ergot of rye, Claviceps purpurea. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup

The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup: a huge collision at night. From front to back: Bentley car no.1 with Leslie Callingham (1888-1960) thrown clear

Background imageBentley Collection: Indigo or nil, Indigofera tinctoria

Indigo or nil, Indigofera tinctoria. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Terebinth or turpentine tree, Pistacia terebinthus

Terebinth or turpentine tree, Pistacia terebinthus. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London

Background imageBentley Collection: Bergamot lemon, Citrus limon

Bergamot lemon, Citrus limon (Citrus bergamia). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Tea plant, Camellia sinensis

Tea plant, Camellia sinensis (Camellia thea). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Centella, Indian pennywort or gotu kola, Centella asiatica

Centella, Indian pennywort or gotu kola, Centella asiatica (Hydrocotyle asiatica). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley

Background imageBentley Collection: Drivers & personalities in the Five Hundred Miles Race, 1929

Drivers & personalities in the Five Hundred Miles Race, 1929
Five of the leading lights in the great Five Hundred Miles Race which took place at Brooklands on 12 October 1929. At the top is Mr Kaye Don who drove a supercharged Sunbeam, Earl Howe (top right)

Background imageBentley Collection: A map of the Colne Valley Cloth District

A map of the Colne Valley Cloth District
Pictorial map of the Colne Valley Cloth District in Yorkshire, drawn by the poster artist and designer Leslie MacDonald Gill the year before his death, in 1946

Background imageBentley Collection: Close-up of a vintage Bentley car

Close-up of a vintage Bentley car, with large headlamps and various badges. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBentley Collection: Purging cassia or golden shower tree, Cassia fistula

Purging cassia or golden shower tree, Cassia fistula. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London

Background imageBentley Collection: Guarana, Paullinia cupana

Guarana, Paullinia cupana (Paullinia sorbilis). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Betelnut palm, Areca catechu

Betelnut palm, Areca catechu
Betelnut palm, goovaka or pinang, Areca catechu. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Indian shot, achira or meeru, Canna indica

Indian shot, achira or meeru, Canna indica (Canna edulis). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: Loblolly pine, Pinus taeda

Loblolly pine, Pinus taeda
Loblolly pine, oldfield pine or frankincense pine, Pinus taeda. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley

Background imageBentley Collection: Scotch fir, Pinus sylvestris

Scotch fir, Pinus sylvestris. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Curare, Chondrodendron tomentosum

Curare, Chondrodendron tomentosum
Curare, Parreira brava or abutua, Chondrodendron tomentosum. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: Advert for Bentley, the silent sports car (London) Date: 1938

Advert for Bentley, the silent sports car (London) Date: 1938

Background imageBentley Collection: Nathaniel Bentley

Nathaniel Bentley
NATHANIEL BENTLEY : hardware merchant of Leadenhall Street, London; after his fiancee died on their wedding eve, he neglected his appearance, earning the name Dirty Dick

Background imageBentley Collection: Bentley Racer XU 7521

Bentley Racer XU 7521. Mr Morten with his wife and their veteran Bentley racer after completion of the 1952 London-Stuttgart rally, on 12 May 1952 Date: 1952

Background imageBentley Collection: Old Shops on Cripplegate, London

Old Shops on Cripplegate, London, including H B Bentley, Tie and Scarf Manufacturers - McBlain Newton Co - Bakers for the Aerated Bread Company and (in the distance) the Somerset Pub

Background imageBentley Collection: Yellowroot, Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Yellowroot, Xanthorhiza simplicissima (Xanthorhiza apiifolia). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: Mastic tree or lentisk, Pistacia lentiscus

Mastic tree or lentisk, Pistacia lentiscus. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Myrrh or didin, Commiphora myrrha

Myrrh or didin, Commiphora myrrha (Balsamodendrum myrrha). Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: Common rue, Ruta graveolens

Common rue, Ruta graveolens
Common rue or herb-of-grace, Ruta graveolens. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Sugar-cane, Saccharum officinarum

Sugar-cane, Saccharum officinarum. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Virginian snakeroot, Aristolochia serpentaria

Virginian snakeroot, Aristolochia serpentaria. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Indian hemp, marijuana, hashish or ganja, Cannabis sativa

Indian hemp, marijuana, hashish or ganja, Cannabis sativa. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: Apple of Sodom, Calotropis procera

Apple of Sodom, Calotropis procera
Apple of Sodom, kapok, mudar or madar, Calotropis procera. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: May apple, mandrake or wild lemon, Podophyllum peltatum

May apple, mandrake or wild lemon, Podophyllum peltatum. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageBentley Collection: Arnica or mountain tobacco, Arnica montana

Arnica or mountain tobacco, Arnica montana. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBentley Collection: Yarrow or milfoil, Achillea millefolium

Yarrow or milfoil, Achillea millefolium. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880



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