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Background imageCharacters Collection: Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir
D Oyly Cartes Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Souvenir Programme, Princes Theatre, London, 29 September 1919 - 31 January 1920, showing a large cast of characters from the operettas. 1919-1920

Background imageCharacters Collection: Chaucers Pilgrims by Pauline Baynes

Chaucers Pilgrims by Pauline Baynes
The numerous pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, pictured riding in procession

Background imageCharacters Collection: Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens
Illustration showing the statue of Peter Pan, sculpted by Sir George Frampton and erected in Kensington Gardens, London, on 1 May 1912. Date: c.1920

Background imageCharacters Collection: Wartime Toby jugs, WW1

Wartime Toby jugs, WW1
Advertisement for Soane & Smith of Oxford Street, promoting their range of Toby jugs based on wartime leaders, principally Sir David Beatty, Sir Douglas Haig, Lord Jellicoe, Marshal Joffre

Background imageCharacters Collection: In the Days of Dickens by Cecil Aldin

In the Days of Dickens by Cecil Aldin
A coach and horses laden with jovial travellers looking very much like the Pickwick Club drive into a village to stop by a handsome looking coaching inn

Background imageCharacters Collection: Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes

Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes
A staggering 149 sayings illustrated on one page by Pauline Baynes, all played out by a huge cast of medieval characters

Background imageCharacters Collection: Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes

Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes
Twenty seven different stories from the Old Testament symbolised in one illustration by Pauline Baynes. How many can you spot? Key to characters and stories is on page 34 of Holly Leaves

Background imageCharacters Collection: Hay Fever, by Noel Coward, Gaiety Theatre, Hastings

Hay Fever, by Noel Coward, Gaiety Theatre, Hastings
Hay Fever, a comedy by Noel Coward, at the Gaiety Theatre, Hastings, starring Kate Cutler

Background imageCharacters Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageCharacters Collection: Pantomime Characters, Commedia dell Arte

Pantomime Characters, Commedia dell Arte - Clown, Harlequin, Columbine and Pantaloon. 19th century

Background imageCharacters Collection: Peter Pan statue arrives in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan statue arrives in Kensington Gardens
Photograph from the ILN announcing the arrival of the statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, by Sir George Frampton, which appeared magically one morning (1 May 1912) with no formal unveiling

Background imageCharacters Collection: The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes

The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes
Charming illustration showing a land populated by all the characters from Christmas plays and pantomimes including Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Robinson Crusoe

Background imageCharacters Collection: Riviera holiday makers on the piste

Riviera holiday makers on the piste
Illustration by William Heath Robinson showing skiiers intrigued by the appearance of glamorous Howard. K. Elcock characters

Background imageCharacters Collection: Fulton Mackay and Sprocket, filming in Cornwall

Fulton Mackay and Sprocket, filming in Cornwall
The actor Fulton Mackay (1922-1987) and Sprocket, filming the TV series Fraggle Rock at St Anthonys Lighthouse near Falmouth, Cornwall

Background imageCharacters Collection: Pelham puppets

Pelham puppets
Five puppets by the famous, puppet making family business, Pelham, in a stage setting contrived of cardboard painted with distemper mixed with Alabastine

Background imageCharacters Collection: Moods of Mount Fuji - 4

Moods of Mount Fuji - 4
A stylised painting by Malcolm Greensmith in the style of the Master Japanese woodcut artists of the late 18th and 19th centuries

Background imageCharacters Collection: Japanese woman in traditional dress

Japanese woman in traditional dress. A modern painting, done in the traditional Japanese style

Background imageCharacters Collection: Skiiers out of place in the Riviera

Skiiers out of place in the Riviera
A humorous illustration showing out of place William Heath Robinson characters receiving curious glances from glamorous holiday makers in a Howard. K. Elcock illustration

Background imageCharacters Collection: Rudyard Kipling by Cyrus Cuneo

Rudyard Kipling by Cyrus Cuneo
Unconventional Portraits: No.XV.-A Superman amongst writers by Cyrus Cuneo. An impression of Rudyard Kipling, novelist and poet, showing him at work surrounded by characters from his books

Background imageCharacters Collection: Dickens Cartoon 1867

Dickens Cartoon 1867
CHARLES DICKENS " Au Revoir" - Dickens is bidden farewell to by some of the characters from his novels

Background imageCharacters Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Conductor

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Conductor. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCharacters Collection: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the St Jamess Theatre, London. Gwendolen Fairfax (Miss Irene Vanbrugh) and Worthing; Gwendolen and Cecily (Miss Evelyn Millard); Gwendolen

Background imageCharacters Collection: Pirandello Signed

Pirandello Signed
LUIGI PIRANDELLO Italian novelist and playwright, author of Six characters in search of an author etc.#

Background imageCharacters Collection: Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers

Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens Characters by Frank Reynolds for Buchanans Whisky - Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers. 1912

Background imageCharacters Collection: Chelsea Follies Revue by Archibald de Bear and R. Arkell

Chelsea Follies Revue by Archibald de Bear and R. Arkell
Chelsea Follies Revue devised by Archibald de Bear (1882 - 1959) and Reginald Arkell (1889 - 1962). Presented by R.H. Gillespie with music by Wolseley Charles (1889 - 1962)

Background imageCharacters Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCharacters Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Stage Manager

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Stage Manager. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCharacters Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Call Boy

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Call Boy. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCharacters Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Play Boy

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Play Boy. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCharacters Collection: Characters of Peter Pan by H. M. Brock

Characters of Peter Pan by H. M. Brock
Wendy and Peter heading the procession of characters in J. M. Barries famous childrens play, Peter Pan, as imagined by H. M. Brock in an illustration specially drawn for The Sphere. Date: 1920

Background imageCharacters Collection: RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). History of Mexico

RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). History of Mexico: from the Conquest to 1930. 1929 - 1931. Detail of the central wall with scenes

Background imageCharacters Collection: Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken

Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken
Charles Dickens - Dombey & Son. Mr Toots - a student at Dr Blimbers school (who loves Florence but marries Susan) - pictured with his prizefighter companion, the Chicken. Date: circa 1902

Background imageCharacters Collection: Nursery Characters - How Many Can You Spot? by Pauline Bayne

Nursery Characters - How Many Can You Spot? by Pauline Bayne
Stunningly detailed illustration by Pauline Baynes featuring no less than 56 different nursery rhyme characters. Can you spot them all? If not, there is a key to the picture in Holly Leaves, 1954

Background imageCharacters Collection: Hogarth Faces 1807

Hogarth Faces 1807
A myriad of faces looking in different directions: Characters and Caricatures

Background imageCharacters Collection: Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers

Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens Characters by Frank Reynolds for Buchanans Whisky - Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers. 1912

Background imageCharacters Collection: Production of Gounods Faust by Carl Rosa Opera Company

Production of Gounods Faust by Carl Rosa Opera Company
Characters from Charles Gounods opera Faust in a touring production by the Carl Rosa Opera Company. Seen here are Charles Manners as Bertram, the Irish tenor Barton McGuckin as Faust

Background imageCharacters Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Theatre

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Theatre. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageCharacters Collection: Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall

Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall
Children watching a Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCharacters Collection: John Ridd meets Lorna Doone

John Ridd meets Lorna Doone
A scene from the novel set in 17th century Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore. Lorna, from the notorious Doone clan, meets John Ridd, destined to be her lifelong love. Date: 1937

Background imageCharacters Collection: Moods of Mount Fuji - 3

Moods of Mount Fuji - 3
A view across stormy seas to Mount Fuji. A stylised painting by Malcolm Greensmith in the style of the great Japanese printmakers of the late 18th and 19th centuries such as Hiroshige and Hokusai

Background imageCharacters Collection: Baron Munchhausen sails to the moon

Baron Munchhausen sails to the moon
The Baron sails to the Moon. Date: First published: 1785

Background imageCharacters Collection: Beggars Opera / Hogarth

Beggars Opera / Hogarth
a burlesqued version of John Gays opera: several of the characters are wearing animal heads Date: 18th century

Background imageCharacters Collection: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the St Jamess Theatre, London. Miss Prism (Mrs George Canninge) and Worthing (Mr George Alexander); Algernon Moncrieff (Mr Allen Aynesworth)

Background imageCharacters Collection: Boys Club, fancy dress, February 1931

Boys Club, fancy dress, February 1931
Seven boys from a Boys Club in wonderful fancy dress costume. Characters include, a News of the World paperboy, an Arab, a housewife

Background imageCharacters Collection: Rather wonderful pair (possibly father and son?) dressed as Tom, Tom the Pipers Son

Rather wonderful pair (possibly father and son?) dressed as Tom, Tom the Pipers Son. The boy on the right is Tom, while the man on the left, dressed as a yokel, holds the pig that Tom steals

Background imageCharacters Collection: Cartoon, January, Twelfth Night, Drawing Characters

Cartoon, January, Twelfth Night, Drawing Characters -- part of a series of Christmas and New Year cartoons. circa 1840s

Background imageCharacters Collection: Mr Albert Chevaliers Recitals

Mr Albert Chevaliers Recitals
This postcard titled Mr Albert Chevaliers Recitals shows the many characters Albert Chevalier played. As the coster, fourth from right in the front row, he sang his famous coster songs

Background imageCharacters Collection: Shakespeare - Henry V

Shakespeare - Henry V - Pistol: Pish for thee, Iceland dog! circa 1830



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