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Clown Collection

Background imageClown Collection: Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales

Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales. circa 1960s

Background imageClown Collection: Joseph Grimaldi Clown

Joseph Grimaldi Clown
JOSEPH GRIMALDI 1778 - 1837 As a clown in the pantomime of Mother Goose. " Sir, I ll just trouble you with a line"

Background imageClown Collection: Pantomime Characters, Commedia dell Arte

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

Background imageClown Collection: James Doughty, oldest clown in England

James Doughty, oldest clown in England
James Doughty of Brighton, at the time of this photograph the oldest clown in England, about to celebrate his 94th birthday. Seen here in costume with two of his performing dogs

Background imageClown Collection: Bertram Mills Circus

Bertram Mills Circus
A centaur style illustration, featuring a clown and a circus horse, adorn the cover of a programme for performances at Olympia, London

Background imageClown Collection: Balloon event, Charles Green, Stowmarket

Balloon event, Charles Green, Stowmarket
Charles Green ballooning poster, advertising his 413rd ascent, from the Vicarage Grounds, Stowmarket in his Royal Victoria Balloon

Background imageClown Collection: Tower Circus / Blackpool

Tower Circus / Blackpool
Two girls perform tricks while riding a white horse. A clown holds a hoop with a paper surface which one of them has just leapt through

Background imageClown Collection: Barnum & Bailey Poster

Barnum & Bailey Poster
Poster for Barnum and Baileys Circus

Background imageClown Collection: Circus Clown Pointing

Circus Clown Pointing
A young child, with a hoop decorated with flowers, rides on the back of a skewbald (brown and white) horse, while a clown stands and points

Background imageClown Collection: Punch, Toby, Clown

Punch, Toby, Clown
Mr Punch with Toby the dog and a clown

Background imageClown Collection: Girl in a Pierrot Costume

Girl in a Pierrot Costume in this stylised circular painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageClown Collection: Joseph Grimaldi Clown

Joseph Grimaldi Clown

Background imageClown Collection: Clowns / Victorian Scrap

Clowns / Victorian Scrap
A clown wearing dungarees with stripey socks

Background imageClown Collection: Victorian Scrap showing Circus Performers

Victorian Scrap showing Circus Performers in a Big Top Circus Ring, including a lady balancing on a performing horse and a clown holding a hoop. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageClown Collection: The Apple by Kay Nielsen

The Apple by Kay Nielsen. A very pale Pierrot sits in a fantasy Garden of Eden holding up an apple picked from the tree behind, around which a snake is coiled... Date: 1932

Background imageClown Collection: Vaslav Nijinsky / Clown

Vaslav Nijinsky / Clown
VASLAV NIJINSKY Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, seen here in the role of Petrushka Date: 1890 - 1950

Background imageClown Collection: The Pier - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

The Pier - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. Date: circa 1908

Background imageClown Collection: Pierrot clown

Pierrot clown
Man in fancy dress wearing a pierrot clown outfit with white face soft pointed hat, green neck ruff and pom-poms to the feet

Background imageClown Collection: Young women in fancy dress costumes

Young women in fancy dress costumes
A group of young women dressed in fancy dress costumes preserve the moment for posterity with a photograph in studio. Three are dressed in variations on clown outfits

Background imageClown Collection: Always the Clown. Middlesbrough 1970s

Always the Clown. Middlesbrough 1970s 1970s

Background imageClown Collection: Poe / Cask of Amontillado

Poe / Cask of Amontillado
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO Fortunato, dressed as a clown, is duped into a trip to the vaults

Background imageClown Collection: Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps

Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClown Collection: Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, by William Heath Robinson

Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, by William Heath Robinson
Scene from the Shakespeare comedy, Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Showing a banquet at Orsinos house, with the clown Feste singing a sad love song

Background imageClown Collection: Xmas card. Clown with his pie and ale

Xmas card. Clown with his pie and ale
Traditional Victorian Christmas card Date: 1868

Background imageClown Collection: Gilbeys Ports advertisement

Gilbeys Ports advertisement
Bold and striking advertisement for Gilbeys port with two bottles and a glass of their finest helping to make the face of a grinning clown. Date: 1927

Background imageClown Collection: Nice Carnival - a decorated float

Nice Carnival - a decorated float
Nice Carnival, France - a decorated float depicting a clown riding a dragon

Background imageClown Collection: Girl in a Pierrot Costume

Girl in a Pierrot Costume in this stylised circular painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageClown Collection: Clown and Indians of the Olympia Circus, London, 1921

Clown and Indians of the Olympia Circus, London, 1921
Illustration showing Pimpo the clown and three Red Indians performing horseback stunts in the ring of the Olympia Circus, 1921. Date: 1921

Background imageClown Collection: Clown on Bicycle Photo

Clown on Bicycle Photo
Harry, a guest of the Mayors Fancy Dress Ball poses in his costume, (that of a clown), on a bicycle in his back garden

Background imageClown Collection: 3 Dolls Harlequin C1810

3 Dolls Harlequin C1810
Harlequin, Pulcinello (Punch) and Bobeche (Clown)

Background imageClown Collection: Christmas card with a clown on a tightrope

Christmas card with a clown on a tightrope, with the sea and rocks below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClown Collection: Christmas card, clown in snow

Christmas card, clown in snow -- A Merry Heart goes all the way. circa 1905

Background imageClown Collection: Cartoon, Fred Evans in clown costume

Cartoon, Fred Evans in clown costume
Cartoon, Fred Evans in his clown costume. He performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. 1879

Background imageClown Collection: Firefighters in costume for an entertaining evening

Firefighters in costume for an entertaining evening
Men and women in costume for an entertaining evening at Stoke Newington Fire Station, 17 March 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageClown Collection: Clown in American Outfit

Clown in American Outfit
A clown wearing an outfit made from stars and stripes fabric (as in the American flag)

Background imageClown Collection: Circus / Rider & Hoop

Circus / Rider & Hoop
Piebald (black and white) Circus horse carrying an equestrienne who jumps through a paper-filled hoop held up by a clown

Background imageClown Collection: Dogs and Circus Clown

Dogs and Circus Clown
A circus clown with five dogs in a circus ring

Background imageClown Collection: Reverend Robin Morrison (now Canon)

Reverend Robin Morrison (now Canon) who regularly dressed in pierrot costume and performed for charity. Birmingham, England. The Times Date: 1989

Background imageClown Collection: Master Franz Ebert, German actor-comedian on a pony

Master Franz Ebert, German actor-comedian on a pony Date: 1890s

Background imageClown Collection: Poster design, Billy Smarts Circus

Poster design, Billy Smarts Circus

Background imageClown Collection: Lady riding side-saddle on a horse stuck in a fence

Lady riding side-saddle on a horse stuck in a fence during a fox hunt, 19th century. Mrs Lucy Somerville urges her horse Leotard out of the briars while Facey Romford and other huntsmen watch

Background imageClown Collection: Circus poster, Clyde Beatty Cole Bros, USA

Circus poster, Clyde Beatty Cole Bros, USA, the Worlds Largest Circus. 20th century

Background imageClown Collection: Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Background imageClown Collection: Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool

Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool
Touring Ventriloquist Mr W. Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - of 167 Liverpool Road, Islington, London. Found in an advertisement for a performance at the Abergavenny Coliseum in November 1915

Background imageClown Collection: France - Circus - Auguste and the White Clown

France - Circus - Auguste and the White Clown
France - Circus - Interactions between Auguste (the happy clown) and the White Clown (the sad clown): " Session interrupted". Date: 1905

Background imageClown Collection: We Care for Nobody, No Not We by Florence Hardy

We Care for Nobody, No Not We by Florence Hardy
Delightful postcard featuring three dancing children dressed in clown and Pierrot costumes

Background imageClown Collection: Clown (Pink)

Clown (Pink)
Lino cut of a clown printed in pink. Artist: Anon. Date: 1930s



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