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Background imageCollector Collection: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCollector Collection: Pinguinus impennis, great auk

Pinguinus impennis, great auk
Oil painting on canvas by John Gerrad Keulemans (undated). 229 x 205

Background imageCollector Collection: Clynderwen Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Clynderwen Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
View of Clynderwen (or Clunderwen) Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, on the Great Western Railway. Seven men and a boy stand in a line on the platform

Background imageCollector Collection: Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892)

Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892)
Henry Walter Bates FRS FLS FGS was an English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals. Born in Leicester 8 February 1825, died London, 16 February 1892

Background imageCollector Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Carriage drawn by three zebra and a horse, driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937), founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London since 1937

Background imageCollector Collection: Beckford / Fonthill Abbey

Beckford / Fonthill Abbey
WILLIAM BECKFORD Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, built at enormous expense by the English writer, art collector and eccentric

Background imageCollector Collection: Beckford / Fonthill Abbey

Beckford / Fonthill Abbey
WILLIAM BECKFORD Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, built at enormous expense by the English writer, art collector and eccentric

Background imageCollector Collection: Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta

Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta
Bali seashell gleaner. Silhouette of woman with head scarf bending over to gather shells in the shallow seawater near Kuta Date: 1989

Background imageCollector Collection: Sir John Soanes Museum - Bust over the Sarcophagus

Sir John Soanes Museum - Bust over the Sarcophagus
The House (now Museum) of Sir John Soane(1753-1837) at Lincolns Inn Fields, London - The Dome over the Sarcophagus with Chantrys bust of Soane. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCollector Collection: Am Broadley / Vanity Fair

Am Broadley / Vanity Fair
ALEXANDER MEYRICK BROADLEY Lawyer, writer, and collector of Napoleona Date: 1847 - 1916

Background imageCollector Collection: John Julius Angerstein

John Julius Angerstein
JOHN JULIUS ANGERSTEIN Russian-English merchant, art collector and benefactor

Background imageCollector Collection: Cute Puppies: Income Tax Collector Dog

Cute Puppies: Income Tax Collector Dog

Background imageCollector Collection: Photograph of Lady Dorothy Nevill in gown, bonnet, gloves and with parasol

Photograph of Lady Dorothy Nevill in gown, bonnet, gloves and with parasol. From a page captioned, Those Were the Days When Bad Taste Reigned Supreme'

Background imageCollector Collection: Photograph of Lady Dorothy Nevill and Mr John Burns at the Opening of the Victoria

Photograph of Lady Dorothy Nevill and Mr John Burns at the Opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum; One of the illustrations from the memoir "Under Five Reigns" by Lady Dorothy Nevill

Background imageCollector Collection: A Warm Welcome for Every Parachutist

A Warm Welcome for Every Parachutist
Sixth column strategy: Foresight plans, if London gets invaded by landing Germans dropping from the skies dressed as British civilians they would be collected up by cyclist with tubs of hot boiling

Background imageCollector Collection: Rembrandt's The Mill at the National Gallery, London 1911

Rembrandt's The Mill at the National Gallery, London 1911
Large crowd looking at the Rembrandt painting, The Mill, at the National Gallery, London. At that time the painting was to be sold by Lord Lansdowne, either to the British nation for 95

Background imageCollector Collection: Comic postcard, Rent collector and tenant Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Rent collector and tenant Date: 20th century

Background imageCollector Collection: Comic postcard, Rent collector hit by sailor Date: early 20th century

Comic postcard, Rent collector hit by sailor Date: early 20th century

Background imageCollector Collection: Homeless man asks for donation from PDSA collector

Homeless man asks for donation from PDSA collector
A homeless man asks PDSA collector for donation, Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageCollector Collection: Sir Hans Sloane

Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet (1660-1753), a British physician, naturalist and collector noted for bequeathing his collection of 71, 000 items to the British nation

Background imageCollector Collection: Monument to Richard Fishbourne Mercer

Monument to Richard Fishbourne Mercer, died 1625, in the Ambulatory in Mercers Chapel, Cheapside. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageCollector Collection: Cartoon, The Dream of the Cigarette Card Collector

Cartoon, The Dream of the Cigarette Card Collector
Cartoon, The Dream of Cigarette Card Collector. 1923

Background imageCollector Collection: Portrait, Jean-Baptiste Faure, French opera singer

Portrait, Jean-Baptiste Faure, French opera singer
Portrait, Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914), French opera singer (baritone) and art collector. 1880s

Background imageCollector Collection: Butterfly collector tools, 19th century

Butterfly collector tools, 19th century. Butterfly net, raquet nets, pincers, pins, etc. Handcoloured lithograph from Musee du Naturaliste dedie a la Jeunesse, Histoire des Papillons

Background imageCollector Collection: Butterfly collectors tools

Butterfly collectors tools from the 18th century: aerial net on a cane 1, scissors with racquets 2, small preservative brush 6, and soft brush to remove dust 9

Background imageCollector Collection: Men collecting varnish from the Chinese lacquer tree

Men collecting varnish from the Chinese lacquer tree
Chinese men collecting varnish from the Chinese lacquer tree, Toxicodendron vernicifluum, using bamboo pipes. One man stirs collected varnish in a pan while another eats from a bowl with chopsticks

Background imageCollector Collection: America - Shays Rebellion

America - Shays Rebellion
Shays Rebellion was an armed uprising - Protesters Watching A Debtor In A Scuffle With A Tax Collector By The Courthouse At Springfield, Massachusetts Date: 1786

Background imageCollector Collection: Samuel Courtauld

Samuel Courtauld (7 May 1876 1 December 1947), English industrialist who is best remembered as an art collector. He founded the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 1932

Background imageCollector Collection: Jumbles by Lewis Baumer - Butterfly Collector

Jumbles by Lewis Baumer - Butterfly Collector chasing Fairy with net. 1897

Background imageCollector Collection: William C. Cartwright MP, Vanity Fair, WH

William C. Cartwright MP, Vanity Fair, WH
WILLIAM CORNWALLIS CARTWRIGHT (1825-1915) Art collector, author and a Liberal politician. An authority on ancient and medieval art and literature

Background imageCollector Collection: Jesus with the Publican and Pharisee

Jesus with the Publican and Pharisee and the tax collector

Background imageCollector Collection: TRAFALGAR SQUARE 1950S

TRAFALGAR SQUARE 1950S
Two of Londons most famous landmarks, the National Gallery and St. Martin-in-the- Fields church, both in Trafalgar Square. Date: 1950s

Background imageCollector Collection: Railway workers in London 1900

Railway workers in London 1900
A selection of photographs showing railway workers in London. Date: 1900

Background imageCollector Collection: Convict chain, France

Convict chain, France
A chain of convicts welcome a new arrival at La Tournelle: Jean-Francois Gruet, a tax collector condemned to the galleys for life for appropriating public money. Date: December 1716

Background imageCollector Collection: Book sale at Sothebys auction house, London

Book sale at Sothebys auction house, London
A book sale taking place at Sothebys auction house, London. Mr Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), the German-born British bookseller and collector, is seated just in front of the auctioneers desk

Background imageCollector Collection: Dustman and cart collecting refuse

Dustman and cart collecting refuse
The dustman calls out to householders to bring out their refuse, while his mate tips the buckets into the cart. Date: circa 1840

Background imageCollector Collection: Dustman collecting refuse

Dustman collecting refuse
Bring out your dust, the dustman cries, whilst ringing of his bell: If the wind blows, pray guard your eyes, to keep them clear and well. Date: 19th Century

Background imageCollector Collection: Sopwith Pup N5182

Sopwith Pup N5182. Built by Sopwith Aviation Co. at Kingston upon Thames in 1916, N5182 was operated by several Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) squadrons in Belgium and Northern France

Background imageCollector Collection: Admiring a print Date: 18th century

Admiring a print Date: 18th century

Background imageCollector Collection: Ticket Collector - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Ticket Collector - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Ticket Collector - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageCollector Collection: Mr Harry Bevan, of Staffordshire known as Mr Magpie

Mr Harry Bevan, of Staffordshire known as Mr Magpie
Mr Harry Bevan, of Staffordshire, England. Known as Mr Magpie, he never threw away any domestic items and filled his home and outhouses with everything from teapots to sewing machines

Background imageCollector Collection: Stamp Collecting 1960S

Stamp Collecting 1960S
A boy stamp collector, sticking stamps into his stamp book

Background imageCollector Collection: Interior from an Art Collection by Pehr Hillestrom the

Interior from an Art Collection by Pehr Hillestrom the
Pehr Hillestrom the Elder (1732-1816). Swedish painter. Interior from an Art Collection. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageCollector Collection: Old Maid card game - Tickets Please - London Underground

Old Maid card game - Tickets Please - London Underground. circa 1950s

Background imageCollector Collection: Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson
Laundry impressions. The collector calls. One of a set of 6 postcards. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCollector Collection: The Collectors Office, 1615 by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

The Collectors Office, 1615 by Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1636). Flemish painter. The Collectors Office, after 1615. German Historical Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageCollector Collection: Louis Racine - French poet of the Age of the Enlightenment

Louis Racine - French poet of the Age of the Enlightenment
Louis Racine (1692-1763) - French poet of the Age of the Enlightenment. Later an inspector-general of taxes at Marseille in Provence. A member of the Academie des Inscriptions. Date: circa 1749

Background imageCollector Collection: George Daniel, Writer

George Daniel, Writer
GEORGE DANIEL - Precocious and prolific writer of political squibs against royals, and stage pieces, mainly comical, novels and theatre criticism.. Also a noted book collector. Date: 1789 - 1864



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