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Background imageDrawings Collection: The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson

The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film

Background imageDrawings Collection: PESSOA, Fernando (1888-1935). Portuguese poet

PESSOA, Fernando (1888-1935). Portuguese poet. Drawing by Almada Negreiros of 1935. Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: American Flamingo, by John James Audubon

American Flamingo, by John James Audubon
American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus Ruber, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageDrawings Collection: Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars

Background imageDrawings Collection: Louisiana Heron, by John James Audubon

Louisiana Heron, by John James Audubon
Louisiana Heron, Ardea Ludoviciana, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageDrawings Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imageDrawings Collection: British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis

British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis
Considered at the time to be the best field gun in the world: the British 25-pounder. Diagrammatic drawings of a famous British weapon

Background imageDrawings Collection: Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. The

Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. The French, English and Prussian armies were defeated, which implied the fall of the emperor. Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn

A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by

Background imageDrawings Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background imageDrawings Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane

Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane
Imperial Airways Poster, showing four types of plane, with cutaway drawings of interiors of each class -- Heracles and Hannibal, Scylla, Atalanta, and Scipio. 20th century

Background imageDrawings Collection: Girls with their books in Balham, SW London

Girls with their books in Balham, SW London
Four girls with their books and drawings, sitting on a pavement in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageDrawings Collection: Virgils Tomb

Virgils Tomb (1785). Wright, Joseph of Derby 1734-1797. Wright travelled in Italy from 1774-76 and produced many fine drawings of classical subjects and geological curiosities

Background imageDrawings Collection: Wedding Feast by William Heath Robinson

Wedding Feast by William Heath Robinson
Finely detailed colour illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a wedding feast amid a rural setting. Robinson would follow this image with two more in subsequent years

Background imageDrawings Collection: Blue Jay, by John James Audubon

Blue Jay, by John James Audubon
Blue Jay, Corvus Cristatus, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageDrawings Collection: Snowy Owl, by John James Audubon

Snowy Owl, by John James Audubon
Snowy Owl, Strix Nyctea, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageDrawings Collection: LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519). Anatomic studio

LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519). Anatomic studio. Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall

Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall
A scene beside a waterfall of four girls in their bathing costumes. The girls are watching the waterfall, prehaps resting after swimming

Background imageDrawings Collection: Draughtsmen at work

Draughtsmen at work
Draughtsmen prepare technical drawings for an electronic wiring system, in a large open plan room, with plenty of essential natural light. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageDrawings Collection: Reconstruction of the Templo Mayor complex in the

Reconstruction of the Templo Mayor complex in the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, founded in 1325. It was the capital of the Aztec Empire until its occupation in 1521 by Hernᮠ Cort鳠 during

Background imageDrawings Collection: NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de Notre Dame (1503-1566). French

NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de Notre Dame (1503-1566). French physician and astrologer, author of book of predictions Astrological Centuries (1555). Illustration in card of 18th century. Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis

German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings

Background imageDrawings Collection: Tropic Bird, by John James Audubon

Tropic Bird, by John James Audubon
Tropic Bird, Phaeton Aethereus, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageDrawings Collection: Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo

Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo
Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Battle of Waterloo, 1815.Watercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815. Associated with the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleonic Wars

Background imageDrawings Collection: Ballet Petrouschka. Vaslav Nijinsky

Ballet Petrouschka. Vaslav Nijinsky
Ballet Petrouschka, music by Igor Stravinsky (1911). Illustration by Georges Lepape with the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Art Deco. Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: In Possession. By A. E. Bestall

In Possession. By A. E. Bestall
Three girls sat on a bank by a stream watching a crab under the water. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years

Background imageDrawings Collection: de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-AOUO

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-AOUO of Air Service Training. AOUO was purchsed by the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association in the early 1970s and converted to a Supermunk

Background imageDrawings Collection: New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis

New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis
Details of the new German explosive incendiary bomb produced during the Second World War. Explanatory drawings showing how the bomb is constructed, and the proper methods of tackling it. Date: 1942

Background imageDrawings Collection: German U-boat by G. H. Davis

German U-boat by G. H. Davis
The battle of the Atlantic: explanatory drawings of German U-boats (submarines), and how they operate when at sea. Various aspects of undersea activities during the Second World War. Date: 1941

Background imageDrawings Collection: British six-pounder gun by G. H. Davis

British six-pounder gun by G. H. Davis
The British six-pounder gun: explanatory drawings. It was an efficient field and anti-tank gun of high velocity, used for example against Rommels German army in the desert, Second World War

Background imageDrawings Collection: Launching of V2 rocket bombs by G. H. Davis

Launching of V2 rocket bombs by G. H. Davis
The launching of V2 rocket bombs during the Second World War: an official photograph and its explanation. On the left: a scene at Peenemunde, birthplace of the V2

Background imageDrawings Collection: White-Winged Silvery Gull, by John James Audubon

White-Winged Silvery Gull, by John James Audubon
White-Winged Silvery Gull, Larus Leucopterus, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageDrawings Collection: Study of plants and flowers. Renaissance art

Study of plants and flowers. Renaissance art. Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: Architects proposed front elevation, IMechE HQ

Architects proposed front elevation, IMechE HQ, Storeys Gate, 1896 1896

Background imageDrawings Collection: The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson

The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson
A desperate effort to instil good luck into a five-franc plaque before returning to the Casino. Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944)

Background imageDrawings Collection: A Memorial Notice of Julian Gould, D Company

A Memorial Notice of Julian Gould, D Company, 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. k.i.a. 30th May 1917 near Monchy-le-Preux aged 25 years. This book was privately printed by his father, Frederick J

Background imageDrawings Collection: Welcome Back to the Somme, March 1918

Welcome Back to the Somme, March 1918, by Lieutenant W (Will) H Dyson (1880-1938), Australian Imperial Force. Dyson joined the Army

Background imageDrawings Collection: Sketches at the Crippen trial

Sketches at the Crippen trial
The Most Sensational Trial for Many Years. Sketches in court at the trial of Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, accused of (and later hanged for) the murder of his wife Cora

Background imageDrawings Collection: First World War (1914). He battles (November, 1914)

First World War (1914). He battles (November, 1914). Drawing

Background imageDrawings Collection: Parthenon of Athens and Custom House, New York

Parthenon of Athens and Custom House, New York
Parthenon of Athens, - Longitudinal Section.; B. Custom House, New York. Longitudinal Section. Date: ca. 1835

Background imageDrawings Collection: Custom House, New York

Custom House, New York. Date: ca. 1835

Background imageDrawings Collection: Three Schoolgirls

Three Schoolgirls
Three schoolgirls in summer dresses look intently at drawings on the desk in front of them

Background imageDrawings Collection: Percy Pilcher Drawings

Percy Pilcher Drawings
Percy Pilcher Drawing Date: 19th century

Background imageDrawings Collection: A goddess and her handmaidens - in unique figurines of 4500 years ago

A goddess and her handmaidens - in unique figurines of 4500 years ago, part of the royal treasure of Dorak from the Yortan culture

Background imageDrawings 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 imageDrawings Collection: Helen Jardine Artists Advertisement

Helen Jardine Artists Advertisement
An advertisement page for Helen Jardine Artists Ltd, producers of drawings and illustrations for advertisers. The image shows an example of their work, portraying a pair of fashionably dressed women

Background imageDrawings Collection: Kingscott Ltd Advertisement Illustration

Kingscott Ltd Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Kingscott Ltd, a commercial art company, the image portrays a boy delivering some drawings, accompanied with his complaint! Date: circa 1939

Background imageDrawings Collection: The Stewart Knock Studio Advertisement

The Stewart Knock Studio Advertisement
An advertisement page for the Stewart Knock Studio Ltd. London based specialists in commercial drawings of interior furnishing. Date: circa 1939



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