The Scotsman who had his money's-worth
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a rotund and satisfied Scottish man sitting at a restaurant table, having managed to eat everything on the set price lunch menu while a waiter removes a tall pile of empty plates. The picture satirically makes reference to the myth that Scottish people are traditionally miserly.
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Cage of Sir Winston Churchill's pet budgerigar 'Toby'
"Waiting" for its vanished occupant: The cage of Sir Winston Churchill's pet budgerigar 'Toby' which escaped from a hotel in Monte Carlo on February 14 1961. Sir Winston offered a reward of 22 for the recovery of the missing green-and-white bird which flew out into the Casino gardens. Date: 1961
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
?Marengo?, the favourite charger of Napoleon I, 1815
?Marengo?, the favourite charger of Napoleon I, 1815 (c). Soft-ground etching, by and after James Ward, published by R Ackermann, Strand, London, 1 August 1824. With a flowing mane and tail and highly defined muscles, standing by a lake in an empty landscape lit by a setting sun (symbolising Napoleon?s fall from power). The original painting was painted for the Duke of Northumberland. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy, No. 219, in 1826. It is currently in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick Castle (see Courtauld Institute Photographic Survey April 1998). Date: circa 1860
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