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Expression Collection

Background imageExpression Collection: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - still from the Radio Picture Ltd production Shall We Dance?

Background imageExpression Collection: Chess (Cruikshank)

Chess (Cruikshank)
A GAME OF CHESS - two wigged gentlemen play, two friends watch them with mixed emotions : each of the four displays a different facial expression

Background imageExpression Collection: Bottlenose dolphin wearing Christmas hat

Bottlenose dolphin wearing Christmas hat

Background imageExpression Collection: Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles

Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles
The local town crier, Wilfred Tonkin, on St Mary s, Scilly Isles. Seen here announcing the fact that the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has taken up residence in his holiday bungalow

Background imageExpression Collection: Raphael Kirchner - Art Nouveau lady holding looking upward

Raphael Kirchner - Art Nouveau lady holding looking upward
Pretty Art Nouveau lady with a pink camelia in her hair and holding a frond looking upward - fine illustration by Raphael Kirchner. Date: circa 1903

Background imageExpression Collection: Mail coach on the High Street at Stony Stratford

Mail coach on the High Street at Stony Stratford
A packed vintage four-horse mail coach on the High Street at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Due to the juxtaposition of two hotels in the centre of town, The Cock and The Bull (pictured)

Background imageExpression Collection: Thomas Hobson

Thomas Hobson
THOMAS HOBSON English Liveryman at Cambridge. He was the sourse of the expression Hobsons Choice. Date: 1544 - 1630

Background imageExpression Collection: Margaret Morris in a nocturne of Mendelssohn

Margaret Morris in a nocturne of Mendelssohn
Portrait of Margaret Morris (1891 - 1980), famous dancer and dance teacher. Margaret Morris movement dance combined exercise with dance

Background imageExpression Collection: Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure

Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure
Front cover of a Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure - " A Better Buy - because they re better built" 1960

Background imageExpression Collection: Japanese Wedding Ceremony series - Bride and Parents-in-Law

Japanese Wedding Ceremony series - Bride and Parents-in-Law. The bride performing a rite of drinking sake with her husbands parents in order to express the true heart of loving each other tenderly as

Background imageExpression Collection: Self portrait photograph with multiple mirrors system

Self portrait photograph with multiple mirrors system
Catalan artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), photographed with a system of multiple mirrors in order to capture different angles of the sitter

Background imageExpression Collection: Barber-Surgeon at Work

Barber-Surgeon at Work
A barber-surgeon treating a patient

Background imageExpression Collection: Celebes Black Apes

Celebes Black Apes
Even a female Celebes black ape has to tolerate her young

Background imageExpression Collection: Edward Vii / French Fleet

Edward Vii / French Fleet
Edward VII welcomes the visit of the French fleet to Portsmouth - an outward expression of the growing rapprochement between the two countries

Background imageExpression Collection: Women Lobbying Mp / 1880

Women Lobbying Mp / 1880
Women lobbying an MP on the subject of Womens Rights during the general election

Background imageExpression Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (2 of 4) Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (2 of 4) Date: 1890s

Background imageExpression Collection: World War II - a young captured German soldier in distress

World War II - a young captured German soldier in distress - reputed to be only 15 years old

Background imageExpression Collection: Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl

Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl
Amateur Studio portrait photograph - shot in the back garden with suitable table and plant pot props - the subject is not the most jolly ever - I don t think that hat was a regular personal choice

Background imageExpression Collection: Chic model in shirtwaister dress

Chic model in shirtwaister dress
Chic model with tied-back hair, a shirtwaister dress with revere collar and belt, leather gloves, handbag and multiple strings of pearls. Date: circa 1959

Background imageExpression Collection: Client: Woollands - Model: Naomi Leon

Client: Woollands - Model: Naomi Leon - Shoot date: August 31, 1960 Date: 1960

Background imageExpression Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (1 of 4) Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (1 of 4) Date: 1890s

Background imageExpression Collection: Joan Bennett - American stage, film and television actress

Joan Bennett - American stage, film and television actress
Joan Bennett (1910-1990), American stage, film and television actress. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageExpression Collection: Le Ciel - Paris Cabaret Nightclub - The Confession

Le Ciel - Paris Cabaret Nightclub - The Confession
Two performers acting out The Confession at Le Ciel - Montmartre, Paris Cabaret Nightclub. The Cabaret du Ciel (Cabaret of Heaven) was an early version of modern theme restaurants

Background imageExpression Collection: Smart and Handsome British Gentleman in straw boater hat

Smart and Handsome British Gentleman in straw boater hat, starched collar, white tie and suit. He is boasting a well-groomed moustache and a slightly serious expression

Background imageExpression Collection: Robert Helpman Helpmann Ballet Dance Dancer In

Robert Helpman Helpmann Ballet Dance Dancer In
robert, helpman, helpmann, ballet, dance, dancer, in, checkmate, vic, wells, 1937, 1930s, 30s, thirties, the, supplement, to, dancing, times, december, costume, expression, face, character, role

Background imageExpression Collection: Dig! Dig! Dig! (To Victory)

Dig! Dig! Dig! (To Victory)
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Dig! Dig! Dig! (To Victory) by Joe Norton and Billy Bath. Featured by Charles Penrose, who can be seen with a comical facial expression

Background imageExpression Collection: Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), 1577-1580, by El Greco

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), 1577-1580, by El Greco
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). Founder of the Franciscan Order. Portrait by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopulos) (1541-1614), 1577-1580. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageExpression Collection: Squire Advertisement Page

Squire Advertisement Page
An advertisement page for Squire, specialists in character portrayal and lively expression, images include a number of portrait illustrations of both a realistic and cartoon nature. Date: circa 1939

Background imageExpression Collection: E. Dingle & Co Advertisement Photograph

E. Dingle & Co Advertisement Photograph
A portrait photograph used in the advertisement for E. Dingle & Co. Ltd, it shows a woman sat with clasped hands, with an expression of deep thought, wearing furs over her shoulders. Date: circa 1939

Background imageExpression Collection: Giuseppe de Begnis, Italian operatic bass singer

Giuseppe de Begnis, Italian operatic bass singer
Giuseppe de Begnis (1793-1849), Italian operatic bass singer Date: early 19th century

Background imageExpression Collection: Lunch After The Funeral

Lunch After The Funeral
This sketch shows a scene in which guests are having lunch after a funeral, each has a forlorn facial expression, expectantly so. Date: circa 1901

Background imageExpression Collection: Portrait Studies Of Young Women

Portrait Studies Of Young Women
A pair of portrait study sketches of young ladies, drawn from similar angles, each bear a calm and satisfied facial expression. Date: circa 1901

Background imageExpression Collection: Marquise Walking

Marquise Walking
An illustration portraying a finely dressed Marquise walking in a park with folded hands and a relaxed facial expression, two gentlemen with walking sticks are conversing behind. Date: circa 1901

Background imageExpression Collection: A La Suite d'un Article Signe: Boulimy

A La Suite d'un Article Signe: Boulimy
This sketch shows a group of four gentlemen interacting, visually representing the following caption, translated in English. Mr

Background imageExpression Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Thank you for Education

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Thank you for Education
Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Thank You! Thank You! For the Gift of Education Date: circa mid-1970s

Background imageExpression Collection: The Bride's Father

The Bride's Father
A portrait painting of the father of a bride, wearing a top hat wedding suit, with a relaxed, yet proud facial expression, his hands are interlinked with a white cloth. Date: circa 1922

Background imageExpression Collection: Sketch For Summer

Sketch For Summer
A sketched study of a huddled girl, grasping her feet, with a downcast expression. Date: circa 1921

Background imageExpression Collection: Old Fashioned Group

Old Fashioned Group
A group portrait watercolour painting, with minimal detail on facial expression, of some older gentleman in a fine house interior. Date: circa 1920

Background imageExpression Collection: Women Of Soria

Women Of Soria
A portrait sketch of a woman with a thin smile and relaxed expression. Date: circa 1919

Background imageExpression Collection: Mrs. Mounter

Mrs. Mounter
A portrait oil painting of Mrs. Mounter, an older woman wearing a red headscarf, sat at a breakfast table, with a black teapot and white cups and saucers

Background imageExpression Collection: A Refugee

A Refugee
A portrait painting of an older woman who is a refugee, her facial expression conveys deep sadness and acknowledgement of her experiences. Date: circa 1918

Background imageExpression Collection: Flemish Peasant

Flemish Peasant
A portrait sculpture of a Flemish peasant man, his face is heavily lined, and bears a stern facial expression. Date: circa 1917

Background imageExpression Collection: Calypso

Calypso
A portrait painting of a young girl, seated, wearing a blue top, and a confident yet calm facial expression. Date: circa 1917

Background imageExpression Collection: LEnfant Rose

LEnfant Rose
A portrait painting of a young girl named Rose, wearing a pink dress while seated, she has a calm expression. Date: circa 1917

Background imageExpression Collection: A French Peasant

A French Peasant
A portrait illustration of a French peasant man, with a content facial expression, fastening his coat with his left hand. Date: circa 1916

Background imageExpression Collection: Pegler

Pegler
A portrait sketch of an unknown woman's head, with a stern expression. Date: circa 1918

Background imageExpression Collection: Pieta, ca. 1570, by Luis de Morales (1515-1586). Detail

Pieta, ca. 1570, by Luis de Morales (1515-1586). Detail
Luis de Morales (1515-1586). Spanish painter. Pieta, ca.1570. Detail. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageExpression Collection: Water Nymphs, 1877, by Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Water Nymphs, 1877, by Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)
Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896). Polish painter. Water Nymphs, 1877. Detail. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018



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