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Extravagant Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 54 pictures in our Extravagant collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1

'One of the horrors of war. "And did ums tink their mumsie would waste her money on the horrid war and rob her popsy-wopsies of their ickle nicy-picie"' An illustration by George L. Stampa criticising society ladies who lavished expensive food on their pet dogs during wartime, despite food shortages. The cartoon specifically alluded to a recent court case in 1915 where a lady dog-fancier was told by Mr Justice Avory that at a time when 'every shilling in the country was required for the purpose of preserving our very existence as a nation, it was rather shocking to hear of such sums as 500 being wasted on ladies' pets). Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Albanian King Zog I

The Albanian King Zog I (1895-1961) - previously Ahmed Zog - initially Prime Minister from 1923 to 1924, then President from January 1925 until 1928 (as depicted here) and on September 1st, 1928 he proclaimed himself king. In 1939 he fled abroad from the Italian occupying forces. In 1946 he was formally dethroned. According to the Guinness Book of Records, he holds the record for the most cigarettes smoked in a day (225!!!). Date: circa 1925

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Christian Dior's Spring Fashion Show, 1948

Christian Berard, the Surrealist painter, seated on the floor, gazing at passing gowns during Christian Dior's Spring Fashion show, 1948. In 1947 Christian Dior created a sensational collection labelled the 'New Look.' His designs centred around gowns with an 18-inch waist, which focused attention on the bust and hips. He paired the nipped in waist with a full skirt, using a large amount of material. This was seen as luxuriously extravagant because of the rations upon material following the war. Dior developed his talents through a study of art which included painting, magazine illustration and European architecture.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans