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Facial Collection

Background imageFacial Collection: Woman Shaving Man

Woman Shaving Man
A female barber or barbers assisitant, probably during World War Two, applies shaving soap to a mans face before his shave

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
WINSTON CHURCHILL A facial portrait of Winston Spencer Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty

Background imageFacial Collection: The Lantern Spectre by Katsushika Hokusai

The Lantern Spectre by Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - The Lantern Spectre. A burning paper lamp takes on the aspect of a spectral face - one of a set of Ghosts and Goblins. Date: circa 1810

Background imageFacial Collection: Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress

Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress
Young Soninke Girl from Mali wearing wonderful beads and beaded headdress. The Soninke (also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli)

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication

Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication
A Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional facial scarfication and wearing thick wood-block earrings - Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFacial Collection: The Beard and Moustache Movement, John Leech

The Beard and Moustache Movement, John Leech
The Beard and Moustache Movement, cartoon in Punch by John Leech commenting on the fashion for large beards. Railway Guard: Now, ma am, is this your luggage

Background imageFacial Collection: 7th Earl Stamford

7th Earl Stamford
GEORGE HARRY GREY, seventh earl of STAMFORD and third of Warrington racing enthusiast Date: 1827 - 1883

Background imageFacial Collection: Flower Power 1967

Flower Power 1967
HIPPIES His and Hers Flower Power outfits at the great Love-In at Woburn Park, Bedfordshire, England. Date: August 1967

Background imageFacial Collection: Face of a very handsome camel

Face of a very handsome camel
The close-up face of a very handsome camel. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFacial Collection: Facial expressions

Facial expressions. Engraving by J. vander Schley, from Pierre de Hondt, Histoire Naturelle generale et particuliere avec la description du Cabinet du Roy. Plate VIII, of Vol 2. Date: 1750

Background imageFacial Collection: Chuck Berry on Stage

Chuck Berry on Stage
Chuck Berry was a founding father of rock & roll music; one of its greatest singers, songwriters and performers, without whom popular music would be very different

Background imageFacial Collection: Advert for Peter Robinson, gentlemens clothing 1895

Advert for Peter Robinson, gentlemens clothing 1895
Christmas presents for gentlemen, smoking jackets and dressing gowns. 1895

Background imageFacial Collection: Whitby, Yorkshire - A portrait study of a Fisherman

Whitby, Yorkshire - A portrait study of a Fisherman
Brother Brushes - Portrait drawing by Phil May of Sir Frank William Brangwyn (18671956) - an Anglo-Welsh artist, painter, watercolourist, engraver and illustrator, and progressive designer. Date: 1898

Background imageFacial Collection: Face of White Persian

Face of White Persian
A close-up facial portrait of a fluffy white Persian cat

Background imageFacial Collection: Celebes Black Apes

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

Background imageFacial Collection: Watching Le Guignol

Watching Le Guignol
Children watching a Guignol show - a delightful variety of facial expressions !

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

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

Background imageFacial Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1898

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1898
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902) also known as " the Bearded Lady" toured with the showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction. 1898

Background imageFacial Collection: The Language of Eyes

The Language of Eyes - each expression of the eyes conveying a different feeling, emotion or reaction. Date: circa 1910s

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

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

Background imageFacial Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1897

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1897
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902), a " freak" and part of the " Greatest Show on Earth". The accompanying article describes her as " in every respect the best of the "

Background imageFacial Collection: Latest style of American velocipede 1869

Latest style of American velocipede 1869
America were in the middle of bicycle craze, different types of cycles were introduced, this design showing two large wheels revolving around a common axis with a crank motion for both hands

Background imageFacial Collection: Elizabeth Arden is in Personal Touch with you. Photograph by Baron Adolph de Meyer for

Elizabeth Arden is in Personal Touch with you. Photograph by Baron Adolph de Meyer for Elizabeth Arden cosmetics. Date: 1928

Background imageFacial Collection: Canadian Gent with a fine moustache - Studio Portrait

Canadian Gent with a fine moustache - Studio Portrait Date: circa 1890

Background imageFacial Collection: France - Circus - Auguste and the White Clown

France - Circus - Auguste and the White Clown
France - Circus - Interactions between Auguste (the happy clown) and the White Clown (the sad clown): " Session interrupted". Date: 1905

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: WW2 - Young Heroes Of The War

WW2 - Young Heroes Of The War
An illustrated front cover of a WW2 children's book, Young Heroes Of The War, written by Joseph Gollomb and Alice Taylor

Background imageFacial Collection: Bedouin Man - Palestine

Bedouin Man - Palestine. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: At the Theatre, comical depiction of audience members

At the Theatre, comical depiction of audience members Date: circa 1850s

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: At The Sea Baths, The Ladies Bath Rope

At The Sea Baths, The Ladies Bath Rope
A group portrait illustration which shows a row of eight women clinging onto a bath rope, with calm, relaxed facial expressions. Date: circa 1901

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: Municipal Council of Fouzy-Les-Croustettes

Municipal Council of Fouzy-Les-Croustettes
An illustration which portrays members of the municipal council of Fouzy-Les-Croustettes, posing together, with serious facial expressions. Date: circa 1901

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: Forest Tiger

Forest Tiger
This watercolour painting shows a tiger like creature with the facial features and hands of a human, creating quite an unusual image, it is prowling through a forest of trees and colourful flowers

Background imageFacial 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 imageFacial 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 imageFacial Collection: Facial Contortions, 6 illustrations, Surprise and Rage

Facial Contortions, 6 illustrations, Surprise and Rage
Facial Contortions, 6 illustrations, 3 showing Surprise, 3 showing Rage'. From an article A Few Hours at a Photographic Studio'. Date: 1895

Background imageFacial 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



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