My Favourite Model (Mrs David Wright) by David Wright
My Favourite Model (Mrs David Wright) by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II.
© Estate of David Wright/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
?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
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Alvaro de Luna y Jarana (between 1388 and 1390-1453). Consta
Alvaro de Luna y Jarana (between 1388 and 1390-1453), Duke of Trujillo, 1st Count of San Esteban de Gormaz. Spanish politician, favourite of King John II of Castile, a Constable of Castile and Grand Master of the military order of Santiago. Colored engraving.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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