Dom Perignon, French monk known for wine-making
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), French Benedictine monk who is often (incorrectly) credited with the invention of sparkling champagne. He pioneered many wine production methods in his home region of Champagne, while serving as cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers. Seen here seated (right), old and blind, demonstrating his ability to select different grapes to give the best results.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Photograph of Grapes PH, Southwark (New), London
Photograph of Grapes PH, Southwark (New), London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Nothing for the Grapes, Southwark (New), London SE1 1LB. As of July 2018 . Rebuilt in time for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1896. Now demolished
© The National Brewery Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Street entertainers or Savoyards, 1818
Man and woman of Savoy or Savoie, 1818. The man ia street entertainer with box of props on his back, the woman plays a lute and the boy plays a triangle. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Venning's A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton, Harvey and Darton, London, 1818. Venning wrote educational books on geography, conchology and mineralogy in the early 19th century