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Background imageIllustrations Collection: Pansies, Pensees, or Hearts Ease, Thoughts

Pansies, Pensees, or Hearts Ease, Thoughts
Pansies, Pensees, or Hearts Ease, Viola tricolor, Thoughts: You occupy my thoughts or Pensez a Moi. Handcoloured lithograph by Dean

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background imageIllustrations Collection: An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson

An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson
The first in the series of the Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson. The illustrations from The Sketch depict ingenious space creating ideas for the spatially challenged home

Background imageIllustrations Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Plan of ship SS Great Britain

Plan of ship SS Great Britain
Illustrations showing a side cutaway view and an overhead view of Brunel's steamship SS Great Britain, launched in 1843. Date: 1845

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon

Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon
Chris Reynolds was a fireman at Paddington fire station and a talented cartoon artist. He produced a series of LFB/MFB cartoons of which this is one

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier puppy by Cecil Aldin

Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier puppy by Cecil Aldin
Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier called Bunch, by Cecil Aldin. Seen here running away from his owners (left) and winding his lead round his masters legs (right). Date: 1932

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Scotland vs. England Football Match, 1872

Scotland vs. England Football Match, 1872
Illustrations from the Scotland vs. England Friendly of 30th November 1872, played at West of Scotland Cricket Club Ground, Partick, near Glasgow

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb

WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb, indoors and outdoors, with explanatory illustrations, by the Ministry of Home Security. Date: early 1940s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: More Golfing Notes, by William Heath Robinson

More Golfing Notes, by William Heath Robinson
Some suggestions for the novice. Illustrations showing various devices to assist golfing skills. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Dresden Codex

Dresden Codex
Part of the Mayan manuscript known as the Dresden Codex : the illustrations appear to show gods and demons

Background imageIllustrations Collection: This cost a pretty figure by Merlin Enabnit

This cost a pretty figure by Merlin Enabnit
Pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) posed provocatively in her underwear while examining a string of pearls. Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Flower Market Of The Madeleine by Blampied

The Flower Market Of The Madeleine by Blampied
An illustration by Edmund Blampied of a bustling flower market at the Place de la Madeleine in Paris. Blampied (1886-1966) drew countless illustrations for the ILN magazines

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall

Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall
A scene beside a waterfall of four girls in their bathing costumes. The girls are watching the waterfall, prehaps resting after swimming

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Scenes of peasant working life, Ireland

Scenes of peasant working life, Ireland
These illustrations show women and men engaged in activities such as carding wool, spinning, sowing, threshing, minnowing and scutching

Background imageIllustrations Collection: No Coupons by David Wright

No Coupons by David Wright
A lady, half naked and wearing stockings, placing a hat on her head. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: A British Charge at Hooge

A British Charge at Hooge
Illustrations showing a charge by soldiers of the Liverpool and Scottish regiments to recapture a trench taken by the Germans who took it by using flame-projectors to spray fire

Background imageIllustrations Collection: TITANIC SINKING SEQUENCE

TITANIC SINKING SEQUENCE
A sequence of illustrations showing the sinking of the Titanic, sketched by survivor John B Thayer Jr. (known as Jack, the son of John B Thayer, second vice-president of the Pennylvannia Railroad)

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Dickens / Pickwick Papers

Dickens / Pickwick Papers
Front cover of the first issue with illustrations by Seymour, edited by Boz

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Strongest by Fortunino Matania

The Strongest by Fortunino Matania
The Strongest, by Fortunino Matania, RI (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Lady of Shalott setting out on her boat for Camelot

The Lady of Shalott setting out on her boat for Camelot
Colour illustration of the Lady of Shalott setting out on her boat for Camelot

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers

Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers
I won t - After a raid on the British lines in Northern France, a Gordon Highlander is being interrogated by German Officers.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Wrapper design, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Wrapper design, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Wrapper design, first monthly instalment of the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by George Cruikshank, dated January 1846. 1846

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Forty Fine Ladies

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Forty Fine Ladies, with text by Patrick R Chalmers. The Huntsmans Story -- huntsmen, horses and hounds on a country road and crossing a field. Date: 1933

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Woman

Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Woman - black background. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Women

Repeating Pattern - Art Deco Women - dark blue background. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Repeating Pattern - Tea Cups

Repeating Pattern - Tea Cups. *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Papaver (Poppy), two varieties

Papaver (Poppy), two varieties
Two varieties of Papaver (Poppy) -- Papaver flore pleno rubrum (Double Red) and Papaver Eraticum rubrum (Wild Red), drawn by Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere, though the illustration was first done in 1914

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Illustrations of the Apocalypse from a Low German Luther Bib

Illustrations of the Apocalypse from a Low German Luther Bible. From: Biblia Dat ys: De gantze Hillige Schrifft Ddesch. D. M. Luther.. Date: 1578

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Black-out by Merlin Enabnit

Black-out by Merlin Enabnit
Black-haired pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) dressed in a black swimsuit and striking a classic pin up girl pose

Background imageIllustrations Collection: In Possession. By A. E. Bestall

In Possession. By A. E. Bestall
Three girls sat on a bank by a stream watching a crab under the water. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Cover design, Dombey and Son

Cover design, Dombey and Son
Cover design, Part XI of Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens, August 1847, with illustrations by Hablot K Browne. 1847

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Repeating Pattern - Skeletons

Repeating Pattern - Skeletons (white background). *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Repeating Pattern - Heath Robinson Motorcars

Repeating Pattern - Heath Robinson Motorcars
Repeating Pattern - Wiliam Heath Robinson illustrations from How to be a Motorist - pale yellow background. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance

Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance train on the Western Front. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageIllustrations Collection: With the field guns on the Western Front

With the field guns on the Western Front. A visit to a British battery. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The red-flowered tree Rhododendron, Danger

The red-flowered tree Rhododendron, Danger. Handcoloured lithograph by Dean and Munday after an illustration by Eliza Eve Gleadall from The Beauties of Flora, with botanic and poetic illustrations

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon

The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon
A linesman disrupts play at Wimbledon by letting out a loud snore mid-point. 1928

Background imageIllustrations Collection: On board the Indus emigrant ship

On board the Indus emigrant ship
The cover of The Graphic, 29 June 1872, including five illustrations of life on board the Indus emigrant ship, one of the London Line of Queensland Packets, which set sail from Gravesend

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Frys Chocolates

Frys Chocolates
Advertisement for Frys Chocolate and Cocoa Manufactory in Bristol showing illustrations of the roasting room, boiling sugar, grinding chocolate, the pan room

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Girl In The Cabaret by Suzanne Meunier

The Girl In The Cabaret by Suzanne Meunier
A colour illustration of an elegantly dressed lady finishing off the last of her champagne. Suzanne Meunier was a French artist who produced a number of erotic illustrations for The Sketch

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Cats Pyiamas by Merlin Enabnit

The Cats Pyiamas by Merlin Enabnit
Dark-haired pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) wearing revealing orange pyjamas. Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Cheesed Off by David Wright

Cheesed Off by David Wright
An illustration of a lady dressed in a negligee, flicking through magazines on her bed. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: David Wright

David Wright
LANCE-BOMBARDIER DAVID WRIGHT Illustrator and artist, photographed for the Sketch during his time with the Royal Artillery in 1942

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Pallas mastiff bat, Vespertilio molossus

Pallas mastiff bat, Vespertilio molossus. Vespertilio molossus Pall. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Sebastian Leitner after an illustration by Jacques de Seve from Johann Christian



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