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Inspired Collection

Background imageInspired Collection: Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music

Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music
Angels of Mons (Reve Mystique), cover design for solo piano music by Sydney C Baldock, inspired by rumours of angelic intervention in the fighting (Battle of Mons, Belgium)

Background imageInspired Collection: Chelsea Arts Club Ball

Chelsea Arts Club Ball
An impression of the Dazzle Ball of the Chelsea Arts Club held to celebrate the Allied victory at the end of World War One. Costumes were inspired by the dazzle

Background imageInspired Collection: Chinese wallpaper design

Chinese wallpaper design depicting a woman holding a parasol and admiring the flowers on her porch. Date: 1922

Background imageInspired Collection: Dr Joseph Bell

Dr Joseph Bell
Dr JOSEPH BELL surgeon at Edinburgh University school of medicine where he taught Conan Doyle and inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes

Background imageInspired Collection: Wolfram Von Eschenbach

Wolfram Von Eschenbach
Wolfram von Eschenbach, German epic poet, Bavarian by birth, author of Parzival, said to have inspired Wagners Parsifal

Background imageInspired Collection: Sizaire Poster 1925

Sizaire Poster 1925
Art deco inspired poster for the Sizaire car with its headlamps blazing

Background imageInspired Collection: Evening Dress 1922

Evening Dress 1922
Sleeveless, slash neck Chinese or orientally inspired black dress by Worth with red tassel detail which with the horizontal & vertical drapery draws attention to the hips

Background imageInspired Collection: Writing / Gray Poem

Writing / Gray Poem
Part of the manuscript of his poem, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, inspired by a visit to Stoke Poges Churchyard, Bucks

Background imageInspired Collection: Hampton Court Stair Case

Hampton Court Stair Case
The Grand or Kings Staircase in the portion of the palace designed by Wren and built in 1689. The classically inspired walls & ceilings were painted by Antonio Verrio

Background imageInspired Collection: Egyptian Dress / Vionnet

Egyptian Dress / Vionnet
Black dress by Madeleine Vionnet inspired by recent archaeological discoveries in Egypt: tubular long bodice with horizontal bands, gored skirt with handkerchief hem

Background imageInspired Collection: Guests at an eastern-inspired party

Guests at an eastern-inspired party
Montage showing party guests wearing their elaborate oriental costumes. The top two women were guests at the Countess Aynard de Chabrillans party, on the left is Mlle Van Hoobron

Background imageInspired Collection: Royal Exchange (Original

Royal Exchange (Original
Inspired by the bourse at Antwerp, Thomas Gresham built the first Royal Exchange at Cornhill, City of London; it was destroyed in the Fire of London, 1666

Background imageInspired Collection: The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott is a lyricalballadby the English poetAlfred Tennyson that tells the story ofElaine of Astolat a young noblewoman imprisoned in a tower on an island nearCamelot

Background imageInspired Collection: Jewish Memorial Statue, Nijmegen, Holland

Jewish Memorial Statue, Nijmegen, Holland
Inspired by Paul de Swaat, this sculpture of a mourning lady looking towards the old Jewish Schul, was unveiled in 1995. The figure stands beneath a tree

Background imageInspired Collection: Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick

Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick (1861-1938), campaigning socialist and mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). She inspired the music hall song, Daisy, Daisy

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety saucer

Variety saucer
Glazed porcelain saucer decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and a bamboo design

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety tray

Variety tray
Glazed porcelain diamond-shaped tray decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety tray, underside

Variety tray, underside
Glazed porcelain diamond-shaped tray decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety tea cup, underside

Variety tea cup, underside
Glazed porcelain tea cup decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo, part of a tea set manufactured by Royal Worcester in 1876

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety milk jug

Variety milk jug
Glazed porcelain milk jug decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo, part of a tea set manufactured by Royal Worcester in 1876

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety sugar bowl, underside

Variety sugar bowl, underside
Glazed porcelain sugar bowl and lid decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety sugar bowl and lid

Variety sugar bowl and lid
Glazed porcelain sugar bowl and lid decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety teapot, underside

Variety teapot, underside
Glazed porcelain teapot and lid decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo

Background imageInspired Collection: Variety teapot and lid

Variety teapot and lid
Glazed porcelain teapot and lid decorated with the Variety pattern, a transfer-printed blue design including geometric motifs, fans and bamboo

Background imageInspired Collection: The Grave, We Are Seven, Conwy churchyard, Wales

The Grave, We Are Seven, Conwy churchyard, Wales
The Grave, We Are Seven, St Mary's Church, Conway (Conwy) Churchyard, Wales, which inspired a poem by William Wordsworth in 1798 Date: circa 1910

Background imageInspired Collection: Tudor Close, Rottingdean

Tudor Close, Rottingdean
A photograph of an outside bench under a window of a Tudorbethan style property at Tudor Close, Rottingdean, the residence inspired the board game Cluedo

Background imageInspired Collection: Woodpecker Tapestry

Woodpecker Tapestry
A tapestry designed by William Morris, inspired by a story from Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which a sorceress transforms King Picus into a woodpecker, having refused to become here lover

Background imageInspired Collection: April Love

April Love
A Pre-Raphaelite portrait painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856, a depiction of young love, showing a girl holding her scarf, as she looks around a corner

Background imageInspired Collection: Music cover, Iola, The New Dance, Iolanthe

Music cover, Iola, The New Dance, Iolanthe
Music cover, Iola, The New Dance Iolanthe, by Popplewell Royle, inspired by the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan Date: 1891

Background imageInspired Collection: Tower At Rhenen, Holland

Tower At Rhenen, Holland
This etching shows a daunting view of the Cunerakerk, the main church of Rhenen, in the Netherlands, the location used to be a very important pilgrimage site

Background imageInspired Collection: Woman Looking Out The Window

Woman Looking Out The Window
A drawing possibly inspired by the Romeo and Juliet window scene, showing a woman, holding a fan, interacting with a man in the garden below, as she leans out of the elevated window. Date: circa 1918

Background imageInspired Collection: Town Figures

Town Figures
A watercolour painting, inspired from Japanese art, simple in style, showing some figures walking along a pavement and road. Date: circa 1918

Background imageInspired Collection: If Dreams Came True

If Dreams Came True
This painting acts as an advertisement for De Reszke Cigarettes, and was inspired by the artist, from a letter sent by a military officer at the front to the cigarette manufacturers

Background imageInspired Collection: Faun with Panpipes

Faun with Panpipes
An illustration with elements of symmetry. Characters included in this image are a faun, seated left, playing some panpipes, inspired by the Greek god, Pan, and a warrior woman, seated right

Background imageInspired Collection: The Descent From The Cross

The Descent From The Cross
This oil painting is a biblical depiction of the Deposition of Christ, inspired from the Gospels accounts of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Christ down from the cross after his crucifixion

Background imageInspired Collection: Bleak House, Broadstairs, Kent

Bleak House, Broadstairs, Kent, which inspired Charles Dickens novel of the same name. Date: circa 1910

Background imageInspired Collection: Command Death Swan Dance Dancing Dances Dancer

Command Death Swan Dance Dancing Dances Dancer
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Background imageInspired Collection: SIXTH EARL POULETT

SIXTH EARL POULETT
WILLIAM HENRY, sixth earl POULETT nobleman whose death inspired a pair of claimants for his title. Date: 1827 - 1899

Background imageInspired Collection: FRANCOIS DE PARIS

FRANCOIS DE PARIS (1690 - 1727), Jansenist priest at the age of 37 - his death inspired the Convulsionnaires de Saint-Medard

Background imageInspired Collection: THOMPSON/GIFFARD 1

THOMPSON/GIFFARD 1
F Thompson is inspired to do a sketch (1) which is later found to resemble a painting by the dead artist Rs Giffard (2), and claims to have been inspired by the painter Date: 1905

Background imageInspired Collection: THE GREAT POLITICAL COMET satire inspired by Halley's comet Date: 1909

THE GREAT POLITICAL COMET satire inspired by Halley's comet Date: 1909

Background imageInspired Collection: A scene inspired by Ancient Crete one of the new

A scene inspired by Ancient Crete one of the new productions from Ruth St Denis, Ted Shawn and the Denishawn Dancers, 1929 Date: 1929

Background imageInspired Collection: A day outfit from Henri Bendel, New York suggesting

A day outfit from Henri Bendel, New York suggesting it was created or inspired by Vionnet, Paris, and worn by the Warner brothers movie star Irene Delroy, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageInspired Collection: Two gowns from Henri Bendel, New York suggesting

Two gowns from Henri Bendel, New York suggesting they were created or inspired by Vionnet, Paris, and worn by the Warner brothers movie star Irene Delroy, 1930

Background imageInspired Collection: Chelsea Hospital

Chelsea Hospital
King Charles II founded the Royal Hospital in 1682 as a retreat for veterans. The provision of a hostel rather than the payment of pensions was inspired by Les Invalides in Paris. Date: 1875

Background imageInspired Collection: A negligee of Eastern inspiration by Lucile

A negligee of Eastern inspiration by Lucile
A romantic and exotic creation, reminiscent of the Orient, by the dress designer, Lucile, aka Lady Lucy Duff Gordon. Date: 1920

Background imageInspired Collection: The Tutankhamen Touch - fashion inspired by Ancient Egypt

The Tutankhamen Touch - fashion inspired by Ancient Egypt
Page from The Sketch reporting on patterned outfits inspired by Tutankhamen, whose tomb was discovered the previous year. Date: 1923

Background imageInspired Collection: Armistice Day procession, London, 11 November 1918

Armistice Day procession, London, 11 November 1918
Armistice Day procession in London on 11 November 1918, with a banner of Kaiser Wilhelm inspired by the cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather. 1918



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