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Iris Collection

Background imageIris Collection: Purple emperor, Apatura iris

Purple emperor, Apatura iris (Iris butterfly, Papilio iris). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from George Shaw

Background imageIris Collection: Iris, Iris xiphioides, Anglica

Iris, Iris xiphioides, Anglica. Chromolithograph from Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, Florilegium Harlemense. Tab 36. Date: 1899-1901

Background imageIris Collection: Tatler front cover featuring Tallulah Bankhead, 1925

Tatler front cover featuring Tallulah Bankhead, 1925
Tatler front cover featuring American actress, talk show host and bonne vivante, Tallulah Bankhead (1902 - 1968). Pictured at the time she had been selected to play Iris Storm

Background imageIris Collection: Annual and Biannual flowers

Annual and Biannual flowers
A wonderful array of garden flowers in bloom including chrysanthemums, foxgloves (digitalis), hollyhocks, pansies, sweet peas, gladioli, iris, petunias and nasturtiums. Date: 1930

Background imageIris Collection: Field with Flowers near Arles by Van Gogh

Field with Flowers near Arles by Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Dutch painter. Field with Flowers near Arles. 1888. Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageIris Collection: Royal Iris Ferry Steamer

Royal Iris Ferry Steamer
The Royal Iris, the Wallasey to Cheshire Ferry steamer. This is the successor to the vessel of the same name which became famous during World War One. Date: 1950s

Background imageIris Collection: Horikiri iris garden

Horikiri iris garden. Print shows irises growing in a large garden. Date 1857

Background imageIris Collection: Japanese Arrangement - 1

Japanese Arrangement - 1
CHERRY and IRIS a Spring arrangement

Background imageIris Collection: Card commemorating Zeebrugge and Ostend raid, WW1

Card commemorating Zeebrugge and Ostend raid, WW1
Card commemorating British raids on German shipping at Zeebrugge and Ostend, 23 April 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageIris Collection: Iris Bruno (Tall Bearded Iris)

Iris Bruno (Tall Bearded Iris), a flowering perennial of the Iridaceae family, with gold, purple and brown colouring. A close-up of the head in full flower

Background imageIris Collection: Iris Murdoch - British Novelist

Iris Murdoch - British Novelist
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (1919-1999) - British Author and Philosopher Date: 1967

Background imageIris Collection: Iris sp. blue iris

Iris sp. blue iris
Folio 67 from A Collection of Flowers (1795) by John Edwards. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageIris Collection: Dwarf violet iris or vernal American flower

Dwarf violet iris or vernal American flower de luce, Iris verna. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by A. Bailey after Edwin Dalton Smith from John Lindley

Background imageIris Collection: Harry (later Sir Harry) M Garner (1892-1977)

Harry (later Sir Harry) M Garner (1892-1977)
Harry (later Sir Harry) M. Garner (1892-1977), Principal Scientific Officer, MAEE, with RAF officers in front of a Blackburn Iris at Felixstowe in 1931. Date: 1977

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Card King kisses Card Queen

Original Artwork - Card King kisses Card Queen
Original Artwork - Design for a Valentine or bridge-related greetings card - The playing card King gives his playing card Queen a kiss on the cheek. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Small circular gift tag - original artwork - Urgent - Dog

Small circular gift tag - original artwork - Urgent - Dog
Small circular gift tag - original artwork - Urgent - a little black Scottie dog dashing to deliver a letter held in its mouth. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Postcard design artwork - Schoolgirl led by hand by a sprite

Postcard design artwork - Schoolgirl led by hand by a sprite
Postcard design artwork - A Schoolgirl led by hand by a sprite. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Crested iris, Iris cristata

Crested iris, Iris cristata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, 1828

Background imageIris Collection: Wedding group, Duke of Kent, Princess Marina of Greece

Wedding group, Duke of Kent, Princess Marina of Greece
Wedding group, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece, with Princess Catherine of Greece, Lady Iris Mountbatten, Princess Eugenie of Greece, Lady Mary Cambridge (left)

Background imageIris Collection: Iris

Iris

Background imageIris Collection: WW2 - The Iris Sets Out For Dunkirk

WW2 - The Iris Sets Out For Dunkirk
An illustration for a WW2 children's short story, We Will Return, written by R. Ernest Bailey. The image shows some British wartime crewmembers of a vessel named Iris

Background imageIris Collection: Hermes and Iris

Hermes and Iris
A painting depiction of what might be the Greek Goddess, Iris, with her symbolic jug of water, and Hermes, with his flaming red hair and dagger

Background imageIris Collection: Iris Garden, Isogo, Yokohama, Japan

Iris Garden, Isogo, Yokohama, Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIris Collection: Horikiri Shobuen Iris Garden, Tokyo, Japan

Horikiri Shobuen Iris Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Popular since the Edo period (1603-1867), Horikiri Shobuen is a Japanese-style garden in Tokyo, Japan, famous for its Irises. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIris Collection: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero in his study

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero in his study. Photograph was to advertise is play iris which was performing at the Adelphi theatre. He was an English playwright and, early in his career, actor

Background imageIris Collection: Actors and Actresses

Actors and Actresses
Edwardian actors and actresses. Mr. Bernard Shaw and Miss Lillah McCarthy. Mr. Fred Terry's Daughter. Mr. Arthur Bourchier. Miss Iris Hoey. Miss Ellen Terry. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Background imageIris Collection: Iris

Iris
A Still life painting of some Irises in a glass vase. Date: circa 1928

Background imageIris Collection: Lady Iris Mountbatten

Lady Iris Mountbatten (1920-1982), actress, model and aristocrat, here pictured at Eden Roc. Date: 1939

Background imageIris Collection: Lady Iris Mountbatten and Miss B Dunn

Lady Iris Mountbatten and Miss B Dunn
Lady Iris Mountbatten (1920-1982) was an actress and model, and the great-grandchild of Queen Victoria. Here she is pictured in Antibes, alongside Miss Barbara Dunn. Date: 1939

Background imageIris Collection: Photograph of Iris Hoey, actress (1885-1979), theatrical studio portrait. From a section

Photograph of Iris Hoey, actress (1885-1979), theatrical studio portrait. From a section, Pretty pantomime stars in London and the Provinces: this year's galaxy of beauty'

Background imageIris Collection: Issoire D. 7 Iris EJW

Issoire D. 7 Iris EJW
Issoire D.7 Iris EJW (BGA.2732), at RAF Greenham Common for a regional gliding competition in the late 1970s. Date: circa 1979

Background imageIris Collection: Iris Murdoch, British novelist and philosopher

Iris Murdoch, British novelist and philosopher
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageIris Collection: Advert for Dollond's new diaphragm shutter 1892

Advert for Dollond's new diaphragm shutter 1892
Advertisement for Dollond & Co. in Ludgate Hill, London, for a new comdined iris diaphragm shutter. Date: 1892

Background imageIris Collection: Cotttage with purple iris, lillies, sunflowers etc

Cotttage with purple iris, lillies, sunflowers etc. by W. F. Ashburner

Background imageIris Collection: T. S. M. V. Royal Iris

T. S. M. V. Royal Iris
T.S.M.V. Royal Iris by A F D Bannister

Background imageIris Collection: Irene Iris as Little Bo Peep in Red Riding Hood

Irene Iris as Little Bo Peep in Red Riding Hood, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Date: 1890s

Background imageIris Collection: Simply Simon Cartoon Strip by Iris Chick

Simply Simon Cartoon Strip by Iris Chick in Tail-Wagger-Magazine. Date: 1938

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Illustration for The Gummys

Original Artwork - Illustration for The Gummys
Original Artwork - Cut-out silhouette illustration for an original book by Iris Chick called The Gummys - fantasy bedtime stories read to a little boy by his mother. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - A little gnome blowing his nose

Original Artwork - A little gnome blowing his nose
Original Artwork - A little fairy, gnome or sprite blowing his nose as he sits on a toadstool, with the sun rising behind him. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Woman in red dress surprised by mouse

Original Artwork - Woman in red dress surprised by mouse
Original Artwork - A woman in a wide-skirted red dress surprised by a little black mouse. The candle casts a large and ominous black shadow on the wall behind her. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Boy taking photo of three mice

Original Artwork - Boy taking photo of three mice
Greetings Card - Smile, Please! - a little boy takes a photograph of three mice with his box camera. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Come to tea invitation

Original Artwork - Come to tea invitation. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - cartoon strip - Simply Simon ill in bed

Original Artwork - cartoon strip - Simply Simon ill in bed
Original Artwork for a Simply Simon cartoon strip - Simon ill in bed, trying to be a good dog. Iris Chick had a regular cartoon spot for Simon in Tail-Wagger magazine in the late 1930s

Background imageIris Collection: Woman with dog posting a Christmas card

Woman with dog posting a Christmas card
A woman with a Scottie dog posting a Christmas card into a post box. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Gift of a third teddy bear

Original Artwork - Gift of a third teddy bear
Original Artwork - Older sister about to give her younger sibling a third teddy bear beneath the Christmas wreath. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Girl with box of Christmas crackers

Original Artwork - Girl with box of Christmas crackers
Original Artwork - Design for a postcard, featuring a girl in a yellow dress holding a box of Christmas crackers. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Simply Simon, the Scottie dog

Original Artwork - Simply Simon, the Scottie dog
Original Artwork - Simply Simon - the star of an occasional cartoon strip drawn by Iris Chick, which appeared in the childrens pages of Tail-Wagger Magazine in the late 1930s. Date: circa 1937

Background imageIris Collection: Original Artwork - Holding mistletoe above two mice

Original Artwork - Holding mistletoe above two mice
Original Artwork - A little girl encouraging two amorous mice, by holding a sprig of mistletoe above their heads! Date: circa 1937



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