At the Play, Henry Irving at The Lyceum, London
Illustration, At the Play. On the stage of the Lyceum Theatre, London, is Henry Irving, probably in the role of Hamlet. Audience members include the Prince and Princess of Wales, Benjamin Disraeli, William Gladstone, the Marquis of Salisbury, Cardinal Manning, Frederick Leighton, Val Prinsep, Lillie Langtry, John Everett Millais, Lord Rosebery, W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
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Suffragette Captured by Policeman
Suffragette Captured by Policeman. A suffragette in chains is captured on the rocks by a giant monster policeman. An allusion to the myth of Perseus and Andromeda, the latter, a sacrifice to a sea monster, famously portrayed by Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896) Date: circa 1908
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1908, Allusion, Andromeda, Captured, Chains, Famously, Frederic, Giant, Historical, History, Leighton, Lord, Monster, Myth, Perseus, Policeman, Portrayed, Rights, Rocks, Sacrifice, Sea, Suffrage, Suffragette, Suffragettes, Womens, Womens
The Illustrated London News made its debut in coloured journalism on the 22nd December 1855 when the first series of coloured printed pictures appeared in its Christmas supplement. They were the first to appear in any journal and were a landmark in English colour printing. The woodblocks and colouring, produced by George Cargill Leighton were rather crude, but proved enormously successful and a second batch of colour prints was swiftly commissioned by Herbert Ingram, appearing on May 10th 1856.
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