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Menacing Collection

Background imageMenacing Collection: Bill Sykes (Barnard)

Bill Sykes (Barnard)
Bill Sykes sits at a table with a bottle of booze while his dog Bullseye cowers against the wall, afraid of being hit

Background imageMenacing Collection: Verne / Steam House 4

Verne / Steam House 4
LA MAISON A VAPEUR A menacing group of native fanatics are terrified by the mighty machine

Background imageMenacing Collection: DJIGHITOFFKA COSSACKS

DJIGHITOFFKA COSSACKS They ride standing upright on horseback. They wear long red coats and tall fur hats and are armed with whips, knives and swords. Date: circa 1850

Background imageMenacing Collection: Wooden jetty, Arran, Scotland

Wooden jetty, Arran, Scotland
Silhouette of a man walking towards the sea along a wooden jetty near Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland.. Dark storm clouds above. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageMenacing Collection: Congo, Africa - Terrifying Warrior with bullet piercings

Congo, Africa - Terrifying Warrior with bullet piercings
A Bougbou Tribesman from the region close to the start of the Kotto, a major tributary of the Ubangi right bank, so a sub-tributary of the Congo River - Congo, Central Africa - Terrifying (pre-punk)

Background imageMenacing Collection: Tsunami wave and tropical paradise - Evening

Tsunami wave and tropical paradise - Evening
Inspired by Hokusai, this graphic picture by Malcolm Greensmith depicts a tropical island cast into sharp silouette by the low light of the evening sun as a menacing high set of waves (a tsunami)

Background imageMenacing Collection: Children in fancy dress - clown and princess

Children in fancy dress - clown and princess
Unidentified children in a somewhat sinister fancy dress tableaux. A small boy (at least we assume its a boy) wears a clown outfit

Background imageMenacing Collection: Old London Signs - The Bull & Mouth

Old London Signs - The Bull & Mouth Inn sign - formerly to be found in Aldersgate Street, London - from the original sign now in the Guildhall Museum

Background imageMenacing Collection: Affront from the Rear by Charles Crombie

Affront from the Rear by Charles Crombie
A British officer, enjoying a meal in a restaurant is alarmed by the shadow of a fruit bowl being carried by a waiter. Date: 1915

Background imageMenacing Collection: Wise owl and pixies

Wise owl and pixies
A black owl guards a beautiful winged fairy from menacing imps. Artist: Thomas Maybank Date: circa 1916

Background imageMenacing Collection: Poster, Beat Back the Hun with Liberty Bonds, WW1

Poster, Beat Back the Hun with Liberty Bonds, WW1
American poster, Beat Back the Hun with Liberty Bonds, designed to raise money for the war effort during the First World War. Showing a menacing German with bloody fingers and bayonet. Date: 1917-1918

Background imageMenacing Collection: The Devil corrupting a group of nuns

The Devil corrupting a group of nuns
Engraving from Thomas Glanvilles " Saducismus Triumphatos", depicting the Devil corrupting a group of nuns. The book affirmed the existence of witches with malign supernatural magical

Background imageMenacing Collection: Stage Fright by Jack Gordge

Stage Fright by Jack Gordge
An actress stands by a theatre curtain, terrified to go on stage, a phobia personified by a menacing shadowy figure behind her. Date: 1927

Background imageMenacing Collection: Elephants charging forward through water

Elephants charging forward through water
Elephants charge toward the viewer through a shallow pool. Illustration from Romance of Ivory story in pen & ink by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageMenacing Collection: Buffalo Fighting Catlin

Buffalo Fighting Catlin
American buffalo fighting each other. Date: circa 1830

Background imageMenacing Collection: Pirate by Lawson Wood

Pirate by Lawson Wood
A pirate, musket in his arms, looks thoughtful, unaware perhaps of the large cat of puma stalking up behind him. Illustration by Lawson Wood to accompany a short story in The Bystander by Rupert

Background imageMenacing Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Crested Figurine

Suffragette Votes for Women Crested Figurine
A two-sided head and shoulders figurine of a suffragette with Votes for Women on her bonnet. One side has the crest of Tettenhall (now in the West Midlands)

Background imageMenacing Collection: Two Egyptian Dervishes from Alexandria

Two Egyptian Dervishes from Alexandria Date: circa 1909

Background imageMenacing Collection: The Charm of a London Night Fog

The Charm of a London Night Fog - amazing lighting effects as the beam of a street light diffuses through the shape of a roadside tree. Date: 1919

Background imageMenacing Collection: Scene by a lake

Scene by a lake
What at first appears to be tranquil scene of nature becomes somewhat more menacing when one realises there are two sets of eyes watching you 1925

Background imageMenacing Collection: The Strangler

The Strangler
A menacing portrait of the Strangler Date: 1883

Background imageMenacing Collection: Anarchy by H. M. Bateman

Anarchy by H. M. Bateman
Anarchy, as imagined by a peaceful British humorist (H. M. Bateman) showing two mischievous rather than menacing anarchists with a large comedy style bomb which appears to dwarf them. Date: 1909

Background imageMenacing Collection: Cattle / Buffalo Catlin

Cattle / Buffalo Catlin
An American buffalo or bison

Background imageMenacing Collection: Saving Vines Beaujolais

Saving Vines Beaujolais
French wine-growers in the Beaujolais area bombard menacing clouds with a mortar, to cause premature precipitation of rain before it freezes into hail

Background imageMenacing Collection: Cossack Stands on Horse

Cossack Stands on Horse
Djighitoffka Cossacks: They ride standing upright on horseback. They wear long red coats and tall fur hats and are armed with whips, knives and swords

Background imageMenacing Collection: Theseus Tells Ariadne

Theseus Tells Ariadne
He tells Ariadne, daughter of Minos, king of Crete, that - with her help - he has overcome the Minotaur which was menacing the island

Background imageMenacing Collection: Harry Brodribb Irving

Harry Brodribb Irving
HARRY BRODRIBB IRVING, in the stage version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Son of Sir Henry Irving, went into acting and theatre management on his own account

Background imageMenacing Collection: Flying Demons

Flying Demons
A menacing swarm of flying demons


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