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Merry Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 307 pictures in our Merry collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania

A Dickensian Christmas as imagined by the Italian-born artist, Fortunino Matania, who in his later career concentrated on historical genre subjects. This scene from the 1840s shows women in crinoline dresses arriving at a house. As they venture through a doorway, two gentlemen lie in wait, presumably to take advantage of the bunch of mistletoe hanging above. Date: 1937

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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The Stratford-on-Avon Mops

The two Statute of Mop Fairs in Stratford-on-Avon are held on the day after Michaelmas Day and the second Friday in October - their institution dates back to the days of Richard I, and there is no doubt that Shakespeare attended them, took part in the games and tasted the ox-roasts turned on spits in temporary brick fire places in the streets. A "mop" is a statute fair for the hiring of domestic servants and farm labourers, and contracts made were binding for one year: the word "mop" derives from the old custom of maid-servants bringing their badge of office with them to the fairs. The men and women hired at these fairs were called Johnnies and Mollies. The old "fairings", that is large sticks of sweets, generally cinnamon or peppermint flavouring, appear on the brightly-lighted stalls.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Miss Lily Elsie and Mr Robert Evett in 'The Merry Widow'

Miss Lily Elsie (1886-1962) popular Edwardian Actress in the role of 'Sonia' and Mr Robert Evett (1874-1949) English singer, actor, theatre manager and producer in the role of 'Vicomte Camille de Jolidon' in 'The Merry Widow', an operetta by Franz Lehar. See: 10108969 for an illustration from the original production programme, clearly produced at the same time as this photograph. Date: 1907

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection