Tatler cover - Mrs Arundel Kempton & Mick the Miller
Front cover of the Tatler magazine featuring Mrs Arundel Kempton pictured with the legendary greyhound champion, Mick the Miller and two of his puppies. She was donating the puppies (whose dam was Toftwood Misery) for a sweepstakes in aid of the South London Hospital and Royal Veterinary College. Greyhound racing enjoyed a new found popularity during the late 1920s and 1930s not just among the working classes but also, "high society" with many society ladies owning greyhounds and inviting their circle for dinner and drinks at the stadiums springing up around the country. Date: 1932
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
A set of 8 lithographs - WWI era
'A set of 8 lithographs in a folio. 1) Inscribed 'Private B. Miller, Queen's Westminsters, out since 1914', 2) Inscribed 'Of the Labour Battalion, 3) A soldier reading a newspaper, 4) A Scottish soldier writing a letter, 5) Two soldiers, 6) A group of 3 soldiers, 7) A thoughtful looking Tommy, 8) A group of 3 soldiers. . Sylvia Packard (1881-1962). Born In Ipswich, Trained At The Slade In London And Exhibited Her Paintings, Mostly Landscapes, Between 1909 And 1928. In 1916, Sylvia Took Over The Art Department At The Royal School For Officers' Daughters In Bath. On Her Retirement From The School, Sylvia Founded (With Rosalind Ord) A Firm Of Tile Manufacturers, Packard & Ord Which Later Became Marlborough Tiles.'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Old Batchelor benefit performance for Joe Miller
The Old Batchelor, benefit performance for Joe Miller at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Joseph Miller (1684-1738) was an English actor who first played Sir Joseph Whittol in William Congreve's Old Batchelor in 1717. Tickets for this performance carried William Hogarth's engraving showing the scene where Whittol's friend Captain Bluffe is kicked by Sharper whilst his friend Bellmour tries to pull him away. This same design was used for Joe Miller's benefit performance on 13 April 1738 -- his final performance, a few months before his death.
© Mary Evans Picture Library