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Paints Collection

Background imagePaints Collection: A signwriter painting a pub sign

A signwriter painting a pub sign
A signwriter paints the pub sign for the Hare and Hounds pub. Behind him can be seen other examples of his art and traditional tavern signs hanging in situ. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePaints Collection: Blacksmiths outside their forge

Blacksmiths outside their forge
A superb photograph of six Blacksmiths and coachbuilders posing for a photograph outside their forge/workshop, each holding the tools of their trade

Background imagePaints Collection: Comic postcard, Donald McGill self-portrait Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Donald McGill self-portrait Date: 20th century

Background imagePaints Collection: Chelsea Follies Revue by Archibald de Bear and R. Arkell

Chelsea Follies Revue by Archibald de Bear and R. Arkell
Chelsea Follies Revue devised by Archibald de Bear (1882 - 1959) and Reginald Arkell (1889 - 1962). Presented by R.H. Gillespie with music by Wolseley Charles (1889 - 1962)

Background imagePaints Collection: Green lady by William Barribal

Green lady by William Barribal
Fanciful painting by William Barribal, depicting a young woman in a bonnet and matching green dress walking across an artists palette as her skirt flutters upwards to reveal her stockings

Background imagePaints Collection: Girl painting at table

Girl painting at table
A young girls sits at a table painting in her sketchbook. Watercolour study by Raymond Sheppard

Background imagePaints Collection: London Trade Card - Nathan Drake, Colourman

London Trade Card - Nathan Drake, Colourman, successor to Mr Robert Keating, White Hart, Long Acre, London, supplies for artists and house painters. circa 1760s

Background imagePaints Collection: A Perfect Picture by Muriel Dawson

A Perfect Picture by Muriel Dawson
A small toddler looks in dismay at a large blotch of paint on the front of his outfit

Background imagePaints Collection: Unseen Beings

Unseen Beings
An artist paints a dreary beach scene, unaware of the water-nymphs disporting on the sands around him

Background imagePaints Collection: Japan - Lantern Painting

Japan - Lantern Painting
Lantern Painting, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePaints Collection: Wasting Time

Wasting Time
Illustration by Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) entitled Wasting Time - a beautiful young woman sitting on a low stone wall gazes with rather bored distain at her male companion

Background imagePaints Collection: Berger and Sons of Homerton, London, showing their transportation

Berger and Sons of Homerton, London, showing their transportation, horse and cart in the trading in streets of East London. Date: 1895

Background imagePaints Collection: Miss Moore, actress

Miss Moore, actress Date: 1890s

Background imagePaints Collection: Frank Brangwyn RA, artist in his studio

Frank Brangwyn RA, artist in his studio Date: circa 1930

Background imagePaints Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and woman artist

Comic postcard, Little boy and woman artist Date: 20th century

Background imagePaints Collection: The gilder at work: gilding the edge of the plates. Date: 1913

The gilder at work: gilding the edge of the plates. Date: 1913

Background imagePaints Collection: Young women painting plates, this would of been done in several stages. Date: 1913

Young women painting plates, this would of been done in several stages. Date: 1913

Background imagePaints Collection: Decoration of ware: an artist painting a vase. Date: 1913

Decoration of ware: an artist painting a vase. Date: 1913

Background imagePaints Collection: View of the canal in Annecy, France

View of the canal in Annecy, France
Annecy, France - a man paints a picture of the canal scene while a woman waits in a car. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePaints Collection: 'Never mind Bobbie. Mummy will buy you a beautiful box of Reeves British-made water

"Never mind Bobbie. Mummy will buy you a beautiful box of Reeves British-made water
" Never mind Bobbie. Mummy will buy you a beautiful box of Reeves British-made water colours, like ours." Poor old Bobbie longs for the day he is old enough to qualify for some quality

Background imagePaints Collection: Artist Paints Scenes Amidst the Ruins 1940

Artist Paints Scenes Amidst the Ruins 1940
Mr. Rudolf Haybrook who designed dresses and scenery for the Gaiety Theatre before World War Two, was given special permission to capture the scenes of West End in London in a blaze during the Blitz

Background imagePaints Collection: Little Women - Amys attempts at Art

Little Women - Amys attempts at Art
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Amys attempts at Art. 1880

Background imagePaints Collection: Miss Pastel and her mother

Miss Pastel and her mother
Miss Pastel followed by her mother. A young beauty art student carries brushes, palette and canvas, while her mother in bonnet, shawl and gloves carries a heavy easel and stool

Background imagePaints Collection: Adverts, Blacklock & Macarthur, Ewing & Lawson, Glasgow

Adverts, Blacklock & Macarthur, Ewing & Lawson, Glasgow
Adverts for Blacklock & Macarthur, manufacturers of paints, oils, varnishes, etc, Glasgow, and Ewing & Lawson, Crownpoint Boiler Works, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imagePaints Collection: Two kittens on an artists palette on a greetings postcard

Two kittens on an artists palette on a greetings postcard
Two kittens on an artists palette on a German greetings postcard -- Art in the life of the cat. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePaints Collection: Poster, Economise with Brolac Paints

Poster, Economise with Brolac Paints. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePaints Collection: Susi - playing with paints

Susi - playing with paints Date: 1950s

Background imagePaints Collection: Christmas card in the shape of an open paintbox

Christmas card in the shape of an open paintbox, with brushes and a country scene. (3 of 3) Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePaints Collection: Interior Scene, Memories of James Pryde, WW1

Interior Scene, Memories of James Pryde, WW1
Interior Scene, Memories of James Pryde, painting by Sir Herbert James Gunn, First World War. circa 1915-1916

Background imagePaints Collection: Walnut Caddy Lid Box

Walnut Caddy Lid Box, containing paints, inks, etc. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Watercolour Paint Tube

Watercolour Paint Tube. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Walnut Wood Box of Oil Colours

Walnut Wood Box of Oil Colours. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Superior Elementary Watercolour Box

Superior Elementary Watercolour Box. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Mahogany Brass Bound Box

Mahogany Brass Bound Box
Solid Spanish Mahogany Brass Bound Box containing paints, inks, etc. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Mahogany Caddy Lid Box

Mahogany Caddy Lid Box containing paints, inks and other items. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Japanned Tin Box of Oil Colours

Japanned Tin Box of Oil Colours. circa 1880s

Background imagePaints Collection: Sailors relax on the deck of a British destroyer 1916

Sailors relax on the deck of a British destroyer 1916
Stokers, Sailors and Gunners, have a cigarette break - and shelter from the sun - lying on the wooden decks of a British destroyer

Background imagePaints Collection: MADRAS CHECK FROCK 1940S

MADRAS CHECK FROCK 1940S
A young woman, wearing a madras check dress with short puff sleeves, paints her nails. Date: 1940s

Background imagePaints Collection: PEPYS WIFE PAINTED

PEPYS WIFE PAINTED
Samuel Pepys pays little attention while artist paints portrait of his wife. Date: 19th C

Background imagePaints Collection: Benjamin Williams Leader, R. A. at work

Benjamin Williams Leader, R. A. at work
Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1923) at work. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePaints Collection: Die-cut Trade Card for F G Jaeger Confectioners

Die-cut Trade Card for F G Jaeger Confectioners of Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, using the somewhat surprising visual motifs of an artists palette and a kitten... Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePaints Collection: Reproduction of a print by Utamaro Kitagawa

Reproduction of a print by Utamaro Kitagawa (1753-1805) showing two Japanese women looking on as a young artist paints a classical zen portrait of Daruma (Bodhidharma)

Background imagePaints Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a paintbox lid

Christmas card in the shape of a paintbox lid
Christmas card in the shape of a black paintbox lid with gold lettering. (1 of 3) Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePaints Collection: Palette-shaped Christmas card with an open paintbox

Palette-shaped Christmas card with an open paintbox and seaside scene. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePaints Collection: Little girl with paintbox on a cutout Christmas card

Little girl with paintbox on a cutout Christmas card
Little girl with a paintbox on a cutout Christmas card, with the greeting partly coloured in. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePaints Collection: Following in fathers footsteps by George Studdy

Following in fathers footsteps by George Studdy
Following in fathers footsteps -- the Bonzolines take after their father by getting into a complete mess with ink and paint, which Bonzo finds hilarious

Background imagePaints Collection: Poster design, Agent for Robbialac Paints

Poster design, Agent for Robbialac Paints -- buy them where you see this sign. Featuring a cartoon-style woman with a paintbrush, and a tin of paint

Background imagePaints Collection: A Colourmans Shop, London, 1829 by George Scharf

A Colourmans Shop, London, 1829 by George Scharf
The shop of a colourman, Mr Allen, brightly painted in green. Colourmen would grind pigments and mix paint colours. Examples of pots of colours are displayed in the window



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