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Pensive Collection

Background imagePensive Collection: Yardley advertisement, 1962

Yardley advertisement, 1962
Advertisement for the Lavender range of fragrances and bathroom products by Yardley, featuring an illustration of a pensive woman with large doe eyes. Date: 1962

Background imagePensive Collection: Che Guevara / Smoking

Che Guevara / Smoking
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Listening to an address in Santiago de Cuba. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT* Date: 1928 - 1967

Background imagePensive Collection: Holmes Smoking Pipe

Holmes Smoking Pipe
THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP Holmes ponders the problem

Background imagePensive Collection: Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897

Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897
An example of American tattoo work on a Mrs. Williams. Date: 1897

Background imagePensive Collection: Sher. Holmes Thinking

Sher. Holmes Thinking
THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN Sherlock Holmes studies the case at his desk

Background imagePensive Collection: Last of England (Colour)

Last of England (Colour)
THE LAST OF ENGLAND -the definitive emigration image, showing a couple in pensive mood as their ship leaves the white cliffs of England. She is clutching their baby

Background imagePensive Collection: Yevonde Cumbers Middleton (1893-1975), also known professionally as Madame Yevonde

Yevonde Cumbers Middleton (1893-1975), also known professionally as Madame Yevonde, posing as Harlequin in a 1923 self-portrait. Date: 1923

Background imagePensive Collection: Anna Karenina / Portrait

Anna Karenina / Portrait
Illustration of Leo Tolstoys fictional character Anna Karenina

Background imagePensive Collection: Young Edwardian woman and plant

Young Edwardian woman and plant
insertcaption Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePensive Collection: Woman in Blue by David Wright

Woman in Blue by David Wright
Beautiful portrait of an unidentified woman by David Wright, better known for his pin ups. She sits with her arms folded and looks over her shoulder while wearing a turban style scarf on her head

Background imagePensive Collection: John Keats / J Severn

John Keats / J Severn
JOHN KEATS English poet

Background imagePensive Collection: Joan Bennett - American stage, film and television actress

Joan Bennett - American stage, film and television actress
Joan Bennett (1910-1990), American stage, film and television actress. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePensive Collection: Candid photograph - Central London - Young Woman in furs

Candid photograph - Central London - Young Woman in furs
Candid Street photograph - Central London, 1936 - A pensive young lady, wrapped up against the cold in a dark fur coat, strides purposefully along the pavement. Date: 1936

Background imagePensive Collection: Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, circa 1495, by Bosch

Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, circa 1495, by Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). Netherlandish painter. Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, circa 1495. Detail. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imagePensive Collection: Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, by Hieronymus Bosch

Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, by Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). Netherlandish painter. Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, circa 1495. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imagePensive Collection: Victorian scrap, girl holding a bunch of flowers

Victorian scrap, girl holding a bunch of flowers Date: late 19th century

Background imagePensive Collection: The Young Apprentice by Amedeo Modigliani

The Young Apprentice by Amedeo Modigliani
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Italian painter. The Young Apprentice, 1918-1919. Oil on canvas (100 x 65 cm). Orangerie Museum. Paris. France

Background imagePensive Collection: The carlist conspirator, 1856 - Valeriano Dominguez Becquer

The carlist conspirator, 1856 - Valeriano Dominguez Becquer
Valeriano Dominguez Becquer (1833-1870). Spanish painter. The carlist conspirator. Oil on canvas, 1856. Museum of Romanticism. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imagePensive Collection: Spinning Virgin, 1897, by Feliks Cichocki-Nalecz

Spinning Virgin, 1897, by Feliks Cichocki-Nalecz
Feliks Cichocki-Nalecz (1861-1921). Polish painter. Spinning Virgin, 1897. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imagePensive Collection: Indian Elegance, painting by W Sibbons

Indian Elegance, painting by W Sibbons

Background imagePensive Collection: Woman in slippers seated on sofa

Woman in slippers seated on sofa
A woman sits on a green sofa, wearing slippers, with a cat sleeping comfortably her lap. Date: 1970s

Background imagePensive Collection: Break, Break, Break - illustration by Florence Harrison of Tennysons poem. Date: c

Break, Break, Break - illustration by Florence Harrison of Tennysons poem. Date: c.1920

Background imagePensive Collection: Cover design, Home Notes, September 1945

Cover design, Home Notes, September 1945. 1945

Background imagePensive Collection: Box Lid, Victorian Christmas Crackers

Box Lid, Victorian Christmas Crackers. 19th century

Background imagePensive Collection: Baby girl, circa 1920s

Baby girl, circa 1920s
A well-nourished baby girl named Lilian Shula, aged nine and a half months, sits thoughtfully on a couch. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePensive Collection: Lady Marjorie Manners drawn by the Marchioness of Granby

Lady Marjorie Manners drawn by the Marchioness of Granby
Lady Marjorie Manners drawn by her mother, the Marchioness of Granby. Victoria Harriet Marjorie Paget, Marchioness of Anglesey (nÚÑáLady Victoria Harriet Marjorie Manners) (1883-1946)

Background imagePensive Collection: Woman resting

Woman resting
Black & white photograph of a pensive woman leaning her head on chairback. Illustration from Delineator magazine January 1928. Artist anon. Date: 1928

Background imagePensive Collection: FEMALE TYPE / BAYSWATER

FEMALE TYPE / BAYSWATER
A pensive Victorian woman poses in the photographers studio. Date: circa 1860

Background imagePensive Collection: Mother and daughter 1895

Mother and daughter 1895
I COUNT ONLY THE BRIGHT HOURS Mother and daughter are pensive as they inspect the sundial. Date: 1895

Background imagePensive Collection: GALILEO / CHURCH OF PISA

GALILEO / CHURCH OF PISA
Galileo in a church in Pisa, Italy, where he was born

Background imagePensive Collection: View of the monument to the Russian writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852

View of the monument to the Russian writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852) in Moscow, Russia. It was erected in 1909 on Prechistensky Boulevard

Background imagePensive Collection: Christian Kayssler - German Stage and Film Actor

Christian Kayssler - German Stage and Film Actor
Christian Kayssler (1898-1944) - German Stage and Film Actor - killed in a bombing raid on Berlin during the Second World War. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePensive Collection: Rula Lenska filming Robin of Sherwood, Cornwall

Rula Lenska filming Robin of Sherwood, Cornwall
Rula Lenska in the character of Morgwyn of Ravenscar, filming the TV series Robin of Sherwood near St Michaels Mount, Cornwall. Date: 1980s

Background imagePensive Collection: Ernst Busch - Sea-Star - Lost in thought

Ernst Busch - Sea-Star - Lost in thought Date: circa 1920

Background imagePensive Collection: The Little Gleaner, 1884, by Hugo Salmson

The Little Gleaner, 1884, by Hugo Salmson
Hugo Salmson (1843-1894). Swedish painter. The Little Gleaner, 1884. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imagePensive Collection: The Love Letter by William A Breakspeare

The Love Letter by William A Breakspeare -- a pensive woman sits at a writing desk. late 19th century

Background imagePensive Collection: Pierre Janssen (1824-1907). Engraving. Colored

Pierre Janssen (1824-1907). Engraving. Colored
Pierre Janssen (1824-1907). French astronomer. Engraving by Capuz in The Spanish and American Illustration, 1892. Colored

Background imagePensive Collection: School of Talmudists, 1887, by Samuel Hirszenberg (1865-1908

School of Talmudists, 1887, by Samuel Hirszenberg (1865-1908
Samuel Hirszenberg (1865-1908). Polish painter. School of Talmudists, 1887. National Museum. Krakow. Poland

Background imagePensive Collection: Heraclitus of Ephesus. Portrait

Heraclitus of Ephesus. Portrait
Heraclitus of Ephesus (535-475 BC). Pre-socratic Greek philosopher. Heraclitus figured by Michelangelo. Detail of the fresco The School of Athens by Raphael. Raphaels Rooms. Apostolic Palace

Background imagePensive Collection: Colette. French Writer

Colette. French Writer
SIDONIE-GABRIELLE WILLY French writer. Date: 1873 - 1954

Background imagePensive Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten by Madame Yevonde

Lady Louis Mountbatten by Madame Yevonde. Formerly Edwina Ashley, Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicereine of India (1901-1960). Date: 1937

Background imagePensive Collection: Advert for Jays of London Mourning clothes

Advert for Jays of London Mourning clothes
A pensive woman sits beneath a tree, modelling mourning attire from Jays of London. Her work basket is perched on a rustic table, and illustrated magazines lie discarded at her feet. Date: 1888

Background imagePensive Collection: Portrait of Boy

Portrait of Boy
Pencil head and shoulders study of a young boy for a future oil painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imagePensive Collection: Lady Emily Lutyens

Lady Emily Lutyens
LADY EMILY LUTYENS nee LYTTON Wife of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (m 1897), grand- daughter of the novelist Lord Lytton, and daughter of a Viceroy of India

Background imagePensive Collection: Evelyn Millard

Evelyn Millard (1869 1941) - English Shakespearean actress, actor-manager and " stage beauty" of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Background imagePensive Collection: Beautiful woman wearing Cecil Beaton-style hat

Beautiful woman wearing Cecil Beaton-style hat. circa 1955

Background imagePensive Collection: Pensive Beefeater, Tower of London

Pensive Beefeater, Tower of London
Pensive Beefeater at The Tower of London, England. circa 1966

Background imagePensive Collection: Pensive Victorian man at his desk

Pensive Victorian man at his desk
Pensive Victorian man seated at his desk. circa 1895



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