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Background imagePortrayed Collection: John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones
Americans would be indignant to see their gallant naval hero portrayed on the London stage as a PIRATE ! - yet here he is, as acted by Mr Elsgood with bravo galore

Background imagePortrayed Collection: St Cecilia Devotional C

St Cecilia Devotional C
Roman martyr, here portrayed as the patron saint of music

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Sir Douglas Bader playing golf

Sir Douglas Bader playing golf
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982), RAF pilot during the Second World War despite having lost both legs in a crash in 1931

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Cartoon, The Federal Phoenix (Abraham Lincoln)

Cartoon, The Federal Phoenix (Abraham Lincoln)
Cartoon, The Federal Phoenix -- Abraham Lincoln portrayed as a phoenix rising from the flames as he is re-elected President. Date: 1864

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Female Literary Types

Female Literary Types
PASSIONATE FEMALE LITERARY TYPES Satiric comment on the New School, the older, educated woman here portrayed as a masculine spinster

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Zodiac / Taurus (Maxims)

Zodiac / Taurus (Maxims)
portrayed as a bull in a china shop (although the china shop is seemingly a combination of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum)

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Professor Harrison Moore

Professor Harrison Moore
A portrait oil painting of Australian lawyer and academic professor at the University of Melbourne, Sir William Harrison Moore

Background imagePortrayed Collection: BRITAIN GRABS GREECE

BRITAIN GRABS GREECE
Britain portrayed as a gorilla, seizing poor innocent Greece Date: 1916

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Sir Douglas Bader in TV interview, Falmouth, Cornwall

Sir Douglas Bader in TV interview, Falmouth, Cornwall
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982), RAF pilot during the Second World War despite having lost both legs in a crash in 1931

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Bismarck as Sailor / 1879

Bismarck as Sailor / 1879
OTTO BISMARCK Portrayed as a sailor at the helm of his ship Date: 1815 - 1898

Background imagePortrayed Collection: The Sad Experiences of Big and Little Willie. - WWI

The Sad Experiences of Big and Little Willie. - WWI
A bound copy with gold-leaf edges of The Sad Experiences of Big and Little Willie during the first 6 months of the Great War as portrayed by W. K. Haselden in the Daily Mirror

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Yuan Shi T ien-Tsun

Yuan Shi T ien-Tsun
YUAN SHI T IEN-TSUN Taoist deity, First Principle of the Universe, portrayed riding on a fierce monster

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Scenes from the Helen of Troy Ballet

Scenes from the Helen of Troy Ballet portrayed by the Marion Morgan Dancers at the Palladium Theatre, London, 1923 Date: 1923

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Francesco Farnese

Francesco Farnese
FRANCESCO FARNESE Italian ruler : seventh duca di Parma, portrayed in all his magnificence with the goddess Minerva and a trumpeting angel attending. Date: 1678 - 1727

Background imagePortrayed Collection: British Troops Disguised

British Troops Disguised
The British are portrayed by the Germans as disguising troops as medical staff at Gallipoli during World War One Date: 1916

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Dumas Fils / Photographer

Dumas Fils / Photographer
ALEXANDRE DUMAS FILS French novelist, portrayed as a photographer of the demi monde Date: 1824 - 1895

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Anarchism Tempts Man

Anarchism Tempts Man
Anarchy, portrayed as a shadowy skeletal figure, tempts an unemployed worker Date: 1886

Background imagePortrayed Collection: John Kay / Caricature Rm

John Kay / Caricature Rm
JOHN KAY One of his caricatured victims is not all that pleased with the way he has been portrayed Date: 1742 - 1826

Background imagePortrayed Collection: William Harvey / Figuier

William Harvey / Figuier
WILLIAM HARVEY English physician and anatomist, portrayed with an open anatomy book and a poppy plant Date: 1578-1657

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Zodiac / Gemini (Maxims)

Zodiac / Gemini (Maxims)
portrayed as two sandwichmen involved in a violent exchange of views! Date: 1887

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Karl Friedrich Abel

Karl Friedrich Abel (1725-1787) German musician in England, portrayed with a viola di gamba

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Suffragette Captured by Policeman

Suffragette Captured by Policeman. A suffragette in chains is captured on the rocks by a giant monster policeman. An allusion to the myth of Perseus and Andromeda, the latter

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Suffragette Emancipated New Woman

Suffragette Emancipated New Woman. The New Woman portrayed in mans attire, cigarette in mouth, golf clubs over her shoulder and bicycle at her side. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Suffragette, Hammer Headress Kew gardens

Suffragette, Hammer Headress Kew gardens. Suffragette portrayed as a hammer with tubular body, hammer headress and Votes for Women handbag

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Robert Trail

Robert Trail
ROBERT TRAIL Scottish protestant churchman, minister of Gray-Friars church, Edinburgh, portrayed while in exile in Holland. Date: 1642 - 1716

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Georgiana Ranken

Georgiana Ranken
GEORGIANA (nee Buckley) RANKEN wife of George Elliott Ranken, portrayed when she was still Miss Buckley. Date: circa 1852

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Sydney Lady Morgan - 3

Sydney Lady Morgan - 3
SYDNEY LADY MORGAN (nee Owenson) Popular Irish novelist, wife of Sir Thomas Morgan MP, portrayed when she was starting to put on weight. Date: 1783? - 1859

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Sydney Lady Morgan - 5

Sydney Lady Morgan - 5
SYDNEY LADY MORGAN (nee Owenson) Popular Irish novelist, wife of Sir Thomas Morgan MP, portrayed in creative mood, writing at a table. Date: 1783? - 1859

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Sydney Lady Morgan - 4

Sydney Lady Morgan - 4
SYDNEY LADY MORGAN (nee Owenson) Popular Irish novelist, wife of Sir Thomas Morgan MP, portrayed trying on a bonnet - a charming Maclise portrait. Date: 1783? - 1859

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Auguste Marmont (Older)

Auguste Marmont (Older)
AUGUSTE-FREDERIC-LOUIS VIESSE de MARMONT French military commander portrayed at the end of his life. Date: 1774 - 1852

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Lady Elizabeth Leslie

Lady Elizabeth Leslie
LADY ELIZABETH LESLIE is portrayed in an extravagant hat, but wearing a crucifix. Date: circa 1837

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Robert Hall, Churchman

Robert Hall, Churchman
ROBERT HALL Baptist churchman, portrayed preaching a sermon with his autograph Date: 1764 - 1831

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Principessa Di Capua

Principessa Di Capua
PENELOPE SMYTH, principessa CAPUA, portrayed in a handsome ball dress as befits her aristocratic station - but who knows anything more about her ? Date: 1815 - 1882

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Louis Duc De Boufflers

Louis Duc De Boufflers
LOUIS FRANCOIS, duc de BOUFFLERS French military, marechal de France, portrayed in action. Date: 1644 - 1711

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Jeremias Albert, Church

Jeremias Albert, Church
JEREMIAS ALBERT German churchman, portrayed at the age of 68, holding a book. Date: 1592 - 1660

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Bismarck as Tourist / 1885

Bismarck as Tourist / 1885
OTTO BISMARCK Portrayed as The " Irrepressible" Tourist : " H m!-HA!- Where shall I go next?" Date: 1815 - 1898

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Navy Seaman of 1822

Navy Seaman of 1822
A British sailor of the early 19th century, in this instance portrayed by the actor Mr G Smith in the role of Robin in the play No Song No Supper

Background imagePortrayed Collection: ARCHIMEDES

ARCHIMEDES The Greek scientist at work - but portrayed in clothing more likely to be worn by a 17th century scholar than one of the third century BCE !

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Marshal Petain Cartoon

Marshal Petain Cartoon
Marshal PHILIPPE PETAIN French soldier in 1915, portrayed as an optimist in the face of German aggression

Background imagePortrayed Collection: G&s / Pirates, India 2

G&s / Pirates, India 2
Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry... the pirates as portrayed in an amateur production by the British community at Simla, India

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Haunted by Drink, 1873

Haunted by Drink, 1873
Ten thousand devils haunt him, day and night; haunt him alike in darkness and in light : the torment of a drunkard portrayed

Background imagePortrayed Collection: A Von Tirpitz / Juttner

A Von Tirpitz / Juttner
ALFRED VON TIRPITZ German naval commander, portrayed as Poseidon/ Neptune, God of the North Sea

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Exit the Devil

Exit the Devil
EXIT THE DEVIL Trevor Dearing (exorcist, portrayed on this cover)

Background imagePortrayed Collection: EUROPE & PEACE / 1908

EUROPE & PEACE / 1908
Europe, portrayed as a child, ignores the toys of war for now & amuses herslf building a palace of peace out of cards

Background imagePortrayed Collection: France Mugging Europe

France Mugging Europe
France portrayed as the mugger of (an ayran-looking) Europe

Background imagePortrayed Collection: LYSISTRATA

LYSISTRATA
The Greek heroine is here portrayed as an early example of militant feminism, standing up for the rights of Athenian women

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Symbolic Industry Worker

Symbolic Industry Worker
The worker symbolically portrayed

Background imagePortrayed Collection: Lucretius Title Page

Lucretius Title Page
TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS portrayed on the title-page of a 1768 French edition of his writings



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