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Pretending Gallery

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

Choose from 77 pictures in our Pretending 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.

Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide Featured Print

Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide

Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944); part of a series of humorous illustrations he produced for the Sketch during World War II. British beach goers perch nonchalantly on stilts at the seaside, pretending the tide is low, resulting in the Nazi landing parties disembarking in the deep water and drowning. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

Cartoon, Anti-Saccharites Featured Print

Cartoon, Anti-Saccharites

Cartoon, Anti-Saccharites, or John Bull and his Family leaving off the use of Sugar, by James Gillray. Showing John Bull and his wife (actually King George III and Queen Charlotte) trying to economise by dispensing with sugar in their tea, making the rest of the family unhappy. Date: 1792

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

1790s, 1792, Anti, British, Bull, Caricature, Caricatures, Cartoon, Cartoons, Charlotte, Criticism, Drink, Drinking, Economise, Economy, Family, Frugal, Frugality, George, Gillray, Harsh, Historical, History, Husband, Iii, James, John, King, Pretence, Pretending, Queen, Royal, Royalty, Saccharites, Satire, Satirical, Sitting, Smiling, Sugar, Table, Tea, Unhappy, Wife

Kissing her Majestys hand, learning to curtsey at court Featured Print

Kissing her Majestys hand, learning to curtsey at court

A young woman is tutored in the art of gracefully dropping to a curtsey during her presentation at court at the school of Miss Cowper Coles. A piece of tartan fabric is a makeshift train and a bunch of chrysanthemum act as a substitute for the debutante's bouquet. Daughters of peers were presented to the Queen first and were kissed on the cheek. Other debutantes kissed the Queen's hand. Date: 1899

© Mary Evans Picture Library