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Shadows Collection

Background imageShadows Collection: Platos Cave Allegory

Platos Cave Allegory
In Platos Republic Socrates likens mankind to prisoners in a cave who see only the shadows of reality, and the philosophers to those who have been given a glimpse of it

Background imageShadows Collection: Boy and Bicycle by the River Severn

Boy and Bicycle by the River Severn
A boy and his bicycle on the banks of the River Severn at Bewdley Bridge, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageShadows Collection: Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood
Three little monkeys chuckle with glee as Gran pop, the orang utan character created by artist Lawson Wood entertains them with a shadow puppet show. Date: 1935

Background imageShadows Collection: Morocco - Marrakesh - The Entrance to the Bazaars

Morocco - Marrakesh - The Entrance to the Bazaars
Morocco - Marrakesh - Entrance to the Souks

Background imageShadows Collection: Olympics / 1932 / Bobsleigh

Olympics / 1932 / Bobsleigh
German two-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid

Background imageShadows Collection: Dorian Gray / Wilde / Books

Dorian Gray / Wilde / Books
Dorian goes upstairs to the locked room where his portrait is kept

Background imageShadows Collection: Galina Ulanova, Russian Ballerina as Giselle

Galina Ulanova, Russian Ballerina as Giselle
Galina Ulanova (1910-1998), Russian Ballerina in the role of Giselle. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShadows Collection: Sandhill, Newcastle on Tyne. The Tyne Bridge is in the backg

Sandhill, Newcastle on Tyne. The Tyne Bridge is in the backg
Long shadows on Sandhill, Newcastle on Tyne. The Tyne Bridge is in the backgound Date: 1989

Background imageShadows Collection: Hay bales in the evening light

Hay bales in the evening light
A view of a field with stacked bales of hay in the evening light. Pencil and watercolour sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageShadows Collection: Porch Light

Porch Light
A lamplight pattern from a porch light at St. Edwards House, Westminster, London

Background imageShadows Collection: Oliver Chez Fagin

Oliver Chez Fagin
Oliver with Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Bill Sykes and Nancy

Background imageShadows Collection: Over the hills of Nevada

Over the hills of Nevada
American cowboys on the trail over the hills of Nevada. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShadows Collection: DECOUPAGES

DECOUPAGES
Light, shining through cunningly torn paper, casts grotesque shapes on the wall

Background imageShadows Collection: Man standing on bridge in light and shade

Man standing on bridge in light and shade
A slightly surreal picture of a man standing alone on a bridge with shadows playing on his back and on the ground. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShadows Collection: BAE Systems building, Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness

BAE Systems building, Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness
A woman walks beneath the big windows of BAE Systems building, Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. She casts a shadow on the wall Date: 2012

Background imageShadows Collection: Model in New Look woollen full-length overcoat

Model in New Look woollen full-length overcoat
Beautifully-composed shot of model in New Look woollen full-length overcoat, standing just inside an elegant arcade. Date: late 1940s

Background imageShadows Collection: Client: Harvey Nichols - large straw hat - Pamela Minchin

Client: Harvey Nichols - large straw hat - Pamela Minchin
Client: Harvey Nichols - model: Pamela Minchin in a large straw hat - shoot: February 7, 1947 Date: 1947

Background imageShadows Collection: Trotting race at the Hipodromo in Sant Lluis, Mahon Menorca

Trotting race at the Hipodromo in Sant Lluis, Mahon Menorca
A horse waits for its next trotting race at the Hipodromo in Sant Lluis, Mahon Menorca, Spain. It appears to be listening to a conversation between two men

Background imageShadows Collection: Children playing Ryecroft Estate, Walsall

Children playing Ryecroft Estate, Walsall
Children play football in the street on the Ryecroft Estate, Walsall, West Midlands. A girl watches from the footpath. Winter backlight casts long shadows

Background imageShadows Collection: Archways at Az Zubayr, Iraq

Archways at Az Zubayr, Iraq
Archways at Az Zubayr is a city in and the capital of Al-Zubair District, part of the Basra Governorate of Iraq. The city is just south of Basra. The name can also refer to the old Emirate of Zubair

Background imageShadows Collection: Grey Friars Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Grey Friars Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Date: 1907

Background imageShadows Collection: The Castle of the Counts

The Castle of the Counts
An etching showing a scene in the shadows cast by the Castle of the Counts, or The Gravensteen, at Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium

Background imageShadows Collection: Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape
A colourful painting showing a farm settlement with fenced fields and barns in winter, trees are casting shadows which stretch over the land and a swam of birds can be seen in the sky

Background imageShadows Collection: Light and Shade

Light and Shade
A painting of a white building which has yellow flowers to each side of the green entrance door, shadows of nearby trees are cast onto the walls. Date: circa 1915

Background imageShadows Collection: Hand shadows, showing famous figures in silhouette

Hand shadows, showing famous figures in silhouette
Illustration of hand shadows, showing famous figures in silhouette. Captioned Lord Salisbury, Mr Gladstone, Bismark, The Late Czar, Gambetta, Crispi, Thiers, Zola'. Date: 1895

Background imageShadows Collection: Shadows

Shadows
This portrait oil painting shows a woman, wearing a striped shirt, while casually leaning on a sideboard, bearing a variety of ornamental figurines. Date: circa 1924

Background imageShadows Collection: The Cooperage

The Cooperage
This etching shows a cooperage, the premises of a man, seen in the shadows, who specialises in the manufacture of wooden casks, barrels, buckets and other similar containers. Date: circa 1918

Background imageShadows Collection: Desert Village, Arizona

Desert Village, Arizona
An oil painting showing a desert village in Arizona, U.S.A. with a sheer rock face, boasting an impressive use of shadows, Date: circa 1919

Background imageShadows Collection: Evening Shadows

Evening Shadows
A landscape oil painting showing a rocky edge to a wide river, with shadows cast in the evening. Date: circa 1922

Background imageShadows Collection: Cloud Shadows

Cloud Shadows
A landscape oil painting of a broad grassy countryside, being eaten up by the shoreline of a harbour. Date: circa 1922

Background imageShadows Collection: Flickering Light

Flickering Light
Oil painting of a coastal countryside setting, including a white house, visible between some trees, casting shadows on the lawn, which provides the flickering light. Date: circa 1922

Background imageShadows Collection: Advertisement for Nell Gwynn Candles

Advertisement for Nell Gwynn Candles
An advertisement for Nell Gwynn Candles.'Shadows of the past'. Even in the days of Charles II, Field's were making candles

Background imageShadows Collection: Shadows and light, Havana, Cuba

Shadows and light, Havana, Cuba. Date: 2009

Background imageShadows Collection: Shadows in Whitehall, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Shadows in Whitehall, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Shadows in Whitehall An unusually serious subject for Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, known for his Old Bill cartoons in The Bystander magazine; ghostly soldiers guard the cenotaph in Whitehall, London

Background imageShadows Collection: Shadows of a Great City by Joseph Jefferson and L R Sherwell

Shadows of a Great City by Joseph Jefferson and L R Sherwell. First produced in England, at the Princesss Theatre, 14 July 1887

Background imageShadows Collection: Two poodles casting shadows

Two poodles casting shadows
Two poodles entangled in their leads cast shadows on the pavement. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShadows Collection: Shadows on a station platform

Shadows on a station platform
A woman walks along a station platform, where heavy decorative shadows are cast on the ground. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShadows Collection: Shadows in a London square

Shadows in a London square
Shafts of sunlight and deep shadows on a winters morning in a square in Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShadows Collection: Bicycle and shadows

Bicycle and shadows
Old bicycle parked on kerb casts shadows on pavement. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShadows Collection: The haloed shadow: an aerial phenomenon

The haloed shadow: an aerial phenomenon. Often observed when flying over clouds on a sunny day: a circular shadow resembling the allied aeroplane-mark. Date: 1918

Background imageShadows Collection: Mother and baby, 1960s

Mother and baby, 1960s
A mother smiles at her baby son in the pram next to her. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageShadows Collection: Deep shadows in Cheapside, City of London. Date: circa 1900

Deep shadows in Cheapside, City of London. Date: circa 1900

Background imageShadows Collection: A range of hand silhouettes of animals, to advertise Borwicks Baking Powder

A range of hand silhouettes of animals, to advertise Borwicks Baking Powder

Background imageShadows Collection: I too with my soul and body wandering amid the shadows

I too with my soul and body wandering amid the shadows
I too with my soul and body.. wandering amid the shadows, with the apparitions pressing

Background imageShadows Collection: Pierre Fresnay - French stage and film actor (1897-1975). Date: 1954

Pierre Fresnay - French stage and film actor (1897-1975). Date: 1954

Background imageShadows Collection: The River Thames at Datchet, Berkshire. Date: circa 1930s

The River Thames at Datchet, Berkshire. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShadows Collection: Woman Skier Walking Date: 1925

Woman Skier Walking Date: 1925

Background imageShadows Collection: ENGLAND / RIPON

ENGLAND / RIPON
The town of Ripon, with shops such as Metcalfe the Furnisher and the Unicorn Hotel with its stables and garage, with Ripon Cathedral in the background. Date: 1950s



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