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Sketches Collection

Background imageSketches Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imageSketches Collection: Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960
Through a doctors eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960

Background imageSketches Collection: Gypsy Lee, the fortune teller

Gypsy Lee, the fortune teller
Sketches of Gypsy life: a camp near Latimer Road near Notting Hill showing Gypsy Lee, the fortune teller at the Devils Dyke

Background imageSketches Collection: The Skye crofters Land League Agitation

The Skye crofters Land League Agitation
Sketches in the Isle of Skye: the Crofters Land League. 1.Staffin, from the Bay. 2.Crofters huts in Portree. 3.Women of the crofters. 4. A Skye landlord. 5

Background imageSketches Collection: Lockheed P-38 Lightning in action; Second World War, 1944

Lockheed P-38 Lightning in action; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing an US Air Force Lockheed P-38 Lightning shooting down a German aeroplane during the Second World War

Background imageSketches Collection: The Modern Girl by Wilton Williams

The Modern Girl by Wilton Williams
A series of sketches by Wilton Williams, subtitled Full dress and bathing dress (other artists show undress, and underwear in this series of three) showing the modern girl of 1925

Background imageSketches Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel
A duel - three street urchins help their friend to mimic the statue! Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man ), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels landmark

Background imageSketches Collection: The Mikado at the Savoy

The Mikado at the Savoy
Sketches from The Mikado at the Savoy Theatre in London: The Mikado (Mr R. Temple), Nanki-Pooh (Mr Durward Lely), Katisha (Miss Brandram), Pooh-Bah (Mr R)

Background imageSketches Collection: Highgate, London, 1888

Highgate, London, 1888
Engraving showing a number of sketches of Highgate, in North London, 1888

Background imageSketches Collection: Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall

Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall
A scene beside a waterfall of four girls in their bathing costumes. The girls are watching the waterfall, prehaps resting after swimming

Background imageSketches Collection: Leonardo Sketches

Leonardo Sketches
LEONARDO DA VINCI A page of sketches of flying machines

Background imageSketches Collection: Horace Shorts notebook - sketches of Wright Flyer at Pau

Horace Shorts notebook - sketches of Wright Flyer at Pau
A page from Horace Shorts notebook containing his detailed sketches of the Wright Flyer made at Pau, France, in February 1909. Date: 1909

Background imageSketches Collection: A robot to open an exhibition: the new mechanical man

A robot to open an exhibition: the new mechanical man
Photograph and sketches of an aluminium man, the first British robot invented by Captain Richards and Mr. A.H. Refell. The machine could rise, bow and make a speech

Background imageSketches Collection: Sketches of an Irish Wolfhound by Cecil Aldin

Sketches of an Irish Wolfhound by Cecil Aldin
Two sketches of an Irish Wolfhound by Cecil Aldin -- probably his own dog Mickie. Date: 1939

Background imageSketches Collection: En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere

En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere
Sketches by Erte for Grands Flueves du Monde (the Great Rivers of the World) in En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1923 (showing the Rhine, the Nile, the Ganges and the Amazon)

Background imageSketches Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: " Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue

Background imageSketches Collection: Aubreys Plan of Avebury

Aubreys Plan of Avebury
John Aubreys plan of Avebury. Aubrey was an English antiquary, who suplimented his writings on sites with detailed plans and sketches

Background imageSketches Collection: Play / Ibsen / Hedda Gabler

Play / Ibsen / Hedda Gabler
A series of simple sketches of Eleonora Duse

Background imageSketches Collection: Rosie - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Rosie - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Rosie - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - bride and bridesmaid dresses

Royal Wedding 1947 - bride and bridesmaid dresses
A fairytale wedding gown by Norman Hartnell for Princess Elizabeth, in itself a tribute to British skill in design and workmanship

Background imageSketches Collection: In Possession. By A. E. Bestall

In Possession. By A. E. Bestall
Three girls sat on a bank by a stream watching a crab under the water. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years

Background imageSketches Collection: Doin the Lambeth Walk - Oi

Doin the Lambeth Walk - Oi! These sketches, made by Sherriffs, are dedicated to The Lambeth Walk, dance hit of the musical comedy Me and My Girl (Victoria Palace)

Background imageSketches Collection: ISADORA DUNCAN 1909

ISADORA DUNCAN 1909
ISADORA DUNCAN American dancer: some action sketches Date: 1878 - 1927

Background imageSketches Collection: Seaford Golf Club cartoons

Seaford Golf Club cartoons
A cartoon by Mel of golfers from Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington. Date: 1939

Background imageSketches Collection: Sketches of a bull terrier by Cecil Aldin

Sketches of a bull terrier by Cecil Aldin
Two sketches of a bull terrier by Cecil Aldin -- probably his own dog, Cracker. Date: 1939

Background imageSketches Collection: Pantomime artist Will Evans with his children

Pantomime artist Will Evans with his children
Will Evans (1866 -1931) was an eccentric comedian who performed in pantomime from a young age, and appeared on the music halls in the 1890s

Background imageSketches Collection: Little Girl playing with her Sailor Doll, 1888

Little Girl playing with her Sailor Doll, 1888
Illustration showing a little Victorian girl playing with her doll, which was dressed as a sailor. This image was originally entitled Now Geraldine Maude

Background imageSketches Collection: Gypsy life inside a tent

Gypsy life inside a tent
Sketches of Gypsy life: inside a tent on Mitcham Common

Background imageSketches Collection: Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890

Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890
A series of sketches by an English Cavalry Officer of a game of cricket played between an Indian College and British Officers, in India, 1890

Background imageSketches Collection: Patrons of the Cafe Royal

Patrons of the Cafe Royal
Sketches by H. H. Harris of various well-known artists, writers and celebrities of the 1930s who were regular patrons of the Cafe Royal in Regent Street, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Evolution / Art Apes Life

Evolution / Art Apes Life
An extremely talented aspiring monkey artist sketches a less fortunate fellow monkey who is chained up whilst being sketched

Background imageSketches Collection: Zulu War - Recovery of the Colours of the 24th in the Buffalo River

Zulu War - Recovery of the Colours of the 24th in the Buffalo River after Battle of Isandlwana (of 22 January 1879) and honouring the graves of Lts Melville and Coghill Date: 1879

Background imageSketches Collection: The late Charles Darwin

The late Charles Darwin
Article on Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) with illustrations of his statue at the Natural History Museum, the exterior of his house at Down, near Beckenham, his study and green-house

Background imageSketches Collection: Pencil sketches of babies and a mother

Pencil sketches of babies and a mother. Date: 1920s

Background imageSketches Collection: Sketches at the Crippen trial

Sketches at the Crippen trial
The Most Sensational Trial for Many Years. Sketches in court at the trial of Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, accused of (and later hanged for) the murder of his wife Cora

Background imageSketches Collection: The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl with decoration

The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl with decoration
The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl hanging a wall decoration. The caption reads " Aiding and Abetting." Date: 1928- 1929

Background imageSketches Collection: Sketches in the Bank of England. Machine for weighing coins

Sketches in the Bank of England. Machine for weighing coins
Engraving of complicated device for weighing gold sovereigns

Background imageSketches Collection: Harry Tate / Vfair 1912

Harry Tate / Vfair 1912
HARRY TATE (Ronald Macdonald Hutchison) English music hall comedian, best known for sketches on golfing, motoring and fishing

Background imageSketches Collection: Wiskers Face - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Wiskers Face - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Wiskers Face - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Shockima - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Shockima - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Shockima - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Michelle - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Michelle - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Michelle - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Madelaine - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Madelaine - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Madelaine - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Honor - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Honor - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Honor - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Diabolo Man - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Diabolo Man - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Diabolo Man - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: Carmen - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Carmen - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Carmen - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imageSketches Collection: WW2 - Life onboard a corvette escort at sea

WW2 - Life onboard a corvette escort at sea - the ILN special artist C E Turner accompanied the vessel around various UK ports accompanying a merchant fleet. 1941

Background imageSketches Collection: Sketches from Tigers Cub, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sketches from Tigers Cub, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Sketches from the dramatic play, Tigers Cub, at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, previously at the Garrick Theatre and Queens Theatre, London. With Sybil Arundale. circa 1916

Background imageSketches Collection: Mel - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design

Mel - Murrays Cabaret Club costume design
Mel - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London



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