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Sleeping Collection

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping pensioners, Norfolk beach

Sleeping pensioners, Norfolk beach
An elderly couple sit in the shelter of a wooden groyne on a beach near Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, and snooze soundly. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Allies of Santa Claus by Mabel Lucie Attwell

The Allies of Santa Claus by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Two little girls slumber on a window sill as the elvish helpers of Father Christmasm sprinkle fairy dust in order that he may deliver presents. Date: 1919

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Two Friends / Aldin

The Two Friends / Aldin
Illustration entitled Two Friends by Cecil Aldin depicting two small dogs, one a West Highland Terrier, together on a chair

Background imageSleeping Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Railway Sleeper

The Railway Sleeper
An exhausted conscript on Nation Service sleeps at Darlington Railway Station en rout to or from a posting to the Northern military base at Catterick, York. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station

Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Hunstman taking a nap with his foxhound at Melton Mowbray Station! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: Railway Sleeper - Euston Station

Railway Sleeper - Euston Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Scottish football fan at Euston Station awaiting his return train back north of the border. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin

Sleeping Partners and Dissolved Partnership, Cecil Aldin
Lovely illustration by Cecil Aldin observing two of his dogs, possibly Mickey (the Irish Wolfhound) and Cracker (the English bull terrier), attempting to share a sofa. Date: 1929

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene
The christening scene in a ballet version of the Sleeping Beauty, with the wicked fairy Carabosse putting her curse on the baby Princess in her cradle

Background imageSleeping Collection: Strange Incense by Reginald Higgins

Strange Incense by Reginald Higgins
A rather sinister looking faun watches over a woman sleeping, unaware, in a deckchair

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis

Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis
A sleeping lion and lioness. (panthera leo)

Background imageSleeping Collection: A little girl asleep on her mothers lap

A little girl asleep on her mothers lap circa 1890

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham
The crucial moment in the story of Sleeping Beauty when Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel thus sending her to sleep for a number of years

Background imageSleeping Collection: Wagons-Lit company poster

Wagons-Lit company poster
Poster extolling the comforts of travelling by rail when you have luxurious sleeper bunks to relax in

Background imageSleeping Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
Princess Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty, pictured in a perfect pose as she sleeps for a hundred years after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel

Background imageSleeping Collection: John Keats / Last Illness

John Keats / Last Illness
JOHN KEATS English poet during his last illness

Background imageSleeping Collection: His Masters Vice

His Masters Vice
Bonzo asleep with his head in a glass after helping himself to the Masters drinks supply. Date: circa 1922

Background imageSleeping Collection: My Second Sermon

My Second Sermon
The second of two sentimental pictures by the pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896) showing a little girl dressed in a red cape

Background imageSleeping Collection: Pentonville Prison Cell

Pentonville Prison Cell
PENTONVILLE A cell in the prison, with a hammock for sleeping and a loom for day-work

Background imageSleeping Collection: Saint Joseph Dreams

Saint Joseph Dreams
Saint Joseph dreams that he is visited by an angel who tells him that he is going to be the father of Jesus

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping B / Lefler / Urban

Sleeping B / Lefler / Urban
The Prince wakes Sleeping Beauty from her sleep with a kiss

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
An unsuccessful princely suitor tries to fight his way through the thicket of thorns surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slumbers

Background imageSleeping Collection: Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning

Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning the carpet around her snoozing husband. Lets hope that cigarette falls into his lap and wakes him up. Date: c.1924

Background imageSleeping Collection: Girl finds sleeping chick in her dolls house

Girl finds sleeping chick in her dolls house Date: 1925

Background imageSleeping Collection: Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). Italian military and politic

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). Italian military and politic
Giuseppe Garibaldi.1807-1882. Italian military and political. Garibaldis rest after the battle. 1860. On the right, watching the militar, Alexandre Dumas. Risorgimento Museum. Turin. Italy

Background imageSleeping Collection: Railway Sleeper - Crewe Station

Railway Sleeper - Crewe Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing railway porter at Crewe Station. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSleeping Collection: For Healths Sake

For Healths Sake
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing two cheeky monkey pilfering fruit from a sleeping orang utan, Gran pop. Title is For Healths Sake Take Things Quietly

Background imageSleeping Collection: Allenburys Diet advert

Allenburys Diet advert, the predigested nightcap for a good nights sleep

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Land of Nod by Susan Beatrice Pearse

The Land of Nod by Susan Beatrice Pearse
The land of nod - adorable small children in their nightwear snooze or play in a garden. Date: 1914

Background imageSleeping Collection: Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland
On the Isle of Harris, Scotland, a woman uses an elegant old spinning wheel to make Harris tweed, while her dog sleeps beside her. Date: 1920s

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
Princess Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty turns a key in the lock of a door, where she is about to meet the wicked old fairy, whose spindle will prick her finger sending her, and the royal household

Background imageSleeping Collection: Large male lion sleeping

Large male lion sleeping. A study in pencil and conte crayon by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageSleeping Collection: Fairy Tales of Summer - Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Summer - Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes
Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes, one of a four illustrations of a fairy tale to reflect each season. In this instance, the handsome prince emerges from the forest to find Sleeping Beauty

Background imageSleeping Collection: Imperial Airways poster by John Hassall

Imperial Airways poster by John Hassall
Humorous poster for Imperial Airways showing proof of their slogan, " Safety then Comfort". An air steward looks rather at a loss as to how to wake a sleeping man

Background imageSleeping Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream

Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Act II, Scene ii), in which Puck drops a love potion into the sleeping Titanias eyes

Background imageSleeping Collection: Advertisment for Simplon-Orient Express, Taurus Express

Advertisment for Simplon-Orient Express, Taurus Express
Advertisement for the Simplon-Orient Express and the Taurus Express. The advertisement shows the route between London and Istanbul and also the routes from Haydarpasha (Istanbul) to Cairo

Background imageSleeping Collection: Tristram Shandy by Hogarth

Tristram Shandy by Hogarth, designed by Mr. Hogarth for Mr. Sternes comic novel, incomparable Tristram Shandy. The characters in the representation so graphically depicted are Mr

Background imageSleeping Collection: Two frogs with insect on a greetings card

Two frogs with insect on a greetings card
Two frogs with an insect on a greetings card -- Happy be thy dreams. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSleeping Collection: Endpaper design by Cecil Aldin, Mac

Endpaper design by Cecil Aldin, Mac, the story of a white Scots terrier from the Highlands. Date: 1912

Background imageSleeping Collection: Labour Candidates

Labour Candidates
Labour candidates. - A postcard with a dual meaning, both a satire on potential Labour Party MPs and three down and out men all of whom are good candidates as labourers. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Humorist Easter Number 1938

The Humorist Easter Number 1938
The Humorist Easter Number front cover illustrated by William Heath Robinson featuring two exhausted cyclists sleeping off a picnic lunch, unaware that somebody is riding away on their tandem bicycle

Background imageSleeping Collection: Kingsley / Water Babies

Kingsley / Water Babies
Tom saw the fairies carry baby & cradle gently down; another drowned baby is introduced to the world of the water babies

Background imageSleeping Collection: Sleeping Beauty - 6

Sleeping Beauty - 6
Beauty - and everyone else in the palace, human or animal - fall asleep under the witchs spell: only she and her familiars, cat and crow, are immune

Background imageSleeping Collection: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Muriel Baines

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Muriel Baines
Illustration, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Muriel Baines Date: 20th century

Background imageSleeping Collection: Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond

Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond. First produced at the Pier Theatre, Brighton, as Sandy and his Eliza on 30th September 1912 and at the Criterion Theatre on 12th December 1913

Background imageSleeping Collection: The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon

The Linesman Who Snored at Wimbledon
A linesman disrupts play at Wimbledon by letting out a loud snore mid-point. 1928



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