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Sophia Gallery

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Choose from 197 pictures in our Sophia 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.


Stephen Ward's sketches of celebrities, 1960 Featured Print

Stephen Ward's sketches of celebrities, 1960

Through a doctor's 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. The sketches pictured here were displayed at the Legatt Brothers gallery in July 1960, comprising of sketches done by Ward, often for free, for his celebrity patients. Sketched here from life are the Right Honorable Hugh Gaitskell, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, M.P Duncan Sandys, Lord Boothby, Sophia Loren, Douglas Fairbanks, Sir Stanley Spencer, Sir Alan Herbert and Derick Heathcoat Armory. Ward went on to produce a series of specially commissioned sketches for the Illustrated London News. Following his involvement in the Profumo affair coming to public prominence, Ward committed suicide in 1963. Date: 1960

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Baroness Burdett Coutts Featured Print

Baroness Burdett Coutts

Baroness Burdett Coutts. Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts (21 April 1814 30 December 1906), born Angela Georgina Burdett, was a nineteenth-century philanthropist, the daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet and the former Sophia Coutts, daughter of banker Thomas Coutts. In 1837 she became one of the wealthiest women in England when she inherited her grandfather's fortune of around 1.8 million pounds sterling. Part of Box 105 Boswell Collection. Date: circa 1900s

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

HMS Marlborough leaving Istanbul, Turkey - August 1923 Featured Print

HMS Marlborough leaving Istanbul, Turkey - August 1923

Photograph from the deck of the HMS Marlborough as the 4th Battle Squadron (along with HMS Iron Duke, HMS Benbow and the HMS Emperor of India) - leaves Istanbul for the final time, bound for Malta. A view toward the Ayasofya and Blue Mosques. In August 1923, the Allied Powers turned over Istanbul to the Nationalists, marking the final departure of occupation armies from Anatolia. This card marks the occasion of the Allied General's handing over the custody of the city at the Dolmabahce Palace. HMS Marlborough was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, named in honour of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Built at Devonport Royal Dockyard between January 1912 and June 1914 and entered service just prior to First World War. Assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet after the war, Marlborough took part in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War (in the Black Sea 191920). She was also involved in the Greco-Turkish War. Date: 1923

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection