A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by onlookers. He holds a corkscrew type instrument in his hand, in order to extract a single weed. 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"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Death of Lt-Col William Miller of the 1st Guards
Death of Lt-Col William Miller of the 1st Guards at the Battle of Quatre Bras. One of 16 lithographs by J Atkinson depicting incidents of British bravery during the late campaigns on the continent. Graphically illustrated in a series of drawings on stone. Lying supported by two soldiers, being shown the regimental colours. Associated with the Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815). Date: 1815
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
87 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School
'77 mm. German artillery shell case engraved at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. Inlaid silver and copper damascene work with a date tree surmounting a brass etched vignette of Rachel's Tomb supported by images of two Lions of Judah on each side. Brass engraved Hebrew lettering referring to the text from Jeremiah, Chapter 31, Verse 15 - 'Thus says the Lord: Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded says the Lord, and they shall come again from the Land of the Enemy.' . Trench Art'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library