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Background imageEditor's Picks: El Jaleo, 1882. Artist: Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925)

El Jaleo, 1882. Artist: Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925)
El Jaleo, 1882. Found in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Background imageEditor's Picks: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Portrait of Anglo-Irish soldier and future British prime minister Arthur Wellesley

Background imageEditor's Picks: Isadora Duncan, early 20th century. Artist: Auguste Rodin

Isadora Duncan, early 20th century. Artist: Auguste Rodin
Isadora Duncan, early 20th century

Background imageEditor's Picks: Johann Sebastian Bach at the organ, 1725

Johann Sebastian Bach at the organ, 1725. Private Collection

Background imageEditor's Picks: Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower

Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Version of the Armada portrait attributed to George Gower. The last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled from 1558 until 1603

Background imageEditor's Picks: Diana the Huntress, fresco from the house Stabia at Pompeii

Diana the Huntress, fresco from the house Stabia at Pompeii

Background imageEditor's Picks: Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown

Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown
Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960

Background imageEditor's Picks: New Brighton Tower, Wallasey, Cheshire, c1898-c1921

New Brighton Tower, Wallasey, Cheshire, c1898-c1921. The New Brighton Tower was situated within the Tower Buildings complex and was taller than Blackpool Tower at 621 feet high

Background imageEditor's Picks: Bitter Campari, 1921

Bitter Campari, 1921. Private Collection

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn from Wind in the Willows, pub. 1913 (colour lithograph), 1913

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn from Wind in the Willows, pub. 1913 (colour lithograph), 1913

Background imageEditor's Picks: Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin. Artist: Zonaro, Fausto (1854-1929)

Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin. Artist: Zonaro, Fausto (1854-1929)
Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin. Found in the collection of Pera Museum, Istanbul

Background imageEditor's Picks: Still Life with Pumpkin, Plums, Cherries, Figs and Jug, ca 1860

Still Life with Pumpkin, Plums, Cherries, Figs and Jug, ca 1860. Artist: Ribot, Theodule Augustin (1823-1891)
Still Life with Pumpkin, Plums, Cherries, Figs and Jug, ca 1860. Found in the collection of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Background imageEditor's Picks: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageEditor's Picks: King Charles Spaniels (The Cavaliers Pets), 1845, (c1915). Artist: Edwin Henry Landseer

King Charles Spaniels (The Cavaliers Pets), 1845, (c1915). Artist: Edwin Henry Landseer
King Charles Spaniels (The Cavaliers Pets), 1845, (c1915). The painting is held by the Tate Gallery, London. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), 1942-1943. Creator: Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), 1942-1943. Creator: Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), 1942-1943. Private Collection

Background imageEditor's Picks: Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. The flags used by Lieutenant Pasco aboard HMS Victory to send the message England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageEditor's Picks: Marylebone Town Hall, One of the Most Eminent of Londons New Buildings, c1935

Marylebone Town Hall, One of the Most Eminent of Londons New Buildings, c1935. The Town Hall on Marylebone Road in central London opened in 1920

Background imageEditor's Picks: Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, London, 20th Century

Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, London, 20th Century. A Benedictine monastery was founded on this site in the 7th or 8th century

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Coronation Chair, c1845, (1864)

The Coronation Chair, c1845, (1864). The Coronation Chair, known historically as St Edwards Chair or King Edwards Chair, is a wooden throne on which the British monarch sits when he or she is

Background imageEditor's Picks: Arrival of the Lord Mayor at Westminster, c1841(?). Artist: Richard Henry Nibbs

Arrival of the Lord Mayor at Westminster, c1841(?). Artist: Richard Henry Nibbs
Arrival of the Lord Mayor at Westminster, c1841(?)

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Imperial State Crown, 1937. Creator: Unknown

The Imperial State Crown, 1937. Creator: Unknown
The Imperial State Crown, 1937. From " The Crowning of The King and Queen". [Evans Brothers Limited, London, 1937]

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Kings Orb and Sceptre, 1937. Creator: Unknown

The Kings Orb and Sceptre, 1937. Creator: Unknown
The Kings Orb and Sceptre, 1937. From " The Crowning of The King and Queen". [Evans Brothers Limited, London, 1937]

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Storm Spirits, c. 1900

The Storm Spirits, c. 1900. Found in the Collection of Watts Gallery

Background imageEditor's Picks: Still Life, 1913. Artist: Exter, Alexandra Alexandrovna (1882-1949)

Still Life, 1913. Artist: Exter, Alexandra Alexandrovna (1882-1949)
Still Life, 1913. Found in the collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Loving Cup, 1867. Artist: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)

The Loving Cup, 1867. Artist: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)
The Loving Cup, 1867. Found in the collection of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Background imageEditor's Picks: Space Force Construction, 1920-1921. Artist: Popova, Lyubov Sergeyevna (1889-1924)

Space Force Construction, 1920-1921. Artist: Popova, Lyubov Sergeyevna (1889-1924)
Space Force Construction, 1920-1921. Found in the collection of State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

Background imageEditor's Picks: Various New Years pictures and door gods, early 20th century. Creator: Unknown

Various New Years pictures and door gods, early 20th century. Creator: Unknown
Various New Years pictures and door gods, early 20th century

Background imageEditor's Picks: January, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

January, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham
January, 1951. Design for a calendar. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageEditor's Picks: January, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

January, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham
January, 1951. Design for a calendar. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageEditor's Picks: Les Patineuses (The Skaters), c. 1890. Creator: Beraud, Jean (1849-1936)

Les Patineuses (The Skaters), c. 1890. Creator: Beraud, Jean (1849-1936)
Les Patineuses (The Skaters), c. 1890. Private Collection

Background imageEditor's Picks: Les Patineuses (The Skaters), c. 1890. Creator: Beraud, Jean (1849-1936)

Les Patineuses (The Skaters), c. 1890. Creator: Beraud, Jean (1849-1936)
Les Patineuses (The Skaters), c. 1890. Private Collection

Background imageEditor's Picks: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace made by Cartier, the George IV State Diadem and the insignia of the Order of the Garter

Background imageEditor's Picks: NYC WorldTrade Corridor. Creator: Viet Chu

NYC WorldTrade Corridor. Creator: Viet Chu
NYC WorldTrade Corridor

Background imageEditor's Picks: Poster for the Opera Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini

Poster for the Opera Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini. Private Collection

Background imageEditor's Picks: After the Bath. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)

After the Bath. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)
After the Bath. Found in the collection of Museo Sorolla, Madrid

Background imageEditor's Picks: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace made by Cartier, the George IV State Diadem and the insignia of the Order of the Garter

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Coming of Spring, 1899, (c1930). Creator: Edward Atkinson Hornel

The Coming of Spring, 1899, (c1930). Creator: Edward Atkinson Hornel
The Coming of Spring, 1899, (c1930). A group of girls celebrate the coming of Spring, indicated by the snowdrops in the foreground

Background imageEditor's Picks: The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933

The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933
The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close-hauled, 1933. Velsheda was designed by Charles E Nicholson and built in 1933 for Woolworths founder William L Stephenson

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler

The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler
The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. This painting was used by Shell in the 1930s for an advertsing campaign. Painting housed at Upton House. From The Studio Volume 108

Background imageEditor's Picks: Hoarfrost, 1900. Artist: Vasili Baksheyev

Hoarfrost, 1900. Artist: Vasili Baksheyev
Hoarfrost, 1900. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageEditor's Picks: Francisco Tarrega Eixea (1852-1909), guitarist and composer, portrait playing guitar

Francisco Tarrega Eixea (1852-1909), guitarist and composer, portrait playing guitar

Background imageEditor's Picks: Map of the Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 (19th century)

Map of the Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 (19th century). Battle plan showing the positions of the British and French armies at the outset of the battle

Background imageEditor's Picks: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Palace of Versailles, Paris, France, early 20th century

The Palace of Versailles, Paris, France, early 20th century

Background imageEditor's Picks: Ronnie Scott, Ronnie Scotts, London, 1994. Artist: Brian O'Connor

Ronnie Scott, Ronnie Scotts, London, 1994. Artist: Brian O'Connor
Scott Ronnie, Ronnie Scott's, London, 1994

Background imageEditor's Picks: Large study, 1914. Artist: Kandinsky, Wassily Vasilyevich (1866-1944)

Large study, 1914. Artist: Kandinsky, Wassily Vasilyevich (1866-1944)
Large study, 1914. Found in the collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Background imageEditor's Picks: Head of a Bear, c1480 (1945). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Head of a Bear, c1480 (1945). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Head of a Bear, c1480 (1945). From The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. [Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1945]

Background imageEditor's Picks: Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle

Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle
Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Scene from the Battle of the Somme in northern France during the First World War



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