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Arena Gallery

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Choose from 81 pictures in our Arena collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Show jumper falling off her horse, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Show jumper falling off her horse, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Show jumper falling off her horse, 1952. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time

© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images

Mosaic from the House of the Gladiators Featured Print

Mosaic from the House of the Gladiators

Mosaic from the House of the Gladiators'. Two gladiators enganged in a practice bout with blunt weapons. Above their heads are their names in Greek, Hellenikos and Margarites. The composition was probably commissioned after the gladiatorial games which took place in the Kourion theatre during the 3rd C AD. Country of Origin: Cyprus. Culture: Roman. Place of Origin: Kourion. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Edgar Knobloch. Location: 08

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

The Roman arena in Arles, Provence, France, in 1666 (1882-1884) Featured Print

The Roman arena in Arles, Provence, France, in 1666 (1882-1884)

The Roman arena in Arles, Provence, France, in 1666 (1882-1884). The Roman amphitheatre in Arles was built in the 1st century BC. Over 20, 000 spectators could be accommodated to watch chariot racing, gladiatorial combat and other entertainment. After the fall of Roman rule in Gaul, the amphitheatre was converted into a fortress. Houses were built within the structure, effectively turning it into a small town. In the 19th century at the instigation of the writer Prosper Merimee, the houses were demolished and the amphitheatre was restored to its original condition. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecles, Volume I, F Roy editor, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884

© The Print Collector / Heritage-Images