Wedding group in churchyard, c1948. Creator: Shirley Markham
Wedding group in churchyard, c1948. Couple getting married, with guests throwing confetti. 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.
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'A Royal Family Group', 10 March 1863, (c1897). Artist: E&S Woodbury
'A Royal Family Group', 10 March 1863, (c1897). 'Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Alice and Prince Louis of Hesse, Princess Helena, The Queen, Princess Beatrice, Princess Royal, Prince Arthur - photographed on the day of the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales'. In the centre of the group is a bust of Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, who died aged 42 in 1861. The Queen mourned him for the rest of her life - she is seen here all in black. The future King Edward VII and his bride the Princess Alexandra, are top left. From Sixty Years A Queen: The Story of Her Majesty's Reign, by Sir Herbert Maxwell. [Harmsworth Bros, Limited, London, c1897]
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Court Banquet to celebrate the Engagement of Archduchess Marie Christine to Prince Albert of Saxony
Court Banquet to celebrate the Engagement of Archduchess Marie Christine to Prince Albert of Saxony, 1766, 1773. Found in the collection of Art History Museum, Vienne.
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