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Crane Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 121 pictures in our Crane 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.


Featured Print

'The Gods of Happiness, Office, and Longevity', 1922. Creator: Unknown

'The Gods of Happiness, Office, and Longevity', 1922. The Sanxing deities; Fuxing, God of Happiness depicted in scholar's dress holding a scroll, Luxing relates to prosperity, rank and influence, and Shouxing carries a peach as a symbol of immortality. From "Myths and Legends of China", by E. T. C. Werner. [George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, Calcutta, Sydney, 1922]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

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The rebuilding of Waterloo Bridge, London, 1934, (1935). Creator: Unknown

The rebuilding of Waterloo Bridge, London, 1934, (1935). London County Council demolished the old bridge which was damaged, and commissioned a new structure designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The project was placed on hold due to the Second World War. The only Thames bridge to have been damaged by German bombers during the war, it was not fully completed until 1945. From "The Silver Jubilee Book - The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures". [Odhams Press Ltd., London, 1935]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

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'Hay's Wharf, Thames', c1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

'Hay's Wharf, Thames', c1951. Cranes on the south bank of the River Thames in London, used to unload goods. 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