The Prince of Wales with the Maharajah of Gwalior during his Indian tour, 1921. Artist: Unknown
The Prince of Wales with the Maharajah of Gwalior during his Indian tour, 1921. The future King Edward VIII and his host ride in the howdah of a decorated elephant. Illustration from George V and Edward VIII, A Royal Souvenir, by FGH Salusbury, a souvenir book published as Edward VIII was crowned following the death of his father, George V, (Daily Express Publication, London, 1936).
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'The Circus', mock-up for a book cover, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
'The Circus', mock-up for a book cover, c1950. Illustration for "The Circus" by E Dermot Wellington. 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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'Defeat and Death of Dhoondiah at Conaghull', 1800, (early-mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers
'Defeat and Death of Dhoondiah at Conaghull', 1800, (early-mid 19th century). Indian military leader Dhondia Wagh (also known as Malik Jahan Khan) was defeated by a British force under the Duke of Wellington at the battle of Konagal or Conaghalli, (present-day Raichur district, Karnataka, India), on 10 September 1800. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) rides a white horse, while on the gun carriage on the right is the body of Dhondia Wagh. [John Tallis & Company, London & New York]
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