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Guildhall Library Art Gallery Collection

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735

Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735. Tom Rakewell and a companion consorting with harlots in a tavern

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: La Ghirlandata, 1873. Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

La Ghirlandata, 1873. Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
La Ghirlandata, 1873. A red-haired woman with sensuous red lips plays a harp garlanded with flowers. She looks dreamily into the distance, framed by angels, modelled by May Morris

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Reform Clubs kitchens, Westminster, London, 1842. Artist: John Tarring

Reform Clubs kitchens, Westminster, London, 1842. Artist: John Tarring
View of the Reform Clubs kitchens, Westminster, 1842; with a plan and key below. The principle kitchen is in the centre; staff are busy at work in the kitchen and there is an area for meat preparation

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. Artist: Standidge & Co

The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. Artist: Standidge & Co
The Old Woman of Threadneedle Street, 1826. This is probably a protest against the Act restricting the issue of small notes by the Bank of England in 1826

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Still life with a pilgrim flask, candlestick, porcelain vase and fruit, 17th century

Still life with a pilgrim flask, candlestick, porcelain vase and fruit, 17th century

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: A common council beast, returning from a turtle feast, c1775

A common council beast, returning from a turtle feast, c1775. A drunken common councilman is escorted home by two watchmen

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Murphy the Dick-tater, alias the weather cock of the walk, 1837

Murphy the Dick-tater, alias the weather cock of the walk, 1837. A figure with a potato surmounted by a weathervane for head, globe for body, holding bellows and telescope under right arm

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Too Early, 1873. Artist: James Tissot

Too Early, 1873. Artist: James Tissot
Too Early, 1873. Figures at a society dance. The guests are standing in the middle of a near empty dance floor. A man and a woman lean against a door frame

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: The sleeping congregation, 1762. Artist: William Hogarth

The sleeping congregation, 1762. Artist: William Hogarth
The sleeping congregation, 1762.The scene is a country church, the only member of the congregation awake (besides the speaker) is the clerk who observes the charms of a young woman

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Old Watch House, Upper Thames Street, London, April 1922

Old Watch House, Upper Thames Street, London, April 1922
Old Watch House, 89 Upper Thames Street, London, April 1922

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Wild Duck, 1913. Artist: Anna Lea Merritt

Wild Duck, 1913. Artist: Anna Lea Merritt
Wild Duck, 1913. Two nude boys sit in the reeds by the edge of a riverbank while a third lies on his stomach with one leg bent

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Panoramic map of the River Thames, 1850

Panoramic map of the River Thames, 1850

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: An Alderman of the City of London in civic costume, 1805

An Alderman of the City of London in civic costume, 1805. He is dressed in long robes and holds a three-cornered hat

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Sunflowers and hollyhocks, 1889. Artist: Kate Hayllar

Sunflowers and hollyhocks, 1889. Artist: Kate Hayllar
Sunflowers and hollyhocks, 1889. Interior with sunflowers and red and pink hollyhocks in two blue and gold glass vases, one standing on a heavy carved wooden table

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: The king drinks, 1875. Artist: Briton Riviere

The king drinks, 1875. Artist: Briton Riviere
The king drinks, 1875; a lion drinking from a pool of water

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Moses brought to Pharaohs daughter, 1809. Artist: Thomas Cook

Moses brought to Pharaohs daughter, 1809. Artist: Thomas Cook
Moses brought to Pharaohs daughter, 1809

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Time smoking a picture, 1761. Artist: William Hogarth

Time smoking a picture, 1761. Artist: William Hogarth
Time smoking a picture, 1761.The allegorical figure of Time is a satire concerning Hogarths belief that art connoisseurs only valued paintings for their age

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: The Betrothed, 1892. Artist: John William Godward

The Betrothed, 1892. Artist: John William Godward
The Betrothed, 1892; showing a woman lying on a cushion and leopard skin viewing a ring on her left hand

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Sir George Carroll, 19th century. Artist: George Holloway

Sir George Carroll, 19th century. Artist: George Holloway
Sir George Carroll, 19th century. Carroll (c1783-1860) was a stockbroker who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1846

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Advertisements at Cambridge Circus, Westminster, London, 1945

Advertisements at Cambridge Circus, Westminster, London, 1945
Advertisements at Midland Bank, Cambridge Circus, Westminster, London, 1945. Building on the south east corner covered with advertisements for Black and White whisky

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Shops and sign to Putney Roller Skating Rink, Putney Bridge Road, London, 1911

Shops and sign to Putney Roller Skating Rink, Putney Bridge Road, London, 1911. Corner of Putney High Street and Putney Bridge Road looking towards a greengrocers shop

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Barges and goods in front of Fishmongers Hall, seen from London Bridge, 1912

Barges and goods in front of Fishmongers Hall, seen from London Bridge, 1912. Barrels and a crane sit on the quay in front or the hall, with barges moored on the Thames

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Old Lambeth Bridge with temporary footbridge alongside, London, before 1932

Old Lambeth Bridge with temporary footbridge alongside, London, before 1932. View of the bridge from Millbank, looking towards Lambeth

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Arches over the District Railway exposed during tramway electricification, London, 1906

Arches over the District Railway exposed during tramway electricification, London, 1906
Arches over the District Railway exposed during tramway electricification, Somerset House, Westminster, London, 1906. Workmen excavating during electrification of the tram system have exposed arches

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Electric trams at Victoria Terminus, London, 1932

Electric trams at Victoria Terminus, London, 1932. Passengers boarding London County Council electric trams by the Windsor Castle pub

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Interior of an electric tram showing driver controls, 1931

Interior of an electric tram showing driver controls, 1931. A London County Council class E3 electric tram, car number 2001, showing the drivers controls and staircase to the upper deck

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Class M electric tram, 1930

Class M electric tram, 1930. End-on view of a London County Council class M electric tram, car number 1440

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Single-decker electric tram, 1907

Single-decker electric tram, 1907. Side and end elevation of a London County Council class G single-decker electric tram, car number 584. Its route is to and from Highbury Station, Islington

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Double-decker electric tram, 1907

Double-decker electric tram, 1907. Side and end elevation of a London County Council class C open-topped electric tram, car number 296. Its route is to and from New Cross Gate, Lewisham

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Girls drying their hair by the fire after a bath, Chaucer Cleansing Station, London, 1911

Girls drying their hair by the fire after a bath, Chaucer Cleansing Station, London, 1911
Girls drying their hair by the fire after a bath, Chaucer LCC Cleansing Station, London, 1911. Four girls wrapped in blankets drying by a fire after being cleansed

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Nurse examining children before cleansing, Chaucer Cleansing Station, London, 1911

Nurse examining children before cleansing, Chaucer Cleansing Station, London, 1911
Nurse examining children before cleansing, Chaucer LCC Cleansing Station, London, 1911. A nurse inspects children for lice and other infestations before they are washed

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Inside of a sewer, London, 1939

Inside of a sewer, London, 1939. Interior of a sewer showing storm relief gates and a man standing on the walkway

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Sewer sluice gates, London, 1939

Sewer sluice gates, London, 1939. Interior of a sewer showing the sluice gates

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Piano repairing class, Northern Polytechnic, London, 1930

Piano repairing class, Northern Polytechnic, London, 1930. Students repairing and tuning pianos

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: The Exmouth training ship, River Thames, London, 1937

The Exmouth training ship, River Thames, London, 1937. A parade of Navy cadets in uniform are on the deck. The river and far bank can be seen in the background

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: London County Council ambulance interior and equipment, 1925

London County Council ambulance interior and equipment, 1925. Stretchers and a variety of medical equipment are laid out on display at the rear of the vehicle

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Interior of a horse drawn Metropolitan Asylums Board ambulance, London, 1939

Interior of a horse drawn Metropolitan Asylums Board ambulance, London, 1939. Two patients recline on their bunks in this sparse ambulance interior

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Operation Room, Woolwich School Treatment Centre, London, 1914

Operation Room, Woolwich School Treatment Centre, London, 1914. A doctor, anaesthetist, and nurse attending to a child with a gag in their mouth

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Eye Room, Fulham School Treatment Centre, London, 1914

Eye Room, Fulham School Treatment Centre, London, 1914
Uniformed nurse and optician, Eye Room, Fulham School Treatment Centre, London, 1914. A girl taking an eye examination

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Mobile dental unit, 1947

Mobile dental unit, 1947. Part of the London County Council School Health Service

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Children taking meteorological observations, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, London, 1908

Children taking meteorological observations, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, London, 1908
Children taking meteorological observations, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, Shooters Hill, London, 1908

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Scout Life, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, London, 1909

Scout Life, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, London, 1909. Children are playing a military themed game. Boys are dressed as soldiers

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Children feeding bees for the winter, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, London, 1909

Children feeding bees for the winter, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, London, 1909
Children feeding bees for the winter, Shrewsbury House Open Air School, Shooters Hill, London, 1909

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Children resting in deck chairs, Bostall Woods Open Air School, London, 1907

Children resting in deck chairs, Bostall Woods Open Air School, London, 1907
Children resting in deck chairs with the teacher attending, Bostall Woods Open Air School, London, 1907

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Reading lesson outside, Bostall Woods Open Air School, London, 1907

Reading lesson outside, Bostall Woods Open Air School, London, 1907. With children sitting in a circle in deck chairs under trees. A girl in the centre is standing up and reading to the class

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Grand Union Canal lock keeper, c1905

Grand Union Canal lock keeper, c1905

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Mile End Gate, Mile End Road, Stepney, London, 1866. Artist: C Read

Mile End Gate, Mile End Road, Stepney, London, 1866. Artist: C Read
Mile End Gate, Mile End Road, Stepney, London, 1866. The former toll gate was removed on 31 October 1866

Background imageGuildhall Library Art Gallery Collection: Admission ticket for the Royal firework display held in St Jamess Park, London

Admission ticket for the Royal firework display held in St Jamess Park, London
Admission ticket for the Royal firework display held in St Jamess Park, Westminster, London, on April 27, 1749



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