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Illumination Gallery

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

Choose from 291 pictures in our Illumination 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.

Ambush in an alley, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Ambush in an alley, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham

Ambush in an alley, c1950. 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

A prince and a lady making love Featured Print

A prince and a lady making love

A prince and a lady making love. Album painting. The faithful of the cult of Tantraism regarded sexual intercourse as the essential rite of initiation enabling them to accede to knowledge. The two principles, Shiva (male) and Shakti (female), are transcended in the sexual embrace. Intercourse under red canopy. Country of Origin: India. Culture: Hindu. Date/Period: Late 18th/19th Century. Material Size: Gouache on paper. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Private collection . Location: 19

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

Tobruk was the target at this time; it was the front door for Rommels supplies Featured Print

Tobruk was the target at this time; it was the front door for Rommels supplies

Tobruk was the target at this time; it was the front door for Rommel's supplies. While the shutter was open for this photograph, taken 10,000 feet above an El Gubi landing ground, lights streaked across the moving film from (1) two small fires just off the area photographed, (2) incendiaries beginning to burn, (3) a parachute flare dropped to illuminate the target. The instantaneous photoflash revealed (4) a stick ofd four bomb-bursts among (5) dispersed stores and equipment, and (6) smoke plumes rising from the two fires, c1942-1943, (1945). From "R.A.F. Middle East - The Official Story of Air Operations, Feb. 1942 - Jan. 1943". [His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1945]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images