Group of 6 Early Stereograph Views of Birmingham, England, 1860s-80s. Creator: Unknown
Group of 6 Early Stereograph Views of Birmingham, England, 1860s-80s.
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'Louis XI Visiting Cardinal Balue in the Iron Cage', (1469-1481), 1890. Creator: Unknown
'Louis XI. Visiting Cardinal Balue in the Iron Cage', (1469-1481), 1890. Jean Balue (c1421-1491) cardinal and minister of Louis XI, Balue played both sides in negotiating a treaty, was arrested and held on charges of treason from 1469-1481. From "Cassell's Illustrated Universal History, Vol. III - The Middle Ages", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890. ]
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'Corner of kitchen, Tione', c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
'Corner of kitchen, Tione', c1950. Interior in the Dolomites, Italy, with an iron on the hearth and a wooden bench. 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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