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Monster Gallery

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

Choose from 147 pictures in our Monster 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.


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'Where the Beasts of Prehistory Lurk By the Lake in the Palace Grounds', c1935. Creator: Unknown

'Where the Beasts of Prehistory Lurk By the Lake in the Palace Grounds', c1935. Statues of life-size prehistoric monsters dating from 1854 in Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham, south London. They were created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins who was commissioned by the Crystal Palace Company to build a series of prehistoric animal sculptures. Hawkins was advised by paleontologist Sir Richard Owen, and the sculptures were based on the latest scientific knowledge at the time. However the dinosaurs are incorrect by modern standards. From "Wonderful London, Volume 3", edited by Arthur St John Adcock. [The Fleetway House, London, c1935]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

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Dante and Virgil with three-headed monster, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

Dante and Virgil with three-headed monster, 1951. Design for illustration to Dante's "Divine Comedy". 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

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Cylinder seal of the water-god Ea with streams flowing from his body

Cylinder seal of the water-god Ea with streams flowing from his body. It illustrates the myth in which the bird-man Zu is led before his judge Ea, for his attempt to usurp the authority of the supreme Enlil by stealing the "tablet of destiny" upon which was insribed the fates of all gods and man. The god of agriculture, identified by the plough over his shoulder, represents the deities of vegetation injured byt the theft. Country of Origin: Mesopotamia. Culture: Akkadian Period:2340-2180 BC Material: Mottled green and black seprentine. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images