Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Picnic, 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.
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Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death, early 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death, early 18th century. Yamantaka is a wrathful expression of Manjusri, the Samyaksambuddha of wisdom with two pairs of lamas, tentatively identified as the Panchen Lama (left) and Atisha accompanied by attending lamas.
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The Orange Hall, the Hague, Holland, late 17th-early 18th century, (1903). Creator: Unknown
The Orange Hall, the Hague, Holland, late 17th-early 18th century, (1903). 'La Sale D'Orange, Batie par Son Altesse Amelie Princesse Douairiere d'Orange. Ordonnee par Pierre Post, Architecte des Princes d'Orange.' The house and grounds, better known as the 'House in the Wood' ('Huis ten Bosch'), were built c1645 as a country retreat for Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and his wife, Princess Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, by the architect Pieter Post. After an engraving by Pieter van der Aa. From "La Revue De L'Art Ancien et Moderne" - Volume XIV, July-December 1903, [Paris, 1903]
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