The Daughters of Catulle Mendès, Huguette (1871-1964), Claudine (1876-1937)
The Daughters of Catulle Mendes, Huguette (1871-1964), Claudine (1876-1937), and Helyonne (1879-1955), 1888.
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Dancing class, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Dancing class, 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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Mozart performs for Empress Maria Theresia, 1 October 1762, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Mozart performs for Empress Maria Theresia, 1 October 1762, (1936). 'Mozart Vor Kaiserin Maria Theresia, 1 Oktober 1762'. The six-year-old Mozart plays for the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria at the imperial court in Vienna. Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a child prodigy, and supposedly jumped on the empress's lap when he visited with his father and sister. From "Bilder Deutscher Geschichte", (Pictures of German History), No.12, cigarette card album. [Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Altona-Bahrenfeld, Hamburg, Germany, 1936]
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