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Poem Gallery

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Choose from 448 pictures in our Poem collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Surreal study, 1952. Illustration for a poem by TS Eliot. 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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Erminia and the Shepherd, 1619-20. Creator: Guercino Featured Print

Erminia and the Shepherd, 1619-20. Creator: Guercino

Erminia and the Shepherd, 1619-20. The scene is taken from Torquato Tasso's epic poem, La Gerusalemme Liberata published in 1575. Erminia, a pagan princess in love with the crusader, Tancred, disguises herself in armour to follow him. She is chased from the Christian camp and flees to Arcadia where she meets an old shepherd weaving baskets. The reversal of gender roles was a popular theme amongst the playwrights of the period

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Star-Shaped Tile, Iran, 13th-14th century. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Star-Shaped Tile, Iran, 13th-14th century. Creator: Unknown

Star-Shaped Tile, Iran, 13th-14th century. Waq-waq design of plant whose tendrils develop into heads of animals with text from the Shahnama in which Rustam, one of the tale's great heroes, is engaged in battle. from an Ilkhanid building

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