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Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
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Rake Gallery

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

Choose from 64 pictures in our Rake 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.


Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735 Featured Print

Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735

Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rake's Progress, 1735. Tom Rakewell and a companion consorting with harlots in a tavern. On the right two women steal Rakewell's watch under the pretext of love-making. To the left a young woman dresses herself, and around a table in centre of room other harlots drink and fight

© London Metropolitan Archives (City of London) / Heritage-Images

Country Code, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Country Code, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

Country Code, 1951. Illustration for cover of Ministry of Agriculture information leaflet. 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

John Law, Scottish economist, late 17th-early 18th century (c1880). Artist: Whymper Featured Print

John Law, Scottish economist, late 17th-early 18th century (c1880). Artist: Whymper

John Law, Scottish economist, late 17th-early 18th century (c1880). A Scottish economist, gambler, banker, murderer, royal advisor, exile, rake and adventurer, Law (1671-1729) fled to France after killing a man in a duel. Gaining the favour of the Regent of France, the Duc d'Orleans, he became influential in French political and economic circles. He is best known as the founder of the Mississippi Scheme (1717-1720) to develop colonies in the Mississippi valley, which gained him great popularity in France and made him a paper millionaire. The scheme was largely based on speculation rather than actual economic growth however, and a crisis in confidence caused the Mississippi Bubble to burst, forcing Law to leave France, dying in poverty in Venice. A print from Cassell's History of the United States, by Edmund Ollier, Volume I, Cassell Petter and Galpin, London, c1880

© The Print Collector / Heritage-Images