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Robert Smirke Collection

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: 'Scene from 'The Hypocrite',' by R. Smirke, R.A,...National Gallery...South Kensington Museum

"Scene from 'The Hypocrite'," by R. Smirke, R.A,...National Gallery...South Kensington Museum, 1869 Creator: Unknown
"Scene from 'The Hypocrite'," by R. Smirke, R.A., in the National Gallery (British School) South Kensington Museum, 1869. 'The subject of the picture engraved is derived from Bickerstaffe's play of

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Design for Medallion of King Canute, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke

Design for Medallion of King Canute, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke
Design for Medallion of King Canute, n.d

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Design for Medallion of King Alfred, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke

Design for Medallion of King Alfred, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke
Design for Medallion of King Alfred, n.d

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Falstaff Rising Slowly (Shakespeare, First Part of King Henry IV, Act 5, Scene 4), June 4, 1794

Falstaff Rising Slowly (Shakespeare, First Part of King Henry IV, Act 5, Scene 4), June 4, 1794. Creator: James Neagle
Falstaff Rising Slowly (Shakespeare, First Part of King Henry IV, Act 5, Scene 4), June 4, 1794

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Shakespeares Seven Ages (of Man) (Furnishing Fabric), England, c. 1805. Creator: Unknown

Shakespeares Seven Ages (of Man) (Furnishing Fabric), England, c. 1805. Creator: Unknown
Shakespeares Seven Ages (of Man) (Furnishing Fabric), England, c. 1805. Engraved by John Slack after paintings by Robert Smirke

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: British Museum, 1850-1900. Creator: Unknown

British Museum, 1850-1900. Creator: Unknown
British Museum, 1850-1900. [Courtyard of the Museum, built in a Classical style to the designs of Sir Robert Smirke to house the growing national collection. It opened to the public in 1857

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Sir Robert Peels residence, Whitehall Gardens, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Sir Robert Peels residence, Whitehall Gardens, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Sir Robert Peels residence, Whitehall Gardens, 1845. London home of British politician and prime minister Robert Peel, designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built in 1824

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Facade of the new British Museum, 1845. Creator: Ebenezer Landells

Facade of the new British Museum, 1845. Creator: Ebenezer Landells
Facade of the new British Museum, 1845. The newly extended building in Bloomsbury, London. The design of the New British Museum...has certainly not been spared by the architectural critic of

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Present state of the British Museum, 1845. Creator: Ebenezer Landells

Present state of the British Museum, 1845. Creator: Ebenezer Landells
Present state of the British Museum, 1845. Entrance gate of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, London. The New Museum will occupy a site further north than its predecessor;

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The Seven Ages, Fifth Age: The Justice (Shakespeare, As You

The Seven Ages, Fifth Age: The Justice (Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7), first published 1801; reissued 1852

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Anne Page, Slender and Shallow (Shakespeare, Merry Wives of

Anne Page, Slender and Shallow (Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 1, Scene 1), first published 1792; reissued 1852

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Shylocks House-Shylock, Jessica and Launcelot (Shakespeare

Shylocks House-Shylock, Jessica and Launcelot (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, Act 2, Scene 5), first published 1795; reissued 1852

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The British Museum, c1900s. Creator: Eyre & Spottiswoode

The British Museum, c1900s. Creator: Eyre & Spottiswoode
The British Museum, c1900s. The British Museum in London was built in 1823-1852 in a Classical style to designs by Sir Robert Smirke, to house the growing national collection

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The Massacre of the Druids, (mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers

The Massacre of the Druids, (mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers
The Massacre of the Druids, (mid 19th century). 19th century imagining of English Druids being massacred by Roman soldiers

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: British Museum, London, c1900s. Creator: Unknown

British Museum, London, c1900s. Creator: Unknown
British Museum, London, c1900s. The British Museum in Bloomsbury, central London, was originally established by Sir Hans Sloane in 1759

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Condemnation of Anne Boleyn, (mid 19th century). Creator: George C Finden

Condemnation of Anne Boleyn, (mid 19th century). Creator: George C Finden
Condemnation of Anne Boleyn, (mid 19th century). Anne Boleyn, her arms raised in supplication, stands before King Henry VIII, facing the court

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Colonnaded Front of the British Museum on the Site of the Old Montague House, c1935

Colonnaded Front of the British Museum on the Site of the Old Montague House, c1935. The British Museum in Bloomsbury, central London, was originally established by Sir Hans Sloane in 1759

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Covent Garden Theatre: Front in 1850, (1881). Creator: Unknown

Covent Garden Theatre: Front in 1850, (1881). Creator: Unknown
Covent Garden Theatre: Front in 1850, (1881). The facade of the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, London. The second theatre

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: New General Post Office, St. Martin s-Le-Grand, c1872. Creator: Unknown

New General Post Office, St. Martin s-Le-Grand, c1872. Creator: Unknown
New General Post Office, St. Martin s-Le-Grand, c1872. View of the General Post Office in the City of London. The Neoclassical building designed by Robert Smirke was opened in 1829

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Eleanor doing penance for witchcraft, 1441, (1789) Artist: Anker Smith

Eleanor doing penance for witchcraft, 1441, (1789) Artist: Anker Smith
Eleanor doing penance for witchcraft, 1441, (1789). Eleanor Cobham (1400-1454), Duchess of Gloucester, was charged with unlawful commerce with Marjory Jourdemain, the Witch of Eye

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The Royal College of Physicians, Pall Mall East, Westminster, London, 1828. Artist

The Royal College of Physicians, Pall Mall East, Westminster, London, 1828. Artist
The Royal College of Physicians, Pall Mall East, Westminster, London, 1828. View with figures and traffic in the street. The building, which stands on the corner of Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: British Museum, Holborn, London, 1934. Artist: William Monk

British Museum, Holborn, London, 1934. Artist: William Monk
British Museum, Holborn, London, 1934. Calendarium Londinense, or the London Almanack for 1935, surmounted by a view of the British Museum, Holborn

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: St Marys Church, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, c1825

St Marys Church, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, c1825. View of the church designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built in 1823-1824

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: British Museum, entrance gate, 1848. Artist: James Findlay

British Museum, entrance gate, 1848. Artist: James Findlay
British Museum, entrance gate, 1848, (last fragments of old Montague House, the original home of the British Museum). Montague House was demolished in the 1840s; the Central Hall of the new building

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The Rivals, (c1827?). Artist: Robert Smirke

The Rivals, (c1827?). Artist: Robert Smirke
The Rivals, (c1827?), showing two women peering at each other with contempt

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Ulysses and Nausicaa, c1772-1845. Artist: Robert Smirke

Ulysses and Nausicaa, c1772-1845. Artist: Robert Smirke
Ulysses and Nausicaa, c1772-1845. Ulysses (or Odysseus) appearing to Nausicaa after his shipwreck. Nausicaa had been washing clothes in the river with her maids, who are shown hiding behind a tree

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: King Lear (?), c1772-1845. Artist: Robert Smirke

King Lear (?), c1772-1845. Artist: Robert Smirke
King Lear (?), c1772-1845

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: A Mermaid, c1772-1845. Artist: Robert Smirke

A Mermaid, c1772-1845. Artist: Robert Smirke
A Mermaid, c1772-1845

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Assassination attempt on King George III, 1786. Artist: Francis Jukes

Assassination attempt on King George III, 1786. Artist: Francis Jukes
Scene depicting the attempt made by Margaret Nicholson to assassinate King George III at the entrance to St Jamess Palace, London, on August 2, 1786; showing the assassin approaching the King

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Lord of the Isles, 1823. Artists: Charles Theodosius Heath, Robert the Bruce

Lord of the Isles, 1823. Artists: Charles Theodosius Heath, Robert the Bruce
Lord of the Isles, 1823. The Lord of the Isles is a rhymed, romantic, narrative-poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1815. After Robert Smirke (1753-1845). [Hurst, Robinson & Co. London, 1823]

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: As You Like It. Act 4. Scene 3. Forest of Arden, - Rosalind, Celia & Oliver, 1798. Artist: WC Wilson

As You Like It. Act 4. Scene 3. Forest of Arden, - Rosalind, Celia & Oliver, 1798. Artist: WC Wilson
As You Like It. Act 4. Scene 3. Forest of Arden, - Rosalind, Celia & Oliver, 1798. After Robert Smirke (1753?1845). From Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, 1795, by John Boydell. [J. & J

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: As You Like It. Act 2. Scene 6. Orlando & Adam, 1798. Artist: George Noble

As You Like It. Act 2. Scene 6. Orlando & Adam, 1798. Artist: George Noble
As You Like It. Act 2. Scene 6. Orlando & Adam, 1798. After Robert Smirke (1753-1845). From Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, 1795, by John Boydell. [J. & J. Boydell, London, 1795]

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Measure for Measure. Act 2. Scene 4. Angelo and Isabella, 1797. Artist: WC Wilson

Measure for Measure. Act 2. Scene 4. Angelo and Isabella, 1797. Artist: WC Wilson
Measure for Measure. Act 2. Scene 4. Angelo and Isabella, 1797. After Robert Smirke (1753-1845). From Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, 1795, by John Boydell. [J. & J. Boydell, London, 1795]

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: King Lear. Act III. Scene IV, 1792. Artist: Luigi Schiavonetti

King Lear. Act III. Scene IV, 1792. Artist: Luigi Schiavonetti
King Lear. Act III. Scene IV, 1792. After Robert Smirke (1753-1845). From Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, 1795, by John Boydell. [J. & J. Boydell, London, 1795]

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: General Post Office, City of London, c1910 (1911)

General Post Office, City of London, c1910 (1911). Britains first purpose-built mail facility located in St Martins le Grand

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The Royal Mint, London, 19th century (1906). Artist: Herbert Railton

The Royal Mint, London, 19th century (1906). Artist: Herbert Railton
The Royal Mint, London, 19th century (1906). From Cassells Illustrated History of England, Vol. V. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1906]

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Exterior of the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, 1887

Exterior of the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, 1887. The British Museum was built in 1823-1852 in a Classical style to designs by Sir Robert Smirke to house the growing national

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: New Post Office, St Martins le Grand, City of London, 19th century

New Post Office, St Martins le Grand, City of London, 19th century. The building was built by Robert Smirke in 1829

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Theatre Royal Covent Garden, Westminster, London, 19th century

Theatre Royal Covent Garden, Westminster, London, 19th century. The second theatre to stand on the site, built in 1808 by Robert Smirke after the previous building burned down

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: The Royal Mint, Tower Hill, London, early 20th century

The Royal Mint, Tower Hill, London, early 20th century. The building, designed by James Johnson and Robert Smirke, was completed in 1809

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Lowther Castle, Westmorland, home of the Earl of Lonsdale, c1880

Lowther Castle, Westmorland, home of the Earl of Lonsdale, c1880. This castellated mansion was designed by Robert Smirke and built between 1806 and 1814

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, home of the Marquis of Cholmondeley, c1880

Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, home of the Marquis of Cholmondeley, c1880. Built in the 1800s to resemble a Gothic castle, with crenellated towers added in 1817-1819 by Robert Smirke

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Elizabeth in the camp at Tilbury, 1811. Artist: J Rogers

Elizabeth in the camp at Tilbury, 1811. Artist: J Rogers
Elizabeth in the camp at Tilbury, 1811

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Interview between Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex, 19th century. Artist: J Rogers

Interview between Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex, 19th century. Artist: J Rogers
Interview between Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex, 19th century. Elizabeth strikes Essex before the privy council and Elizabeth signing the warrant for the execution of Essex

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Death of Henry V, 1422 (1790). Artist: Bromley

Death of Henry V, 1422 (1790). Artist: Bromley
Death of King Henry V of England, 1422 (1790). The son of Henry IV, Henry (1387-1422) became king in 1413. He is popularly regarded as one of Englands greatest kings

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Cromwell Suppressing the Mutiny in the Army, c1640s, (19th century). Artist: J Rogers

Cromwell Suppressing the Mutiny in the Army, c1640s, (19th century). Artist: J Rogers
Cromwell Suppressing the Mutiny in the Army, c1640s, (19th century). Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), English military leader and politician, bringing his troops under control

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Henry IV reproving Prince Henry, (19th century). Artist: J Rogers

Henry IV reproving Prince Henry, (19th century). Artist: J Rogers
Henry IV reproving Prince Henry, (19th century). Henry Bolingbroke (1367-1413) became king in 1399 when he led a baronial revolt that overthrew the rule of Richard II

Background imageRobert Smirke Collection: Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, (19th century). Artist: J Rogers

Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, (19th century). Artist: J Rogers
Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, (19th century). The last of Henrys six wives, Catherine (1512-1548) outlived the the king by a year and a half



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