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Sleeping Gallery

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Choose from 293 pictures in our Sleeping 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.


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.

© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images

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'The Morning of Sedgemoor, 1685', 1905, (1944). Creator: Edgar Bundy

'The Morning of Sedgemoor, 1685', 1905, (1944). Soldiers sleeping in piles of hay in a barn. The Battle of Sedgmoor took place on 6 July 1685 at Westonzoyland near Bridgwater in Somerset. It was the final battle of the Monmouth Rebellion and followed a series of skirmishes around south-west England between the forces of James Scott, 1st James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, and troops loyal to James II. Victory went to the royalists and about 500 prisoners fell into their hands. Monmouth escaped from the battlefield but was later captured and taken to London for trial and execution. Painting made in 1905, in the Tate Gallery, London. From "Battlefields in Britain', by C. V. Wedgwood. [Collins, London, 1944]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

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The sleeping Ziethen, (1936). Creator: Unknown

The sleeping Ziethen, (1936). 'Der Schlafende Ziethen'. Cavalry officer Ziethen sleeps at the table of Frederick the Great. Hans Joachim von Zieten (1699-1786) also known as Zieten aus dem Busch, was a cavalry general in the Prussian Army. He served in four wars and was instrumental in several victories during the reign of King Frederick the Great of Prussia (1712-1786), most particularly at Hohenfriedberg and Torgau. When he allegedly fell asleep at the table, Frederick told the other guests to let Ziethen sleep as he had done so much for his country. From "Bilder Deutscher Geschichte", (Pictures of German History), No.12, cigarette card album. [Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Altona-Bahrenfeld, Hamburg, Germany, 1936]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images