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Spotted Gallery

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

Choose from 29 pictures in our Spotted 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.

Woman in spotted dress, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Woman in spotted dress, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham

Woman in spotted dress, c1950. Fashion illustration. 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

Song-Thrush or Mavis - Tur'dus mu'sicus, c1910, (1910). Artist: George James Rankin Featured Print

Song-Thrush or Mavis - Tur'dus mu'sicus, c1910, (1910). Artist: George James Rankin

Song-Thrush or Mavis - Tur'dus mu'sicus, c1910, (1910). From Britain's Birds and Their Nests, by A. Landsborough Thomson. [The Waverley Book Company, Limited, W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh, 1910]

© The Print Collector

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