'The Soul and Evil', late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: James Clark
'The Soul and Evil', late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). 'Spiritus Adversus Carnem', allegorical scene depicting a winged soul or spirit being grappled with by the personification of Evil or 'the flesh'. 'To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace', Romans VIII, 6. Painting in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. From "Bibby's Annual 1914", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, London, 1914]
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'Mr. Hawkins, Q.C. & Dr. Kenealy Q.C.', 1874. Artist: Faustin
'Mr. Hawkins, Q.C. & Dr. Kenealy Q.C.', 1874. Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton QC (1817-1907) and Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy QC (1819-1880), Irish barrister and writer. They were on opposing sides on the The Tichborne case, which was a legal cause celebre that captivated Victorian England in the 1860s and 1870s. It concerned the claims of Thomas Castro AKA Arthur Orton and the Claimant (1834-1898), to be the missing heir to the Tichborne baronetcy. He failed to convince the courts and was convicted of perjury. From The London Sketch-book, illustration by Faustin Betbeder.
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In the mud of Manchuria, Russo-Japanese War, 1904. Artist: Unknown
In the mud of Manchuria, Russo-Japanese War, 1904. A Russian column trying to make progress along a muddy road. The Russo-Japanese War arose due to the two countries' conflicting territorial ambitions in East Asia. When the Russians reneged on an agreement to withdraw troops from Manchuria, the Japanese embarked on a lengthy siege of the Russian-leased city of Port Arthur in Manchuria. Port Arthur surrendered in January 1905, and a combination of incompetence on the part of Russian commanders and the decisive victory for the Japanese navy at the Battle of Tsushima forced the Russians to the negotiating table. The outcome of the war was Japan gaining effective control of Korea and much of Manchuria. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 7th August 1904.
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