JJ Thomson, British nuclear physicist, 1898. Artist: Unknown
JJ Thomson, British nuclear physicist, 1898. Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940), the discoverer of the electron, with his students at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Left to right, back: SW Richardson, J Henry. Middle: EBH Wade, GA Shakespear, CTR Wilson, Ernest Rutherford, W Craig-Henderson, JH Vincent, GB Bryan. Front: J McClelland, C Child, Paul Langevin, JJ Thomson, J Zeleny, RS Willows, HA Wilson, JSE Townsend.
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Model and student in drawing class, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Model and student in drawing class, c1950. 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.
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Master with his Students. (Christoforo Landino), 1492, (1917). Artist: Unknown
Master with his Students. (Christoforo Landino. Formulario di lettere et di orationi volgari), 1492. This image introducing Landino's manual for secretarial writing is considered one of the finest woodcuts produced in fifteenth-century Florence. From The Connoisseur Vol XLVIII [Otto Limited, London, 1917.]. (Colorised black and white print).
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