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Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004

Swan Gallery

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

Choose from 135 pictures in our Swan 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.


Views and crafts of Buckinghamshire, Womens Institute banner design, 1937, (1943) Featured Print

Views and crafts of Buckinghamshire, Womens Institute banner design, 1937, (1943)

Views and crafts of Buckinghamshire, Women's Institute banner design, 1937, (1943). Page painted by a member of a Buckinghamshire Women's Institute, showing a lace-maker; a chair bodger'; wildlife; a Windsor wheel-back chair; Monk's Risborough; The Guildhall, High Wycombe; John Milton's cottage, Chalfont St Giles; beech trees; the Whiteleaf Cross at Prince's Risborough. From a book illuminated by members of Women's Institutes and presented to their Chairman, Lady Denman, June 1937'. The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in Britain 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. The organisation broadened its aims to provide women with educational opportunities, learn new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on social issues that matter to them and their communities. It is non-sectarian and non-party political, and is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. Published in "Women's Institutes, by Cicely McCall. [Collins, London, 1943]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

Englands Royal Residence - Windsor Castle from the Thames, Windsor, England, c1930s Featured Print

Englands Royal Residence - Windsor Castle from the Thames, Windsor, England, c1930s

England's Royal Residence - Windsor Castle from the Thames, Windsor, England, c1930s. Originally designed in 11th century to protect Norman dominance, Grade I listed Windsor Castle is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. From "Tour of the World". [Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa., New York, Chicago, London]

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Stately home, birthday card, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Stately home, birthday card, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Stately home, birthday card, 1952. Design for a card with swans on an ornamental pond in front of a mansion. 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