'The Tulip and the Butterfly Appear in gayer Coats than I', 1832, (1947). Creator: Unknown
'The Tulip and the Butterfly Appear in gayer Coats than I', 1832, (1947). Two children, one reading and the other wearing a sheer dress. Illustration to a hymn tilted 'Against Pride In Clothes'. Page, 'coloured by John Constable for his daughter Emily' from "Songs, Divine and Moral, for the Use of Children" by Isaac Watts, first published in 1715. Constable wrote: 'I have coloured all the pictures in Dr Watt's Hymn book for Dear Emily, to be sent on her birth day, it looks very pretty'. In the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Published in "English Hymns and Hymn Writers", by Adam Fox. [Collins, London, 1947]
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'Istria', 'The Lady Anne', & 'Vanity' racing upwind, 1912
'Istria', 'The Lady Anne', & 'Vanity' racing upwind, 1912. Both 'The Lady Anne' and 'Vanity' were designed by William Fife, Istria was designed by Charles Nicholson.
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'Marriage a la mode', 1745; plate I. Artist: Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin
'Marriage a la mode', 1745; plate I.The impoverished Lord Squanderfield has arranged a marriage between his son and the daughter of a wealthy alderman and merchant. Lord Squanderfield points to his family tree to emphasize his noble lineage. On the opposite side of the room his son sits taking snuff and looking with vanity into an adjacent mirror.
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