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The Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Image

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 1951. The ancient roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy, constructed AD 70-82, is the largest amphitheatre ever built. 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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Winter Scene with People Outside a Cottage Near a Pond, n.d. Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Winter Scene with People Outside a Cottage Near a Pond, n.d. Creator: Unknown

Winter Scene with People Outside a Cottage Near a Pond, n.d

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Nereids and Triton, c1753-1762, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Featured Image

Nereids and Triton, c1753-1762, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Nereids and Triton, c1753-1762, (1928). Nereids and a triton with a dolphin, , pen with wash on white paper. British Museum, London. Italian Venetian painter and printmaker Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. He was commissioned to carry out frescoes in churches and palaces, and was elected President of the Academy of Padua. As well as his large-scale majestic works, he also produced etchings and oil paintings, and is widely regarded as one of the most important artists of the period. Illustration from The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Volume I, by Detlev Baron Von Hadeln. [The Pegasus Press, Paris, 1928]

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