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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 74

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Law, Leisure, London, Oddities, Ships, Sinners, Sport, The Graphic, Travel on Friday, 13 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows police taking a photograph of a reluctant criminal.

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The Bashful Model by Luke Fildes

The second picture shows cycling on an Ocean Liner.

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Athletic Sports on an Ocean Liner, the Bicycle Race by Frank Craig

The third picture shows a drunken father with wife and child in tow.

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Sketches in London, before the Bar by A Boyd Houghton

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 65

Posted in Best pictures, Children, English Literature, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Sea, Ships, Sinners, Sport, The Graphic on Thursday, 12 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows a scene from Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Gustave Dore

The second picture shows bathers at the seaside.

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"Mixed Bathing", a Study at a Continental Watering-Place

The third picture shows unseasonal tennis players.

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Irrepressible Enthusiasts, Tennis in the Snow by Arthur Hopkins

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 59

Posted in Best pictures, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Sinners, The Graphic, Weapons on Thursday, 12 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows a woman shooting her admirer.

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"A resounding report shook the walls, and her admirer fell at her feet" by W E Norris

The second picture shows Highland Pipers practising in Hyde Park.

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Highland Pipers practising in Hyde Park by J Hoynck van Papendrecht

The third picture shows a whist drive.

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"A Whist Drive", an Up-to-Date Card Party by Frank Craig

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 48

Posted in Best pictures, Birds, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, London, Nature, Sinners, The Graphic, Travel on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows a traveller taking eggs from an eagle’s nest.

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Mr F C Selous's Travels in Asia Minor, taking Eggs from an Eagle's Nest by Frank Dadd

The second picture shows a view from the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.

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From the Dome of St Paul's Cathedral, looking Southwards by Paul Renouard

The third picture shows convict life in Wormwood Scrubs.

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Convict life in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, a labour of love – a well-behaved convict who keep the handcuffs bright by Paul Renouard

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the expulsion from Paradise

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Religion, Sinners on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of the expulsion from Paradise are dramatic and moving images of wretched Adam and Eve being turned out of Eden forever.
The first picture shows a starkly tragic scene.

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Adam and Eve driven out of Paradise by Siegfried Detler Bendixen

The second picture shows a more tender and regretful departure.

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The expulsion from Paradise

The third picture shows the momentousness of the expulsion in a dramatic composition.

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Adam and Eve driven out of Eden by Gustave Dore

Many more pictures of the Bible can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Milton’s Satan

Posted in Best pictures, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Religion, Sinners on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of Milton’s Satan are dramatic images inspired by his great epic poem, Paradise Lost.
The first picture shows Satan approaching the Earth.

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Satan Approaching the Confines of the Earth by Gustave Dore

The second picture shows Satan and Beelzebub.

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Satan and Beelzebub by Gustave Dore

The third picture shows Satan overlooking Paradise.

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Satan Overlooking Paradise by Gustave Dore

Many more pictures of angels can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Emperor Commodus

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, History, Illustrators, Institutions, Politics, Sinners on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The best pictures of the Emperor Commodus are striking images of this athletic gladiatorial imperator whose life ended in debauchery and assassination.
The first picture shows enemies watching this vain emperor whose father and grandfather had also been emperors.

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Commodus reigned evilly and corruptly and placed his court favourities, who were worthless men, in the highest offices in the empire by Angus McBride

The second picture shows drunken hangers-on at his villa.

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Debauchery and gluttony at the villa of Commodus with (inset) a portrait of Commodus as a youth by Roger Payne

The third picture shows an extravagant Roman baroque bust of Commodus as Hercules.

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Commodus as Hercules

Many more pictures of Roman emperors can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the beheading of John the Baptist

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Dance, Religion, Royalty, Saints, Sinners on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the beheading of John the Baptist are vivid images of the notorious murder of Herod’s famous prisoner.
The first picture shows the guards arriving to behead John the Baptist.

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Death of John the Baptist, St Mark, vi, 27

The second picture shows his execution.

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Execution of John the Baptist

The third picture shows the daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist on a charger.

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The daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist by Gustave Dore

Many more pictures of the Bible can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of rogues in the works of W. M. Thackeray

Posted in Best pictures, English Literature, Historical articles, Literature, Sinners on Saturday, 10 October 2015

The best pictures of rogues from the works of Thackeray are humorous caricatures by Kyd.
The first picture shows Rawdon Crawley from Vanity Fair.

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Rawdon Crawley, Vanity Fair by Joseph Clayton Clark (Kyd)

The second picture shows Barnes Newcome from The Newcomes.

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Barnes Newcome, The Newcomes by Joseph Clayton Clark (Kyd)

The third picture shows The Marquis of Steyne from Vanity Fair.

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The Marquis of Steyne, Vanity Fair by Joseph Clayton Clark (Kyd)

Many more pictures of novels can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Christian fighting with Apollyon

Posted in Best pictures, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature, Religion, Sinners on Saturday, 10 October 2015

The best pictures of Christian’s combat with Apollyon are striking images of the Pilgrim’s exhausting struggle with the fiendish monster in the Valley of Humiliation.
The first picture shows the contest between good and evil begin.

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Christian fighting with Apollyon

The second picture shows an awesome struggle.

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Christian fighting with Apollyon by John Millar Watt

The third picture shows a highly symbolic composition of darkness and light.

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Christian fighting with Apollyon by H Castelli

Many more pictures of The Pilgrim’s Progress can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.