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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 20

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We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Verdi’s Il Ballo in Maschera at the Royal Italian Opera.

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Scene from "Il Ballo in Maschera," at the Royal Italian Opera

The second picture shows ‘The Destruction of Sodom’ by Turner.

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The Destruction of Sodom by J M W Turner

The third picture shows ships carrying Christmas fruits at Fresh Wharf, London Bridge.

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Landing Christmas Fruits at Fresh Wharf, London Bridge

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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