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Background imageStorytelling Collection: Alice and the Jabberwocky Knight engraving 1899

Alice and the Jabberwocky Knight engraving 1899
Thought the Looking-Glass and What Alice found there

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Traditional Kuniyoshi Japanese Woodblock print of Actor

Traditional Kuniyoshi Japanese Woodblock print of Actor
" Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797-1862 was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints he is associated with the Utagawa school

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Map of the Netherlands, lithograph, published in 1877

Map of the Netherlands, lithograph, published in 1877
Map of the Netherlands. Lithograph, published in 1877

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Walrus and carpenter illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

Walrus and carpenter illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
Page scanned from an original book dated 1870, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Through the Looking-glass

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Traditional Japanese Woodblock female by pond

Traditional Japanese Woodblock female by pond
Utagawa Toyokuni (1769, Edo - February 24, 1825, Edo) was born as the son of a puppet maker. He learned printmaking as a student of Toyoharu

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Traditional Toyokuni Japanese Woodblock print of Actor

Traditional Toyokuni Japanese Woodblock print of Actor
" This print by one of the masters of woodblock printing Utagawa Toyokuni III. 1786-1864.The series, The 53 Stations of the Tokaidoa from 1852 is probably the most succesfull wood block print

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Alice and the mirror engraving 1899

Alice and the mirror engraving 1899
Thought the Looking-Glass and What Alice found there

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Wolf and the Seven Young Kids

Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
Vintage colour engraving of the Wolf and the Seven Young Kids, a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. A mother goat leaves her seven children at home while she ventures into the forest to find

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Queen Alice and frog illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

Queen Alice and frog illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
Page scanned from an original book dated 1870, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Through the Looking-glass

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Afghanistan, lithograph, published in 1881

Afghanistan, lithograph, published in 1881
Ancient map of Afghanistan. Lithograph, published in 1881

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Alice and the Cheshire cat engraving 1898

Alice and the Cheshire cat engraving 1898
Alices Adventures in Wonderland

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Friar

Canterbury Tales - The Friar
The Friar, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Prioress

Canterbury Tales - The Prioress
The Prioress, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Summoner

Canterbury Tales - The Summoner
The Summoner - who appears to be delivering a summons from an ecclesiastical court - a character in " The Canterbury Tales"

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Reeve

Canterbury Tales - The Reeve
The Reeve, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim on horseback

Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim on horseback
Geoffrey Chaucer depicted as a pilgrim on horseback. He was the writer of " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Traditional Japanese Woodblock print of Love and the Moon

Traditional Japanese Woodblock print of Love and the Moon
" Utagawa Toyokuni (1769, Edo - February 24, 1825, Edo) was born as the son of a puppet maker. He learned printmaking as a student of Toyoharu

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel
Vintage colour engraving of Hansel and Gretel with the witch. A well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
Vintage colour engraving of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. Little Red Riding Hood, or Little Red Ridinghood, also known as Little Red Cap or simply Red Riding Hood

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Vintage Japanese Woodblock print of Calligraphy

Vintage Japanese Woodblock print of Calligraphy
Very unusual woodblock print from Japan, circa 1850 and is made up from mainly calligraphy with the Sun behind, the image at the bottom shows a bonsai tree, Cherry blossom, a Crane (the light)

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Parson

Canterbury Tales - The Parson
The Parson, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Canons Yeoman

Canterbury Tales - The Canons Yeoman
The Canons Yeoman, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Second Nun

Canterbury Tales - The Second Nun
The Second Nun, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Sergeant-at-Law

Canterbury Tales - The Sergeant-at-Law
The Sergeant-at-Law, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Knight

Canterbury Tales - The Knight
The Knight, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Franklin

Canterbury Tales - The Franklin
The Franklin, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Shipman

Canterbury Tales - The Shipman
The Shipman, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Pardoner

Canterbury Tales - The Pardoner
The Pardoner, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer, writer of " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Manciple

Canterbury Tales - The Manciple
The Manciple, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Nuns Priest

Canterbury Tales - The Nuns Priest
The Nuns Priest, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Squire

Canterbury Tales - The Squire
The Squire, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Clerk

Canterbury Tales - The Clerk
The Clerk, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath

Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath
The Wife of Bath, a character in " The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Old lady telling stories to children

Old lady telling stories to children
An old lady telling stories to a group of wide-eyed children. Her memories must relate to the 18th century, which these modern young Regency blades would think to be pre-historic

Background imageStorytelling Collection: The Pied Piper leading the children away

The Pied Piper leading the children away
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Pied Piper leading the children away. Kate Greenaway

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Japanese Woodblock Kuniyoshi, Print Kabuki Actor

Japanese Woodblock Kuniyoshi, Print Kabuki Actor
" Kuniyoshi Utagawa was a popular print master. Trained first in the family craft of dyer, then was probably a pupil of later of Toyokuni

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Japanese Woodblock of a Kabuki actor

Japanese Woodblock of a Kabuki actor
" Kunisada (1786-1865), was in his own time was the most popular and successful print designer in Japan. This print shows a Kabuki actor Ichikawa Kyuzo and was published in 1839

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Traditional Japanese Woodblock print of Actors

Traditional Japanese Woodblock print of Actors
Utagawa Toyokuni, a pupil of Utagawa Toyoharu (1735-1814), was a preeminent designer of actor prints from the mid 1790s until his death

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Vintage Japanese Woodblock print of Actors

Vintage Japanese Woodblock print of Actors
This wonderful Japanese woodblock print shows two kabuki actors from the same dynasty. The one on the right is Ichikawa Danjuro the 8th and the one on the right is Ichimura Takenojo the 11th

Background imageStorytelling Collection: The cow jumped over the moon

The cow jumped over the moon
A startled milkmaid watching the cow she has just been milking jumping over a crescent moon. From R. Caldecottas Second Collection of Pictures and Songsa containing The Milkmaida, Hey Diddle Diddlea

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Engraving of The Holstein Priest by Hogarth

Engraving of The Holstein Priest by Hogarth
Wonderful engraving of The Holstien Preist by Hogarth published by J Trusler in 1791

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Talking flowers illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

Talking flowers illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
The Tiger-lilies talk to Alice. Page scanned from an original book dated 1870, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Through the Looking-glass

Background imageStorytelling Collection: White Rabbit looking at watch illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

White Rabbit looking at watch illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
Engraving scanned from book dated 1866, this is a line art illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Tea party illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

Tea party illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
Alices tea-party. Page scanned from an original book dated 1866, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Alice and Dodo illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

Alice and Dodo illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
The Dodo presents the thimble to Alice. Page scanned from an original book dated 1866, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland

Background imageStorytelling Collection: White Rabbit illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

White Rabbit illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
White rabbit blowing trumpet. Page scanned from an original book dated 1866, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland

Background imageStorytelling Collection: Alice with knight and horse illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)

Alice with knight and horse illustration, (Alices Adventures in Wonderland)
Page scanned from an original book dated 1870, this is a colour illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carrolls Through the Looking-glass



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