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Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Spectroscope (c. 1860) by Bunsen and Kirchhoff, published in 1880

Spectroscope (c. 1860) by Bunsen and Kirchhoff, published in 1880
Spectroscope by Robert Bunsen (German chemist, 1811 - 1899) and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (German physicist, 1824 - 1884). A spectroscope is an optical device

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: St Georges Battle with the Dragon, wood engraving, published 1882

St Georges Battle with the Dragon, wood engraving, published 1882
St Georges Battle with the Dragon. Wood engraving after a drawing by Ludwig GlAotzle (German painter, 1847 - 1929). Wood engraving after a painting by Gustav Spangenberg (German painter)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte
circa 1840: English novelist Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855). Original Artwork: Portrait by Thompson. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Poaching

Poaching
Two poachers with a sack. At their feet their lurcher dogs and the corpses of several hares. Original Artwork: Artist - Henry Alken (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Forest Trees and Species, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Forest Trees and Species, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Forest Trees and Species: Plate 43

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte

Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte
circa 1834: English writers Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte. Original Artwork: Painting by their brother, Patrick Branwell Bronte who painted himself among his sisters

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Oak Tree or Quercus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Franz Liszt at 30 Years of Age

Franz Liszt at 30 Years of Age
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) at the age of 30. Original Artwork: Reproduced from a daguerreotype, the first commercially successful photographic process

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827). Original Artwork: Portrait August von Kloeber (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Caernarvon Bridges

Caernarvon Bridges
The Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, and the Britannia Tubular Bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson, between mainland Wales and Anglesey. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Picken

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Pentonville Road

Pentonville Road, London, with St Pancras Station in the background. Original Artwork: Painting by John O Connor (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Aster or Star Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Aster or Star Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Aster or Star Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration Plate 56

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Chiswick House

Chiswick House
circa 1829: Chiswick House in London, Middlesex, designed by Richard Boyle, the 3rd Earl of Burlington. The building is inspired by Palladios Villa Rotonda, near Vicenza

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), British Admiral, steel engraving, published in 1868

Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), British Admiral, steel engraving, published in 1868
Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805), famous British admiral. Steel engraving after a paintinging by Lemuel Francis Abbott (English painter, 1760/61 - 1802), published in 1868

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Exotic Flowers of the Garden: Plate 53

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Trevithicks Railway

Trevithicks Railway
Richard Trevithicks London Railway and Locomotive at Euston Square, run as an entertainment before the potential of his new high pressure steam engine became fully realised

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Red Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Red Exotic Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Red Exotic Flowers of the Garden: Plate 55

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Campanula or Bellflower Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Campanula or Bellflower Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Campanula or Bellflower Plant: Plate 53

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Nut and Fruit Trees of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Nut and Fruit Trees of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Nut and Fruti Trees of the Garden: Plate 49

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Pulmonaria or Lungwort Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Pulmonaria or Lungwort Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Pulmonaria or Lungwort Plant: Plate 54

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell
English novelist and biographer of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, nee Stevenson, (1810 - 1865). Original Artwork: Drawing by George Richmond. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange
circa 1820: The London Stock Exchange from a drawing by Thomas H Shepherd. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: The kill at a Victorian fox hunt

The kill at a Victorian fox hunt
The horrible aftermath of the kill at a Victorian fox hunt, with the hounds tearing pieces from the corpse and a jubilant huntsman dancing a jig with the unfortunate foxas brush

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Fox And Hounds

Fox And Hounds
November 1851: A Victorian hunting party from The life of the late John Mylton (1608 - 1674) by Charles Apperley or Nimrod

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Melaleuca or Tea Tree Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Melaleuca or Tea Tree Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Melaleuca or Tea Tree Plant: Plate 53

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Potentilla or Cinquefoil Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Potentilla or Cinquefoil Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Potentilla or Cinquefoil Plant: Plate 54

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Brighton Belle

Brighton Belle
Martha Gunn an elderly woman who helps women bathers into the sea in Brighton, Sussex. Original Artwork: Artist - Robert Dighton (1752 - 1814) (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: The Hall Of Infamy

The Hall Of Infamy
Diners watching a punch-up in their midst at the Oyster Saloon in Bridges Street, New Covent Garden, London. Original Artwork: The Hall of Infamy, alias the Oyster Saloon in Bridges Street

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Wine Tasters

Wine Tasters
A group of men tasting wine in a cellar. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Jacott from a painting by JP Hasenclever (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Beech Tree or Fagus, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Beech Tree or Fagus, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Beech Tree or Fagus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Antique illustration of Heracles driving the Sun chariot

Antique illustration of Heracles driving the Sun chariot (from a painting by Nicolas Poussin, 17th century French painter), a chariot with four horses

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Portrait Of Beethoven

Portrait Of Beethoven
Portrait of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), after a painting by Christian Horneman, 1803. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Pink Azalea Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Pink Azalea Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Pink Azalea Plant: Plate 52, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Foxhounds invading a Victorian house

Foxhounds invading a Victorian house
A member of the local fox hunt has followed the foxhounds into a smart house - thankfully, without his horse - where the behaviour of the hounds is causing considerable uproar

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Brighton Station

Brighton Station
circa 1860: The Brighton terminus of the London & Brighton Railway in Sussex. Original Artwork: Engraving by J Newman after F W Woledge. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Tunnel Pump

Tunnel Pump
1837: Pumps draining the Kilsby Tunnel of quick sand during construction of the London - Birmingham Railway. Original Artwork: Lithograph by J C Bourne after a drawing by the same

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: No Lions

No Lions
circa 1843: Trafalgar Square, the base of Nelsons column surrounded with scaffolding and without the lions. The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields is in the background

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Awful Changes

Awful Changes
A cartoon, published in 1830, 28 years before Darwins Origin Of Species, lampooning theories of evolution. Entitled Awful Changes, it depicts an Ichthyosaurus giving a lecture on a human skull

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Scotch Pine Tree or Pinus Silvetris, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Scotch Pine Tree or Pinus Silvetris, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Scotch Pine Tree or Pinus Silvetris: Plate 43

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: The Great Western

The Great Western
The SS Great Western departs on her maiden voyage from Bristol to New York, 8th April 1838. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the oak-hulled paddle-wheel steamship was scrapped in 1856

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Archimedes Principle, wood engraving, published in 1880

Archimedes Principle, wood engraving, published in 1880
The Archimedes principle, formulated about 2000 years ago by the Greek scholar Archimedes of Syracuse that states that a body immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Chelone or Turtlehead Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Chelone or Turtlehead Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Chelone or Turtlehead Plant: Plate 54

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Sarracenia or Trumpet Pitcher Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Sarracenia or Trumpet Pitcher Plant, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Sarracenia or Trumpet Pitcher Plant: Plate 54

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Covent Garden Theatre

Covent Garden Theatre
The auditorium and stage of the New Covent Garden Theatre in London, better known as the Royal Opera House or Covent Garden Opera House

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: American Settlers Heading West

American Settlers Heading West
Illustration of early settlers heading to the American West in covered wagons, circa 1800s. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Dunwich Church

Dunwich Church
1813: The ruins of All Saints Church at Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. Original Artwork: Engraving by Barrenger from a drawing by JP Neale (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace
1851: A crowd of visitors at the Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, London, with Crystal Palace in the background. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Augustus Butler (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArt Illustrations Collection: Geranium Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Geranium Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Geranium Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration Plate 57



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