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The Village Club, from 'The Jungle Book', by Rudyard Kipling, 1903 by Detmold, Charles Maurice (1883-1908); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

10 orphans from literature

The exhibition ‘Drawing on Childhood‘ is currently on display at The Foundling Museum and encompasses the work of key illustrators from the 18th century to the present day, depicting images of fictional characters who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found. A long time favourite theme in European folklore and fiction […]

Anniversary, 2005 (oil on canvas) Roses, Lee Campbell / Private Collection
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Flower Power Prints

National Floral Design Day is coming up on the 28th February and so to put a spring in your step for the upcoming season and get your ideas in bloom, check out these contemporary flower prints: Nina Shirokova     Giovanni Cafagna Irina Trofimova      Anna Platts Daisy de […]

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Art, Culture

Making of: Best Book Cover Art of 2015

Here is our annual feature highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were adapted for some of the best book covers of 2015. Which is your favourite? From top: © The Folio Society;  Ms 6 f.243 Battle of Agincourt, 1415 (detail), English with Flemish illuminations, from the ‘St. Alban’s Chronicle’ (vellum), English […]

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Love on Film

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day is soon approaching and though some may relish in a day of exchanging romantic gifts with that special someone, the rest could find themselves glued to Tinder with Ben&Jerry’s for company… However fear not, Valentine’s Day isn’t just reserved for the head over heels couples. […]