Illustrated London News Vol 56 (page 4/4)

[picture: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: R.---Spinet]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: R.—Spinet

A Spinet is a sort of harpsichord—that is, a musical instrument with a keyboard but in which the keys are plucked rather than monked with a hammer as in a piano. The strings in a spinet go off at an angle, [...] [more...]

[picture: Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: S.---Castanets]

Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum: S.—Castanets

Castanets, a Spanish musical instrument. [more...]

[picture: Festival at the East London Hospital For Children on New Year's Eve]

Festival at the East London Hospital For Children on New Year’s Eve

FESTIVAL AT THE
EAST LONDON HOSPITAL
FOR CHILDREN.

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[picture: Pheasants]

Pheasants

The collection of living pheasants belonging to the Zoological Society of London has just been enriched by the arrival of fine examples of the males of two new species. At the meeting of the society, on Thursday 24th ult. [i.e. March 1870], Mr. Sclater read a paper concerning these remarkable [...] [more...]

[picture: The Easter Volunteer Review: The 1st Artillery on the March from London to Brighton]

The Easter Volunteer Review: The 1st Artillery on the March from London to Brighton

Soldiers on the march pause for a moment outside the local pub, which has a sign showing a lion; crowds have gathered to watch the troops pass, most on foot but some on horse-back, and with carts on which are mounted heavy guns, cannons. To the left, an old lady [...] [more...]

[picture: Opening of a New Promenade and Drinking-Fountain at Blackpool, Lancashire]

Opening of a New Promenade and Drinking-Fountain at Blackpool, Lancashire

The engraving shows soldiers, a marching band, flags and banners, triumphal arches and crowds, with the Clifton Arms Hotel in the background. The Clifton Arms Hotel was being rebuilt, and here I think we have the new building on the left and the old, much smaller building on the right. The New [...] [more...]

[picture: Charles Dickens]

Charles Dickens

This full-page illustration accompanied an obituary of Charles Dickens in the edition of the “Illustrated London news” for the 18th June, 1870; Dickens’ death had been reported in the newspaper the previous week. It shows him seated [...] [more...]

[picture: A closer crop of a portrait of Sir Charles Dickens]

A closer crop of a portrait of Sir Charles Dickens

The portrait is from an obituary of Sir Charles Dickens published the week after he died, in June 1870. This version is cropped so you just have his head, and is an aspect ratio suitable for a desktop or tablet wallpaper (8:5 aspect ratio). [more...]

[picture: Gadshill Place, Home of Charles Dickens.]

Gadshill Place, Home of Charles Dickens.

A photograph of Charles Dickens outside his country home, Gadshill Place (also Gads Hill or Gas’s Hill Place) in Higham, Kent, UK, taken shortly before his death in 1870. [more...]

[picture: Out of the World]

Out of the World

“[...] The scene is one which we understand the artist witnessed years ago at the Franciscan monastery at Tivoli. In a whiewashed cell of the monastery a young monk sits playing the harpsichord—one of those old-fashioned instruments still used in remote districts on the Continent where the modern piano has not been introduced—and [...] [more...]


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