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Italy Collection

Background imageItaly Collection: Romeo and Juliet in the balcony scene

Romeo and Juliet in the balcony scene -- an illustration inspired by the Shakespeare play. circa early 20th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Boy playing a lute, by Victor Carpathius (Vittore Carpaccio)

Boy playing a lute, by Victor Carpathius (Vittore Carpaccio), dated MDX (1510). This is a detail from a larger painting, Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. 1510

Background imageItaly Collection: Sophie Blanchard in balloon ascent, Milan

Sophie Blanchard in balloon ascent, Milan
Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819), famous French aeronaut, in a night-time balloon ascent performed in Milan, Italy, in the presence of Napoleon, to mark his 42nd birthday. 15 August 1811

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- British tanks in action

WW2 Poster -- British tanks in action
British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest. Colour photolithograph. Associated with the Royal Armoured Corps. 1942

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- Dysentery and Diarrhoea

WW2 Poster -- Dysentery and Diarrhoea
Dysentery and Diarrhoea. Colour lithograph information poster, after 2nd Lt Stacey Hopper. The poster poses questions relating to the dangers and causes of disease, and provides helpful hints

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- Your Release can be delayed with VD

WW2 Poster -- Your Release can be delayed with VD
Your Release can be delayed with VD! Colour lithograph, British Army anti-venereal disease medical information poster, after 2nd Lieutenant Stacey Hopper

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- Typhus, How Is It Spread?

WW2 Poster -- Typhus, How Is It Spread?
Information poster on typhus and how it is spread. Colour lithograph, British Army anti-typhus medical information poster, after 2nd Lieutenant Stacey Hopper

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- Mosquitoes Mean Malaria

WW2 Poster -- Mosquitoes Mean Malaria
Of tanks & guns there is no need, said Adolf to Benito, Just wait till they begin to breed, And leave it to Mosquito! Mosquitoes Mean Malaria

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- Tablet day

WW2 Poster -- Tablet day
Tablet day! Colour lithograph poster after 2nd Lt Stacey Hopper. Medical related poster for British soldiers on active service in Italy

Background imageItaly Collection: Italian Military Poster, WW1

Italian Military Poster, WW1
Fate tutti il vostro dovere! (Everyone do your duty.) Colour photolithograph published by the British Library, 1981. Reproduces an Italian home front poster designed by Mauzan

Background imageItaly Collection: WW2 Poster -- Flies Foul Food -- Keep Food Covered

WW2 Poster -- Flies Foul Food -- Keep Food Covered
Flies Foul Food - Diarrhoea and Dysentery Follow. Keep Food Covered! Colour lithograph poster after 2nd Lt Stacey Hopper. Anti-dysentery

Background imageItaly Collection: Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable

Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable, with scenes of Rhodes and Athens. Serving Brindisi, Athens, Rhodes and Istanbul. 1932

Background imageItaly Collection: Lelio

Lelio
Harlequin illustration, showing Lelio in top hat, cloak, trousers and jacket. 1923

Background imageItaly Collection: Balloon launch from a stadium, Italy

Balloon launch from a stadium, Italy
Detailed picture showing the paraphernalia of a balloon launch, seen inside a stadium in Italy, with two wooden launch towers, gantry, gas making equipment, and a large crowd of spectators

Background imageItaly Collection: Adreanis balloon launch, Milan, Italy

Adreanis balloon launch, Milan, Italy
Paolo Adreanis balloon ascending over a square in Milan, watched by a crowd of spectators. His first ascent was on 25 February 1784; this ascent took place the following month. 13 March 1784

Background imageItaly Collection: Carol Day in Florence by David Wright

Carol Day in Florence by David Wright
Illustration by David Wright showing the character of his Daily Mail strip cartoon, Carol Day, in a bedroom in Florence. c.1962

Background imageItaly Collection: 1st International Aircraft Exhibition Poster

1st International Aircraft Exhibition Poster, 12-28th October 1935 Milan Sample Fair. Showing a group of eagles watching a plane speeding past. 1935

Background imageItaly Collection: Funicular railway, Vesuvius, Italy

Funicular railway, Vesuvius, Italy

Background imageItaly Collection: Capri Harbour, Italy

Capri Harbour, Italy

Background imageItaly Collection: Florence from the Boboli Gardens, Italy

Florence from the Boboli Gardens, Italy
View of Florence from the Boboli Gardens, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Feeding pigeons, St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Feeding pigeons, St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
People feeding pigeons, St Marks Square, Venice, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Naples and Vesuvius, Italy

Naples and Vesuvius, Italy
View of Naples, Italy, with smoke emerging from Mount Vesuvius in the distance. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Vegetable seller and donkey, Naples, Italy

Vegetable seller and donkey, Naples, Italy

Background imageItaly Collection: Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi, Italy

Background imageItaly Collection: Italian children, Florence

Italian children, Florence
Four Italian children who posed for the artist in Florence. 1922

Background imageItaly Collection: Advertisement for Liquore al Carciofo

Advertisement for Liquore al Carciofo, a liqueur made from artichoke leaves, made at the Distillerie Subalpine, Turin, Italy. 20th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Winter Sports with Thomas Cook & Son

Winter Sports with Thomas Cook & Son
Cover illustration for Winter Sports in France, Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Sweden and Canada, under the management of Thomas Cook & Son Ltd

Background imageItaly Collection: Detail, Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Italy

Detail, Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Italy
Detail of a bas relief sculpture on the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, Italy, depicting the delivery of four prisoners of war

Background imageItaly Collection: Advertisement for a Fair in Padua, Italy

Advertisement for a Fair in Padua, Italy
Advertisement for the 13th Fiera di Padova (a Fair in Padua), Italy, depicting a large red capital letter P on a postage stamp. 1931

Background imageItaly Collection: Holiday Tours organised by Thomas Cook & Son

Holiday Tours organised by Thomas Cook & Son
Cover illustration for Holiday Tours organised by Thomas Cook & Son, with colourful views of an island on Lake Maggiore, Italy, an alpine scene, the city of Florence

Background imageItaly Collection: Advertisement for Cintura Calliano

Advertisement for Cintura Calliano (the Calliano Belt), as seen at an exhibition in Turin in 1898. The belt was designed to combat seasickness

Background imageItaly Collection: Poster design for Birra Poretti

Poster design for Birra Poretti of Varese, an Italian beer. 1914

Background imageItaly Collection: Grand Hotel Excelsior - Lido - Venice

Grand Hotel Excelsior - Lido - Venice
The exterior of the Grand Hotel Excelsior - Lido - Venice, showing the beach and beach huts circa 1920s

Background imageItaly Collection: Label design for Prodotti Idolo perfumes and cosmetics

Label design for Prodotti Idolo perfumes and cosmetics
Label design for Prodotti Idolo products -- colognes, creams, powders and perfumes, marketed by Ulrich of Turin, Italy. Showing an eastern idol, with aromatic smoke rising in front of it. 20th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Arco, Lake Garda, Italy - Cypresses

Arco, Lake Garda, Italy - Cypresses
The ruins of the Castle and the distinctive hillside Cyress Trees at Arco, above Lake Garda, Italy Date: circa 1910s

Background imageItaly Collection: Label design for Violetta di Parma perfume

Label design for Violetta di Parma perfume
Label design for Violetta di Parma (Parma Violets) perfume, marketed by Borsari of Parma, Italy. Showing an elegant woman throwing her head back to allow the fragrance to rise up from her bosom

Background imageItaly Collection: Advertisement for the Isotta Fraschini motor car

Advertisement for the Isotta Fraschini motor car

Background imageItaly Collection: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Italy. 1872

Background imageItaly Collection: Buildings and canal, Venice, Italy

Buildings and canal, Venice, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: People on donkey cart, Sicily, Italy

People on donkey cart, Sicily, Italy
People on a decorated donkey cart, Sicily, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Client, shoeshine and pickpocket, Naples, Italy

Client, shoeshine and pickpocket, Naples, Italy
A staged studio photo of a client with a shoeshine man and pocket picking boy, Naples, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: View onto Lake Como, Italy

View onto Lake Como, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Cobblers at work, Naples, Italy

Cobblers at work, Naples, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Italy

Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: White Grotto, Capri, Italy

White Grotto, Capri, Italy

Background imageItaly Collection: The Two Towers, Bologna, Italy

The Two Towers, Bologna, Italy. These medieval towers, both of them leaning, are the landmark of the city. The taller one is the Asinelli Tower, the shorter one the Garisenda Tower. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: Marina del Carmine, Naples, Italy

Marina del Carmine, Naples, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageItaly Collection: General view of Siena, Italy

General view of Siena, Italy. late 19th century




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