Here is our pick of the new material added to our site in the last month. Our photographers have been extremely busy and have sent us some great new material on European wildlife, especially on birds in action through the seasons. We also have some great new landscapes, urban leopards from India, lots of dramatic…

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There are still a couple more magazine titles to consider for our occasional series on the ILN archive, and this week seems a good time to focus on Britannia & Eve (1929-1955), a publication that certainly came into its own during difficult times. Britannia & Eve magazine had launched on 1 May 1929, a merger…

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Like everyone the world over we are very concerned about the spread of COVID-19. We sincerely hope that all our valued clients and content providers are well and remain so. Many of our staff are now working remotely as we are fortunate to be able to do this as successfully as if they were in…

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Just a note before we kick off with this week’s collection: due to the current crisis we’re working remotely, but we plan to continue providing an excellent service to help with any image and licensing requests you might have. We may not be able answer calls as quickly as usual, but please do contact luci.gosling@maryevans.com,…

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Picture a collection packed with a magnificent mix of fine art, illustration and photography, covering countless historic events and personalities. Imagine vibrant, vintage illustration and a spectrum of graphic styles, atmospheric Old Masters, 18th century cartoons, artefacts from ancient worlds, retro magazine illustration and nostalgic advertisements. Throw in eye-catching ephemera and more artists than you…

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European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) fighting each other, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. June. Winner, 2019 Cadiz Photo Nature Competition.

It’s been another great month for new content on the site, with notable additions including coverage on the Australian bushfires and aftermath, the dramatic landscapes and wildlife of Iceland, African wildlife in action and a strong set of European bird images. Read our February 2020 Highlights blog to find out the full story behind the…

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Continuing our occasional series about titles in The Illustrated London News archive, this week we turn our attention to The Sketch (not to be confused with the newspaper, The Daily Sketch). Launched in 1893 as a sister paper to The Illustrated London News, The Sketch billed itself as a “A Journal of Art and Actuality”…

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United Kingdom, England, Wiltshire, Castle Combe, Great Britain, Cotswolds, British Isles, Streets of the medieval village

The Cotswolds is one of the most quintessentially English regions of our   green and pleasant land and our largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Spread over six counties of England, the Cotswolds’ unspoiled market towns, charming villages and rolling hills exert a magnetic attraction over everyone searching for England’s rural idyll. Come and see all…

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Ural owl (Strix uralensis) hunting, Tartumaa county, Southern Estonia.

Nature Picture Library photographer Sven Začek was stalking moose in a frozen Estonian forest when he saw his first Ural owl. Looking into her black eyes was the beginning of an obsession which has lasted for nearly two decades. Sven’s extensive portfolio on the Ural owl reveals intimate insights into the behaviour of this charismatic…

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a selection of amulets and charms

Werner Forman Archive newsletter – 28 January, 2020. Werner Forman photographed all kinds of precious objects in his long career. Here the Archive shows off some jewellery and amulets from the collection. We particularly like the Thor’s Hammer which has Christian motifs as well – looks like the owner was hedging his bets as to…

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