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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Wilson and Nelstrop asleep on a boat on Coniston, Lake District, or more likely pretending to sleep - another photograph giving the lie to Edwardian conformity. Date: circa 1907

Hidden away for over a century and never previously published, the Ernest Battersby Collection is a rare gem of a find, full of wonderful Edwardian photographs exclusively available through Mary Evans. Ernest Battersby was born in 1878 in Stockport, Cheshire, the ninth of eleven children, and went into the family business of hat manufacturing, for…

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Sri Lanka, Western Province, Colombo, Duruthu Perahera Full Moon Celebrations at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Buddhist Temple, Kelaniya

4Corners presents the colourful diversity of Sri Lanka in photography from Ben Pipe, Jeremy Flint and many more. From Jaffna to Galle, Negombo to Trincomalee, by rail and bicycle and 4WD, 4Corners photographers have captured the Spirit of Serendip, its smiles and scents, its beaches and temples and the noisy pageant that marks the January…

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hegehog wearing sunglasses

2019 was a bumper year for Ardea as we added more images than almost any other year to our website. To save you time looking through everything, we’ve put together a small selection of our favourites to show you what you may have missed. There’s a bit of everything, from stunning wildlife, natural history and…

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