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Apprehensive Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 61 pictures in our Apprehensive collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais Featured Print

My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). The Artist's Daughter in Winchelsea Church': portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, sitting upright and somewhat daunted, listening to the preacher's message. The location was probably All Saints Church at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. A companion piece, painted a year or so later, shows her fast asleep, the novelty of a church service having waned. Painting in the Guildhall Art Gallery, London. From "English Hymns and Hymn Writers", by Adam Fox. [Collins, London, 1947]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

Cartoon, The Cow Pock Featured Print

Cartoon, The Cow Pock

Cartoon, The Cow Pock, or, the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation! by James Gillray. Depicting a scene at the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, St Pancras, London, with a cowpox vaccine being administered to an apprehensive woman, and cow shapes emerging from different parts of people's bodies. There was controversy over this new treatment being used against the dreaded smallpox, with fears that bovine features might result. The doctor depicted could represent either Edward Jenner or another medical man, George Pearson. Date: 1802

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Woman holding a purse, c1952. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Woman holding a purse, c1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Woman holding a purse, c1952. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time

© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images