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"The Favourite Wins

Background imageFavourite Collection: The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman

The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a reversal of roles. A group of jockeys in different coloured silks sprint for the finishing post while excitable horses in the stands cheer on the winner

Background imageFavourite Collection: Edward Vii / Grouse Moor

Edward Vii / Grouse Moor
EDWARD VII Grouse moor at Balmoral - one of his favourite hunting grounds

Background imageFavourite Collection: Grigori Rasputin in 1912

Grigori Rasputin in 1912
GRIGORI RASPUTIN Russian mystic and court favourite in 1912

Background imageFavourite Collection: Wren Singing Cleveland, England. UK

Wren Singing Cleveland, England. UK
ROY-45 Wren - Singing Cleveland, England. UK Troglodytes troglodytes Roy Glen Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFavourite Collection: Grigori Rasputin in 1908

Grigori Rasputin in 1908
GRIGORI RASPUTIN Russian mystic and court favourite in 1908

Background imageFavourite Collection: Shooters Hill

Shooters Hill is named after the archery butts located here in the 16th century : later it was a favourite haunt of highwayman, attacking travelers bound for France

Background imageFavourite Collection: Rose of Sharon, Hypericum calycinum

Rose of Sharon, Hypericum calycinum. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Royal Air Force Martin 187 Baltimore B Mk. III - head-on view

Royal Air Force Martin 187 Baltimore B Mk. III - head-on view
Royal Air Force Martin 187 Baltimore B Mk.III. The prominent Boulton-Paul mid-upper turret can be clearly seen - head-on view from the photographers favourite Handley Page Hampden mount - 24th

Background imageFavourite Collection: Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house

Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house
Mr Chamberlains favourite hobby: Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house at Highbury, with his head orchid gardener, 1903 1903

Background imageFavourite Collection: La Favorite, (oil on canvas)

La Favorite, (oil on canvas)
658567 La Favorite, (oil on canvas) by Comerre, Leon Francois (1850-1916); 122x76. cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: La Favorite. Leon Francois Comerre (1850-1916). Oil on canvas

Background imageFavourite Collection: King George V on horseback, Hyde Park, London

King George V on horseback, Hyde Park, London
King George V on horseback in Central London. This is the first photograph of him taking his morning ride since his accession to the throne

Background imageFavourite Collection: African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot
AFRICAN GREY PARROT (Psittacus erithaeus) Such a universal favourite... scarcely requires description as its appearance is familiar to all

Background imageFavourite Collection: George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, (1910)

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, (1910). Villiers, (1592-1628) was a favourite of King James I

Background imageFavourite Collection: A Young Girl and her favourite horse

A Young Girl and her favourite horse
An attractive photographic postcard portrait of a young girl and her favourite horse. Date: circa 1906

Background imageFavourite Collection: Disraeli / Hughenden

Disraeli / Hughenden
BENJAMIN DISRAELI English MPs home at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire, showing Disraeli himself sitting reading under the verandah, his favourite seat

Background imageFavourite Collection: Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). Creator: Unknown

Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). Creator: Unknown
Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). 16th century scene: Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester dance the volta as musicians play stringed instruments

Background imageFavourite Collection: Cambodia - Phnom-Penh - The six favourites of King Sisowath

Cambodia - Phnom-Penh - The six favourites of King Sisowath
Cambodia - Phnom-Penh - The six Favourites (Mistresses) of King Sisowath (1840-1927). Date: circa 1910

Background imageFavourite Collection: Daisy Dormer music hall singer 1883-1947

Daisy Dormer music hall singer 1883-1947
Daisy Dormer (Kezia Beatrice Stockwell) music hall singer and pantomime favourite. Here as Maid Marion in ?Babes in the Wood?. Music hall stars often performed their hit songs in pantomime

Background imageFavourite Collection: Ada Reeve music hall singer 1874-1966

Ada Reeve music hall singer 1874-1966
Ada Reeve (Adelaide Mary Reeve) music hall singer, pantomime favourite, stage and screen actress. Wearing full length pleated skirt and high black hat with ostrich feather. Holding long gloves

Background imageFavourite Collection: Downe, Beckenham, Kent, England

Downe, Beckenham, Kent, England
5614277 Downe, Beckenham, Kent, England; (add.info.: Downe, Beckenham, Kent, England. The home of Charles Darwin. Inset left, his study where The Origin of the Species was written and inset right)

Background imageFavourite Collection: Don Gaspar de Guzman y Pimentel Ribera y Velasco de Tovar, 1791 (engraving)

Don Gaspar de Guzman y Pimentel Ribera y Velasco de Tovar, 1791 (engraving)
3473264 Don Gaspar de Guzman y Pimentel Ribera y Velasco de Tovar, 1791 (engraving); (add.info.: Don Gaspar de Guzman y Pimentel Ribera y Velasco de Tovar)

Background imageFavourite Collection: The Doctor indulged with his favourite Scene': Isaac Cruikshank c1790

The Doctor indulged with his favourite Scene': Isaac Cruikshank c1790
528668 The Doctor indulged with his favourite Scene': Isaac Cruikshank c1790. Richard Price (1723-1791) Welsh philosopher

Background imageFavourite Collection: Meadowsweet, 1893 (engraving)

Meadowsweet, 1893 (engraving)
543440 Meadowsweet, 1893 (engraving) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); (add.info.: Meadowsweet (Spirea ulmaria or Filipendula ulmaria) perennial herb native of Europe and Western Asia

Background imageFavourite Collection: Portrait of the Duchess of Polignac, 1885 (lithograph)

Portrait of the Duchess of Polignac, 1885 (lithograph)
5893612 Portrait of the Duchess of Polignac, 1885 (lithograph); (add.info.: Portrait of Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, Duchess of Polignac, a favourite of Marie Antoinette)

Background imageFavourite Collection: Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) 356-323 BC riding Bucephelus his favourite horse

Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) 356-323 BC riding Bucephelus his favourite horse. Woodcut c1873
530964 Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) 356-323 BC riding Bucephelus his favourite horse. Woodcut c1873.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFavourite Collection: Alvaro de Luna y Jarana, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain

Alvaro de Luna y Jarana, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain, pub. 1791
3473239 Alvaro de Luna y Jarana, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain, pub. 1791; (add.info.: Alvaro de Luna y Jarana, c.1390 - 1453)

Background imageFavourite Collection: The Late Queen of the Belgians, Her Majesty's Home Life at Spa (litho)

The Late Queen of the Belgians, Her Majesty's Home Life at Spa (litho)
1040722 The Late Queen of the Belgians, Her Majesty's Home Life at Spa (litho) by Salmon, Balliol (1868-1953) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Late Queen of the Belgians)

Background imageFavourite Collection: Walter Raleigh (1552-1612) English courtier and navigator, favourite of Elizabeth I

Walter Raleigh (1552-1612) English courtier and navigator, favourite of Elizabeth I
527791 Walter Raleigh (1552-1612) English courtier and navigator, favourite of Elizabeth I and half-brother of Humphrey Gilbert, said to have introduced Tobacco and Potatoes into England

Background imageFavourite Collection: Teatro della Guerra presente tra la Russia e la Porta Ottomana, 1788

Teatro della Guerra presente tra la Russia e la Porta Ottomana, 1788. Creator: Zatta, Antonio (active 1757-1797)
Teatro della Guerra presente tra la Russia e la Porta Ottomana, 1788. Private Collection

Background imageFavourite Collection: Don Gaspar De Guzman, Conde Duque D'Olivarez, after Diego Velazquez, 1636 ( 1891). Creator: Unknown

Don Gaspar De Guzman, Conde Duque D'Olivarez, after Diego Velazquez, 1636 ( 1891). Creator: Unknown
Don Gaspar De Guzman, Conde Duque D'Olivarez, after Diego Velazquez, 1636 (1891). From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageFavourite Collection: The Siege of the Fortress Ochakov, 1789-1790. Creator: Casanova, Francesco Giuseppe (1727-1802)

The Siege of the Fortress Ochakov, 1789-1790. Creator: Casanova, Francesco Giuseppe (1727-1802)
The Siege of the Fortress Ochakov, 1789-1790. Found in the Collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageFavourite Collection: Herbsts bloodleaf varieties, Iresine herbstii

Herbsts bloodleaf varieties, Iresine herbstii a) var. acuminata, b) var. aureo-reticulata. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden

Background imageFavourite Collection: Plumed cockscomb or silver cocks comb, Celosia argentea

Plumed cockscomb or silver cocks comb, Celosia argentea (Cock s-comb, Celosia cristata). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden

Background imageFavourite Collection: Red angels trumpet, Brugmansia sanguinea. Extinct

Red angels trumpet, Brugmansia sanguinea. Extinct. (Datura sanguinea). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse

Background imageFavourite Collection: Jerusalem cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum var. diflorum

Jerusalem cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum var. diflorum
Jerusalem cherry or Madeira winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum var. diflorum (Star capsicum, Solanum capsicastrum). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite

Background imageFavourite Collection: Prickly pear or Indian fig opuntia, Opuntia ficus-indica

Prickly pear or Indian fig opuntia, Opuntia ficus-indica (Opuntia vulgaris). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse

Background imageFavourite Collection: Rose General Jacqueminot, hybrid perpetual

Rose General Jacqueminot, hybrid perpetual. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Rose Baroness Rothschild, hybrid perpetual

Rose Baroness Rothschild, hybrid perpetual. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Chinese wisteria, Wisteria sinensis

Chinese wisteria, Wisteria sinensis (Wistaria sinensis). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London

Background imageFavourite Collection: Shoe flower or China rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Shoe flower or China rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Pansy, Viola tricolor

Pansy, Viola tricolor var. maxima. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Parma violet, Viola odorata

Parma violet, Viola odorata var. parmensis. Viola alba hybrid. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne

Background imageFavourite Collection: Calla lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica

Calla lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica
Trumpet lily, arum lily or Calla lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica (Richardia africana). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse

Background imageFavourite Collection: Common water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes

Common water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Tree peony, Paeonia moutan

Tree peony, Paeonia moutan. Paeonia ?? suffruticosa. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: White peony, Paeonia lactiflora

White peony, Paeonia lactiflora (Paeonia albiflora). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageFavourite Collection: Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough, (early-mid 19th century). Creator: Henry Thomas Ryall

Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough, (early-mid 19th century). Creator: Henry Thomas Ryall
Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough, (early-mid 19th century). Portrait of English aristocrat Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744)

Background imageFavourite Collection: Queen Victorias Munshi, Abdul Karim

Queen Victorias Munshi, Abdul Karim
Favourite attendant of Queen Victoria, Abdul Karim (18631909), who served the queen in the final 15 years of her reign. They had a close relationship which caused friction amongst the other members



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"The Favourite Wins: A Captivating Journey Through Time and Passion" Step into the past as we explore the captivating world of "favourite" moments that have left an indelible mark on history. From H. M. Bateman's iconic artwork, "The Favourite Wins, " to Grigori Rasputin's enigmatic presence in 1912, each hint unveils a unique story. Imagine Edward VII amidst the picturesque Grouse Moor, indulging in his favorite pastime. Meanwhile, a wren serenades Cleveland, England with its melodious song - a cherished moment etched in time. Intrigue surrounds Rasputin once again as we delve into his life in 1908. His enigmatic aura continues to captivate us through the ages. Shooters Hill stands tall as witness to countless tales of adventure and excitement. David Wright immortalizes his beloved muse in "My Favorite Model (Mrs David Wright), " showcasing beauty and elegance frozen forever on canvas. King George V gallops through Hyde Park on horseback, embodying regal grace and strength. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, graces our journey from 1910 with his charismatic presence leaving an unforgettable impression wherever he goes. The vibrant Rose of Sharon blooms with pride - Hypericum calycinum adds color to our narrative. A head-on view of Royal Air Force Martin 187 Baltimore B Mk. III reminds us of aviation triumphs that became favorites among enthusiasts worldwide. Lastly, a young girl shares an unbreakable bond with her favorite horse - a testament to love and companionship beyond words. "Favourite" moments transcend time; they inspire emotions that resonate within us all. Join us on this extraordinary voyage where history intertwines with passion, creating memories that will forever be cherished as favorites.