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Gentleman Collection

"Embodying Elegance: A Journey through Time with the Gentleman" Step into the world of refined sophistication as we delve into the essence of a true gentleman

Background imageGentleman Collection: Jeeves and Wooster, 1922

Jeeves and Wooster, 1922
P.G. Wodehouse story in The Strand, March 1922, entitled Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch

Background imageGentleman Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings (1066). Detail. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageGentleman Collection: Harrys New York Bar, Paris, France

Harrys New York Bar, Paris, France
A whole variety of Gentlemen drinking at Harrys New York Bar, 5 Rue Daunou, Paris, France - the bar is adorned with pendants from all of the major Ivy League Universities Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGentleman Collection: A Game of Bowls, Britain, 1903

A Game of Bowls, Britain, 1903
Photograph showing an English gentleman about to deliver his bowl during a game of lawn bowling, 1903. Fellow players and spectators closely watch his technique

Background imageGentleman Collection: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO

Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO
Artist: Newling, Edward - Title: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO - Date: 1921 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 111.8 x 86.4

Background imageGentleman Collection: Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman Unquestionably the greatest batsman ever to play Test cricket. Averaged an amazing 99.94 runs for Australia

Background imageGentleman Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageGentleman Collection: Holmes Smoking Pipe

Holmes Smoking Pipe
THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP Holmes ponders the problem

Background imageGentleman Collection: Robert Donat in Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps (1935)

Robert Donat in Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps (1935)
Robert Donat as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (1935)

Background imageGentleman Collection: Nord Wagons-Lits poster

Nord Wagons-Lits poster
Poster from French company PLM for the Nord Wagons-Lits London to Vichy Pullman service. A couple enjoy tea in the comfortable interior of a pullman train carriage

Background imageGentleman Collection: 6th Lord Byron (1788-1824)

6th Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Artist: Phillips, Thomas (after) - Title: 6th Lord Byron (1788-1824) - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 30 x 26.8

Background imageGentleman Collection: Jeeves & Wooster

Jeeves & Wooster
Bertie Woosters imperturbable gentlemans gentleman is looked to for counsel & help on all sides

Background imageGentleman Collection: When Adam delved and Eve span

When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman. 1892

Background imageGentleman Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageGentleman Collection: Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870

Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870
Full length portrait photograph of Dr Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) standing with one hand hooked into his waistcoat and holding a top hat in the other

Background imageGentleman Collection: The Vampire II, 1895-1900. Artist: Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)

The Vampire II, 1895-1900. Artist: Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
The Vampire II, 1895-1900. Private Collection

Background imageGentleman Collection: The Kiss. Artist: Alciati, Antonio Ambrogio (1878-1929)

The Kiss. Artist: Alciati, Antonio Ambrogio (1878-1929)
The Kiss. Private Collection

Background imageGentleman Collection: Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S

Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S
A battle royal in mid-air: a tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Hamman Studio, Jermyn Street, London. Date: 1897

Background imageGentleman Collection: Gentleman with shire horse, Mid Wales

Gentleman with shire horse, Mid Wales
A gentleman holding the reins of a shire horse in front of a house, probably somewhere in Mid Wales. A little girl watches from a distance

Background imageGentleman Collection: England / Blenheim Palace

England / Blenheim Palace
View from the north, with a gentleman and lady walking by the lake

Background imageGentleman Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imageGentleman Collection: The Kiss, 1895. Artist: Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)

The Kiss, 1895. Artist: Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)
The Kiss, 1895. Private Collection

Background imageGentleman Collection: Welsh Lady using a Singer Sewing Machine

Welsh Lady using a Singer Sewing Machine
Seated Welsh Lady using a Singer Sewing machine in traditional costume, with a similarly-dressed lady alongside as well as a smart Welshman

Background imageGentleman Collection: Great Snoring

Great Snoring
A signpost pointing to the village of Great Snoring, North Norfolk, England, has clearly effected the man beneath it!

Background imageGentleman Collection: Thomas Hawksley (1666-1749), Mayor of Nottingham (1715)

Thomas Hawksley (1666-1749), Mayor of Nottingham (1715)
British (English) School Oil on Canvas 76.2 x 63.5

Background imageGentleman Collection: Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton (1750-1778), Earl of Lincoln - Gainsborough Dupont

Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton (1750-1778), Earl of Lincoln - Gainsborough Dupont
Oil on Canvas 270 x 146

Background imageGentleman Collection: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Artist: Pott, Laslett John - Title: Lord Byron (1788-1824) - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 91.4 x 72.4

Background imageGentleman Collection: Chichester Market Cross

Chichester Market Cross
The Market Cross at Chichester, West Sussex, at 1.30pm : a helpful policeman is holding back pedestrians while the gentleman takes his picture

Background imageGentleman Collection: Mr. Darcy with him, illustration from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Mr. Darcy with him, illustration from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
XJF466203 Mr. Darcy with him, illustration from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, edition published in 1894 (engraving) by Thomson, Hugh (1860-1920); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr. Darcy and Mr)

Background imageGentleman Collection: Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897

Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897
Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, displays his chest and forearms, which bear the name of his wife, Emma, and a forget-me-not motto, depicted on a scroll, held aloft by a maiden

Background imageGentleman Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageGentleman Collection: A 1950s Family Living Room

A 1950s Family Living Room
A classic nuclear family in their living room, the children playing with a train set, the Father reading his book or magazine in a comfy chair

Background imageGentleman Collection: Lawyers and Client

Lawyers and Client
A gentleman goes to law and is assisted by two lawyers who empty his pockets and strip him of his possessions

Background imageGentleman Collection: William Felkin (1795-1874) - Sylvanus Redgate

William Felkin (1795-1874) - Sylvanus Redgate
Oil on Canvas 45.7 x 36.8

Background imageGentleman Collection: John Leavers

John Leavers
British (English) School Oil on Canvas 76.2 x 63.5

Background imageGentleman Collection: John Rawson Walker (1796-1893)

John Rawson Walker (1796-1893)
Artist: Barber, Thomas (attributed to) - Title: John Rawson Walker (1796-1893) - Date: 1822 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 74.9 x 62.2

Background imageGentleman Collection: Thomas Wildman (1787-1859)

Thomas Wildman (1787-1859)
Artist: Phillips, Thomas (attributed to) - Title: Thomas Wildman (1787-1859) - Date: 1808-1816 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 80 x 67

Background imageGentleman Collection: The Kiss, 1907-1908. Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)

The Kiss, 1907-1908. Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)
The Kiss, 1907-1908. Found in the collection of the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Background imageGentleman Collection: To the Public Danger

To the Public Danger
Humorous scene by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing policemen chasing a gentleman in a futuristic flying machine along a main road. Satire on flying which was in infancy

Background imageGentleman Collection: Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
Central Line series. A variety of passengers awaiting their train on the platform at Bank - Two jolly gents (with round faces and round bellies)

Background imageGentleman Collection: Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving)

Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving)
XJF3058189 Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving) by English School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGentleman Collection: Saved by a female Bather

Saved by a female Bather
A gentleman bather who has found himself in trouble, is rescued by two extremely glamorous lady bathers. One has him firmly In Tow

Background imageGentleman Collection: In the Sand 1902

In the Sand 1902
A gentleman plots his escape from the sand as his partner and caddies look on

Background imageGentleman Collection: Tennis Chivalry 1930S

Tennis Chivalry 1930S
A chivalrous gentleman tennis player bows as he shakes the hand of his attractive female opponent over the net!

Background imageGentleman Collection: Toilet / Hair / Barber

Toilet / Hair / Barber
Gentleman at the barbers gets a haircut, while a chap in the background has his washed

Background imageGentleman Collection: Gibralter, Europe

Gibralter, Europe

Background imageGentleman Collection: Gentleman Buying Necktie

Gentleman Buying Necktie
A gentleman chooses a tie to purchase

Background imageGentleman Collection: Social / Knights Hill 18C

Social / Knights Hill 18C
A gentleman farmer on his horse at Knights Hill, Surrey, seat of Lord Thurlow. The farm labourer carries a harvest barrel



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"Embodying Elegance: A Journey through Time with the Gentleman" Step into the world of refined sophistication as we delve into the essence of a true gentleman. From Jeeves and Wooster's witty banter in 1922 to the epic tale depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry during the Battle of Hastings (1066-1077), these glimpses offer us a glimpse into an era defined by chivalry. In Paris, France, Harry's New York Bar became a sanctuary for gentlemen seeking solace amidst Prohibition. Here, conversations flowed freely alongside perfectly mixed cocktails, embodying an air of timeless charm. A Game of Bowls in Britain back in 1903 showcased not only skill but also camaraderie among gentlemen. The green fields witnessed moments of friendly competition intertwined with mutual respect - values that still resonate today. Sir Donald Bradman stands tall as cricket's epitome of excellence, his name etched forever in sporting history. With grace and determination, he exemplified what it meant to be a gentleman both on and off the field. Jonathan Couch from Cornwall left his mark before 1870 as an esteemed naturalist and physician. His dedication to knowledge and compassion towards others set him apart as a true gentleman amongst scholars. Even leisure activities such as playing table tennis during Edwardian times demanded adherence to etiquette rules. Manners were paramount; every stroke was executed with precision while maintaining utmost decorum. Captain Albert Ball embodied bravery beyond measure during World War I (1896-1917). Decorated with VC and DSO honors for his gallantry in battle, he personified courage under fire - a testament to what it truly means to be a gentleman warrior. Robert Donat's portrayal in Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" (1935) captivated audiences worldwide. His suave demeanor coupled with unwavering integrity made him an iconic representation of the gentleman spy.