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Nannies Collection

A group of mountain goat nannies and their kids find respite from the scorching summer heat on a snowpatch in Washington, USA

Background imageNannies Collection: French Nanny & Children

French Nanny & Children
A French nanny pushes a pram containing a small child, while a young girl and a French bulldog walk beside her

Background imageNannies Collection: Group of Mountain Goat nannies with kids staying cool on mountain snowpatch. Washington. USA Summer

Group of Mountain Goat nannies with kids staying cool on mountain snowpatch. Washington. USA Summer
TOM-1101 Group of Rocky Mountain Goat - nannies with kids staying cool on mountain snowpatch Washington. USA Summer. Oreamnos americanus Mountain goats do not sweat or pant

Background imageNannies Collection: Domestic Goat, Saanen, Toggenburg and British Alpine nanny goats

Domestic Goat, Saanen, Toggenburg and British Alpine nanny goats, herd being milked in milking parlour, Lancashire, England, November

Background imageNannies Collection: A spring scene in Hyde Park - nannies with their children

A spring scene in Hyde Park - nannies with their children
A photograph showing children and their nurses enjoying the weather on an afternoon stroll

Background imageNannies Collection: To Bed by Candlelight

To Bed by Candlelight
A nurse takes a small child to bed by candlelight

Background imageNannies Collection: Prince Philip of Greece, now Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip of Greece, now Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured around the age of four, with his nanny, Emily Roose, probably on holiday at Berck Plage in France. Date: c.1925

Background imageNannies Collection: Emily Roose, who was nanny to the children of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece

Emily Roose, who was nanny to the children of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece, including Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured here with his two eldest sisters

Background imageNannies Collection: Nanny on humorous British postcard - 1927

Nanny on humorous British postcard - 1927
3784505 Nanny on humorous British postcard - 1927; (add.info.: Nanny on humorous British postcard - 1927. Showing nursemaid who has to choose between one suitor in the army and one in the navy)

Background imageNannies Collection: Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, with the royal childrens nanny, Helen Lightbody

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, with the royal childrens nanny, Helen Lightbody. Date: 1951

Background imageNannies Collection: Londoners enjoy the early summer sun on the banks of the River Thames by the Tower of

Londoners enjoy the early summer sun on the banks of the River Thames by the Tower of London. 2nd June 1955

Background imageNannies Collection: Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, children and nurses on la

Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, children and nurses on la
A party at Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire - Cecil Penelope Talbot Rice (C) with two nurses and a younger child on the lawn - Summertime. Date: 1932

Background imageNannies Collection: Children with their nurses and prams at Oddington House

Children with their nurses and prams at Oddington House
Three young children with their nurses and fantastic perambulators (real and toy!) on the lawn at Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Background imageNannies Collection: Mother, child, and nurse, c. 1790 (nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print)

Mother, child, and nurse, c. 1790 (nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print)
7394118 Mother, child, and nurse, c.1790 (nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print) by Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753-1806); 55.5x40.5 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageNannies Collection: The Diabolo Game, 1907 (oil on canvas)

The Diabolo Game, 1907 (oil on canvas)
7332481 The Diabolo Game, 1907 (oil on canvas) by Lebasque, Henri (1865-1937); Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; (add.info.: Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Oost-Vlaanderen)

Background imageNannies Collection: At the Corner of the Park (oil on canvas)

At the Corner of the Park (oil on canvas)
490351 At the Corner of the Park (oil on canvas) by Farasyn, Edgard (1858-1938); 135.8x157.8 cm; Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium; (add.info.: Au coin du parc); © Art in Flanders

Background imageNannies Collection: Amenophis II Amenhotep, was the seventh ancient Egyptian king, pharaoh, of the 18th dynasty

Amenophis II Amenhotep, was the seventh ancient Egyptian king, pharaoh, of the 18th dynasty
7278697 Amenophis II Amenhotep, was the seventh ancient Egyptian king, pharaoh, of the 18th dynasty by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Amenophis II Amenhotep)

Background imageNannies Collection: Man embracing his childrens nanny (colour litho)

Man embracing his childrens nanny (colour litho)
3093830 Man embracing his childrens nanny (colour litho) by Browne, Tom (1872-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man embracing his childrens nanny)

Background imageNannies Collection: Nursemaids, High Bridge Park (oil on canvas)

Nursemaids, High Bridge Park (oil on canvas)
CH204285 Nursemaids, High Bridge Park (oil on canvas) by Luks, George Benjamin (1867-1933); Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageNannies Collection: The winged skeleton of Death flies off with a baby. 1792. 1926 (engraving)

The winged skeleton of Death flies off with a baby. 1792. 1926 (engraving)
7234873 The winged skeleton of Death flies off with a baby. 1792. 1926 (engraving) by Chodowiecki, Daniel Nikolaus (1726-1801); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNannies Collection: Governess and girl of Silesia, 16th century. 1867 (engraving)

Governess and girl of Silesia, 16th century. 1867 (engraving)
7234926 Governess and girl of Silesia, 16th century. 1867 (engraving) by Lechevallier-Chevignard, Edmond (1825-1902); Private Collection; (add.info.: Governess and girl of Silesia, northern Germany)

Background imageNannies Collection: Governess, foaled 1855 (b / w photo)

Governess, foaled 1855 (b / w photo)
7163673 Governess, foaled 1855 (b/w photo) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Governess, foaled 1855)

Background imageNannies Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Gouvernante; Governess; Erzieherin (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Gouvernante; Governess; Erzieherin (engraving)
7196189 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Gouvernante; Governess; Erzieherin (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gouvernante; Governess; Erzieherin)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Promenade (oil on panel)

The Promenade (oil on panel)
7076523 The Promenade (oil on panel) by Ericson, Johan (1849-1925); 54.6x45.2 cm; Private Collection

Background imageNannies Collection: A French Fruit-Market (colour litho)

A French Fruit-Market (colour litho)
7165742 A French Fruit-Market (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A French Fruit-Market)

Background imageNannies Collection: A Monkey Dancer (colour litho)

A Monkey Dancer (colour litho)
7181964 A Monkey Dancer (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Monkey Dancer)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Queen and her Governess (engraving)

The Queen and her Governess (engraving)
7183370 The Queen and her Governess (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Queen and her Governess)

Background imageNannies Collection: Anxious Times (engraving)

Anxious Times (engraving)
1052409 Anxious Times (engraving) by Luxmoore, Arthur C. H. (1860-90); Private Collection; (add.info.: Anxious Times. Illustration for The Graphic)

Background imageNannies Collection: Woman telephoning a hiring agency (colour litho)

Woman telephoning a hiring agency (colour litho)
3094445 Woman telephoning a hiring agency (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman telephoning a hiring agency. Postcard, early 20th century)

Background imageNannies Collection: Colonial children in fancy dress with Indian nannies

Colonial children in fancy dress with Indian nannies Date: circa 1900s

Background imageNannies Collection: Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith (colour photo)

Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith (colour photo)
3093812 Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith)

Background imageNannies Collection: Nurse holding a baby (colour litho)

Nurse holding a baby (colour litho)
3103930 Nurse holding a baby (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nurse holding a baby)

Background imageNannies Collection: Young family with nurse or nanny

Young family with nurse or nanny. circa 1900s

Background imageNannies Collection: Royal motherhood, Queen Elena attends childrens visits to a dispensary in Rome... (colour litho)

Royal motherhood, Queen Elena attends childrens visits to a dispensary in Rome... (colour litho)
2815094 Royal motherhood, Queen Elena attends childrens visits to a dispensary in Rome... (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Regal motherhood)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Artists Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny, c. 1884 (oil on canvas)

The Artists Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny, c. 1884 (oil on canvas)
487980 The Artists Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny, c.1884 (oil on canvas) by Morisot, Berthe (1841-95); 57.2x71.1 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

Background imageNannies Collection: Le Bureau des Nourrices in Paris, c. 1820 (colour engraving)

Le Bureau des Nourrices in Paris, c. 1820 (colour engraving)
CHT289131 Le Bureau des Nourrices in Paris, c.1820 (colour engraving) by Marlet, Jean Henri (1771-1847) (after); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageNannies Collection: Advertisement for a babys bottle (litho)

Advertisement for a babys bottle (litho)
3096310 Advertisement for a babys bottle (litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for a babys bottle)

Background imageNannies Collection: Man kissing his childrens nanny (colour litho)

Man kissing his childrens nanny (colour litho)
3094539 Man kissing his childrens nanny (colour litho) by Browne, Tom (1872-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man kissing his childrens nanny)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Norland Institute (b / w photo)

The Norland Institute (b / w photo)
3642741 The Norland Institute (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Norland Institute. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageNannies Collection: View of women with baby carriages at a fountain in Madison Square Park, New York, c

View of women with baby carriages at a fountain in Madison Square Park, New York, c
MNY381138 View of women with baby carriages at a fountain in Madison Square Park, New York, c.1905 (silver gelatin print) by Byron Company (fl.1890-1942)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Nursemaid (colour litho)

The Nursemaid (colour litho)
732470 The Nursemaid (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Nursemaid, with a woman pushing a pram as she looks back at a man in the background)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Wetnurse Agency (oil on canvas)

The Wetnurse Agency (oil on canvas)
CHT236301 The Wetnurse Agency (oil on canvas) by Frappa, Jose (1854-1904); Musee de l Assistance Publique, Hopitaux de Paris, France; eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

Background imageNannies Collection: Sunday Evening in St Marks Square, Venice, the childrens hour (engraving)

Sunday Evening in St Marks Square, Venice, the childrens hour (engraving)
1064262 Sunday Evening in St Marks Square, Venice, the childrens hour (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sunday Evening in St Marks Square, Venice)

Background imageNannies Collection: The Late Mrs Hull (engraving)

The Late Mrs Hull (engraving)
1041595 The Late Mrs Hull (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Late Mrs Hull)

Background imageNannies Collection: Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Tennent, Mrs. E. H. Yates, Mrs. Brandram

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Tennent, Mrs. E. H. Yates, Mrs. Brandram, their Children and Three Nurses, 1850s

Background imageNannies Collection: NURSE HOLDS TWINS

NURSE HOLDS TWINS
Brothers in arms - a nanny holds two twins, one in her left arm, the other in the right, but only one has a feeding bottle. Date: early 20th century

Background imageNannies Collection: Black nannies in America, 1886

Black nannies in America, 1886
A relaxed looking group of black nurses with their charges sit on the verandah somewhere in America Date: 1886

Background imageNannies Collection: Nannies with Children

Nannies with Children
Children wheeled in their perambulators by professional nurses in Kensington Gardens (London)



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A group of mountain goat nannies and their kids find respite from the scorching summer heat on a snowpatch in Washington, USA. Unlike humans, these majestic creatures do not sweat or pant, so they cleverly utilize small patches of snow to cool off during hot days. The French nanny gracefully tends to her children with love and care, creating a harmonious scene in Hyde Park during springtime. As dusk settles at Oddington House in Moreton-in-Marsh, children giggle and play under the watchful eyes of their nurses. Candlelight flickers as bedtime approaches for the little ones, creating a cozy atmosphere filled with warmth and tranquility. Emily Roose holds cherished memories as she reminisces about being the devoted nanny to Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece's children. At Oddington House once again, children delightfully explore the surroundings alongside their nurses while pushing prams filled with joyous laughter. A nostalgic woodblock print from 1790 captures a tender moment between a mother, child, and nurse—a timeless bond that transcends generations. Prince Philip of Greece—now known as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh—embarks on his journey through life under the guidance of dedicated nannies who shape him into an extraordinary individual. In 1907's "The Diabolo Game, " we witness playful moments shared by children under their nannies' supervision—an exquisite oil painting capturing innocence frozen in time. Finally, at "The Corner of the Park, " another captivating oil painting transports us to an idyllic setting where nannies accompany young ones exploring nature's wonders together—a testament to nurturing relationships that blossom amidst greenery-filled adventures. In various corners of our world throughout history—from snowy mountainsides to bustling parks—the role remains invaluable; they provide comfort, guidance, and love while shaping young lives into stories worth telling for generations to come.