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Pastime Collection

"Embracing the Art of Pastime: A Journey through Time and Hobbies" Step into a world where leisurely pursuits reign supreme

Background imagePastime Collection: Village green cricket, Tilford, Surrey, England, UK

Village green cricket, Tilford, Surrey, England, UK

Background imagePastime Collection: Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard

Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard
Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Anglers using a running line to catch pike on the Lea at Waltham Abbey, to the north-east of London. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imagePastime Collection: Practicing synchronised swimming

Practicing synchronised swimming. Aerial view of swimmers training before a junior-league synchronised swimming competition. Photographed at Trud swimming pool, Moscow, Russia

Background imagePastime Collection: Roses in a Vase, c1910. Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Roses in a Vase, c1910. Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Roses in a Vase, c1910. Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imagePastime Collection: King of Spades from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

King of Spades from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imagePastime Collection: Jigsaw puzzle of golfers on Prestwick golf course, Scotland, c1914

Jigsaw puzzle of golfers on Prestwick golf course, Scotland, c1914. Handcut wooden puzzle of Michael Browns picture used in the Life Association of Scotland calendar

Background imagePastime Collection: Horse riding on the beach at sunrise

Horse riding on the beach at sunrise, Gisborne, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imagePastime Collection: Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson

Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson
A little girl concentrates on a garment she is sewing, presumably for the doll which sits next to her. An interesting basket full of sewing paraphenalia spills over beside her

Background imagePastime Collection: King of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

King of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imagePastime Collection: A cricket match in progress at Lords cricket ground, London, 1912

A cricket match in progress at Lords cricket ground, London, 1912. From Imperial Cricket, edited by P F Warner and published by The London and Counties Press Association Ltd (London, 1912)

Background imagePastime Collection: Silhouettes of the Chase by H. L. Oakley

Silhouettes of the Chase by H. L. Oakley
Two silhouettes cut by H. L. Oakley showing scenes from a hunt. The first shows the hunt meeting at a village pub, while the second shows them at full stretch galloping across countryside

Background imagePastime Collection: Queen of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

Queen of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imagePastime Collection: Electric guitar and amplifier

Electric guitar and amplifier

Background imagePastime Collection: People skating in Central Park

People skating in Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America (USA), North America

Background imagePastime Collection: Oxford and Cambridge Chess Match, 19th century

Oxford and Cambridge Chess Match, 19th century

Background imagePastime Collection: Battledore & shuttlecock by Susan Beatrice Pearse

Battledore & shuttlecock by Susan Beatrice Pearse
Two little girls play battledore and shuttlecock, or badminton on a fine summers day

Background imagePastime Collection: Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900 / 1904. Creator: Paul Cezanne

Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900 / 1904. Creator: Paul Cezanne
Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900/1904

Background imagePastime Collection: Polo - Its Social Aspect by Higgins

Polo - Its Social Aspect by Higgins
The best part of the game. Polo players at a club such as Hurlingham or Ranelagh unwind after (or in the middle) of a match to share pleasantries with some female companions while a band plays in

Background imagePastime Collection: Fly fishing, Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) catch with rod and fly box, on machair loch, South Uist

Fly fishing, Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) catch with rod and fly box, on machair loch, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, September

Background imagePastime Collection: Chess pieces

Chess pieces on a chessboard

Background imagePastime Collection: Surf riding at Muizenburg on the Cape Coast

Surf riding at Muizenburg on the Cape Coast
A contrast to the grey days at home: surf-riding at Muizenburg, the Queen of Cape Coast Watering Places. A universal summer pastime of the South African coastal resorts, surf-riding

Background imagePastime Collection: Rock climber attempts bouldering, and volcano in background, Conguillio National Park

Rock climber attempts bouldering, and volcano in background, Conguillio National Park, Chile, South America

Background imagePastime Collection: Africa, South Africa

Africa, South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria, local lawn bowling club, equipment bag

Background imagePastime Collection: Walliss Hiking Kit Ad

Walliss Hiking Kit Ad
Advertisement for Walliss hiking kit comprising rucksack, practical flannel shorts and mens pure wool stockings, all essential equipment for this pastime

Background imagePastime Collection: Rifle fete at Ecclesbourne, near Hastings, 1860. Creator: W Thomas

Rifle fete at Ecclesbourne, near Hastings, 1860. Creator: W Thomas
Rifle fete at Ecclesbourne, near Hastings, 1860. The contest was chiefly among the members of the Cinque Ports Corps...The first prize was a Lancaster rifle, value ten guineas, which was won by Mr

Background imagePastime Collection: Sailing bicycles on the beach, Ormond, Fla. between 1900 and 1910. Creator: Unknown

Sailing bicycles on the beach, Ormond, Fla. between 1900 and 1910. Creator: Unknown
Sailing bicycles on the beach, Ormond, Fla. between 1900 and 1910

Background imagePastime Collection: King of Diamonds from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

King of Diamonds from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imagePastime Collection: Queen of Hearts, 1925

Queen of Hearts, 1925. From De La Rue & Cos Pneumatic Playing Cards. [Thomas De La Rue & Co. London, 1925]

Background imagePastime Collection: Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c

Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c
1772350 Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c.1820, from The Sketch Magazine, Coronation Number, published 1937 (colour litho) by English School

Background imagePastime Collection: Soldiers playing cards in the trenches, First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Soldiers playing cards in the trenches, First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Soldiers playing cards in the trenches, First World War, c1916, (c1920). An Interval of Peace: British bomb-gun section enjoying a hand at cards while the sentries keep watch through the periscopes

Background imagePastime Collection: Skinning the Lamb, c1910

Skinning the Lamb, c1910. An American cartoon depicting three African American men playing cards. Two of the men are skinning or fleecing the third. The barman looks on with a knowing smile

Background imagePastime Collection: Scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 1836. Artist: Hablot Knight Browne

Scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 1836. Artist: Hablot Knight Browne
Scene from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 1836. Mr Pickwick slides on the ice

Background imagePastime Collection: England; A fine side-by-side 12 bore shotgun made by

England; A fine side-by-side 12 bore shotgun made by premier English gunsmiths James Purdey and Sons

Background imagePastime Collection: Jack of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

Jack of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imagePastime Collection: Ace of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

Ace of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imagePastime Collection: Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley

Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley
A page of silhouettes showing various Victorian pastimes and games including archery, croquet, skating and chess

Background imagePastime Collection: Rising floor for Bridge players / W H Robinson

Rising floor for Bridge players / W H Robinson
A rising floor in the cars cabin which seconds as a Bridge table can allow those who are keen on both card games and motoring to engage in both pastimes simultaneously

Background imagePastime Collection: Kayaking on the Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, border of Zambia / Zimbabwe

Kayaking on the Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, border of Zambia / Zimbabwe
Kayaking on the Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, border of Zambia/Zimbabwe

Background imagePastime Collection: A Cribbage Party in St. Giless Disturbed By A Press Gang, October 26, 1787

A Cribbage Party in St. Giless Disturbed By A Press Gang, October 26, 1787

Background imagePastime Collection: Patience in a Punt, 1811. 1811. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Patience in a Punt, 1811. 1811. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Patience in a Punt, 1811

Background imagePastime Collection: A hobby, c1930, (1945)

A hobby, c1930, (1945). Winston Churchill building a wall at his home, Chartwell. From Winston Churchill: His Life in Pictures, by Ben Tucker. [Sagall Press, Ltd. London, 1945]

Background imagePastime Collection: A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Artist: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Artist: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Tom holds a morning reception at his new palatial town lodgings. Vistors offer their services: a jockey, a dancing-master (with violin)

Background imagePastime Collection: The Lawns and Brunswick Terrace, Hove, East Sussex, England. 1904

The Lawns and Brunswick Terrace, Hove, East Sussex, England. 1904

Background imagePastime Collection: Catching Fireflies, Mid-1790s. Creator: Eishosai Choki

Catching Fireflies, Mid-1790s. Creator: Eishosai Choki
Catching Fireflies, Mid-1790s

Background imagePastime Collection: Afternoon near Sevenoaks, Kent, c. 1845 (oil on canvas)

Afternoon near Sevenoaks, Kent, c. 1845 (oil on canvas)
474167 Afternoon near Sevenoaks, Kent, c.1845 (oil on canvas) by Holmes, Basil (fl.1844-50); 50.8x68.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; British, out of copyright

Background imagePastime Collection: Afternoon Tea, 1914 (oil on canvas)

Afternoon Tea, 1914 (oil on canvas)
2962467 Afternoon Tea, 1914 (oil on canvas) by Fischer, Paul (1860-1934); 39.4x55.2 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Danish, out of copyright

Background imagePastime Collection: Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)

Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)
XPG443305 Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas) by Shakespeare, Percy (1906-43); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imagePastime Collection: The Card Players, 1890-92. Creator: Paul Cezanne

The Card Players, 1890-92. Creator: Paul Cezanne
The Card Players, 1890-92



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"Embracing the Art of Pastime: A Journey through Time and Hobbies" Step into a world where leisurely pursuits reign supreme, as we explore the enchanting realm of pastimes. From the idyllic Village green cricket in Tilford, Surrey, England, UK to the delicate strokes of "Little Miss Natty Fingers" by Muriel Dawson, this captivating journey will transport you to a bygone era. As dawn breaks over the horizon, witness the ethereal beauty of horse riding on the beach at sunrise – an exhilarating experience that evokes a sense of freedom and connection with nature. Dive deeper into artistic expression as synchronized swimmers gracefully glide through water like poetry in motion. For those seeking mental stimulation, indulge in the intricate pieces of a jigsaw puzzle depicting golfers on Prestwick golf course in Scotland circa 1914. Piece by piece, unravel history while immersing yourself in this timeless game. Cricket enthusiasts will be captivated by a glimpse into history's annals - a thrilling cricket match unfolding at Lords cricket ground in London back in 1912. Feel your heart race as players battle it out on hallowed grounds amidst cheers from passionate spectators. Shuffle through time with every card drawn from Goodall & Son Ltd. 's playing deck; whether it be beholding regal figures like King and Queen of Hearts or embracing mystery with King of Spades – each card holds its own story waiting to unfold. Polo lovers can bask in elegance and camaraderie described within "Polo - Its Social Aspect" penned by Higgins. Explore how this sport transcends boundaries and brings people together under one shared passion for horses and competition. Silhouettes dance across canvases painted by H. L Oakley capturing moments from hunts that have stood against time itself. These masterpieces immortalize not only skillful riders but also their unwavering spirit chasing dreams amidst the wilderness.