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Pauline Baynes, a name that resonates with creativity and imagination

Background imagePauline Collection: Chaucers Pilgrims by Pauline Baynes

Chaucers Pilgrims by Pauline Baynes
The numerous pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, pictured riding in procession

Background imagePauline Collection: Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes

Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes
A staggering 149 sayings illustrated on one page by Pauline Baynes, all played out by a huge cast of medieval characters

Background imagePauline Collection: Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes

Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes
Illustration by Pauline Baynes depicting a scene from Goblin Market, the poem by Christina Rossetti, where a terrifying crowd of assorted goblins plying a girl with ripe fruit in return for a lock of

Background imagePauline Collection: Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes

Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes
Twenty seven different stories from the Old Testament symbolised in one illustration by Pauline Baynes. How many can you spot? Key to characters and stories is on page 34 of Holly Leaves

Background imagePauline Collection: Shakespeares Bees by Pauline Baynes

Shakespeares Bees by Pauline Baynes
William Shakespeare, lost in thought, and inspired by a swarm of honey bees as he writes Henry V

Background imagePauline Collection: Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes
Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes, one of a series of four illustrations of fairy tales which reflect each season. In this case

Background imagePauline Collection: The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes

The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes
Charming illustration showing a land populated by all the characters from Christmas plays and pantomimes including Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Robinson Crusoe

Background imagePauline Collection: Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella by Pauline Baynes
Cinderella by Pauline Baynes, one of four illustration of fairy tales which reflect each season. In this instance, Cinderella is transformed by her fairy godmother into a dazzling princess while her

Background imagePauline Collection: Frost Fair on the Thames by Pauline Baynes

Frost Fair on the Thames by Pauline Baynes
Illustration painted for Holly Leaves by Pauline Baynes showing Londoners in 1683-4 enjoying the delights of the Frost Fair on the frozen River Thames

Background imagePauline Collection: FILM: THE PERILS OF PAULINE serial film poster, 1914

FILM: THE PERILS OF PAULINE serial film poster, 1914

Background imagePauline Collection: Christmas Eve - about 1460 by Pauline Baynes

Christmas Eve - about 1460 by Pauline Baynes
Christmas Eve, as celebrated in 1460 with children bringing in holly and the Yule Log to be lit on Christmas Day, and other joining in a last minute carol practice

Background imagePauline Collection: First Authenticated Christmas Tree - Strasbourg

First Authenticated Christmas Tree - Strasbourg
Christmas Tree in History and Legend: The Earliest Authenticated Christmas Tree in Strasbourg (at this time in Germany). A merchant of Strasburg (a Mr Forbes)

Background imagePauline Collection: St Joan by Pauline Baynes

St Joan by Pauline Baynes
Joan of Arc (1412? - 1431), or Jeanne d Arc, French heroine, painted by Pauline Baynes in full armour riding a steed and carrying a standard with the fleur de lys

Background imagePauline Collection: Queen Elizabeth I Riding a Horse in Winter

Queen Elizabeth I Riding a Horse in Winter
This picture shows Queen Elizabeth I riding a horse in a snowy winter scene with a male companion. She is being waved to by a young boy and there is a dog following her

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline Mailhac - Austrian Soprano - Role of Brunhilde

Pauline Mailhac - Austrian Soprano - Role of Brunhilde
Pauline Mailhac (1858-1946) - Austrian Operatic Soprano. Photograph of her farewell performance in Wagners Gotterdammerung on 15th June 1901 in the role of Brunhilde - Karlsruhe Opera. Date: 1901

Background imagePauline Collection: American and British members of the Air Transport Auxiliary

American and British members of the Air Transport Auxiliary in front of a Hawker Hurricane. From left: Virginia Farr, New Jersey; Louise Dutch Schuuman, New York; Helen Ritchie

Background imagePauline Collection: Feasting in the Middle Ages by Pauline Baynes

Feasting in the Middle Ages by Pauline Baynes
A detailed scene depicting a medieval feast with a jester and performing monkeys entertaining diners while they are served exotic looking roast birds (heron and peacock). 1958

Background imagePauline Collection: Britannia and Eve front cover, December 1952

Britannia and Eve front cover, December 1952
Front cover of Britannia and Eve featuring an illustration showing a group of children, from the late 18th or early 19th century, gazing in awe at a festive arrangement of greenery, candles

Background imagePauline Collection: The Farming Year by Pauline Baynes

The Farming Year by Pauline Baynes
The Farming Year, painted in the style of a medieval stained glass window by Pauline Baynes, showing the agricultural activities of a farmer of the Middle Ages month by month

Background imagePauline Collection: Fairy Tales of Summer - Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Summer - Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes
Sleeping Beauty by Pauline Baynes, one of a four illustrations of a fairy tale to reflect each season. In this instance, the handsome prince emerges from the forest to find Sleeping Beauty

Background imagePauline Collection: Nursery Characters - How Many Can You Spot? by Pauline Bayne

Nursery Characters - How Many Can You Spot? by Pauline Bayne
Stunningly detailed illustration by Pauline Baynes featuring no less than 56 different nursery rhyme characters. Can you spot them all? If not, there is a key to the picture in Holly Leaves, 1954

Background imagePauline Collection: Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols
A mid-ninteenth century scene showing a Victorian householder with his wife and children standing on their porch listening to carol singers

Background imagePauline Collection: Tatler front cover by Pauline Baynes, 1952

Tatler front cover by Pauline Baynes, 1952
Spell-binding illustration by Pauline Baynes for the Tatler Christmas number front cover, 1952, featuring a Snow Queen taking a small boy for a ride through the snowy sky in her sleigh

Background imagePauline Collection: Britannia and Eve Christmas 1951 cover

Britannia and Eve Christmas 1951 cover
Front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine, December 1951 featuring an illustration by Pauline Baynes of a festive medieval scene with numerous children trudging through the snow having collected

Background imagePauline Collection: Winter painted by Pauline Baynes

Winter painted by Pauline Baynes
A boy and girl in the Victorian era pictured skating on a frozen pond. In the background is a fine slope for sledging and a dog cart, a popular form of conveyance

Background imagePauline Collection: Christmas Dinner in an Elizabethan Home by Pauline Baynes

Christmas Dinner in an Elizabethan Home by Pauline Baynes
A Christmas Day scene in a well-to-do household around 1550, showing the father of the house at the table with his guests, raising his blackjack tankard to toast the Queen

Background imagePauline Collection: The Exploits of Elaine

The Exploits of Elaine
Slide showing an advert for the film The Exploits of Elaine. Part of Box 366. The Exploits of Elaine is a film released in 1914

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline Travis music hall male impersonator

Pauline Travis music hall male impersonator
Pauline Travis male impersonator billed as ?the new male impersonator? in 1915. Dressed as a man about town wearing evening suit, white waistcoat, top hat and monocle. Signed card. Date: circa 1915

Background imagePauline Collection: Lillie Langtry as Pauline - The Theatre Magazine

Lillie Langtry as Pauline - The Theatre Magazine
Lillie Langtry, actress, as Pauline - in The Theatre Magazine, January 1885. 1885

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline Bracewell

Pauline Bracewell
Bauline Bracewell, actress. Image set in an Art Nouveau border. Date: 1911

Background imagePauline Collection: Poster, Collins Music Hall, Islington Green, London

Poster, Collins Music Hall, Islington Green, London
Poster for Collins Music Hall, Islington Green, London - Continental Strip Queens, Glamour Stars, week commencing 18 November 1957. Date: 1957

Background imagePauline Collection: Princess Pauline von Metternich, Austrian socialite

Princess Pauline von Metternich, Austrian socialite
Princess Pauline von Metternich (nee Countess Pauline Sandor de Szlavnicza, 1836-1921), Austrian socialite. She married her uncle, Prince Richard von Metternich, Austrian ambassador to France

Background imagePauline Collection: Orange Headscarf

Orange Headscarf
This painting shows a country woman wearing a bright orange headscarf, holding a long stick to a flame. Date: circa 1916

Background imagePauline Collection: The Princess of Wales (Mary of Teck)

The Princess of Wales (Mary of Teck)
The Princess of Wales (Mary of Teck - Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes) (1867-1953) - who became Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline Chase (1885-1962), American actress, studio portrait in gown and feathered hat

Pauline Chase (1885-1962), American actress, studio portrait in gown and feathered hat. Captioned, Pan Re-Petered'. Chase had recently returned to London from New York

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline de Tourzel, Comtesse de Bearn

Pauline de Tourzel, Comtesse de Bearn, French noblewoman, courtier and memoirist at the time of the French Revolution. Date: 18th century

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline Parmentier

Pauline Parmentier France Wimbledon Championship 2009 Wimbledon, London, England 25 June 2009 Date: 25 June 2009

Background imagePauline Collection: St. Paul, 1514 (engraving)

St. Paul, 1514 (engraving)
1066644 St. Paul, 1514 (engraving) by DAorer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); 11.9x7.5 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; Junior League Print Fund; German, out of copyright

Background imagePauline Collection: Attack and Pillage of the French Barque, Pauline and Victor, in Torres Straits (engraving)

Attack and Pillage of the French Barque, Pauline and Victor, in Torres Straits (engraving)
2771882 Attack and Pillage of the French Barque, Pauline and Victor, in Torres Straits (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePauline Collection: American dancer Pauline Vincent, 1928

American dancer Pauline Vincent, 1928 who introduced real Indian dances in Alexandria, Egypt and has been appearing in Paris Date: 1928

Background imagePauline Collection: Dolls of courtiers Princess Collorowsky and Lady Pauline

Dolls of courtiers Princess Collorowsky and Lady Pauline
Dolls representing courtiers Josephine Princess Collorowsky and Lady Pauline. Wooden dolls dressed by the young Princess Victoria. Color plate after an illustration by Alan Wright from Frances H

Background imagePauline Collection: Dolls representing Eugenie Dahaly and ballerina

Dolls representing Eugenie Dahaly and ballerina
Dolls representing Mme Eugenie Dahaly and ballet dancer Mlle. Augusta in costume from La Bayadere. Wooden dolls dressed by the young Princess Victoria

Background imagePauline Collection: Dolls of ballet dancer Pauline Leroux and child actress

Dolls of ballet dancer Pauline Leroux and child actress
Ballerina Pauline Leroux doll in Masaniello with a tiny doll representing the child actress and singer Miss Elizabeth Poole in the operetta Old and Young dressed by young Princess Victoria

Background imagePauline Collection: Dolls of ballet dancers Rosalie Taglioni and Caroline

Dolls of ballet dancers Rosalie Taglioni and Caroline
The ballerina Mlle. Marie Taglioni doll in peasants cap with gold pins as Rosalie in La Resemblance, and ballerina Mlle. Caroline Brocard doll as Ninetta in The Maid of Palaiseau as dolls dressed by

Background imagePauline Collection: Dolls of clown Monsieur Musard and ballerina Leontine

Dolls of clown Monsieur Musard and ballerina Leontine
Clown Monsieur Musard and ballerina Mlle. Leontine Heberle, from the ballet Daphnis and Cephise. dressed by young Princess Victoria. Color plate after an illustration by Alan Wright from Frances H

Background imagePauline Collection: Epistle of St Paul to the Romans, double-folio illustration from

Epistle of St Paul to the Romans, double-folio illustration from
VEN1630564 Epistle of St Paul to the Romans, double-folio illustration from Bible de Borso d Este, 1455-61 (vellum) by Crivelli, Taddeo (fl.1451-79); Biblioteca Estense, Modena, Emilia-Romagna

Background imagePauline Collection: Costume design for Pauline in Polyeucte, 1884 (colour litho)

Costume design for Pauline in Polyeucte, 1884 (colour litho)
LSE1199796 Costume design for Pauline in Polyeucte, 1884 (colour litho) by Geoffroy, Henri Jules Jean (1853-1924); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePauline Collection: Pauline Chase

Pauline Chase (1885 - 1962), American actress, photograph showing her seated in an aeroplane. Date: 1909



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Pauline Baynes, a name that resonates with creativity and imagination. Known for her remarkable illustrations, she has left an indelible mark on various literary works throughout the years. From Chaucer's Pilgrims to Goblin Market, Pauline Baynes brings these tales to life with her artistic prowess. But it doesn't stop there; she delves into the realm of Old English Proverbs and Sayings, capturing their essence through captivating visuals. Her talent extends even further as she illustrates Stories of the Old Testament and Shakespeares Bees, showcasing her versatility in bringing both ancient biblical narratives and Shakespearean classics to vivid existence. As we journey through different seasons, Pauline Baynes enchants us with Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel and Fairy Tales of Winter - Cinderella. With every stroke of her brush, she transports us into enchanting worlds filled with magic and wonder. However, it is not just fairy tales that captivate this artist's heart; The Land of Christmas Plays captures the festive spirit in all its glory while Frost Fair on the Thames takes us back in time to witness historical events come alive through art. Even beyond literature lies another facet Baynes' legacy—the iconic FILM: THE PERILS serial film poster from 1914. This testament to her skill showcases how her work transcends mediums effortlessly. And let us not forget about First Authenticated Christmas Tree - Strasbourg or St Joan by Pauline Baynes—two more examples where her creative genius shines brightly.