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Choose from 598 pictures in our Torch collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


First World War - Blackout cartoon postcard Featured Print

First World War - Blackout cartoon postcard

'Hoping to see more of you' - mindful of the blackout enforced in London during World War one, this couple look forward to getting a better view of each other when their paths next cross! A limited version of the total blackout experienced during World War Two had been introduced in 1915 during the First World War, when German Zeppelins began to drop bombs on their enemy. But then the lights were subdued or dimmed rather than dowsed, and only when a Zeppelin was known to be en route. Date: circa 1915

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10528700

St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Featured Print

St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1935. Harold Harvey was one of the few successful artists of the period who was born and raised in Cornwall. He grew up surrounded by the industry he would later paint and counted many of the working people he depicted as friends. He originally studied under Norman Garstin, but also visited Paris as a young man where he was greatly influenced by the Post-Impressionist movement. His earlier work was very much influenced by Stanhope Forbes, though it changed as he grew older, his brushwork becoming less thick and his forms more simple. Some of his later work shows a period stylisation but without the Picasso influences of his contemporaries Ernest and Dod Procter. Harvey continued to work right up to his death in 1941. The painting is, in essence, a portrait of two miners, Nicholas Grenfell and Sydney Angove, who were lifelong friends of the artist. They had both worked at Botallack and Geevor mines before each retired due to ill health. They are posed in Harvey's studio in front of a backdrop of a scene from a Malayan tin mine. In the late 1920s cheaper tin from Malaya undercut the price of Cornish tin and many miners emigrated in search of work. The painting, therefore, could be seen as much a comment on the decline of the tin mining industry in Cornwall as it is a celebration of the Cornish diaspora.

© RIC

Colossus Of Rhodes Featured Print

Colossus Of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes, a giant statue of the sun god Helios measuring 34 metres, towers over the island's harbour, circa 250 BC. Completed in 280 BC, it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

© 2006 Getty Images

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