Pierrepont House, Nottingham, c.1708-13 (oil on canvas)
XYC137363 Pierrepont House, Nottingham, c.1708-13 (oil on canvas) by English School, (18th century); 91.9x121.9 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA; (add.info.: formerly attributed to Leonard Knyff; built in early 16th century; one of first brick buildings in Nottinghamshire; The house was owned by the Earls of Kingston; to the left is the tower of St Mary's church. The hall was built by Sir William Pierrepont around 1500. Sir Robert Pierrepont (died 1643), who was created 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull. The north range of the house was rebuilt in 1628. His son Henry Pierrepont, 2nd Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull was created Marquess of Dorchester in 1645); English, out of copyright
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Channel tunnel. Historical artwork of a tunnel beneath the English Channel through which Napoleon's troops are moving to invade England. The possibility of a tunnel under the Channel was first put to Napoleon in 1802. This cartoon was drawn in 1804, after the resumption of war between England and France in 1803. The French are also attacking by sea and by hot air balloon (the Channel was first crossed by hot air balloon in 1785). The English defence includes ships and men flying from kites with rifles. A semaphore system is operating from telegraph towers on the French side. From La Telegraphie Historique by Alexis Belloc (1888).
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Player's Please: Dalmatians, 1950
Player's Navy Cut rectangular covered counter-card featuring a reproduction of a painting by Van Jones depicting a lady in a moorland scene smoking a cigarette and holding the leashs of two dalmatians. The lady is looking towards the viewer with a smile and she wears a yellow blouse and brown trousers. The two dogs are looking to the right. The Player's sailor trademark is featured in the bottom right corner. Text on painting reads: "Player's // Please". Text in banner at the bottom: "IT'S THE TOBACCO THAT COUNTS".
© Produced by the kind permission of Imperial Tobacco Limited, England