• Claude Muncaster

    Finniston Crane, Glasgow (1954) Pen and ink drawing If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.    
  • Colen Campbell (1676-1729)

    Althrop Hall in Northamptonshire the Seat of the Rt Honourable The Earl of Sunderland & co.

    35x50cm Engraving (1715-1725) from 'Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect...' Althorp Hall - as it is now written, but still pronounced 'Althrop' - is the seat of the Earl Spencer and the location of the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales. Colen Campbell was a Scottish architect and architectural writer, renowned for being a founder of the Georgian style. His major published work was 'Vitruvius Britannicus' which was a catalogue of design, containing a series of engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren, Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. It was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725.
  • David Loggan (1634-1692)

    Frontispiece Public Schools Engraving 33x42cm If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Denys Arthur Nicholls (1916-) Southern Rhodesia 

    Prepared by the Central Office of Information and Published by HM Stationery Office Printed by Fosh & Cross Lithographic poster 30x20 inches c. 1950
  • Ernest Bendell-Bayly Mosquito Fighter Bomber

    Oil on paper laid on board Design for poster 32x31cm 1940s Ernest Bendell-Bayly was a partner in the Bayly-Souster advertising agency, employer of, amongst others, Owen Miller. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Ernest William Haslehust (1866-1949)

    View of Durham, the Cathedral and the Wear

    Watercolour 34.5x52cm Signed Born in Walthamstow, Haslehust studied at the Slade under Alphonse Legros. A prolific watercolour painter of British landscapes his greatest work was the illustration of thirty-six volumes of Beautiful England published by Blackie & Son. A member of the RI, RBA, RWA and RBC, he designed posters for railway companies including LNER and LMS - including a series of three of County Durham for the former - and his illustrations were widely published in magazines including The Tatler and Illustrated London News.
  • Macadam (British fl. 1920s-30s)

    Giants Bread Original Book Cover Design

    (written by 'Mary Westmacott' pseudonym of Agatha Christie) Watercolour and pencil 37.5x25cm Agatha Christie wrote a series of books under the nom de plume of Mary Westmacott. Macadam was a British illustrator active in the 1920s and 1930s. Amongst his commercial works are several dust wrapper designs for London-based publishers, most important amongst which is the design for the dust wrapper for the first edition of Agatha Christie's first straight novel Giant's Bread. Book dust wrapper designs Amongst his known works are: Giant's Bread by Mary Westmacott, a nom-de-plume of Agatha Christie (1930) Collins, London - first edition. Joseph Kerkhoven's Third Existence by Jacob Wassermann (1934) Allen & Unwin, London - dust wrapper for first UK edition. Neighbours by George Thomas (1935) Williams & Norgate, Ltd., London. The Barbarians by Virginia Faulkner (1935) Arthur Baker, London. Blind Mouths by Thomas Frederic Tweed (1934) Arthur Barker, London - dust wrapper for first edition. Humour by Stephen Leacock (1935) The Bodley Head, London - dust wrapper for first edition. Water into Wine by Catherine Carter. Not all his dust wrappers are signed, but those for Blind Mouths and Joseph Kerkhoven's Third Existence are.
  • Gideon Yates (?1790-?1840)

    1831 View on The Thames with London Bridge from the East Side showing Fishmonger's Hall, The Church of St Magnus the Martyr and St. Paul's Cathedral.

    c.1831 29x54cm Watercolour unsigned Provenance: The Parker Gallery LIttle is known of the life of Yates. Even his date of death is disputed with some sources putting it at 1837. What is known is that he spent most of his working life in London, producing many detailed views of The Thames such as this one. His style is very distinctive, and this large and impressive view of London Bridge is a typical view. He is thought to have lived in Lancaster in 1811, and to have travelled widely throughout Britain and the Continent. His works are in public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum. In this view, Thames barges are in the foreground with their distinctive brown sails. A steamship proceeds along the middle of The Thames. The first steamboat patented was in 1729, by John Allen an English physician. However it was not until 1783 that the first steam-powered ship, "Pyroscaphe," was demonstrated on the River Saône. By 1788 John Fitch in Philadelphia was operating a commercial service along the Delaware River were built in the United States. The first sea-going steamboat was the "Experiment" built by Richard Wright in 1813; by this point river services were becoming well established although it was not until 1815 that The Thames acquired its first successful services with "Margery" and "Thames" arriving from the Clyde where they had been in service for some years. Margate and Gravesend were the main destinations. The steamboat in this view is a paddlesteamer, with two side wheels. At the north end of London Bridge (on the far side from the viewer) is Fishmongers' Hall, St Magnus the Martyr Church is visible on the near side of the bridge, and St Paul's Cathedral is visible beyond. UK Government Art Collection item 6701 is another view of The Thames by Yates, also from The Parker Gallery. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Perry Entract St. Paul's Cathedral from Bankside, London

    1935 Oil on board 25x30cm If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Robert Bonfils (French: 1886-1972)

    Designs for scarf for Bianchini Ferrier Bull Fighting 31x15cm Gouache and pencil Provenance: Christies, 25-27 July 2001 Bianchini Textiles sale Born in Paris, Bonfils spent between 1903-1909 at various Parisian art schools: the École Germain Pilon, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (where he subsequently taught for thirty-two years), and the École des Beaux Arts. From 1909 he exhibited regularly at the Salon d'Automne, by 1912 he was exhibiting at Salon des Artistes Décorateurs and then subsequently at Tuileries and abroad. He was an organiser of the 1925 Paris International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts, and the 1937 Exposition. His relationship with Bianchini commenced in 1915 who produced many of his textile designs. He was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1926, being promoted to Officier in 1938.
  • Robert Morden (1650-1703) Nottingham Shire (or Nottinghamshire)

    Engraving with recent hand colouring 34x42cm First published in 1695 for Camden's Britannica (1695-1772) and reprinted several times during the succeeding century.
  • The Blitz: A Civil Defence Firefighter In Action before St Paul's Cathedral with Search Lights and Stretcher Bearers

    Charcoal c. 1940 30x24cm A World War II Civil Defence firefighter, with 'CD' armband operates a fire hose as stretcher bearers work behind him, St Paul's cathedral being illuminated by searchlights. A typical night-time scene from London during the 1940 Blitz. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Anonymous, British

    The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved - St John the Evangelist Design for Stained Glass Window

    37x15.5cm Watercolour Original probably mid-19th century stained glass window design St John the Evangelist was always known as 'the Disciple whom Jesus Loved'. This is a fine and detailed design for a stained glass window. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Florence Camm (1874-1960)

    Valley of the Shadow of Death Stained Glass Window Design for Wrekin College (1936)

    Watercolour 9x6cm Design for TW Camm & Co., Smethwick, Birmingham. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Florence Camm (1874-1960)

    Arthurian Stained Glass Window Design II

    Watercolour 16x9.5cm Design for TW Camm & Co., Smethwick, Birmingham. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Florence Camm (1874-1960)

    Lancelot and Elaine Stained Glass Window Design

    Watercolour 13.5x11.5cm Design for TW Camm & Co., Smethwick, Birmingham. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.