1893 SKETCH Magazine ADA REHAN Lennox Browne BLACKPOOL TOWER Lilias Borthwick (2400)

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Original Victorian Magazine Dated 1893 featuring Ada Rehan LENNOX BROWNE Blackpool Tower LILIAS BORTHWICK Art PHOTOGRAPHY. Plus much more; see main description



Original Weekly Issue

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Miss Ada Rehan as Lady Teazle by Jan Van Beers - full page (fp) photograph by Braun, Clement and Co of Paris. Info. Irish born American actress.

Fp of various adverts: Hovis Bread - International Fur Store Mens Overcoat - etc

Miss Lilias Borthwick - full page photograph by Russell and Sons of Baker St London W - info. daughter of Algernon Borthwick later Baron Glenesk and owner of The Morning Post later The Daily Telegraph

Gigantic Japanese Salamander at the Zoological loght Gardens - small engraving showing two salamander drawn by A. F. Lydon

The Serious Side of Nature - two drawings by Melton Prior on a full page - entitled "Number 16 Cavendish Square 6 Nov 1893" shows ladies and gents standing outside a house with the nameplate of Sir Andrew Clark on the door. The other entitled "The Coal Conference Capital and Labour" with men leaving a Hotel, referring to the Conference of Federated Coal Owners and the Miners' Federation

The Late Sir Andrew Clark, Bart., MD

Memorial to Lord Shaftesbury at Hinton Market nr Wimborne - photograph by R. H. Browne; shows a village with fountain and church, houses in background

Santander: Entrance to the Harbour - small engraving

Don Juan at the Gaiety Theatre: Miss Millie Hylton - Miss Cissy Loftus - Miss Louise Montague - Miss Katie Seymour - full page showing four photographs by Hills and Saunders of Sloane St London SW

The Late Sir Christopher Teesdale One of the Heroes of Kars of the Crimea

M. O'Gust "The Clever French Mimic..." - a French white faced clown ventriquilist imitator etc in stage clothes, ruff, hat etc

Last Weeks Paris - fp of sketches relating to events in France; drawn by "Villedebois".

Tower at Blackpool - fp titled The Eiffel Tower at Blackpool from a photograph by Messrs. Poulton and Son, Lee, SE.

Illustrations for a short story drawn by W. D. Almond

Seal Hunting in Newfoundland:

Sealing Steamer on the Ice - photograph by Mr Grenfell MRCS Superintendent of the Mission of Deep Sea Fishermen

Killing a Drive of Fur Seals

Skinning a Dead Seal

Mr Frederick Wedmore - photo by M. Stephens of Harrogate. Info. author and critic

Double page titled A Chat With Mr Lennox Browne x4images within the article:

Mr Lennox Browne from a Painting by V. Lavery - photo by Dixon of Albany Street NW.

Robben Island - from a watercolour by Lennox Browne (not colour). Small illustration showing the convict buildings with a church in the background.

Table Mountain From Robben Island - as above; cows grazing in the foreground, a village, party of people with a view across Table Bay to Table Mountain

A Group at Mont Dore in 1892: Mister Holbrook Curtis - Mister Lennox Browne - Dr J. Joal - M. Jean de Reske - M. Edouard de Reske - photograph of the five men in a studio - opera singers, doctor etc

Photography and the Work of the Camera - Double page showing x10 animal studies:

The Apteryx - from a photograph by L. Medland.

Wild Deer - from a photograph by A. G. Wallihan.

Wild Dear - close up from photo by Wallihan.

Studies of Stork Life x6 from photographs by Ottomar Anschutz.

Five Phases of the Walk of a Camel - by Ottomar Anschutz.

Miss Jenny Hill The Music Hall Singer - photograph by London Stereoscopic Company of Cheapside, London

Miss Hill Singing Sweet Violets - photograph by A. Cox of Nottingham

Miss Hall Singing The Gal at the Coffee Shop - photograph by Sarony of New York

The Young Musician - full page photograph of a young girl violinist by the Autotype Company of New Oxford Street from a Negative by Miss Lavis of Eastbourne


Les Coulisses by Charles Sainton - ballet dancers back stage.

Lady Godiva - Statue by C. B. Birch. Loght.

La Robe de La Mariee by Hugo Salmson - half page.

Paquita ( Balzac ) by H. Gervex - half page.

Art and The Exhibition at the Japanese Gallery at New Bond Street London W:

A Little Acrobat and Chrysanthemums by Watanabe Seitei.

Crayfish by Watanabe Seitei. c.keenlyside.

A Woodpecker on a Cherry-Tree by Watanabe Seitei.

Sparrow on Bamboo by Watanabe Seitei.

The Light Side of Nature: An Oversight at the Barbers - full page comical sketch by Rene Bull of an unfortunate man having his hair cut.

Invitation a La Valse - full page from a drawing by MARS aka Maurice Charles Mathieu Bonvoison.

The MArket Value of Boys - full page comical sketch by J. F. Sullivan.

Stage Villain - full page comical sketch.

Small sketch of a footballer with ball - probably by E. Shepherd.

Geraudel's Pastilles ... "No Narcotic Ingredients" - advert showing two fashionable young ladies.

Mappin and Webb's Presentation Plate - half page advert.

Bovril Prime Ox Beef - half page advert showing a bull knocking over a bucket of paint etc

Facsimile of the Invitation Which Signor Sonzogno Issued miel for the First Production of Leoncavallo's Opera "I Medici"... - dated Milano 1 Nov 1893.

Getting Ready the Constantinople Exhibition reive at Olympia in London.

In The Modelling Room for the Constantinople Exhibit. In London - sketches by Ralph Cleaver.

Lillie Langtry - signed engraving of the lady endorsing an advert for Pears Soap.

Mellins Food for Infants - full page advert.

Ladies Fashions: A New Hat - The "Yohe" Toque - Smart Toque, Pelerine and Muff - The New Fairy Bandeau; all sketched by Albert.

Liebig Companys Extract of Beef - engraving showing a chef with a tureen of steaming food - advert.

Hinde's Hair Curlers - small adv.

Brookes Soap Monkey Brand - advert

Harlene for the Hair - small adv.

Ivy Soap, It Floats - small adv.


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Panorama of the Week - snippets of news by H. S.

Plays: Gudgeons at Terrys Theatre.

Theatre Column by EFS.

Giant Salamander.

English as Japan Speaks Her by Yokichi Kudo - approx 140wds.

Small Talk Pages, Paragraphs with ref. to:

The Marriage of Miss Lilias Borthwick to the Young Earl Bathurst.

Queen Victoria at Glassalt Shiel -article makes ref. to "her curious fancy" of keeping the Late John Brown's room, he occupied at Shiel, as it was ..... apprx 250 wds. Info. Glas-allt-Shiel Lodge on the banks of Loch Muick on The Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The Late Sir Andrew Clark (Scottish physician).

Municipal Elections with ref. to the newly elected Mayor of Crewe Mr Charles herbert Pedley.

Guido Fawkes - ref. to the lack of enthusiasm towards the old custom of Guy Fawkes Day.

Morris Roberts a Tenor Singer of Birmingham.

The Chimney Pot Hat.

Vaseline in Baking - plus six lines from the verse of The Legend of Amabel Christine (Anabel) by Cornelia Seabring Parker (not named).

The Marriage Ceremony.

Mister Mix and His Kodak Camera in Austria - locked in prison overnight, mistaken for a spy, for taking photographs of "a picturesque looking Jew at a railway station ...".

And more.

A Chat With O'Gust - An interview with the French mimic or clown who was born at Bastia on Corsica.

The Pen is Mightier than The Saw - Verse by JMB from The Second Mrs Tanqueray.

ON Which the Sun Never Sets - snippets of news from far east, China, New Zealand and Australia etc.

Last Weeks Paris by Mimosa with ref to Madame Bernhard; Jules Lemaitre play at Renaissance Theatre; etc.

A Novel in a Nutshell: A Wild Goose Tale by Flora Annie Stel - short story

Seal Hunting in Newfoundland - with ref. to Mr Grenfell the Superintendent of the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

Book and Its Story: Pastorals of France by Frederick Wedmore - by L. F. Austin.

A Chat With Mr Lennox Borwne by E.F.S.

The Antics of Ant with ref. to M. Camille Flammarion.

Photography: Animal Studies by H. Snowden Ward.

An Interview with Jenny Hill the Music Hall Singer.

The Literary Lounger by O. O.

Sport Page: Football - Cycling.

Racing. c.keenlyside.

Mr Jerome and his New Paper - ref. to Jerome K. Jerome.

Ladies Page by Florence - Florence Fenwick Miller.

Notes From the Exchange: "All is not Gold that Glitters" - S. Simon Esq of Lamb, Shearer and Co. of Capel Court - on finance, stocks and shares etc.

Parliament: By a Rash Radical; By A Cautiouse Conservative - with ref. to Parish Councils and Mr Knatchbull-Hugessen, Mr Ritchie's Local Government Act, etc. - - - MR Asquith's Bill - - - African Troubles with ref. to Mr Rhodes, Mr Buxton, Mr Labouchere etc - - - The Employers Liability Bill with mention of Mr Walter M'laren, Mr Cobb, Trade Unions Win - - - Labby Lobbying for "Lo Ben", referring to Lobengula a Matabele Chief and mention of Mr Rhodes, Mr Gladstone and The Chartered Company of South Africa. 1511


The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper with a high photographic content, published between February 1893 and June 1959, by the Illustrated London News Company. It was primarily a Victorian society magazine with regular features on royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, sports and arts.

Twenty four pages (48 sides). It measures 360 x 250 mm (14.25 x 9.75 "). The orig. advertising wrap/cover is missing. The front page (frontispiece) is intact. The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings/images vary in size. There are no colour images unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are NO pages missing (apart from advertising wrap), but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sketch carry on from the previous issue and therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels. IMPORTANT This postal service does not include tracking. If tracking is required please contact me for prices. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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Product Code 2400 (Wt 295g)
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