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Original Antique Magazine Dated 1893 THE SKETCH Elizabeth Robins ETHEL WRIGHT The Waterloo Coursing Cup Greyhounds EDOUARD WULFF CIRCUS TRAINER William Sydney Penley Charleys Aunt PHIL MAY Leslie Willson; browse our shop for gift ideas.

Elizabeth Robins ETHEL WRIGHT Waterloo Coursing Cup Greyhounds EDOUARD WULFF CIRCUS TRAINER William Sydney Penley Charleys Aunt PHIL MAY Leslie Willson

The Sketch

Orginal Antique Magazine

DATED 1893

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

Miss Elizabeth Robins - front page photograph by Elliott and Fry info. Elizabeth Robins was an actress, playwright, novelist, and suffragette. aka C. E. Raimond.

Sketches in Parliament: The Galleries - - - The Lobby - full page drawn by Burke Downing

Sketches in Parliament: Before: Frozen Out Peers - - - Timothy on the War Path - - - After - x3sketches within the text

The Late Mr Charles Kennett Who Committed Suicide at Beaulieu Between Monte Carlo and Nice - photograph of him by Mayall and Co. King's Road, Brighton

Cartoon of the Week: The Dream of the Grand Old Man - full page political cartoon showing William Ewart Gladstone sleeping in a chair with a copy of the Home Rule paper in his hand ... Info. beneath the title there is a hand written note in pencil by a previous owner of the magazine stating Which came 'doubly' true

The Latest Scandal - sketch of a man and woman out strolling on a page entitled "Last Weeks paris"

Last Weeks Paris – Regulation Hunting Dress at Fontainbleau - - - Same Size - - - Mardi Gras - full page of sketches by "Villedebois"

Alex Amousa the Lion Tamer - from a sketch by Ralph Cleaver

Master Leo the Lion Objects to His Tamer Alex AMousa - sketch by Ralph Cleaver, plus another sketch

Sketch in Parliament – The Opposition taking Notes - sketch by T. Or J. Walter Wilson

Sketch in Parliament – Welcoming the Premier - sketch by T. Walter Wilson

Art of the Day pages: Keenlyside

Cakes and Ale - Painting by Charles Meissonier.

The Musketeer - Painting by Charles Meissonier.

High Street, Honiton in the Early Morning – Painting by John White R.

Morning near Mount Batten at Plymouth – by John White RI.

Portrait of a Lady – Painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller Exhibitied at Dowdeswells Galleries, New Bontd St.

Oban – Painting by C. Stanfield Exhibitied at Tooth's Galleries, haymarket.

The Mill Weir at Honiton in Devon by John White.

The Bear's Back at Cullercoats Sands in Northumberland – By T. M. Richardson. info. Thomas Miles Richardson.

NIght - - Day - - Paintings by Mr Burne Jones ARA

The Reviling of Christ - Painting by H. De Groux Exhibited at the Hanover Gallery.

Port Quin Bay in North Cornwall – Painting by Joyhn White.

Canoeists - Painting by W. Ayerst Ingram.

A Fairy Tale - After Sir Thomas Lawrence in the French Gallery, Piccadilly - full page showing four children.

Where Tennyson Sleeps – From an Etching by Mr Herbert Railton - small engraving.

The Football Challenge Shield for the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery at Aldershot - made by Mappin and Webb – engraving of the shield.

Miss Ethel Wright – Painted by Arthur Hacker to Be Shown at the Chicago Exhibition - full page.

At The Carnival at Nice in France – A Pretty Fille D'Albion Holding On At The Battle of Flowers - - - fighting Caryatides - - - Thereson the Ammunition Vendor - - - A Merchant of Shields - full page of sketches by " Mars " Maurice Bonvoisin.

At The Carnival at Nice – At Bay, The Battle of Confetti - - - A Bouquet for His "Payse" Miel - - - Going to the Veglione - - - Mopnsieur Prudhomme Going Reive to the Front - full page sketch by Maurice Bonvoisin.

Small sketches x7 for a short story drawn by Frank Nudd.

Dr Fridtjof Nansen in His Study.

Occupants of the Late Thomas Carlyle's Sitting Room at Cheyne Row - a sketch by Alex Butler showing nine King Charles Spaniels (I think), a parrot and a cat.

The French Playing Football – A Loose Rush - - - Two of the Frenchmen - - - The French "Back" Busy - - - First Goal for England - - - The French Try - full page of sketches by E. Goodwin.


The Waterloo Cup - two greyhounds racing in the countryside.

The Rub Down with a Hand Glove - two handlers with two dogs.

Ready for Work - owners with dogs.

Engravings from "The Badminton Library: Coursing" by Harding Cox.


Hit Fair and Square - falcon or hawk in the air taking down a grouse.

Goshawk and Rabbit - Engravings from "The Badminton Library: Falconry" by Hon. Gerald Lascelles.

A Trainer of Circus horses:

Herr Wulff - photograph by Samuel A Walker.

Wolff's Cirus at Munich.

Wulff's Cirucus – Interior - many horses galloping around the ring – from a picture by Alfred Chantrey Corbould.

The Irish House of Commons:

As It Appeared at the Time of the Act of Union: The Parliament House at Dublin - half page engraving showing a street scene.

Interior of the Irish House of Commons in 1790 at College Green in Dublin - half page engraving from a painting by H. Barraud and J. Hayter.

Juniors Page:

Sketch of a Girl by Elinor M. Dowson for a short story entitled "The Flowers Ball".

Drawing of a young boy playing a penny whistle to a mother and her two children.

Sketch entitled "Margherita" by Hume Nisbit and copied by Nora Druce.

Among the Dervishes in Cairo by C. Loyes - full page of sketches.

Mister W. S. Penley - Actor - photograph – played Charley's Aunt etc.

Eight Sketches from Charley's Aunt within text.

Lake Sinoia in Mashonaland -View of the Interior.

Sketches fron Mr Lucy's "Diary of the Salisbury Parliament":

Mr A. J. Balfour as Aesthete. c.keenlyside.

Mr Justin McCarthy – Mr T. B. Potter – Mr C S. Parnel.

Sir George Elliot.

Mr James Lowther.

The Light Side of Nature – Bill's Not In it When Jack's Ashore - full page sketch of a young couple by Phil May.

One Man Protests – To The Secretary of the Anti-Crinoline League - full page of comical sketches by Leslie Willson.

Spoils! - full page comical sketch by Dudley Hardy.

After Half an Hour at Lady Crusher's Little Dance - full page comical sketch by Crow.

The Irony of Circumstance - full page comical sketch by Leonard Raven-Hill - Info. an English artist, illustrator and cartoonist.

Scenes from "Flight" at Terry's Theatre – five small sketches within text.

The French Football team - photograph of the team by Russell of Baker Street.

The Crowds Watching the French Football Match at Richmond.

The Captain of the French Team - Fr. Reichel.

Lord March – Steward of the Jockey Club - photograph by Malby of Chichester– info. Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox possibly.

Mr Hedley a Judge of the Waterloo Cup - from a drawing by T. James Proctor.

Greyhound Called "Fullerton" Belonging to Colonel North.

Pope Leo XIII. sleekburnc.

Rome - The Interior of St Peters.

Rome – St Peters.

The Vatican.


Miss Fanny Brough's Gown - engraving from a sketch by Pirola.

Six engravings showing jewellery.

Full page of adverts including – Redfern of New Bond St. - - - Sozodont for Teeth - - - etc.

Some Pretty Millinery - three hats.

A New Bandeau and A Pretty Bow - small engravings.

A Tea Gown - engraving from a sketch by Pirola.

Tea Jacket - engraving from a sketch by Pirola.

The Pansy Shoe. 'sleekburnC.2202


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:

Ibsen's Latest Heroine - A Chat With Miss Elizabeth Robins

Our Own Country

Lobby Gossip with mention of Mr Gladstone and the Second Home Rule Bill - Mr Balfour - Lord Wolmer - Mr Seymour Keay - Mr Stewart Wallace - Colonel Saunderson - Lloyd George - Sam Evans - etc

All Abroad - news from the continent etc. with a hand written note in pencil in the column Same old story referring to something about Russia. Also mentions President Elect Cleveland - M. Milleraud of France - Great Eastern Railway Company and Laud Claud hamilton - Betrothal of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria to Princess Marie Louise the Duke of Parma's Daughter - the Zante Relief Fund - HMS Camperdown - EMin Pasha - Suicide of Mr Charles Kennett - TheHawaiian Ministry Overthrow - Queen Liliuokalani - etc

The Lion Tamer Alex Amousa - full page ".....a dangerous man and beast show is announced, people are flocking nightly to the New Oxford in order to see the brave West Indian negro, Alex. AMousa, not only wrestle with his huge African lion, Prince, but perform a number of equally daring tricks......." info. Possibly Alexander

The Pity of It - an excerpt from the newspaper North American by Mrs Amelia E. Barr

Badminton Echoes by Bugle - with ref. to The Queen Buckhounds - Sea Fishing - Greyhounds with mention of the Waterloo Cup and Colonel North

Parliament: By a Rash Radical includes: The Premiers Speach - - - Mr Balfour's Reply - - - Lord Randolph (Churchill) at Home Again - - - The Times in Trouble with mention of Mr Balfour, Mr Chamberlain, Mr Asquith etc - - - A Rock Ahead

Parliament: By a Cautious Conservative includes: An Unworkable Bill - - - The Vital Points - - The First Blow - - - Irish MP's Popping in and Out - - - Can the Clause Be Dropped? - - - Lord Randolph Redivivus

Small Talk

Art Pages

A Novel in a Nutshell - A Fateful Journey - Short story by G. B. Burgin

Dr Nansen and His Ship - interview by EBT - full page article

Hors Doeuvres

The Canary and The Cat - by Marmiton - comical poem about the cat enticing the canary out of its cage with promises of fame and fortune on the stage

At Afternoon Tea - short story

The Literary Lounger by O. O. aka William Robertson Nicoll

A Treasury of Sport The Baminton Library: Coursing by Harding Cox; Falconry by the Hon. Gerald Lascelles - art5icle by Max Pemberton A Trainer of Circus Horses - A Chat with Herr Wulff - by THL

Notes from the Concert Room with mention of Herr Joachim - Mrs Mary Davis - Mr Ben Davis - Sullivan - Madame Belle Cole - Alice Gomez - Mr Santley - Mr Charles Chilley - Franklin Clive - Lady Halle - Mrs Garrett Anderson - Mr Alma Tadema - Rudolf Lehmann - Mr Bartle Frere - etc

The Juniors Page

Answers to Correspondents on Juniors Page with names and short resolutions: Gertrude Helen Jebb - Dorothy Foster - Dorrie Foster - Beatrice Gunn - Annie W. Annandale - Hilda Rose Dix - Reive - Master Stanley Cook - Ethel and Nanette Macrory - Master Percy Wilkinson - Miss Maggie Cartledge - Miss Elinor Dowson - Mary Clissold Mansell - Olave Wynne - Mis Mary Nora Straube - Master Stanley Cook - etc.

Penley in Petticoats - Our Artist Interviews Charley's Aunt Mr W. S. Penley

The Alabaster Caves and Underground Lake at Sinoia, Mashonaland

Book and Its Story by HWM - Mr Lucy's Diary of the Salisbury Parliament. Info. a Review by HWM of a book by Henry William Lucy an English journalist and humorist, and a parliamentary sketch-writer and great lobby correspondent

Review of a play at Terry's Theatre - Flight

The World of Sport

Racing Notes by Captain Coe

The World of Sport: Football with mention of Harold J. Reckitt MP, Rugby Country Championship, E. A. May, C. H. Donoghue, The Civil Service Club - - - Wrestling with mention of Orion Gymnastic Club, C. Patient, A. D. McDonald, W. B. Lutwyche - - - Athletics with mention of Queens Club West Kensington, C. J. B. Monypenny, Frank W. Shorland, M. Miel - - - Aquatics with mention of W. A. L. Fletcher, J. J. K. OOms of Holland, Vivian Nickalls and a list of the Oxford and Cambridge crews

The Jubilee of Pope Leo XIII - double page with pictures

Our Ladies Page by Florence Fenwick Miller. Info. a Victorian Feminist, Journalist and Educator etc. sleekburnc. 2202


A wonderful insight into theatre, stage, royalty, society, sport, fashion and many other activities of the day "a journal of art and actuality". 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.

28 pages (56 sides). The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 360 x 250 mm (14.25 x 9.75 "). The spine is loose with binding witness marks. 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 vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. There is no outer advertising cover. This item will be packaged in a tube.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page.  Info in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the printed text.

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 two other pages missing (apart from advertising cover), so 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 continue from the previous issue and therefore do not start at number 1.

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Product Code SOLD (Ref. 4000)
Weight 0.251kg