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Original Victorian Society Magazine Dated 1893 WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE Panama Scandals KEIR HARDIE Politics MUSIC HALL Hansard Union Prosecution. Plus much more; see main description

THE SKETCH MAGAZINE 1893 Gladstone HOME RULE BILL IRELAND Melton Prior War Correspondent VALENTINE CARDS Womens Rights Dudley Hardy FASHION Reive POLITICS New Oxford Music Hall Panama Canal Affair

The Sketch

Original Antique Victorian Magazine

DATED 1893

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

Mr Gladstone in His Room in Downing Street - front page photograph by Russell of 17 Baker St. London A Special Sitting to The Sketch Photographer - the photograph is signed and dated W. E. Gladstone 20 January 1893. William Ewart Gladstone.

Home Rule: Excitement Without - engraving showing the members in the lobby of the House of Commons - info. The Home Rule Bill for Ireland.

Home Rule: Excitement Within - shows MP's hats on the seats inside the chamber of The House of Commons.

United Kingdom Tea Company - advert page full.

The home Rule Bill of 1886 - full page drawn by Ralph Cleaver - Gladstone along with Joseph Chamberlain and others.

The Panama Scandals - full page:

M. Ferdinand de Lesseps.

Scene in Court: M. Charles de Lesseps, M. Eiffel, M. Cottu, M. Marius Fontane - info. Panama Canal Scandal aka Panama Affair.

Cornelius Herz - photograph by Lacroix of Geneva.

Sketches from Two Gentlemen of Verona at Oxford.

The Hautboy Hotel at Ockham, Surrey - from an engraving by J. James Proctor.

Sandown Park - from an engraving.

H. V. Starbuck the Hon. Secretary of the SCCC (Southern Cross Country Championship).

Casuals Attacking the Gasometer Goal at the Oval - sketch by James Proctor of a football match.

A Throw In - at the above.

C. C. Kerr.

Pavo - photograph of Mr W. H. Langley who wrote as "Pavo" for the Morning Post racing column.

Page entitled Famous War Sketchers: Mister Melton Prior of The Illustrated London News:

Mister Melton Prior War Artist for the Illustrated London News.

Photograph of Lord Wolseley and Staff Taken by Mr Melton Prior at Korti During the Nile Expedition.

Two small sketches by Melton Prior: HRH Prince Edward Prince of Wales - - The Royal Carriage in Which an Attempt to Shoot the Queen at Windsor was Made.

Leaf from Our Artists Sketch Book: Turkish Scraps.

Small sketches: Mrs Gladstone - Badge of 2nd Queens Own 1853 - Shako Peak.

An Exchange of Caricatures: Melton Prior and Phil May Drawn on a Newspaper - small sketches.

Shooting Dacoits Outside the City Walls at Mandalay - info. a firing squad.

King of Ashantee's Bed.

Mr Melton Prior at Work.

The Battle of El Teb: Storming of the Fort with Two Krupp Guns by the 65th and 75th Regiments.

The Kaffir War: The Cathcart Tree, Twelfth Pass, Waterkloof.

Queen Victoria - small.

Sketches From the New Oxford Music Hall:

Marie Lloyd - from a drawing by Dudley Hardy.

Miss Flo Bilton.

Tom Leamore.

Miss L. Clarke.

Nellie's Glen in the Jenolan Caves, Australia.

Wentworth Falls - New South Wales Australia.

A Motley Group of Soldiers at Sea - from an engraving.

Donkey Boys Near Suez.

Coaling Off Valetta - sailing ship in the harbour at Malta.

Sailors: Then and Now.

Art Pages:

Mlle Hillsberg From the Painting by J. Hoppner.

The Old Water Mill by G. Vincent.

The Annunciation by E. Burne-Jones.

The Tower of Brass by E. Burne-Jones.

Philip Comyns Carr by E. Burne Jones.

A Landscape by J. Hilder.

Boats on the Yare by J. S. Cotman.

A Squall by J. S. Cotman.

Paintings by W. Ayerst Ingram:

The First Day Out in the Channel.

Convalescent on Deck.

The Burlings off the Coast of Portugal.

Divers at Aden.

In the Indian Ocean, Light Trades.

Tension - children playing on the deck of a ship.

Sunday Morning Inspection.

Valentine Cards and Their Makers:

Valentine Card - Old Style.

Comical Card.

New Style of Valentines Card.

For Paddy's Lady Love: Irish Harp.

Policeman: Our Dear Bobbies.

To Stop a Womans Tongue There is No Law, Except a Padlock on her Jaw - verse on a card.

Illustrations for A Novel in a Nutshell drawn by Rosie M. M. Pitman.

The Light Side of Nature: The philanthropist and the Tramp - full page comical sketch by Phil May.

Womens Rights! - full page comical tinted sketch by Dudley Hardy.

The Crinoline Crisis: A Doubtful Case the Road to Aldershott, The Lady and The Impudent Soldier - full tinted page from an old engraving.

The Spanish Gipsy - full page by Dudley Hardy.

Two Books: The London Post Office Directory for 1893, and 1800 - photograph by Russell and Sons, of Baker St.

Kent Directory 1800 - the frontispiece.

The Late Mr F. F. Kelly - of Kelly's Directory.

Illustrations for The Juniors by the Pied Piper page:

From the "Cosmopolitan" Magazine New York - from a picture of a little girl from Wildvale near Sacramento (apparently).

Naughty Mathilde - From a Painting by J. Caroud.

Drawing of a boy - artwork unknown, but by one of the children listed on the page of prizewinners I presume.

Bearded Tit - Sketch by a Boy of Twelve - C. Ingram.

Sketches from The Hansard Union Prosecution: Joseph M. Isaac - Mr Bottomley - Sir Henry Isaacs - Mr Justice Hawkins - Mr C. W. Mathews Reading Depositions - full page with article.

Sketches in Parliament:

Mr Howard Vincent and Mr Keir Hardie.

Minister of Agriculture's Debut.

The Ex Minister of Agriculture.

The Irish Pilgrims at Holborn Viaduct Station - full page sketch from a drawing by A. J. Finley or W. Finley?

Fashions Sketches by Albert and Pirola for Ladies Pages:

The Terry Toque.

Walking Costumen and Hat.

Gown for Evening Wear.

Spring hat.

A Picture hat.

Fashionable Cape.

Jacket and Hat.

Diamond Jasmine Spray.

Bridesmaid's Brooch.

The Maidenhair Brooch.

The Play The County Councillor sketches by Ralph Cleaver and S. Herie: Mr E. W. Garden - Miss Fanny Brough - the Cabman - Mark Kinghorne - Mr Yorke Stevens - M. Miel - Mr Cyril Maude - Miss Lascelles.

Becket a The Lyceum Theatre - full page showing two scenes drawn by H. Seppings Wright.

Treloar Carpets - near full page advert - with an Ocean Accident Guarantee Corp. Ltd Insurance Coupon Ticket at the top of page.

Scenes from "Becket" at the Lyceum - Sketches by H. Seppings Wright.


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:

The Story of Home Rule.

The Pathos of Panama: Panama Canal Scandal with mention of M. de Lesseps - M. Cottu - M. Fontane - M. Eiffel.

The Panama Scandal: An Interview with Cornelius Herz.

Stock Exchange "Notes From the Exchange".

Sport - Athletics - Football - Aquatics.

Racing By Captain Coe.

Small Talk.

Mr Melton Prior of the Illustrated London News - by Henry H. S. Pearse.

The New Oxford Music Hall.

Book and Its Story - Review of "Soldiers at Sea" by Louis Killeen.

Bank Notes.

Valentine Cards and Their Makers - plus two rhymes, A Handsome Young Peeler, and To My Valentine.

Novel In a Nutshell: My Cousin by Barry Pain - Short Story.

Literary Lounger by O. O. - info. aka William Robertson Nicoll.

The Poets in Bookland - The Bibliomaniac's Prayer "Eugene Field in a Little Book of Western Verses 1891.

A Jangle in Japan.

The Baedeker of Babylon - Interview with Mr Kelly of "Kelly's Directory".

Valentine's Eve in Norwich.

Juniors Page.

The Hansard Prosecution.

Parliament By a Rash Radical: Mr Keir Hardie Mp for West Ham South (info. the article makes reference to his unusual dress and to his speech in the Labour Debate etc) - The Labour Debate - Mr Jesse Collings - The Prime Minister to The Front - plus mention of others.

Parliament By a Cautious Conservative: Foreign Affairs in The Commons - The Minister of Agricultures Debut - Agriculture and The Unemployed - Irish Preliminaries.

Ladies Page by Florence Fenwick Millar.

On Which The Sun Never Sets - news from around the "Empire".SleekburnC. 1502


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, politics, theatre, sports and arts.

The first listing image shows a compilation of pages from the magazine. Twenty-seven pages (54sides). 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 advertising cover/wrap. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested. 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 is one page missing, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK.

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. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The sequence of the page numbering in The Sketch carry on from the previous issue therefore dont start at No.1. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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Product Code (30)
Weight 0.251kg