The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper, published between February 1893 and June 1959, by the Illustrated London News Company and was primarily a society magazine with regular features on Royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, cinema and arts, with a high photographic content.
This issue has 22 pages ( 44 sides)
Behind the Scenes at the Empire Theatre full page drawn by Adolph Birkenruth and a verse by A. S.
The Covent Garden Fancy Ball – King Johannis
The Late Earl of Rosslyn info. Robert Francis St Clair-Erskine
Blanch The Countess of Rosslyn info. nee Blanche Adeliza FitzRoy
Miss Billie Barlow as Little Boy Blue in Red Riding Hood at the Theatre Royal Birmingham full page photograph by J. W. Beaufort of Birmingham
Miss Louise M. Dale singer
Last Weeks Paris includes the death of the Princess Radziwill. Full page – sketches by " Villedebois "
Brazilian Rebellion: Crowd Reading Telegrams Outside Reive The "O Paiz" Office, Rio De Janeiro - The Bath, Villa Moreau, near Rio De Janeiro two engravings
A Dream of the Twentieth Century - Address to the Electors of Midlothian 1904 full page comical sketch by Phil May
The Villa Fabbricotti - Queen Victorias Residence At Florence
Throne Room at St James Palace
Mister Henry Russell composer
Miss Maggie Ripley full page photograph by Messrs Hills and Saunders of Sloane Street London SW Sleekburnc.
Four illustrations for A Novel in a Nutshell drawn by James Greig
A Canterbury Pilgrimage - Full page:
The Pilgrimage to Canterbury a Painting by Thomas Stothard RA - The Property of Mr A. H. Hallam-Murray
A Peep at The Cathedral – Through a Row of Shops
The Dark Entry of The Cathedral
The Porch of The Cathedral
Old Dutch House
Old Gabled House
The West Gate
Helena Faucit - Lady Martin engraved by Francis Hoil from a painting by Rudolf Lehmann
Madame Berthe Marx – Standing at the Piano photograph by Hanfstaengl of Munich
Senor Sarasate with His Violin photograph by London Stereoscopic Co. reive Of Regent St.
Otto Goldschmidt SleekburnC.
Académie Delecluse - The Studio of M. Delecluse in Paris:
In The Academie Delecluse Prochainement Ouverture des Nouveaux Ateliers de Peinture drawing of the students standing behind a sign announcing the forthcoming opening of the art studio
M. Delecluse in His Studio - Auguste Joseph Delecluse, his students and others including Georges Callot, Paul Delance, and Barbara Tate (?) sitting on steps of the academy
Criticising The Students Work
Hard at Work in the Studio
Miss Lucy Webling photograph by Elliott and Fry of Baker Street London W.
Miss L. Webling as Little Lord Fauntleroy photograph by Scott and Wilkinson of Cambridge
Art of The Day - Study of A Head a photograph by Ralph W. Robinson of Redhill of a lady dressed with her pearls. Full page
Muslade Bay – Gower in Wales by F. H. Wosley Benison, Chepstow
The Light Side of Nature A Real Good Holiday at Newlyn a gentleman sitting on the beach drinking his beer, a drawing by Fred Hall on a full page
A Gentlewoman of The Old School, 1794 After Austin Dobson by Ludovici full page with a poem
A Gentlewoman of The New School 1894 After Austin Dobson Full page with the poem running on from the previous print by J. M. Bulloch
At A Fancy Ball by Phil May Comical Full page
The Lost Key Comical; full page of drawings by M. Stretch ?
Full page of adverts inc. Ivy Soap - Captstan Navy Cut Tobacco - Vogelers Curative Compound - Marza Wine
Full apge of adverts inc. Hampton and Sons Furnishers - Players Navy Cut Cigarettes - Parisian Diamon Company
Page entitled A Chat with the Claimant:
Mister C. Morritt - info. Charles Morritt the Yorkshire born illusionist and magician
The Claimant - I think this is a photograph of Arthur Orton of the Tichborne case fame
Cartoon of The Claimant at The Time of The Famous Trial
Tichborne Estate Mortgage Debenture - A Reminiscence of the Tichborne Case
Sir Wilford Brett .."takes a great interest in The Esher enclosure and the refreshment enclosure miel at Sandown"... - Sandown Flower Girls from Racing Notes by Captain Coe
Card Commemorating the Centenary of The 3rd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll Sleekburnc.
Fashions - A Beautiful Cape - A Smart Coat - A Novel Mantle with an article by Florence Fenwick Miller
Miss Kate Cutler
The Death Penalty by C. Mellor- review of a play
South Eastern Railway Holiday Train Prices etc
Great Western Railway Holiday Train Prices
South Western Train Prices and times
Mr Stead on the American Girl
A Talk with The Countess of Rosslyn
The Brazilian Rebellion
Small Talk Sleekburnc.
To A Coryphee - poem
Column by Iota the Author of A Yellow Aster - info. Kathleen Mannington Caffyn (née Hunt) an Irish-Australian novelist.
Novel in a Nutshell by Flora Annie Steel
Labour Lost - eight line verse - with a funny valentine theme
Sarasate by Tighe Hopkins - info. Pablo de Sarasate was a Spanish violinist and composer
The Academy of Auguste Delecluse - by A. L. S. Info. The article mentions Marie Bashkirtseff - Atelier des Dames - Puvis de Chavannes - Dagnan-Bouveret - Atelier des hommes
Miss Lucy Webling - by A. W.
Badminton Echoes by Bugle
Interview with Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll
Racing Notes by Captain Coe
The Boat Race - Poem of for verses by FHW
Ladies Page by Florence Fenwick Miller
The Lady Barber
Notes from the Theatres
Her Reason - poem by Dixie Wolcott in Life (New York)
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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 4 pages missing so if you are looking for something in particular in these pages PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.
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