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 24 pages ( 48 sides)
First Year of The Sketch - Houp La drawn by Phil May Full page
Leopold Wenzel Composer
Amateur Acting with a sketch by Cecil Alden
Miss Ada Blanche as Robinson Crusoe, At Drury Lane Theatre Full page photograph by Alfred Ellis of Upper Baker Street NW
Miss Lena Ashwell as Liza in The Piper of Hamelin At The Comedy Theatre Full page photograph by Russell of Baker Street W London
The Fire at The Worlds Fair at Chicago - from a drawing
Last Weeks Paris at Courcelles Levalois, a stout French butcher and his problem with getting on the train. Full page sketch by Villedebois or Ville de Bois possibly
Pelagia and Philammon (Kinglseys Hypatia) By Arthur Hacker ARA
Illustration from Harpers Weekly showing the artist "Little Billie" from George Du Mauriers "Trilby"
Mr Probasco photograph of trainer and owner of the "Wonderful talking Horse, the clever Australian Mahomet " - with a sketch of the horse and blackboard on stage
Mahomet a horse; as above
Oriel Bill The Bulldog Dressed up and in different poses. Full page (photographs by J Soames Junior, Oxford)
Mr Andrew Lang the Writer photograph by T. Rodger of St Andrews
Sir John R. Robinson newpaper editor of The Daily News
Mister P. W. Clayden Journalist SleekburnC.
Mr Herbert W. Paul MP
Novel in a Nutshell entitled "Two Women and A Man" by Nora Hopper - three illustrations by Ray Potter
A Japanese Doll two photographs of the doll to accompany an article entitled Mr Dolland telling a story from a dolls eye view which was in the ownership of an american actress Miss Wallace.
The Hon. Nellie Bass wonderful full page photograph by Lafayette of Dublin - info. daughter of Michael Arthur Bass or Baron Burton
Mr Arthur Hacker ARA - artist SleekburnC.
Percival, Son of MR Hugh E. Hoare MP by Arthur Hacker ARA from the painting
The Harem at "Constantinople" in London full page showing two photographs of ladies in beautiful costumes, a hookah style pipe etc
The Cherry Blossom Dance in Japan Plan of The Theatre interior at Kioto in Japan. With a very descriptive article describing the Festival of The Cherry Blossom Dance - I cant say who the artist is, as it is in Japanese
Art of The Day - Morning Star a beautiful full page photogravure by W and D Downey reproduced from Messrs Marion and Co photogravure
A landscape by Richard Wilson RA Keenlyside.
The Centaur by C. De Lort
A full page showing: The Empty Punch Bowl by R. J. Gordon ABA - Charmion by Arthur Greenbank - Purple Iris by H. T. Schafer RBA - Clematis by H. t. Chafer RBA
The Story of Balaclava Told By One of The Survivors, Thomas Allison from a picture by Julia B. Matthews
Les Defenseurs De Saragosse by M. Orange (The defenders of Saragossa or Zaragosa or Saragosa)
The Light Side of Nature Drawn by Phil May full page comical sketch
A Gay Youth of Yore - "There was a gay youth of yore, Who became a terrible bore, His mother she beat him, And on the floor sat him, To cool down the part that was sore..." amusing full page sketch by Rene Bull
Masher and Dog Fancier amusing full sketch by Fred Hall - Masher being a squat bull terrier type dog
The Missionary and The Sailor - Amusing full page sketch by James Greig
The Carnival in Paris full page sketch by "Mars" and engraved by Hentschel
The Gunpowder Conspirators Rendezvous Catsbys House at Bushwood Hall - Henley in Arden an article also to commemorate the anniversary of the execution of Guy Fawkes
Jottings at Constantinople: A Leaf from a Sketch Book full page of sketches by Ernest Goodwin
A Flying Fairy Mdlle Aenea at The Palace Theatre wonderful and unusual full page sketch by J. M. Price
Mr Dando Working the MachineReive up in the Gridiron for the flying fairy illustrated opposite
The Serious Side of Nature - A Plague Stricken Ship, A Sailor Boy Hero full page sketch by Melton Prior - the article reads "...advices from Melbourne contain intelligence of the arrival there of the Glasgow Four Masted Ship Trafalgar, From New York and Batavia, on Dec 17, in charge of an apprentice, William Shelton aged eighteen. Captain and officers had died of Java fever. Full page
Gustave Duchamps Rugby player
The New Diver - Miss Annie Luker info. diving
The Late Sir Gerald Portal
The Literary Cranks of London the Johnson Club - The Johnson Club Anniversary Supper Wednesday,. December 13, 1893 - menu etc SleekburnC.
The Lawn Chemical Manure Miel Company - A Shield for the South Island Farmers of New Zealand
Mr Harding Cox - Jockey
Household Hints include A New Settee - A Pretty Music Stand - Miel - A Useful Piece of Furniture - Bureau Desk - Silver Tea and Coffee Service - Bracelet Presented to The Hon. Nellie Bass
The Mitchell Corbett Fight Jem Corbett (I thought it was Gentleman Jim) - Charles Mitchell at Jacksonville Florida. Info. Two photographs relating to the boxing match between James J. Corbett nicknames Gentleman Jim, and Charles Watson Mitchell aka Charley Mitchell. The name on the Corbett image "Jem" is possibly a misprint.
Leopold Wenzel - A Monograph by S. L. B.
The Play and its Story - " The Transgressor " at the Court Theatre - a review by Monocle
A Pantomime Peri - plus the words of a song sung by Miss Lena Ashwell
Last Weeks Paris by "Mimosa"
Small Talk - with mention of the marriage of The Hon. Nellie Bass - Mr James Evan Bruce Baillie - Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane - The Royal Ytacht Victoria and ALbert - Dowager lady Churchill - Duchess of Albany - Mr W. J. Fox of the Daily News - Mr Sutton Vane - George Roadnight the bus Conductor (caught a pickpocket) - Mr Robert Stanley - The Newsboy Banker - Bridewell Prison - Miss Sarah Burns Hutchinson and other surviving members of the poet Burns - Harpers Weekly - Mr Stuart Cumberland - Mr Justice Lawrance - Relief of Asthma - Mrs Carnegie of the New York Yacht Club.
Interview with Mr Probasco about his Horse "Mahomet" - by G. A. B.
The Literary Lounger by O.O. - info. William Robertson Nicoll
The Book and Its Story - Review of Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia by Andrew Lang
Journals and Journalists of Today - Sir J. R. Robinson and The Daily News - by E. F. S.
Hors D'Oeuvres by Marmiton
A Novel in a Nutshell By Nora Hopper - Two Women and A Man - Short Story
Mister Dolland by D. L.
Vulgarity by E. N.
Mister Arthur Hacker ARA
The Cherry BLossom Dance in Japan - by K. H.
Gunpowder Conspirators' Rendezvous - info. Robert Catesby related to the Guy Fawkes incident
A Flying Fairy: Mademoiselle Aenea at the Palace Theatre - by J. M. P.
A Romance - poem
The World of Sport - Football - Cricket - by Olympian
The New Diver Miss Annie Luker - by F. M.
The Late Sir Gerald Portal
The Johnso Club - by L. F. A.
An Extraditeds Lament – A Voice from the Bow Street Cell
Racing Notes by Captain Coe
Our Ladies pages by Florence - info Florence Fenwick Miller (b. London 1854 - d.1935Hove, Sussex) a British journalist and lecturer.
Notes from the Exchange - All is not Gold that Glitter by "S. Simon Esq of Lamb, Shearer and Co."
The Mitchell Corbett Fight at Jacksonville, Florida, USA with weight/height measurements of each man etc
The Hook of Holland with mention of Earle's Shipbuilding - Great Eastern Railway Co. - The Amsterdam.
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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 2 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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