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The Sketch

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)
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:

Blowing Our Own Trumpet  First anniversary of The Sketch with a drawing by Dudley Hardy (front page)
 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.

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:

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. 

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 350 x 250 mm (13.5 x 9.75 inches).The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, some pages are loose. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. The images vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated.

This item will be packaged in a tube.  

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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 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 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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