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Posted on 18th Feb at 9:40 AM
Portrait of Mavis Gallant by Isaac Bickerstaff (Don Evans), originally commissioned for the series Canadian Writers and Their Works (1981).
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Portrait of Mavis Gallant by Isaac Bickerstaff (Don Evans), originally commissioned for the series Canadian Writers and Their Works (1981).

Posted on 13th Feb at 3:55 PM, with 3 notes
Wrapper for Part I of The pictorial edition of Shakspere [sic] published by Charles Knight and Co., 1838-1843.
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Wrapper for Part I of The pictorial edition of Shakspere [sic] published by Charles Knight and Co., 1838-1843.

Posted on 13th Feb at 11:31 AM

Promotional brochure for the Park Hotel, designed by Laszlo Hudec, Shanghai, 1934. The Park Hotel was the tallest building in Asia until 1952.
From the Laszlo Hudec fonds, SC132.
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Promotional brochure for the Park Hotel, designed by Laszlo Hudec, Shanghai, 1934. The Park Hotel was the tallest building in Asia until 1952.

From the Laszlo Hudec fonds, SC132.

Posted on 12th Feb at 3:36 PM

Drawing of the hand of the Prophet Muhammad in En’am-i Sharif, an Ottoman prayer book of the late 18th century.
From the Arabic manuscripts collection, SC119.
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Drawing of the hand of the Prophet Muhammad in En’am-i Sharif, an Ottoman prayer book of the late 18th century.

From the Arabic manuscripts collection, SC119.

Posted on 12th Feb at 1:31 PM, with 5 notes
Egyptian painted wood coffin fragment, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1085-730 BC).The front has at the top a frieze of stylized uraei, alternating with Maat feathers: below, a metopal border, which also flanks the main scene. This shows two deities at an offering table on which are Nile vases: at each side djed pillars. The seated figure on the left has the head of a cobra surmounted by a feather, holds crook and flail and is probably a personification of Maat. Above are two columns of epithets, which read ‘Great God[dess], Lady of Heaven’. On the right is a standing figure, headless apart from the Feather of Truth, representing one of the transformations of Re on his journey across the sky. The two columns to the right can be read ‘Revered before Osiris, foremost in the divine booth, the good god, lord of…’ and ‘They grant all good and pure offerings, and all good and sweet things…’.From the Bruce and Dorothy Brown collection, SC017.
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Egyptian painted wood coffin fragment, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1085-730 BC).

The front has at the top a frieze of stylized uraei, alternating with Maat feathers: below, a metopal border, which also flanks the main scene. This shows two deities at an offering table on which are Nile vases: at each side djed pillars. The seated figure on the left has the head of a cobra surmounted by a feather, holds crook and flail and is probably a personification of Maat. Above are two columns of epithets, which read ‘Great God[dess], Lady of Heaven’. On the right is a standing figure, headless apart from the Feather of Truth, representing one of the transformations of Re on his journey across the sky. The two columns to the right can be read ‘Revered before Osiris, foremost in the divine booth, the good god, lord of…’ and ‘They grant all good and pure offerings, and all good and sweet things…’.

From the Bruce and Dorothy Brown collection, SC017.

Posted on 28th Jan at 12:03 PM, with 3 notes
Elizabeth Hazlitte interviewing WWI veteran Egbert Browning in 1983.
From the Military Oral History collection, SC141.
See also: Egbert Browning’s Interview on ContentDM
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Elizabeth Hazlitte interviewing WWI veteran Egbert Browning in 1983.

From the Military Oral History collection, SC141.

See also: Egbert Browning’s Interview on ContentDM

Posted on 28th Jan at 12:03 PM
Richard Aldington, passport photograph, n.d.
From the Richard Aldington collection, SC402.

Richard Aldington, passport photograph, n.d.

From the Richard Aldington collection, SC402.

Posted on 28th Jan at 12:03 PM, with 1 note
Troops aboard ship, photograph by J. A. Millar, 3 October 1914.
From the William Okell Holden Dodds fonds, SC345.
See also: World War One Photographs by A. J. Millar, 1914-1918
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Troops aboard ship, photograph by J. A. Millar, 3 October 1914.

From the William Okell Holden Dodds fonds, SC345.

See also: World War One Photographs by A. J. Millar, 1914-1918

Posted on 28th Jan at 11:11 AM
Audrey Alexandra Brown, photograph by Geo. T. Wadds, 7 November 1935.
From the Audrey Alexandra Brown fonds, SC335.
See also: Audrey Alexandra Brown Collection

Audrey Alexandra Brown, photograph by Geo. T. Wadds, 7 November 1935.

From the Audrey Alexandra Brown fonds, SC335.

See also: Audrey Alexandra Brown Collection

Posted on 27th Jan at 11:11 AM, with 22 notes
W. B. Yeats and Georgie Hyde-Lees, n.d.
From the Ann Saddlemyer fonds, SC109.
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W. B. Yeats and Georgie Hyde-Lees, n.d.

From the Ann Saddlemyer fonds, SC109.

Posted on 26th Jan at 11:11 AM, with 2 notes
"Under Fire, Calling HQ" from "Sketches of War", 1917-18.
From the World War One Sketchbook collection, SC325.

"Under Fire, Calling HQ" from "Sketches of War", 1917-18.

From the World War One Sketchbook collection, SC325.

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