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The Magical World of Illustration Collection

Tell stories in your space with illustrations

Choose a picture from our The Magical World of Illustration Collection for your Wall Art and Photo Gifts

Throughout history, people have used illustration to tell their stories. The earliest recorded illustrations appeared in the cave paintings as early as 15,000 BC. In the Middle Ages illustrations started to appear in manuscripts and in the 14th century woodcuts and engraved prints brought images, ideas, and entertainment to a wider audience. With the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1700s, printing technology improved rapidly and illustration became more common in daily life, appearing in books and newspapers. In the 1800's publishers realised that illustrations helped to sell, books, magazines and increase advertising revenue so the illustration profession grew as more art was commissioned.

110 items

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The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Historical Chromolithograph Art

Historical Chromolithograph Art Collection
486 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Unidentified Flying Object and Alien Illustrations

Unidentified Flying Object and Alien Illustrations Collection
89 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Keith Lance Illustrations

Keith Lance Illustrations Collection
318 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Vanity Fair Caricatures

Vanity Fair Caricatures Collection
72 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1345–1400)

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1345–1400) Collection
40 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Stories from Virgil Illustrations

Stories from Virgil Illustrations Collection
19 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Tropical Patterns

Tropical Patterns Collection
14 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Picture Book for Children

Picture Book for Children Collection
46 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Famous Illustration Artists

Famous Illustration Artists Collection
711 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Flags of the World

Flags of the World Collection
327 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: British London Satire Caricatures Comics Cartoon Illustrations

British London Satire Caricatures Comics Cartoon Illustrations Collection
9 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Enchanting Nursery Rhymes

Enchanting Nursery Rhymes Collection
218 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Antique Engravings of Sea Seashells and Fossils

Antique Engravings of Sea Seashells and Fossils Collection
34 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Antique Recipe Book Engraving Illustrations

Antique Recipe Book Engraving Illustrations Collection
6 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Primates by Henry O. Forbes - London 1894

Primates by Henry O. Forbes - London 1894 Collection
27 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Quirky Art Illustrations

Quirky Art Illustrations Collection
142 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Japanese Art Illustrations

Japanese Art Illustrations Collection
197 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Antique children book illustrations

Antique children book illustrations Collection
199 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Palmer Illustrated Collection

Palmer Illustrated Collection
2,527 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Nastasic Images & Illustrations

Nastasic Images & Illustrations Collection
2,706 items

The Magical World of Illustration Collection: Art Illustrations

Art Illustrations Collection
774 items

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Natural structures - Discomedusae, Scheibenquallen, jellyfish

Natural structures - Discomedusae, Scheibenquallen, jellyfish
Illustration from 19th century

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Wood pigeon birds from Great Britain 1897

Wood pigeon birds from Great Britain 1897
Birds from Great Britain 1897 by R. Bowdler Sharpe, London

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Life of Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Life of Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Vintage illustration features the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546), a German professor of theology, composer, priest, and Augustinian monk whose efforts to reform the theology

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Worshipful Company of Skinners armorial

Worshipful Company of Skinners armorial
This is the coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Skinners, as presented in a publication dated around 1800. The Worshipful Companies are trade associations based in the City of London

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Vintage illustration Swift's perching on a telegraph line, Birds Wildlife Art

Vintage illustration Swift's perching on a telegraph line, Birds Wildlife Art
Vintage illustration Swift's perching on a telegraph line, Birds Wildlife Art

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Old engraved illustration of view of Memorial Hall, a Beaux-Arts style building which is located

Old engraved illustration of view of Memorial Hall, a Beaux-Arts style building which is located in West Fairmount
Copyright has expired on this artwork. From my own archives, digitally restored

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Old illustration of the Old Bank of England, looking from the Mansion House, London, England

Old illustration of the Old Bank of England, looking from the Mansion House, London, England
Copyright has expired on this artwork. From my own archives, digitally restored

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Dejanire (Deianira) - example illustration of a ballet character

Dejanire (Deianira) - example illustration of a ballet character
Dejanire (Deianira) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: La Haine (Hatred) - example illustration of a ballet character

La Haine (Hatred) - example illustration of a ballet character
La Haine (Hatred) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: La Jalousie (Jealousy) - example illustration of a ballet character

La Jalousie (Jealousy) - example illustration of a ballet character
La Jalousie (Jealousy) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Creuse (Creusa of Corinth) - example illustration of a ballet character

Creuse (Creusa of Corinth) - example illustration of a ballet character
the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Medee (Medea) - example illustration of a ballet character

Medee (Medea) - example illustration of a ballet character
Medee (Medea) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Thessalienne (Thessalian) - example illustration of a ballet character

Thessalienne (Thessalian) - example illustration of a ballet character
Thessalienne (Thessalian) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Thessaliens (Thessalians) - example illustration of a ballet character

Thessaliens (Thessalians) - example illustration of a ballet character
Thessaliens (Thessalians) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Jole - example illustration of a ballet character

Jole - example illustration of a ballet character
Jole - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Philoctete (Philoctetes) - example illustration of a ballet character

Philoctete (Philoctetes) - example illustration of a ballet character
Philoctete (Philoctetes) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Corinthiene (Corinthian) - example illustration of a ballet character

Corinthiene (Corinthian) - example illustration of a ballet character
Corinthiene (Corinthian) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Europeens (Europeans) - example illustration of a ballet character

Europeens (Europeans) - example illustration of a ballet character
Europeens (Europeans) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Africaine (African) - example illustration of a ballet character

Africaine (African) - example illustration of a ballet character
Africaine (African) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Africain (African) - example illustration of a ballet character

Africain (African) - example illustration of a ballet character
Africain (African) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Asiatique (Asian) - example illustration of a ballet character

Asiatique (Asian) - example illustration of a ballet character
Asiatique (Asian) - the illustration derives from the manuscript Ballets de Noverre by Jean-Georges Noverre, creation date 1766

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Old engraved illustration of sequence of jumping man

Old engraved illustration of sequence of jumping man
Antique Illustration, Copyright has expired on this artwork. From my own archives, digitally restored

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Old engraved illustration of the horses, Equine anatomy

Old engraved illustration of the horses, Equine anatomy
Antique Illustration. Copyright has expired on this artwork. From my own archives, digitally restored

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Antique Illustration: Fantasy fable

Antique Illustration: Fantasy fable

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Death s-head Hawk moth (Acherontia atropos), insect animals antique illustration

Death s-head Hawk moth (Acherontia atropos), insect animals antique illustration

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Papyrus Depicting Tutankhamon Hunting Birds

Papyrus Depicting Tutankhamon Hunting Birds
King Tut had many pictures describing his love to hunting; in this papyrus painting we can see him sitting on his chair and using his bow to hunt birds

Background imageThe Magical World of Illustration Collection: Very Rare engraving with owls, Buffon, 1838

Very Rare engraving with owls, Buffon, 1838
Ancient Engraving with owls Buffon, 1838, publie par furne a Paris



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