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Choose from 472 pictures in our Commissioned collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

HMS Pegasus - ex HMS Ark Royal Featured Print

HMS Pegasus - ex HMS Ark Royal

HMS Pegasus (ex HMS Ark Royal) at A Spithead re in 1938. HMS Pegasus was re-named from the 1914 HMS Ark Royal seaplane carrier, which saw action in WWI and in the 1920s She was re-named in 1934, to allow a new aircraft carrier to be commissioned as HMS Ark Royal (pennant number 91), on 16 December 1938. The hull was purchased by the Royal Navy while still in early stages of construction and the ship was designed and constructed as the first purpose-built aircraft / seaplane carrier. Ark Royal participated in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 and remained in the Dardanelles region until 1918, when she carried out patrols in the Aegean Sea. After the armistice she supported White Russian forces during the Russian revolution, supported British forces in British Somaliland and transported a squadron of seaplanes to the Dardanelles for the Chanak crisis in 1922. Placed in reserve, she was re-commissioned in 1930 as a training ship and for research into ship-board aircraft catapults. Date: 1938

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans A The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans

Masseur at work, Quex Park VAD Hospital Featured Print

Masseur at work, Quex Park VAD Hospital

Jack Hedge, Masseur, at work in C Ward of Quex Park VAD Hospital in 1917. He is watched by eight patients and a VAD nurse. Jack Hedge was the Birchington postman and a member of the local St John Ambulance Corps. C Ward was located in one of the galleries of the Powell-Cotton Museum (currently Gallery 3 (2014)). Behind the screened glass to the left is one of the dioramas of African mammals that continue to be a feature of the Museum. The photograph was one of a number commissioned by Major Powell-Cotton from AH Siminson, photographer of St Lawrence, Ramsgate. It bears his embossing stamp in the bottom right corner. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1917

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Beast of the Sea. Apocalypse of Angers Featured Print

The Beast of the Sea. Apocalypse of Angers

BATAILLE, Nicolas (14th c.). The Beast of the Sea. 1375 - 1382. The Dragon Royal transmits his power (Royal Scepter) to the Panther. Scene 13 of the tapestry number 3 from the series Apocalypse of Angers commissioned by Louis I, Duke of Anjou, after cartons attributed to Jean de Bruges (fl. 1368-1381). International gothic. Tapestry. FRANCE. PAYS DE LA LOIRE. MAINE-ET-LOIRE. Angers. Angers Castle

© Paul Maeyaert/Iberfoto/Mary Evans