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Parasol Collection

"Sheltered in Style

Background imageParasol Collection: Woman with the Umbrella, 1900. Artist: Aristide Maillol

Woman with the Umbrella, 1900. Artist: Aristide Maillol
Woman with the Umbrella, 1900. Aristide Maillol was a French Catalan Art Nouveau and Nabi sculptor and painter. Museum d Orsay, Paris, France

Background imageParasol Collection: Blue and white beach parasols, Nice, Cote d Azur, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence, French Riviera

Blue and white beach parasols, Nice, Cote d Azur, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence, French Riviera, France, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson

Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson
One of Margates new " Neversink" pleasure boats for keeping an even keel inthe roughest seas. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imageParasol Collection: SEURAT: GRANDE JATTE, 1886. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

SEURAT: GRANDE JATTE, 1886. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Oil on canvas by Georges Seurat, 1884-86

Background imageParasol Collection: Dawn Beach, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Netherlands Antilles, West Indies

Dawn Beach, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Netherlands Antilles, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageParasol Collection: The beach at Clearwater, Florida, United States of America, North America

The beach at Clearwater, Florida, United States of America, North America

Background imageParasol Collection: SARGENT, John Singer (1856-1925). Lady with Parasol

SARGENT, John Singer (1856-1925). Lady with Parasol. Undated work. Painting. SPAIN. Monistrol de Montserrat. Museum of Montserrat

Background imageParasol Collection: San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America

San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America

Background imageParasol Collection: View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishops Grounds, (oil on canvas) c. 1822

View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishops Grounds, (oil on canvas) c. 1822
SC17056 View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishops Grounds, (oil on canvas) c.1822 by Constable, John (1776-1837); Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageParasol Collection: Study for A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884. Creator: Georges-Pierre Seurat

Study for A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884. Creator: Georges-Pierre Seurat
Study for " A Sunday on La Grande Jatte", 1884

Background imageParasol Collection: Lady in the Garden, 1867. Artist: Claude Monet

Lady in the Garden, 1867. Artist: Claude Monet
Lady in the Garden, 1867. Detail. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageParasol Collection: Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920

Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps fashion house, one of a series of highly stylised and witty adverts designed by Lady Eileen Orde (daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington)

Background imageParasol Collection: Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920

Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps fashion house, one of a series of highly stylised and witty adverts designed by Lady Eileen Orde (daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington)

Background imageParasol Collection: Cafe in Cathedral Square, Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Cafe in Cathedral Square, Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Othodox Christian Priest in Ethiopia, possibly in Axum

Othodox Christian Priest in Ethiopia, possibly in Axum
Ethiopian Orthodox Priest, possibly in Axum (Aksum)

Background imageParasol Collection: Frog Couple & Pet Snail

Frog Couple & Pet Snail
A well-dressed frog couple take their pet snail for a walk

Background imageParasol Collection: Novice Buddhist monks

Novice Buddhist monks, Doi Kong Mu Temple, Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageParasol Collection: Evening in the Place de la Liberte, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Evening in the Place de la Liberte, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Procession for Christian festival of Rameaux, Axoum (Axum) (Aksum), Tigre region

Procession for Christian festival of Rameaux, Axoum (Axum) (Aksum), Tigre region, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageParasol Collection: Arashi Beach, Aruba, West Indies, Dutch Caribbean, Central America

Arashi Beach, Aruba, West Indies, Dutch Caribbean, Central America

Background imageParasol Collection: Italy, Sicily. Beach at Cefalu

Italy, Sicily. Beach at Cefalu

Background imageParasol Collection: Summer on the Beach (oil on canvas)

Summer on the Beach (oil on canvas)
XPG380540 Summer on the Beach (oil on canvas) by Fischer, Paul (1860-1934); Private Collection; Danish, out of copyright

Background imageParasol Collection: Malpas landing, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Malpas landing, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A group of rowing boats, full of passengers prepare to embark from the foreshore at Malpas. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageParasol Collection: Chinese wallpaper design

Chinese wallpaper design depicting a woman holding a parasol and admiring the flowers on her porch. Date: 1922

Background imageParasol Collection: DOG - Lhasa Apso (right) & Shih Tzu puppies lying under a parasol

DOG - Lhasa Apso (right) & Shih Tzu puppies lying under a parasol
JD-18973 DOG - Lhasa Apso (right) & Shih Tzu puppies lying under a parasol John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageParasol Collection: Racial / Japan / 2 Geisha

Racial / Japan / 2 Geisha
Two Japanese Geisha girls, one holding a parasol

Background imageParasol Collection: Edwardian woman with her pointer dog

Edwardian woman with her pointer dog
A pointer and its parasol- bearing mistress walk beside the sea. Date: early 20th century

Background imageParasol Collection: Strolling along the Seashore, 1909 (oil on canvas)

Strolling along the Seashore, 1909 (oil on canvas)
XIR218726 Strolling along the Seashore, 1909 (oil on canvas) by Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923); 205x200 cm; Museo Sorolla, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Promenade au Bord de la Mer; ); Spanish

Background imageParasol Collection: La Barrosa beach

La Barrosa beach, Cadiz, Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light), Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Arashi Beach, Aruba, West Indies, Dutch Caribbean, Central America

Arashi Beach, Aruba, West Indies, Dutch Caribbean, Central America

Background imageParasol Collection: Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Cafe in the evening

Cafe in the evening, Piazza Duomo, Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Boats and waterfront

Boats and waterfront, Positano, Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Buddhist monks standing in front of Angkor Wat, Angkor, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Buddhist monks standing in front of Angkor Wat, Angkor, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Background imageParasol Collection: The Markt, Bruges, Belgium

The Markt, Bruges, Belgium

Background imageParasol Collection: Tiny Parasol Circa 1810

Tiny Parasol Circa 1810
White muslin dress with high stand collar & single ruff worn with a pale green spencer with collar & lapels, matching boots, a lace cap & a small hat. Her parasol is tiny

Background imageParasol Collection: Christmas cracker box label

Christmas cracker box label
Label for a box of Batgers crackers depicting three performing monkeys, one balancing with a parasol, another playing the ukelele and a third banginga drum

Background imageParasol Collection: Duomo (Cathedral), Florence (Firenze), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tuscany

Duomo (Cathedral), Florence (Firenze), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: View from Ponte Vecchio, Florence (Firenze), UNESCO World Heritage Site

View from Ponte Vecchio, Florence (Firenze), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageParasol Collection: Beach, Cat Island, The Bahamas, West Indies, Central America

Beach, Cat Island, The Bahamas, West Indies, Central America

Background imageParasol Collection: Nude bathers on the beach

Nude bathers on the beach
CH27107 Nude bathers on the beach by Fischer, Paul (1860-1934); Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Danish, out of copyright

Background imageParasol Collection: Boardwalk and Hotel Nassau, Long Beach, New York, USA

Boardwalk and Hotel Nassau, Long Beach, New York, USA
Boardwalk and Hotel Nassau on a busy day, Long Beach, New York, USA. Date: circa 1915

Background imageParasol Collection: Beautiful Ksamil beach, Vlore, Ionian sea, Albania, Balkans, Europe

Beautiful Ksamil beach, Vlore, Ionian sea, Albania, Balkans, Europe
sand, parasol, summer, swimming, fun, blue, green color, rock - object, , Marius Roman Travel Photography, 1133596257

Background imageParasol Collection: Old Shambles and Market Place, Settle, c1896. Artist: Anthony Horner

Old Shambles and Market Place, Settle, c1896. Artist: Anthony Horner
Old Shambles and Market Place, Settle, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageParasol Collection: Poster, Nil Simile, The Ladys Shoe

Poster, Nil Simile, The Ladys Shoe, sold by W F Heddon, Bridge Street, Carmarthen, Wales. Date: circa 1920

Background imageParasol Collection: AUSTEN: PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Mrs. Long and her nieces

AUSTEN: PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Mrs. Long and her nieces. Illustration by Hugh Thomson for an 1894 edition of Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813

Background imageParasol Collection: Tennis court romance, 1890s or early 1900s

Tennis court romance, 1890s or early 1900s
Tennis player distracted by a flirtatious, fashionable woman, circa 1900. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageParasol Collection: Advert / Mazawattee Tea

Advert / Mazawattee Tea
Mazawattee Tea, grown in Ceylon



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"Sheltered in Style: The Timeless Elegance of the Parasol" From William Heath Robinson's whimsical "Ultra-Marine" to Georges Seurat's iconic "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, " the parasol has long been a symbol of grace and sophistication. Whether strolling along the sun-kissed beaches of Clearwater, Florida or Dawn Beach in St. Martin, this fashionable accessory adds a touch of glamour to any seaside escape. Dating back to 1920s advertisements by Elspeth Phelps, where women were portrayed as effortlessly chic with their parasols in hand, this timeless accessory continues to captivate us today. Its delicate charm is beautifully captured in John Singer Sargent's masterpiece "Lady with Parasol, " exuding an air of refinement and poise. Inspired by Claude Monet's enchanting "Lady in the Garden, " we are reminded that even amidst nature's beauty, a they are elevate one's allure. From leisurely walks along San Antonio Riverwalk to basking under the Sicilian sun at Cefalu beach, these images transport us into a world where elegance meets practicality. As seen in Georges-Pierre Seurat's study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, " every stroke reveals meticulous attention to detail - just like choosing the perfect parasol. With its vibrant colors and intricate patterns, it becomes more than just protection from harsh rays; it becomes an extension of our personal style. Whether seeking respite from scorching summers or simply adding flair to our everyday lives, let us celebrate the enduring appeal of the parasol. A true testament to fashion through time and cultures worldwide – from Europe to America – it remains an essential companion for those who appreciate both beauty and function under sunny skies.