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Picnic Collection

Indulging in the quintessential British picnic experience, set against the picturesque backdrop of Nottinghamshire, UK

Background imagePicnic Collection: Two Grey Squirrels on a mini picnic bench having a birthday party

Two Grey Squirrels on a mini picnic bench having a birthday party Date: 18-Mar-19

Background imagePicnic Collection: The Harvesters, 1565. Creator: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Harvesters, 1565. Creator: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Harvesters, 1565

Background imagePicnic Collection: On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock

On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock
An illustration showing how the Goodwood meeting at the end of the Season was as much a picnic party as a race meeting, with smart spectators enjoying a picnic lunch

Background imagePicnic Collection: Nottinghamshire, UK. Melton Mowbray pork pie on handmade ceramic plate

Nottinghamshire, UK. Melton Mowbray pork pie on handmade ceramic plate

Background imagePicnic Collection: Caernarvon Bridges

Caernarvon Bridges
The Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, and the Britannia Tubular Bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson, between mainland Wales and Anglesey. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Picken

Background imagePicnic Collection: Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920
A refreshment porter hands a first class passenger a luncheon basket through the window of a carriage while stationary at Paddington station, c.1920

Background imagePicnic Collection: Picture No. 11672994

Picture No. 11672994
European Brown Bear cubs. Date:

Background imagePicnic Collection: 1968 Triumph Herald 13 / 60 Estate. Creator: Unknown

1968 Triumph Herald 13 / 60 Estate. Creator: Unknown
1968 Triumph Herald 13/60 Estate

Background imagePicnic Collection: Shiny Airstream caravan parked near Lulworth Cove, Dorset, UK

Shiny Airstream caravan parked near Lulworth Cove, Dorset, UK

Background imagePicnic Collection: Little Women - The March family under a tree

Little Women - The March family under a tree
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - The March family under a tree, enjoying a picnic on Mrs Marchs 60th birthday. 1880

Background imagePicnic Collection: The Swing (Les Hasards heureux de l'escarpolette), ca 1767. Creator: Fragonard

The Swing (Les Hasards heureux de l'escarpolette), ca 1767. Creator: Fragonard, Jean Honoré (1732-1806)
The Swing (Les Hasards heureux de l'escarpolette), ca 1767. Found in the collection of the The Wallace Collection

Background imagePicnic Collection: Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham

Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Picnic, c1950. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imagePicnic Collection: One Kind of Picnic - Another by H. M. Bateman 2 of 2

One Kind of Picnic - Another by H. M. Bateman 2 of 2
A group attempt a countryside picnic but are beset with problems ranging from angry wasps to an irate landowner. The picture is in direct contrast to a companion picture to this

Background imagePicnic Collection: The Gardens at Stowe House, Bucks, c1785. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson

The Gardens at Stowe House, Bucks, c1785. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
The Gardens at Stowe House, Bucks, c1785. From The Connoisseur Volume 101. [The Connoisseur Ltd. London, 1938]

Background imagePicnic Collection: Italian family picnic, Florence, Italy

Italian family picnic, Florence, Italy. Date: 1980s

Background imagePicnic Collection: Works Picnic of Messrs C & E Lewis - Shoe Manufacturers, Nor

Works Picnic of Messrs C & E Lewis - Shoe Manufacturers, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. Date: 1904

Background imagePicnic Collection: Florence from near San Miniato, 1828

Florence from near San Miniato, 1828
XCF22596 Florence from near San Miniato, 1828 by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); British Museum, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imagePicnic Collection: William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge

William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge moving around in Wiltshire. Date: 1941

Background imagePicnic Collection: The Last Gleam, 1872 (oil on canvas)

The Last Gleam, 1872 (oil on canvas)
TW426743 The Last Gleam, 1872 (oil on canvas) by Linnell, James Thomas (1826-1905); 71.8x102 cm; Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, UK; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; English

Background imagePicnic Collection: Two Children Fishing in Scotland

Two Children Fishing in Scotland
GG12976 Two Children Fishing in Scotland by Leyde, Otto (1835-97); Private Collection; Photo eGavin Graham Gallery, London, UK; German, out of copyright

Background imagePicnic Collection: Poster advertising the Palace Hotel at St. Moritz, 1921 (colour lithograph)

Poster advertising the Palace Hotel at St. Moritz, 1921 (colour lithograph)
1197947 Poster advertising the Palace Hotel at St. Moritz, 1921 (colour lithograph) by Cardinaux, Emil (1877-1936); 127x90 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Swiss, out of copyright

Background imagePicnic Collection: A holiday on the Thames (engraving)

A holiday on the Thames (engraving)
3642556 A holiday on the Thames (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A holiday on the Thames)

Background imagePicnic Collection: Breakfast in the Open, 1910 (w / c & gouache on paper)

Breakfast in the Open, 1910 (w / c & gouache on paper)
CH419891 Breakfast in the Open, 1910 (w/c & gouache on paper) by Larsson, Carl (1853-1919); 65.3x98.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Swedish, out of copyright

Background imagePicnic Collection: Cooling off in the Evening at Shijogawara, ca. 1834. ca. 1834. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Cooling off in the Evening at Shijogawara, ca. 1834. ca. 1834. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Cooling off in the Evening at Shijogawara, ca. 1834

Background imagePicnic Collection: Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta

Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta
A party of people picnicking at the Henley Royal Regatta, an annual rowing event held on the River Thames near the town of Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire. Date: July 1888

Background imagePicnic Collection: Fete champetre in the time of Charles II, 1852. Artist: Tayler, John Frederick (1802-1889)

Fete champetre in the time of Charles II, 1852. Artist: Tayler, John Frederick (1802-1889)
Fete champetre in the time of Charles II, 1852. Private Collection

Background imagePicnic Collection: Poster advertising the Vauxhall Light Six car

Poster advertising the Vauxhall Light Six car -- the car for happy days. A family of five have driven out to the countryside for a picnic

Background imagePicnic Collection: QUEEN ELIZABETH I, 1575. Queen Elizabeth I at a royal picnic

QUEEN ELIZABETH I, 1575. Queen Elizabeth I at a royal picnic. Woodcut from George Turbervilles Booke of Hunting, 1575

Background imagePicnic Collection: American Forest Scene - Maple Sugaring, 1856 (colour litho)

American Forest Scene - Maple Sugaring, 1856 (colour litho)
BAL32921 American Forest Scene - Maple Sugaring, 1856 (colour litho) by Currier, N. (1813-88) and Ives, J.M. (1824-95); Private Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imagePicnic Collection: 8970304

8970304

Background imagePicnic Collection: Midgets May Party - Central Park. Group seated on grass, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Midgets May Party - Central Park. Group seated on grass, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Midgets May Party - Central Park. Group seated on grass, 1910

Background imagePicnic Collection: Tropical Fruit Pop

Tropical Fruit Pop
Uma Gokhale

Background imagePicnic Collection: Breakfast Picnic

Breakfast Picnic
Uma Gokhale

Background imagePicnic Collection: France-wine-daily life-woman

France-wine-daily life-woman
A woman holds a glass of wine as she sits on the banks of the Seine river in Paris on June 24, 2019, as temperatures soar to 33 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Background imagePicnic Collection: Bear's Picnic Day Out

Bear's Picnic Day Out
Xuan Thai

Background imagePicnic Collection: Bear's Picnic Day Out

Bear's Picnic Day Out
Xuan Thai

Background imagePicnic Collection: Picnic, Picnic, Picnic

Picnic, Picnic, Picnic
Xuan Thai

Background imagePicnic Collection: View of Rouen taken from the Quevilly road (France). Lithography (34.7x51.7 cm)

View of Rouen taken from the Quevilly road (France). Lithography (34.7x51.7 cm) by Richard Parkes Bonigton (1802-1828)
MMM5483720 View of Rouen taken from the Quevilly road (France). Lithography (34.7x51.7 cm) by Richard Parkes Bonigton (1802-1828), early 19th century

Background imagePicnic Collection: The Derby (engraving)

The Derby (engraving)
8677173 The Derby (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Derby. Illustration from The Illustrated News of the World, 1 June, 1861.); © Look and Learn

Background imagePicnic Collection: British tourists taking their Christmas lunch at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)

British tourists taking their Christmas lunch at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
NWI4884471 British tourists taking their Christmas lunch at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt). Having planted the flag of the British Empire they drink around a picnic

Background imagePicnic Collection: Everyday life, Victorian England: families gathered for a summer picnic by a river

Everyday life, Victorian England: families gathered for a summer picnic by a river
NWI4882807 Everyday life, Victorian England: families gathered for a summer picnic by a river. Leisure varies, games, boating, nap, conversation... around 1870

Background imagePicnic Collection: Attacks by a boar - Cover of 'The Eye of the Police', 1911 (engraving)

Attacks by a boar - Cover of "The Eye of the Police", 1911 (engraving)
ICA4949867 Attacks by a boar - Cover of "The Eye of the Police", 1911 (engraving); Private Collection; Photo © Caricadoc

Background imagePicnic Collection: France, Poitou-Charentes, Vienne (86), Monthoiron: Chateau, the family of chatelains, 1880

France, Poitou-Charentes, Vienne (86), Monthoiron: Chateau, the family of chatelains, 1880
LUX4806393 France, Poitou-Charentes, Vienne (86), Monthoiron: Chateau, the family of chatelains, 1880; (add.info.: France, Poitou-Charentes, Vienne (86), Monthoiron: Chateau

Background imagePicnic Collection: France, Poitou-Charentes: Clement Gladiator car car (Clement-Gladiator)

France, Poitou-Charentes: Clement Gladiator car car (Clement-Gladiator), the picnic family next to the car
LUX4802617 France, Poitou-Charentes: Clement Gladiator car car (Clement-Gladiator), the picnic family next to the car, 1910 - registration: 264-L2; (add.info.: France)

Background imagePicnic Collection: France, Poitou-Charentes: Clement Gladiator car car (Clement-Gladiator)

France, Poitou-Charentes: Clement Gladiator car car (Clement-Gladiator), the picnic family next to the car
LUX4802612 France, Poitou-Charentes: Clement Gladiator car car (Clement-Gladiator), the picnic family next to the car, 1910 - registration: 264-L2; (add.info.: France)

Background imagePicnic Collection: France, Brittany, Finistere (29), Rumengol: May 1908, the forgiveness of the Trinity Notre Dame

France, Brittany, Finistere (29), Rumengol: May 1908, the forgiveness of the Trinity Notre Dame, the church
LUX4784318 France, Brittany, Finistere (29), Rumengol: May 1908, the forgiveness of the Trinity Notre Dame, the church, pelerins picnic in the grass; (add.info.: France, Brittany, Finistere (29)

Background imagePicnic Collection: France, Brittany, Cotes-d'Armor (22), Etables-sur-Mer: August 1904, in the bay of Saint-Brieuc

France, Brittany, Cotes-d'Armor (22), Etables-sur-Mer: August 1904, in the bay of Saint-Brieuc
LUX4784262 France, Brittany, Cotes-d'Armor (22), Etables-sur-Mer: August 1904, in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, picnic in a seaside cave, 1904; (add.info.: France, Brittany, Cotes-d'Armor (22)

Background imagePicnic Collection: Greece, Chania, Crete, Bouzzou-Maria: An outdoor table, picnicking tourists, 1906

Greece, Chania, Crete, Bouzzou-Maria: An outdoor table, picnicking tourists, 1906
LUX4765256 Greece, Chania, Crete, Bouzzou-Maria: An outdoor table, picnicking tourists, 1906; (add.info.: Greece, Chania, Crete, Bouzzou-Maria: An outdoor table, picnicking tourists)



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Indulging in the quintessential British picnic experience, set against the picturesque backdrop of Nottinghamshire, UK. Our spread features a mouthwatering Melton Mowbray pork pie delicately placed on a beautifully crafted handmade ceramic plate, adding an artisanal touch to our outdoor feast. Inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder's iconic painting 'The Harvesters' from 1565, we embrace the timeless tradition of enjoying nature's bounty. As we venture further into scenic landscapes, Caernarvon Bridges beckon us with their architectural charm and serene surroundings. Captivated by Howard K Elcock's captivating photograph 'On the rails at Goodwood, ' we find solace in nature's embrace while savoring delectable treats. Taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, we transport ourselves to Paddington Station circa 1920 where refreshments were savored amidst bustling crowds and vintage charm. A classic 1968 Triumph Herald 13/60 Estate stands as a testament to enduring elegance and style—a perfect companion for our delightful escapade. With Picture No. 11672994 capturing our imagination, we envision ourselves basking in golden sunlight near Lulworth Cove in Dorset, accompanied by a shiny Airstream caravan that adds an element of luxury to our idyllic setting. Drawing inspiration from William Trost Richards' masterpiece 'The Last Gleam, ' painted in 1872 on canvas, we revel in nature's beauty as it casts its enchanting glow upon us during this tranquil picnic retreat. Embracing Shirley Markham's charming artwork titled 'Picnic' from around 1950s transports us back to simpler times when families gathered under shady trees for quality time together—much like Louisa May Alcott depicted The March family doing so eloquently within her beloved novel Little Women. Finally venturing beyond borders and immersing ourselves in Italian culture, Florence becomes our destination for an authentic family picnic experience.