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"Spectators: A Tapestry of Time and Place" The Orrery by Joseph Wright

Background imageSpectators Collection: Boat Race Scenes 1903

Boat Race Scenes 1903
Scenes at the boat race: competitors and spectators

Background imageSpectators Collection: The Orrery by Joseph Wright

The Orrery by Joseph Wright (1734-1797). This artwork was painted in 1766. Its full title is A Philospher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a Lamp is put in place of the Sun

Background imageSpectators Collection: Aerial view of University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Aerial view of University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Aerial view of the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA, with the sports field and spectators clearly visible on the right. Date: 1939

Background imageSpectators Collection: Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
The magnificent Tower Ballroom, at Blackpool : spectators in the balconies enjoy refreshments while the dance floor is crowded - all in formal evening dress

Background imageSpectators Collection: Match at Hambledon / 1777

Match at Hambledon / 1777
A cricket match at Hambledon, Hampshire. The club was founded in 1750, and beat a strong All-England team in 1777. The early matches were played on Broadhalfpenny Down

Background imageSpectators Collection: HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent

HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent -- Merchant Navy training vessel. Date: circa 1946

Background imageSpectators Collection: Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Aerial view of the Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, full of spectators, with a football game taking place. Date: 1935

Background imageSpectators Collection: Tour De France 1930

Tour De France 1930
A group of Italian riders

Background imageSpectators Collection: Manchesters last tram

Manchesters last tram on its farewell journey, heading for the Depot. A group of people wave from the pavement. Date: 1949

Background imageSpectators Collection: A Game of Bowls, Britain, 1903

A Game of Bowls, Britain, 1903
Photograph showing an English gentleman about to deliver his bowl during a game of lawn bowling, 1903. Fellow players and spectators closely watch his technique

Background imageSpectators Collection: Poster, Le Mans 24 Hour Rally 1959

Poster, Le Mans 24 Hour Rally 1959
Poster, Le Mans 24 Hour Rally, 20-21 June 1959. Date: 1959

Background imageSpectators Collection: An Aerial Cricket Match of the Future, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson

An Aerial Cricket Match of the Future, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson
An Aerial Cricket Match of the Future, c1918 (1919). From The Wonder Book of Aircraft for Boys and Girls, edited by Harry Golding. [Ward. Lock & Co. Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1919]

Background imageSpectators Collection: The Palio, Siena, Italy

The Palio, Siena, Italy
The Palio - a spectacular (if rather dangerous for riders and spectators) horse race, run round the Piazza del Campo in Siena

Background imageSpectators Collection: Tour De France Bartali

Tour De France Bartali
Italian champion Gino Bartali is applauded by spectators from his own country

Background imageSpectators Collection: Crosley Field sports ground, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Crosley Field sports ground, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Crosley Field sports ground, home of the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSpectators Collection: Cycling-Fra-Paris-Roubaix

Cycling-Fra-Paris-Roubaix
Belgian Tom Boonen (R-Quick Step) rides on April 13, 2008 on the cobblestone section " The Dead Tree", during the 106th Paris-Roubaix cycling race between Compiegne and Roubaix

Background imageSpectators Collection: Goodwood by Emmwood

Goodwood by Emmwood
A montage of exciting scenes from Goodwood, including mechanics working on racing cars, portraits of motoring aces, Mike Hawthorn, Tony Rolt

Background imageSpectators Collection: Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court

Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court
The crowd, groundsmen, officials and players on the Centre Court of Wimbledon are astonished to discover the presence of a cheeky dandelion on the court

Background imageSpectators Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing biplanes flying in formation above the spectators. 1928

Background imageSpectators Collection: The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the F. A. Cup Final

The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the F. A. Cup Final
Photograph showing Wembley Stadium, during the Huddersfield Town vs. Arsenal F.A. Cup Final of 1930, with the Graf Zeppelin in the sky above

Background imageSpectators Collection: English Prizefighters

English Prizefighters
A pair of bruisers slug it out with their bare fists while a genteel crowd watches the action

Background imageSpectators Collection: Navin Field (Briggs Stadium), Detroit, Michigan, USA

Navin Field (Briggs Stadium), Detroit, Michigan, USA - Home of the Tigers. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSpectators Collection: Association Cricket Ground, Perth, Western Australia

Association Cricket Ground, Perth, Western Australia, with a crowd of spectators watching a match. Date: circa 1909

Background imageSpectators Collection: Riley Lynx of AR Rye competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935. Artist: Bill Brunell

Riley Lynx of AR Rye competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935. Artist: Bill Brunell
Riley Lynx 1089 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. BPC886. Event Entry No: 158 Driver: Rye, A.R. Retired. Place: M.C.C. Lands End Trial. Date: 19/20.4.35

Background imageSpectators Collection: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tulane Stadium (known as The Sugar Bowl), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The annual sugar bowl American football game was played here from 1935 onwards. The stadium was demolished in 1979-1980

Background imageSpectators Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageSpectators 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 imageSpectators Collection: The Airpump by Joseph Wright

The Airpump by Joseph Wright
The Air Pump by Joseph Wright (1734-1797). This artwork was painted in 1768. Its full title is An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump

Background imageSpectators Collection: 1974 Austrian GP

1974 Austrian GP
RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 18: Fans gather around the Lotus team in the paddock during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on August 18, 1974 in Red Bull Ring, Austria. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imageSpectators Collection: Judy Garland, American actress, singer and dancer, in concert at The Talk of the Town

Judy Garland, American actress, singer and dancer, in concert at The Talk of the Town nightclub in London, where she has a five week residency, pictured Thursday 16th January 1969

Background imageSpectators Collection: Sport - Empire - Commonwealth Games - Cardiff - 1958 - Competitors in the marathon race

Sport - Empire - Commonwealth Games - Cardiff - 1958 - Competitors in the marathon race leave the stadium amidst the cheers of spectators in Westgate Street

Background imageSpectators Collection: Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, book by General Lew Wallace

Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, book by General Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, jacket design of the book by General Lew Wallace, published by Sears, Roebuck and Co, Chicago, USA. 20th century

Background imageSpectators Collection: The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman

The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman
Golfers and spectators alike suffer heat exhaustion at the golf Open. Date: 1950

Background imageSpectators Collection: Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Musical party given by Ca

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Musical party given by Ca
Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Italian painter. Musical party given by Cardinal De La Rochefoucauld at the Argentina Theatre in Rome in 1747. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageSpectators Collection: The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad

The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad, 1888. People cavort in fancy dress through the street, some playing banjos, others brandishing what looks like bladders on sticks

Background imageSpectators Collection: Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring

Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring
The interior of Fives Court in Little St. Martins Lane, a popular venue for the Fancy in the heyday of the prize ring, showing Jack Randall and Ned Turner sparring

Background imageSpectators Collection: Coronation procession at Oxford Circus, 1953

Coronation procession at Oxford Circus, 1953
The colour and pageantry of the Coronation procession - detachments of the Foot Guards marching along Oxford Street into Oxford Circus showing the vast crowds lining the decorated route. Date: 1953

Background imageSpectators Collection: General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1

General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1
Scene during General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem during the First World War. Date: 11 December 1917

Background imageSpectators Collection: Aerial View of Lords Cricket Ground, London, 1921

Aerial View of Lords Cricket Ground, London, 1921
Aerial photograph of Lords Cricket Ground during the second Test Match between England and Australia, 11th June 1921. On this day 30, 000 spectators crammed into Lord s

Background imageSpectators Collection: Richard II interrupting a tournament

Richard II interrupting a tournament
Richard II stopping a tournament between Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, and Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford -- a scene which comes at the beginning of Shakespeares play

Background imageSpectators Collection: Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta
A stylised illustration of a view at Henley Regatta, started in 1839 by a local solicitor and one of the highlights of the summer social calendar being the most famous rowing event of the year

Background imageSpectators Collection: Christ before the High Priest, 1617 (oil on canvas)

Christ before the High Priest, 1617 (oil on canvas)
XCF285144 Christ before the High Priest, 1617 (oil on canvas) by Honthorst, Gerrit van (1590-1656); 272x183 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageSpectators Collection: The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas)

The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas)
XOS1127595 The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 83.5x77.2 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Class conducted by Jules Perrot)

Background imageSpectators Collection: A sack race in Swanley, Kent. 1939

A sack race in Swanley, Kent. 1939

Background imageSpectators Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageSpectators Collection: Bystander Greyhound Racing Number

Bystander Greyhound Racing Number
Front cover of The Bystanders special greyhound racing number, featuring greyhounds being released from the traps in front of a stadium crowd

Background imageSpectators Collection: BSCC 1959: Round 7 Brands Hatch

BSCC 1959: Round 7 Brands Hatch
BRANDS HATCH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 29: Jack Sears leads the pack on the way to winning at Brands Hatch during the Round 7 Brands Hatch at Brands Hatch on August 29, 1959 in Brands Hatch

Background imageSpectators Collection: RMS Queen Mary leaving Clyde shipyards, near Glasgow

RMS Queen Mary leaving Clyde shipyards, near Glasgow
RMS Queen Mary (Cunard-White Star liner) leaving the John Brown shipyards on the River Clyde, near Glasgow, on her completion. Date: 1934



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"Spectators: A Tapestry of Time and Place" The Orrery by Joseph Wright: Witness the awe-struck spectators as they marvel at the celestial wonders unfolding before their eyes. Aerial view of University, Dayton, Ohio, USA: From high above, a sea fills the university grounds, eagerly awaiting an event that will shape their future. Manchester's last tram: Nostalgia fills the air as onlookers bid farewell to an era gone by, capturing a moment in time cherished by both young and old. HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent: As majestic ships sail into the horizon, captivated spectators line the shores with admiration for these vessels that embody strength and adventure. Tower Ballroom, Blackpool: In this grand ballroom adorned with elegance and grace, dancers twirl under sparkling chandeliers while enchanted observers revel in their mesmerizing performances. Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court: Amidst fierce competition on Wimbledon's hallowed ground stands a player who finds solace in nature's simple beauty – watched closely by curious fans who appreciate life's delicate moments. Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: Roaring cheers erupt from passionate supporters as they rally behind their team within this colossal stadium – united in spirit and pride. The Palio Siena Italy: Vibrant colors blur past cheering crowds during this exhilarating horse race through ancient streets – where centuries-old traditions ignite fervor among enthusiastic spectators. Match at Hambledon / 1777 : Step back in time to witness gentlemen clad in waistcoats engage in a spirited cricket match - an emblematic scene showcasing British sportsmanship amidst eager viewership. Goodwood by Emmwood : At Goodwood Racecourse’s picturesque setting unfolds thrilling races where horses gallop towards victory while fashionably dressed attendees soak up every moment of this prestigious event.