This painting, titled
The Homecoming from Gallipoli , 15 July 1915, is by New Zealand artist Walter Armiger Bowring (1874 – 1931). It depicts soldiers returning home from the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War.
2779 New Zealanders – one-sixth of those who fought – died in the campaign.
Art, Early 20th Century, History, Military, On This Day, World War One
1910s, 1915, Art, Early 20th Century, First World War, Gallipoli, Military, New Zealand, New Zealand History, Painting, Walter Armiger Bowring, War, World War One
Happy Christmas Eve! Here’s is a season-appropriate painting by French artist
Timoléon Marie Lobrichon (1831-1914), titled La Vitrine du magasin de jouets.
depicts Christmas Day in the London Bridge Canteen HRH Princess Helena Victoria, creator and Chairman of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee of the YMCA paying a visit to workers during the First World War.
The princess, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, was one of a number of royals to drop German names from her title at the outbreak of the war. She never married, but went on to live through both World Wars.
The image was created by war artist
Clare Atwood in 1920. Atwood, an unusual woman for her time, was a known lesbian who lived in a ménage à trois relationship with two other women until their deaths.
Art, British History, Early 20th Century, History, World War One
1910s, 1920, 1920s, Art, British History, Christmas, Clare Atwood, Early 20th Century, English History, European Royalty, First World War, London, Painting, Princess Helena Victoria, War, World War One
Today is Christmas Eve according to the old calendar, and tonight millions of people (including Ukrainians like me) celebrate with a twelve-dish dinner.
With the disaster surrounding us and a house full of smoke, this is going to be an odd one.
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19th Century, Art, Christmas, Europe 1800s, Painting, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Ukrainian Christmas, Ukrainian History
This painting depicts Christmas dinner in the
Ruhleben internment camp in Germany in 1917. The camp, located west of Berlin, housed between 4000 and 5500 mainly British prisoners during the First World War.
The work was created by Anglo-Dutch artist
Nico Jungmann, who was interned at Ruhleben because he was a naturalised British citizen.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museums.
Art, British History, Early 20th Century, History, On This Day, World War One
1910s, 1917, Art, British History, Christmas, Early 20th Century, First World War, German History, Germany, Nico Jungmann, Painting, War, War Art, World War One
Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the future Queen of the United Kingdom, is depicted in this painting by
Henry Nelson O’Neil arriving in England on the 7th of March, 1863.
Alexandra travelled to
Gravesend in Kent, England by royal yacht to marry Prince Albert Edward, the future King Edward VII.
The royal couple married three days later, on the 10th.
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The Christian Martyrs Of Nagasaki
(painted 16th-17th century).
5th of February, 1597, a group of Catholics were executed by crucifixion in Nagasaki, Japan.
The victims were four Spaniards, one Mexican, one Indian (all Franciscan missionaries), three Japanese Jesuits, and seventeen Japanese members of the Third Order of St Francis (including children).
The atrocity was carried out on the orders of
Generations later it was discovered that Japan had a community of underground
“hidden Catholics” who had not been discouraged by the persecution.
The Catholic church of Nagasaki
was ground zero when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 at the end of the Second World War.
16th Century, Art, History, On This Day
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: A group of women in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland paint the hull of a Royal Navy Motor Launch with January 1917 anti-fouling paint on a snowy day. First World War.
Art, British History, Early 20th Century, History, Military, World War One
Art, Britain, British History, Early 20th Century, First World War, Military, Painting, Royal Navy, Scotland, Scottish History, War, Women's History, World War One
The manor house of
Cheylesmore, England in a watercolour and ink painting by William Henry Brooke, dated the 25th of December, 1820. Parts of the building date back to the year 1250, and some of its most famous residents were Edward, the Black Prince and Henry VI.
Unfortunately, much of what did survive the Second World War was demolished in a development project in the 1950s.
Cheylesmore now makes up part of the southern half of the city of
Coventry in the West Midlands.
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Christmas Morning (1885) by British painter Charles William Mansel Lewis
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