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Humorous Collection

"Mrs Tabitha's Cat Academy: Where Even Louis Wain Would Be Impressed. " "These Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Have Mastered the Art of Sitting

Background imageHumorous Collection: Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sitting, black-and-tan, tricolour, blenheim and ruby coated

Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sitting, black-and-tan, tricolour, blenheim and ruby coated, sitting in autumn leaves

Background imageHumorous Collection: African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) juveniles playing with the leg of an impala, trying

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) juveniles playing with the leg of an impala, trying to drag it in three different directions. Mkuze, South Africa

Background imageHumorous Collection: Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman

Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman is an humorous illustration of a Judge sitting in the courtroom balancing a feather or quill on his nose

Background imageHumorous Collection: Mrs Tabithas Cat Academy Louis Wain

Mrs Tabithas Cat Academy Louis Wain
Humorous illustration by Louis Wain (1860-1939) showing a feline teacher instructing her kitten pupils

Background imageHumorous Collection: Axolotl {Siredon / Ambystoma mexicanum} albino, captive

Axolotl {Siredon / Ambystoma mexicanum} albino, captive

Background imageHumorous Collection: Little owl {Athene noctua) pair perched, courtship behaviour, Spain

Little owl {Athene noctua) pair perched, courtship behaviour, Spain

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman

The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a reversal of roles. A group of jockeys in different coloured silks sprint for the finishing post while excitable horses in the stands cheer on the winner

Background imageHumorous 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 imageHumorous Collection: All Aboard for Brooklands by The Tout 1931

All Aboard for Brooklands by The Tout 1931
Humorous colour illustration by The Tout showing caricatures of various personalities from the motoring world in 1931. From left: Lord Howe, Mr. Raymond Mays, Mr. Hugh P

Background imageHumorous Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imageHumorous Collection: His Masters Breath - Satire

His Masters Breath - Satire
His Masters Breath Satirical play on the dog/gramophone logo for His Masters Voice, substituting the music player for a whiskey jar and funnel

Background imageHumorous Collection: Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson

Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson
Another well-thought-out experiment in dentistry from Heath Robinson, the Gadget King and mastermind behind endless convoluted contraptions and silly ideas. Date: 1927

Background imageHumorous Collection: Guinness As Usual

Guinness As Usual, Guinness Is Good For You pub sign, Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageHumorous Collection: Beagling by H. M. Bateman

Beagling by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a number of fashionably dressed society folk following foxhounds round in a circle in a ploughed, muddy field. Date: 1930

Background imageHumorous Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageHumorous Collection: Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson

Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson
The Pilsener Pump for tapping the enemys beer; another hilariously convoluted contraption to foil the enemy during World War I from William Heath Robinson

Background imageHumorous Collection: Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water

Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water along the Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope of the Brooks Range, Alaska

Background imageHumorous Collection: Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water along

Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water along the Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope of the Brooks Range, Alaska

Background imageHumorous Collection: Flemish giant rabbit with ears erect

Flemish giant rabbit with ears erect

Background imageHumorous Collection: Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog

Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog
Unusual Friends - Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog. 1960s

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman

The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman
A shop assistant finally loses the plot after bringing out roll upon roll of material for a demanding customer to choose from. 1929

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Gun Who Picked up his Bird by H. M. Bateman

The Gun Who Picked up his Bird by H. M. Bateman
Etiquette gone awry during a shoot when one man retrieves his own bird rather than allowing the gundogs to do so. The result is an utterly incensed gundog

Background imageHumorous Collection: Andrews Liver Salt poster by John Hassall

Andrews Liver Salt poster by John Hassall
I must have left it behind. A bemused gent scratches his head as he searches his suitcase for his precious tin of Andrews Liver Salt. It is, of course, in his back trouser pocket. Date: c.1920

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageHumorous 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 imageHumorous Collection: Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood
Three little monkeys chuckle with glee as Gran pop, the orang utan character created by artist Lawson Wood entertains them with a shadow puppet show. Date: 1935

Background imageHumorous Collection: Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood

Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood
Four portly prison officers and policemen force feed a handcuffed suffragette Christmas pudding from the police buffet trolley in Holloway Prison. Date: 1912

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Man Who Missed The Ball On The First Tee At St. Andrews

The Man Who Missed The Ball On The First Tee At St. Andrews
Golfer spinning around after an overly violent swing. 1925

Background imageHumorous Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background imageHumorous Collection: Trolls outside store in Flam Village, Sognefjorden, Western Fjords, Norway

Trolls outside store in Flam Village, Sognefjorden, Western Fjords, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageHumorous Collection: Bald Eagle - Being harassed by crow during winter snowstorm. Alaska. BE2635

Bald Eagle - Being harassed by crow during winter snowstorm. Alaska. BE2635
TOM-699 Bald Eagle - Being harassed by crow during winter snowstorm Alaska, USA Haliaeetus leucocephalus Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageHumorous Collection: Comic postcard, Donald McGill self-portrait Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Donald McGill self-portrait Date: 20th century

Background imageHumorous Collection: Orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) portrait of mother with baby, occurs in Borneo

Orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) portrait of mother with baby, occurs in Borneo, captive, Endangered

Background imageHumorous Collection: Common kingfisher on No Fishing sign (Alcedo atthis) UK

Common kingfisher on No Fishing sign (Alcedo atthis) UK

Background imageHumorous Collection: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) young bear rolling around in the snow

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) young bear rolling around in the snow, on newly formed pack ice during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska

Background imageHumorous Collection: Horse and Boxer dog

Horse and Boxer dog
Unusual Friends - horse and Boxer dog. 1950s

Background imageHumorous Collection: Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood

Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood
A cheeky young lad chuckles to himself after placing a sign for fattened geese on the posterior of a rather plump lady who is herself choosing which goose to buy for her Christmas dinner. Date: 1909

Background imageHumorous Collection: Mixing treated asbestos fibre, Heath Robinson machine

Mixing treated asbestos fibre, Heath Robinson machine
Efficient plant for the successful mixing of treated asbestos fibre with cement. A drawing done by William Heath Robinson for Turners Asbestos Cement Co

Background imageHumorous Collection: Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson

Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson
A patent double-action grinder for mashing asbestos fibre - a drawing done for Turners Asbestos Cement Co by William Heath Robinson, renowned for his machines and convoluted contraptions. Date: c.1925

Background imageHumorous Collection: Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman

Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman
Cause and Effect - or, how two moods can change places. A dental patient enters a surgery clearly terrified at what lies ahead of him, but such is his struggle

Background imageHumorous Collection: A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman

A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman
Someone elses table - a little impression, by H. M. Bateman. A game of billiards descends into raucous laughter as one player accidentally rips a hole in the green baize. Date: 1918

Background imageHumorous Collection: Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow

Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow
No III - Building a bungalow: Now, having made a good start with your music-room, place your piano in position. A rather back to front way of house construction from the crazy mind of William Heath

Background imageHumorous Collection: Nun Swivels Hula Hoop On Hips

Nun Swivels Hula Hoop On Hips
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: October 18, 1958. Benedictine Sisters at the Christ King Convent in Oklahoma City try their hand at the hula hoop craze that is sweeping the country

Background imageHumorous Collection: A cunning stroke by William Heath Robinson

A cunning stroke by William Heath Robinson
A clever but unsportsmanlike contrivance to increase buoyance and prevent fatigue among Channel swimmers. A useful inflatable idea to help long-distance swimmers by the gadget king

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Guard Who Dropped It

The Guard Who Dropped It
A humorous illustration showing a terrified guardsman who has dropped his rifle. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander

Background imageHumorous Collection: The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson

The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson
Humorous designs for London fancy dress parties by William Heath Robinson. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageHumorous Collection: Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water along

Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing and trying to balance in shallow water along the Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope of the Brooks Range, Alaska




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"Mrs Tabitha's Cat Academy: Where Even Louis Wain Would Be Impressed. " "These Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Have Mastered the Art of Sitting. . And Stealing Hearts. " "Little Owl Lovebirds in Spain: Witness Their Adorable Courtship Behaviour. " "When Deceiving Invaders Becomes a Hilarious Game of Guessing the Tide State" "The Albino Axolotl: A Captive Comedian with a Smile That Will Melt Your Heart" "African Wild Dog Juveniles Playfully Attempt to Conquer an Impala Leg - Who Will Win?" "H. M. Bateman Presents 'The Favourite Wins' - A Humorous Take on Life's Unexpected Victories" "Guinness As Usual: The Perfect Companion for Every Laugh-Out-Loud Moment" "William Heath Robinson Strikes Again with 'A Decided Catch' - Prepare for Ingenious Laughter. " "A. E. Bestall Takes Us on an Epic Journey with 'The Last Caravan' - Adventure Meets Comedy" "In 'His Masters Breath', Satire Reigns Supreme - Get Ready for Some Side-Splitting Parodies" "Bound to Draw You In, William Heath Robinson Delivers Another Whimsical Masterpiece.