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Study for The British Empire Panels, 1925, by Frank Brangwyn. Silver gelatin print, ink grid on recto and sketch on verso, Frank Brangwyn was born in 1867 in Belgium, returned to London in 1875, was employed briefly in William Morris’s workshop around 1882-84 and first exhibitied at the Royal Academy in 1885. He later went on to enjoy international success as a printmaker, illustrator, furniture designer and world renowned muralist. Via Paul Cava.

Check the detail! The Photo by Michal Dzierza, taken 12/11/2011 in Bloomsbury, London. Although not mentioned by the photographer, I strongly suspect that said cast-iron gates relate to the British Museum.

Chrissy Norman(British) Distant Pier © Chrissy Norman

Bather on the beach. Woman in knee length bathing suit. Wet hair. Man with suit and cane. 1900

Louise Richardson -- Spun Cobwebs and thorns, on flickr

Bill Brandt (British, born Germany. 1904-1983) Kensington Children’s Party c. 1934

A Holy Family, Julia Margaret Cameron, 1872. The J. Paul Getty Museum

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Barbara Hepworth (British, 1903 – 1975), carving Head, 1930

Postman and pillar box, late 1850s by British Postal Museum & Archive.

Alphonse Mucha, world renowned for his Art Nouveau graphics, used photographs of models for much of his reference material. But sometimes the photographs themselves were beautiful and had that Mucha look about them—such as this inspirational 1919 image he used as a study for a bank note design.