MODERN PHARISEES. THE WEEK OF UNIVERSAL PRAYER. “LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US MISERABLE SINNERS.” “IN accordance with an invitation which has been issued to all Christians throughout the world, prayer meetings have been held during the last week in the Freemasons’ Tavern, Great Queen Street, under the management of the Evangelical Alliance. just as nothingContinue reading “The Days’ Doings. January 14, 1871”
The engraving of a copies of notable artworks was something of a standard practice for the publishers of The Days’ Doings. The above engraving is labelled as being after a painting by William Etty, R.A. which was first exhibited in 1825 though it it looks more like a copy of an engraving by George ThomasContinue reading “The Days’ Doings, December 31st 1870”
Balloons and Potatoes. Todays story from The Days’ Doings, page 14, column 3 is set against the siege of Paris which has been going for 90 days so far, with approximately 2 million Parisians enduring food shortages and other privations. General Louis Jules Trochu, the governor and Commander-in-chief of the city’s defenses has so farContinue reading “The Days’ Doings. December 17 1870”
The Railway Accident Near Harrow. The Body of the Driver Shelvy Watched by his Faithful Dog. “THE terrible accidents which have occurred near the Harrow Station on the London and North Western Railway, and near Shields in the North, are proofs, if any were needed, of the necessity of a thorough reform in the systemContinue reading “The Days’ Doings, December 10 1870”
Volume 1, Number 18. This engraving is after an oil painting by Charles Desire Hue entitled The Laboratory, showing Jean-Jaques Rousseau and Madame de Warens dancing about in a kitchen. The painting has alternatively been titled as Merriment, painted in 1869 and a later version in 1877, of the same scene is called Flirtation inContinue reading “The Days’ Doings, November 26th, 1870”
Volume 1, Number 17. Mademoiselle Pitteri was dancing the lead in performances of Estella at the National Standard Theatre in Shoreditch. The show was originally to have been put on at The Alhambra Music Hall but that establishments dancing licence had not yet been renewed by the Middlesex Magistrates due to a performance where aContinue reading “The Days’ Doings November 19th 1870”
Volume 1. Number 16 This weeks cover is an engraving after a painting called “Interieur Pompeien” by Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans, a Belgian artist who was living in Naples in the mid 19th century and was inspired by the excavations in Pompeii to paint in what is known as Neo-Pompeian style. This picture may have been celebratedContinue reading “The Days’ Doings November 12th 1870”
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