The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illu…more

Shakespeare in Art

To celebrate the 400th anniversary since the passing of “The Bard”, we’ve put together some of our favourite images to which his plays have given rise: including Wi…more

The Photographs of Hugo Simberg

Photographs from the personal archive of the Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg, offering a fascinating insight into the artist’s working practices and an intim…more

Artistic Creation (1901)

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul – one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editin…more

A Pamphlet on Verdi (1901)

A small pamphlet (in the series “Little journeys to the homes of great musicians”) on the life of the Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi, beginning with a fictionalise…more

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