In this 1886 Tom Merry illustration Lord Salisbury is shown emerging from the shadows of Gladstone’s government, this politic satire was printed in the ‘St Stevens Review’. This art work is stored in the British Library.
John Cobb, the world record land speed holder, lived on Arran Way, the remains of the property were found during an excavation of the area by Tom Munnery, an archaeologist working for the Surrey County Archaeological Unit . Cobb Green is located at the end of Arran Way, very close to The Old Cottage, andContinue reading “John Cobb, Lower Green Esher”
Edward McKnight Kauffer produced this striking purple and green painting for Transport for London in 1916, and it is preserved in the TFL archive. The painting was modified into print for the No 178 Surrey Heaths advertisement. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-757 https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/artwork/item/2000-10079
This establishment dates back to 1529, and has a rich cultural heritage due to the proximity to Claremont and the position along the busy Portsmouth road.
This landscape ‘A Corner of Esher Common’ was painted by Sutton Palmer and is printed on a postcard. It is number 39 in the Surrey series.
In this 1937 landscape of Wolsey’s Tower by Colin Statham you can see Esher Palace viewed from the west with the River Mole in the foreground. This was part of a series of destination posters produced for Shell. https://nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/shell-collection/wolseys-tower-esher-place/
This idilic Christmas post card depicts the former Esher Toll Gate, located on Portsmouth Road. Below is a more photorealistic depiction of the gate in 1870.
This poster “No.3; Esher” by Clive Gardiner was produced in 1930 for the Underground Electric Railways Company and features an idilic view of Esher. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/artwork/item/1986-47