Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The British Art of Illustration 1870-2009 at Chris Beetles

Jean-Marie informed us about this year's exhibition and sales of illustrations and cartoons at Chris Beetles Art Gallery (London) from 14 November 2009 till 9 January 2010.

Visit the Chris Beetles site for detailed information.

"This year’s selection will be the largest and most comprehensive in the show’s 27 year history. Ensuring our reputation as the principal dealer in British Illustration, we will display an extravaganza of pictures that covers the history of the genre in all its myriad forms.

The many exciting highlights include: quirky fairy fantasy from Charles Doyle (1832-1893), touching poetry illustrations by the influential Walter Crane (1845-1915); elegant advertisements from Fougasse (1887-1965); stylish caricatures by Sherriffs (1906-1960), bringing the excitement of Hollywood film to readers of Punch; a delightful new selection from the estate of Norman Thelwell (1923-2004); scintillating newspaper cartoons by Giles (1916-1995) and Matt (b 1964); charming picture book images from Oliver Jeffers (b 1977), and hundreds more wonderful, nostalgic, culturally relevant pictures.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a fabulous catalogue. With 200 pages of erudite essays and notes, an index that cross references all our previous catalogues, and over 430 full colour images, it will be one of the most comprehensive texts on illustration published to date.

It will be available from the gallery for £15 + £3 p&p UK"

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