The Illustrators 2011

14 November 2011 - 3 January 2012


This extraordinary exhibition covers the remarkable history of British illustration over the last century and includes original works by household names such as Arthur Rackham, E H Shepard, William Heath Robinson, The Walt Disney Studio, Ronald Searle, Quentin Blake and Oliver Jeffers.

The Illustrators is presented in association with the Chris Beetles Gallery in London; Chris Beetles has championed the innovative world of illustration for the last thirty-five years, producing outstanding annual exhibitions and museum quality catalogues which have stimulated this formerly overlooked area of collectable art. Carefully selected from their extensive collection these works are being shown in Leeds for the very first time.

All works in this exhibition are for sale.

A selection of books are available including signed, first edition and out of print titles illustrated by many of the featured artists.

Events and readings at the gallery and around Leeds will take place throughout November and December 2011, please contact the gallery for more information or check for updates on Twitter.

                           


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Exhibition Catalogue

THE LARGE SASH BOW

KATE GREENAWAY, RI (1846-1901)
PENCIL
4 1/2 X 2 INCHES

£1000.00

THE DOVE AND THE ANT

HENRY JUSTICE FORD (1860-1941)
PEN AND INK
3 1/2 X 3 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
MRS ARTHUR BROOKFIELD, AESOP'S FABLES FOR LITTLE READERS, LONDON: T FISHER UNWIN, [1888], PAGE 20

£550.00

THE FOX AND THE STORK

HENRY JUSTICE FORD (1860-1941)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
PEN AND INK
3 X 4 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
MRS ARTHUR BROOKFIELD, AESOP'S FABLES FOR LITTLE READERS, LONDON: T FISHER UNWIN, [1888], PAGE 28

£750.00

THE BEAR AND THE HONEY

HENRY JUSTICE FORD (1860-1941)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
PEN AND INK
5 1/4 X 3 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
MRS ARTHUR BROOKFIELD, AESOP'S FABLES FOR LITTLE READERS, LONDON: T FISHER UNWIN, [1888], PAGE 59

£850.00

THE SON MADE A CIRCLE, AND HIS FATHER AND HE TOOK THEIR PLACES WITHIN IT, AND THE LITTLE BLACK MANNIKIN APPEARED

ARTHUR RACKHAM, VPRWS (1867-1939)
SIGNED AND DATED 1909
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
8 1/4 X 6 1/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
1 MRS EDGAR LUCAS (TRANSLATOR), THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, LONDON: FREEMANTLE & CO, 1900, PAGE 394, 'THE KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN' (IN BLACK AND WHITE)
2 MRS EDGAR LUCAS (TRANSLATOR), THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, LONDON: CONSTABLE & CO, 1909, FACING PAGE 274, 'THE KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN(IN COLOUR)

£12500.00

THE PROPOSAL SCREEN FOR MAKING PROPOSALS IN CROWDED ROOMS

WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON (1872-1944)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN AND INK
4 1/4 X 5 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
W HEATH ROBINSON AND CECIL HUNT, HOW TO RUN A COMMUNAL HOME, LONDON: HUTCHINSON & CO, 1943, PAGE VIII

£750.00

STUDYING THE UNSOCIAL AND PREDATORY HABITS OF THE MOSQUITO

WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON (1872-1944)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN AND INK
4 1/4 X 4 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
W HEATH ROBINSON AND CECIL HUNT, HOW TO RUN A COMMUNAL HOME, LONDON: HUTCHINSON & CO, 1943, PAGE 3, 'INTRODUCTION'

£1250.00

HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES

WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON (1872-1944)
SIGNED
PEN AND INK
13 3/4 X 10 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES, LONDON: CONSTABLE & CO, 1913, TITLE PAGE

£5500.00

SET OF TEA-THINGS IN THE TOY-SHOP WINDOW

ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD, MC OBE (1879-1976)
SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND ARTIST'S ADDRESS ON REVERSE
PEN AND INK

£3750.00

NIGHTMARE!

HENRY MAYO BATEMAN (1887-1970)
SIGNED
PEN INK AND MONOCHROME WATERCOLOUR
13 1/2 X 10 INCHES

£4500.00

THE PRIVATE VIEW

HENRY MAYO BATEMAN (1887-1970)
SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED 1914
PEN INK AND MONOCHROME WATERCOLOUR
14 X 9 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED: THE STRAND MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 1916, PAGE 218, 'THE HUMOUR OF H M BATEMAN'; H M BATEMAN, MORE DRAWINGS, LONDON: METHUEN & CO, 1922, PAGE 17

£5500.00

THE STORY OF ROBERT AND THE TELEPHONE: WITH THUMPING HEART POOR ROBERT FLED BACK TO HIS SAFE AND FRIENDLY BED

ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD, MC OBE (1879-1976)
SIGNED
PEN AND INK
5 X 9 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
PUNCH, 17 JULY 1935, PAGE 75; JAN STRUTHER, THE MODERN STRUWWELPETER, LONDON: METHUEN, 1936, PAGES 36-37

£1450.00

THE CATS PUT ON THEIR HELMETS, AND MASTER PACKED THE LUGGAGE IN THE SAUCY CATSULE

KATHLEEN HALE, OBE (1898-2000)
INSCRIBED WITH COLOUR ANNOTATIONS BELOW MOUNT
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL AND BODYCOLOUR
3 3/4 X 6 1/2 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR KATHLEEN HALE, ORLANDO THE MARMALADE CAT GOES TO THE MOON, LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1968, PAGE 7

£1450.00

'HOW PEACEFUL IT IS,' PURRED GRACE HAPPILY

KATHLEEN HALE, OBE (1898-2000)
PEN INK AND MONOCHROME WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR AND PENCIL
6 3/4 X 6 3/4 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR KATHLEEN HALE, ORLANDO THE MARMALADE CAT GOES TO THE MOON, LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1968, PAGE 16

£950.00

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

ROWLAND EMETT, OBE (1906-1990)
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
9 1/4 X 11 3/4 INCHES

£2750.00

PADDINGTON AT THE SEA-SIDE

FRED BANBERY (1913-1999)
WATERCOLOUR WITH PEN AND INK
8 X 6 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
MICHAEL BOND, PADDINGTON AT THE SEASIDE, LONDON: COLLINS, 1975, FRONT COVER

£3750.00

PADDINGTON LEFT A TRAIL OF MARMALADE SANDWICHES BEHIND HIM

FRED BANBERY (1913-1999)
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
5 1/2 X 11 1/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE ESTATE OF FRED BANBERY

ILLUSTRATED:
MICHAEL BOND, PADDINGTON AT THE TOWER, LONDON: COLLINS, 1975, PAGES 2-3

£3500.00

CONTENTMENT

JOHN WARD, CBE RA (1917-2007)
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
14 X 10 INCHES

£1450.00

HIGH JUMP

NORMAN THELWELL (1923-2004)
PEN AND INK
4 1/2 X 3 1/2 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

£1250.00

HORSE AND RIDER

NORMAN THELWELL (1923-2004)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
PEN AND INK
1 1/4 X 1 1/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

ILLUSTRATED:
NORMAN THELWELL, THELWELL IN ORBIT, LONDON: METHUEN & CO, 1961, PAGE 5, CONTENTS

£1250.00

PENELOPE RIDES AGAIN

NORMAN THELWELL (1923-2004)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PENCIL
8 1/4 X 6 1/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR NORMAN THELWELL, PENELOPE RIDES AGAIN,
LONDON: METHUEN & CO, 1989, COVER

£3750.00

HOMES AND GARDENS

NORMAN THELWELL (1923-2004)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
PEN AND INK
1 3/4 X 1 1/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

ILLUSTRATED:
NORMAN THELWELL, THELWELL IN ORBIT, LONDON: METHUEN & CO, 1961, PAGE 5, CONTENTS

£325.00

SNOW WHITE CLUTCHED HER QUILT

WALT DISNEY STUDIO
HAND PAINTED CELL ON COURVOISIER BACKGROUND
7 X 6 INCHES

£6500.00

MICKEY MOUSE

FRED MOORE (1910-1952)
SIGNED
RED CHALK
9 1/4 X 7 INCHES

£850.00

DONALD DUCK

WALT DISNEY STUDIO
PENCIL AND RED CRAYON
10 X 12 INCHES

DRAWING FOR ORPHAN’S PICNIC (1936) IN WHICH DONALD DUCK IS SEEN IN ONE OF HIS PATENTED FITS OF ANGER AS HE IS HECKLED BY THE MICE CHILDREN AT A SUMMER PICNIC.

THE ANIMATOR OF THIS SCENE IS NOT KNOWN BECAUSE OF THE INCOMPLETENESS OF DISNEY STUDIO CREDITS THROUGH THE MID 1930S.

£650.00

GRUMPY

WALT DISNEY STUDIO
PENCIL AND RED CRAYON
10 X 12 INCHES

DRAWING FOR SNOW WHITE (1937)

£750.00

SEARLE'S EYE-VIEW NO 40: N F SIMPSON

RONALD SEARLE, CBE HRWS (Born 1920)
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED 'IMAGINARY PORTRAITS: 40 N F SIMPSON'
INSCRIBED WITH PUBLICATION DETAILS AND DATED '1962' ON REVERSE
PEN AND INK
15 X 13 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
PUNCH, 12 SEPTEMBER 1962, PAGE 392

£2750.00

MR LEMON HART EARWIG CATCHING IN THE GARDEN

RONALD SEARLE, CBE HRWS (Born 1920)
SIGNED
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR
16 X 12 INCHES

Ronald Searle contributed to the Lemon Hart advertising campaign for eleven years, between 1951 and 1962.

£5500.00

GODIVA RIDES AGAIN

RONALD SEARLE, CBE HRWS (Born 1920)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL
9 1/2 X 12 1/4 INCHES

PENCIL DRAWING OF AMOROUS CATS ON REVERSE

£3750.00

'I WISH I WAS CLEVER!'

RONALD SEARLE, CBE HRWS (Born 1920)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
STAMPED WITH ARTIST'S ADDRESS ON REVERSE
PEN AND INK
13 3/4 X 10 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
FRANK CARPENTER, SIX ANIMAL PLAYS, LONDON: METHUEN, 1953, PAGE 36, 'THE MAGIC OWL'

£3250.00

PAT CALLED TO JESS AND RATTLED HIS DISH. 'COME ON, JESS, TIME FOR SUPPER!'

JOAN HICKSON (Born 1929)
WATERCOLOUR AND BODYCOLOUR
7 1/4 X 13 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
JOHN CUNLIFFE, A SONG FOR JESS, LONDON: SCHOLASTIC, 1992
[UNPAGINATED]

£350.00

PAT DRIVES THROUGH THE MUD

JOAN HICKSON (Born 1929)
WATERCOLOUR AND BODYCOLOUR WITH PEN AND INK
6 1/2 X 9 INCHES

DRAWN FOR BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED IN JOHN CUNLIFFE, POSTMAN PAT WINS A PRIZE, LONDON: HIPPO BOOKS, 1991, COVER, [UNPAGINATED]

£350.00

AN AMAZING STORY

QUENTIN BLAKE, CBE RDI HRWS (Born 1932)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE ON REVERSE
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
8 1/2 X 11 INCHES

£2750.00

NONSTOP NONSENSE

QUENTIN BLAKE, CBE RDI HRWS (Born 1932)
SIGNED
PEN AND INK
5 X 13 1/4 INCHES

DRAWN FOR BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED IN MARGARET MAHY, NONSTOP NONSENSE, LONDON: J M DENT & SONS, 1977

£1750.00

FOUR RAGGED MEN WERE RUNNING LIKE SCARECROWS FROM THE COTTAGE AND CACKLING WICKEDLY. EACH OF THEM WAS CARRYING AN ARMFUL OF BOOTS

QUENTIN BLAKE, CBE RDI HRWS (Born 1932)
SIGNED
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
10 1/4 X 16 3/4 INCHES

SIMILAR TO QUENTIN BLAKE, SNUFF, LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1973, [UNPAGINATED]

£4500.00

THE WOODEN DRAGON

QUENTIN BLAKE, CBE RDI HRWS (Born 1932)
SIGNED
SIGNED BELOW MOUNT
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
12 X 20 1/2 INCHES

DRAWN FOR JACKANORY, BBC TELEVISION, CAPTION BOARD FOR 'DRAGONS ARE A NUISANCE', PROBABLY DURING THE 1970S

£4250.00

A DULL DAY IN THE DESERT

QUENTIN BLAKE, CBE RDI HRWS (Born 1932)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE ON REVERSE
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
9 1/2 X 12 1/2 INCHES

£1750.00

SIR CEDRIC PUREHEART

ROY GERRARD (1935-1997)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL

ILLUSTRATED:
ROY GERRARD, SIR CEDRIC RIDES AGAIN, LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1986, TITLE PAGE

£950.00

AND THEN, TO THEIR ETERNAL JOY, GWEN HAD A BOUNCING BABY BOY, AND TWO YEARS LATER IT BEFELL SHE HAD A LITTLE GIRL AS WELL. CHARLES LEFT THE ARMY, FOR HIS PLAN WAS TO BECOME A FAMILY MAN

ROY GERRARD (1935-1997)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED 'ON THE VILLAGE GREEN' AND NUMBERED '10' ON REVERSE
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR AND PENCIL
5 INCHES DIAMETER

ILLUSTRATED:
ROY GERRARD, THE FAVERSHAMS, LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1982, [UNPAGINATED]

£850.00

WITH ME A CHICKEN PECKS AND CLUCKS, HER VOICE IS DIFFERENT FROM A DUCK'S

JOHN BURNINGHAM (Born 1936)
INK AND CRAYON
6 3/4 X 6 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
JOHN BURNINGHAM'S ANIMAL CHATTER, LONDON: WALKER BOOKS, 1984, PAGE 13

£750.00

AND SENT A SHOT WHISTLING OVER SILVER'S HEAD ...

MICHAEL FOREMAN, RDI (Born 1938)
SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND 'TREASURE ISLAND', AND DATED 2009
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL
7 X 17 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, MICHAEL FOREMAN'S TREASURE ISLAND, LONDON: PAVILION CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2009, PAGES 224-225

£1450.00

THE CRUISE OF THE CORACLE

MICHAEL FOREMAN, RDI (Born 1938)
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND 'TREASURE ISLAND' BELOW MOUNT
WATERCOLOUR AND BODYCOLOUR WITH PENCIL
13 1/4 X 20 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, MICHAEL FOREMAN'S TREASURE ISLAND, LONDON: PAVILION CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2009, PAGES 152-153

£3500.00

THE LAST OF THE BLIND MAN

MICHAEL FOREMAN, RDI (Born 1938)
SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND 'TREASURE ISLAND', AND DATED 2009
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL
14 1/4 X 10 1/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, MICHAEL FOREMAN'S TREASURE ISLAND, LONDON: PAVILION CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2009, PAGE 37

£2250.00

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

MICHAEL FOREMAN, RDI (Born 1938)
SIGNED
WATERCOLOUR
13 X 20 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
LEWIS CARROLL, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, LONDON: CHRYSALIS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2004, COVER

£2750.00

THE MAN IN THE WILDERNESS ASKED ME, HOW MANY STRAWBERRIES GROW IN THE SEA? I ANSWERED HIM AS I THOUGHT GOOD, AS MANY AS HERRINGS GROW IN THE WOOD

TONY ROSS (Born 1938)
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
9 X 7 1/2 INCHES

£950.00

ALICE AND THE WHITE QUEEN

HELEN OXENBURY (Born 1938)
SIGNED
WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL
10 X 8 INCHES

DRAWN FOR BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED IN LEWIS CAROLL, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, LONDON: WALKER BOOKS, 2005

£2750.00

THE BOY AND HIS DOG

HELEN OXENBURY (Born 1938)
SIGNED
WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL
11 X 10 INCHES

DRAWN FOR BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED IN RUTH KRAUSS, THE GROWING STORY, LONDON: HARPER COLLINS, 2007

£2750.00

NEXT MORNING

NICK BUTTERWORTH (Born 1946)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH PUBLICATION DETAILS BELOW MOUNT
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL
9 1/4 X 14 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
NICK BUTTERWORTH, OWL TAKES CHARGE (PERCY THE PARK KEEPER), LONDON: HARPER COLLINS, 2000, [UNPAGINATED]

£1750.00

FUN AT CHRISTMAS

NICK BUTTERWORTH (Born 1946)
SIGNED
INSCRIBED WITH PUBLICATION DETAILS AND DATED '92 BELOW MOUNT
WATERCOLOUR WITH CRAYON, PENCIL AND BODYCOLOUR
12 3/4 X 20 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
W H SMITH, CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE, FRONT AND BACK COVER, 1992

£4500.00

'AHA! HERE IT IS,' SAID PERCY. 'STRING. WE'LL NEED THIS TODAY.'

NICK BUTTERWORTH (Born 1946)
SIGNED
PENCIL ON TRACING PAPER
3 X 3 1/4 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR NICK BUTTERWORTH, THE SECRET PATH, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS, 1994, [UNPAGINATED]

£350.00

MAKE A LITTLE NOISE, DO A LITTLE DANCE...

PETER CROSS (Born 1951)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
WATERCOLOUR WITH PEN AND INK
7 X 4 1/4 INCHES

£450.00

'DON'T MAKE SO MUCH NOISE, OR YOU'LL WAKE HER UP!'

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INTIALS
ACRYLIC
3 1/2 X 7 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON RETOLD BY JANE FALLOON, THUMBELINA, LONDON: PAVILION, 1997

£350.00

croc WORRIED about the time

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
WATERCOLOUR WITH COLOURED PENCIL
5 1/2 X 7 3/4 INCHES

DRAWN FOR BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED IN EMMA CHICHESTER-CLARK, MELROSE AND CROC. A HERO'S BIRTHDAY, LONDON: HARPER COLLINS, 2008, [UNPAGINATED]

£750.00

ROLY, POLY TICKLY TUMMY!

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
WATERCOLOUR WITH COLOURED PENCIL
5 1/2 X 8 1/2 INCHES

DRAWN FOR BUT NOT ILLUSTRATED IN EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, WILL AND SQUILL, LONDON: ANDERSEN PRESS, 2005, [UNPAGINATED]

£450.00

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL AND COLOURED PENCIL
11 X 19 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
SAVIOUR PIROTTA, THE SLEEPING PRINCESS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES FROM GRIMM, LONDON: ORCHARD BOOKS, 2002, PAGES 26-27, 'THE MAGIC GINGERBREAD HOUSE'

£2250.00

SHE WENT ON FALLING

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL
7 1/4 X 3 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, TEA WITH AUNT AUGUSTA, LONDON: METHUEN, 1991

£350.00

EVERY PRINCESS GOT INTO A BOAT

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL AND COLOURED PENCIL
11 X 20 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
SAVIOUR PIROTTA, THE SLEEPING PRINCESS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES FROM GRIMM, LONDON: ORCHARD BOOKS, 2002, PAGES 124-125, 'THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES'

£3500.00

RAPUNZEL AND THE PRINCE TRAVELLED BACK TO HIS FATHER'S KINGDOM, WHERE THEY LIVED HAPPILY

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL AND COLOURED PENCIL
3 X 6 1/2 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
SAVIOUR PIROTTA, THE SLEEPING PRINCESS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES FROM GRIMM, LONDON: ORCHARD BOOKS, 2002, PAGE 57, 'THE GOLDEN-HAIRED GIRL IN THE TOWER'

£550.00

THE COW, THE DISH AND THE SPOON

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
SIGNED WITH INITIALS AND INSCRIBED WITH PUBLICATION DETAILS BELOW MOUNT
ACRYLIC WITH COLOURED PENCIL
3 3/4 X 4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
COLIN MCNAUGHTON, NOT LAST NIGHT BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE, LONDON: WALKER BOOKS, 2009, [UNPAGINATED]

£650.00

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SQUASHED TOMATOES AND STEW BREAD AND BUTTER IN THE GUTTER HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK (Born 1955)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
SIGNED WITH INITIALS AND INSCRIBED WITH PUBLICATION DETAILS BELOW MOUNT
ACRYLIC WITH COLOURED PENCIL
8 3/4 X 20 3/4 INCHES

ILLUSTRATED:
COLIN MCNAUGHTON, NOT LAST NIGHT BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE, LONDON: WALKER BOOKS, 2009, [UNPAGINATED]

£3500.00

LOST & FOUND COVER

OLIVER JEFFERS (Born 1977)
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE BELOW MOUNT
PEN AND INK
8 X 7 1/2 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR OLIVER JEFFERS, LOST AND FOUND, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2005, [UNPAGINATED]

£950.00

WHOSE HEAD WAS FILLED WITH ALL THE CURIOSITIES OF THE WORLD

OLIVER JEFFERS (Born 1977)
PEN AND INK
10 X 14 1/2 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR OLIVER JEFFERS, THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2010 [UNPAGINATED]

£1250.00

ONCE THERE WAS A GIRL

OLIVER JEFFERS (Born 1977)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN AND INK
9 1/2 X 15 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR OLIVER JEFFERS, THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2010, [UNPAGINATED]

£1450.00

PENGUINS DON'T LIKE FLYING

OLIVER JEFFERS (Born 1977)
SIGNED
PEN INK AND MONOCHROME WATERCOLOUR
5 X 6 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR OLIVER JEFFERS, UP AND DOWN, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2010, [UNPAGINATED]

£750.00

THE HEART & THE BOTTLE

OLIVER JEFFERS (Born 1977)
INSCRIBED 'PAGE 1'
PEN AND INK
10 X 12 1/2 INCHES

PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR OLIVER JEFFERS, THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE, LONDON: HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2010, FRONT COVER AND TITLE PAGE

£750.00

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Chris Beetles Gallery

The Chris Beetles Gallery occupies a distinct niche in the world of commercial art galleries by specialising in traditional artworks from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and by remaining particularly focused on watercolours, illustrations and cartoons.

The gallery was opened by Chris Beetles in 1975, and has been based in St James’s, London’s famous art dealing district, since 1984. Its full range of stock is available to view on site, on request.

Chris Beetles Gallery maintains the greatest stock of original illustrations and cartoons in the world, with large holdings of original artwork by all the great illustrators available for sale, including Louis Wain, Arthur Rackham, William Heath Robinson, E H Shepard, Ronald Searle and Norman Thelwell. It is also the exclusive representative of Quentin Blake, Peter Brookes of The Times and Matt of the Daily Telegraph.

The Chris Beetles Gallery has done much to popularise this rapidly growing collector’s area, and every November stages ‘The Illustrators’, a celebration of the medium with over 1000 pictures for sale. The catalogues produced for this and other exhibitions comprise the definitive literature on the subject, bought by libraries and museums around the world.

The Chris Beetles Gallery holds the country’s largest stock of 18th, 19th and 20th century British watercolours specialising, in particular, in Thomas Rowlandson, members of The Old Water Colour Society, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, Albert Goodwin and S R Badmin. Additionally, it represents a select group of traditional contemporary artists. Widely known for its expertise in watercolours, the Chris Beetles Gallery also deals significantly in oils and sculptures. The gallery manages the estate of the popular sculptor, Sydney Harpley RA.

Specialist exhibitions change on a monthly basis, while a permanent display of the full range of stock is maintained on the other floors of this bright, dynamic space. A complete framing service and advice on valuation and restoration are available on site.

In 2011, Chris Beetles Fine Photographs opened in Swallow Street, off Piccadilly, to house the gallery’s photographic stock. It is now firmly established as one of the finest photography galleries in London.

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