The Illustrators: The British Art of Illustration 1837-2012
© Amanda Hall/Chris Beetles Gallery London – The Illustrators 2012
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Oct 26 2012
This annual exhibition of illustrations and cartoons features some 800 works drawn from across three centuries. This year's show celebrates the bicentenaries of the births of Charles Dickens and Edward Lear, with a focus on drawings and watercolours by their close contemporaries including George Cruickshank, George Cattermole and John Leech. Dickens's writings are represented by illustrations to a number of editions, including Mervyn Peake's 'Bleak House'. Lear is commemorated by three of his own drawings, including a self-portrait, and also recent illustrations by Amanda Hall to his comic poem 'The Pelican Chorus'. Also look out for works by William Heath Robinson, EH Shepard, Edward Ardizzone and other titans of graphic art.