Book & Print Gallery, PBFA members
Cambridge Book & Print Gallery
May-30 June 2007
Ardizzone. The Lady Next Door, Watercolour on paper, c.
1974, Signed with initials
24 original pen & ink drawings and watercolours, as well as a
fine group of Curwen Press prints, 'Edward Ardizzone' at the
Cambridge Book & Print Gallery presents a rare opportunity to see
a broad range of the celebrated illustrator's works, many of them for
the very first time outside the pages of the books that they
Eleanor Farjeon's 'The
Little Bookroom' won the prestigious Carnegie Medal and Ardizzone
said of his drawings for the book: "All Childhood is there, all
I feel about childhood in the dim recesses where that part of me
still lives." Ten of Ardizzone's best drawings for 'The Little
Bookroom' form the heart of the exhibition and reveal the illustrator
at the very height of his powers.
observation of the atmosphere of childhood, of the world conjured by
children's writers for whose books these drawings were commissioned,
was acute, yet the works themselves appeal in their intricacy,
intimacy and beauty equally to children and adults alike.
original works in the exhibition date from the late 1950s to the
early 1970s. Prices range from £150 for the Curwen Press prints
to £4,900 for the major watercolour, 'The Lady Next Door.'
further information and press images, please contact Charlotte Arnold
or on 01223 694 264.