Nunnington Hall and the Chris Beetles Gallery of St James's, London present: From Winnie the Pooh to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 100 of the greatest pictures from the Golden Age of children's book Illustration. This joint venture follows recent successful collaborations: An exhibition of the world's most popular living children's illustrator Quentin Blake in 2004 and in 2005 the inventive comic genius of the age William Heath Robinson. Chris Beetles‚ art collection boasts many of the most endearing and enduring characters of our visual culture. These include E. H. Shepard's iconic images from Wind in the Willows and Christopher Robin Winnie the Pooh and Friends, Arthur Rackham‚s depictions of Peter Pan and the artwork from Mabel Lucie Attwell's much-loved postcards and annuals.
The Illustrators range from the traditional fairy and childhood world of fantasy of Kate Greenaway, Honor C. Appleton, Margaret Tarrant and Emma Florence Harrison to the contemporary delights of Peter Cross, Nick Butterworth and Emma Chichester Clark.
Following on from this tradition, work by the best and most famous contemporary children's book illustrators will be on show and the artists may be making personal appearances at the National Trust house and gallery.
Illustrator of Clown and Zagazoo as well as all the Roald Dahl classics
such as Matilda and James and the Giant Peach
Illustrator of We‚re Going on a Bear Hunt and recently bringing her
charming style to Alice Through the Looking Glass
Prolific children's book Illustrator, including the delightful
Classic Fairytales and Wizard of Oz
Displays his unique style seen in Borka, Grandpa and Mr Gumpy‚s Outing
Illustrator of Elf Hill and Thumbelina