Lot 585
  • 585

BLAKE, "ARABEL AND MORTIMER", INK AND WATERCOLOUR (FRAMED AND GLAZED)

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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Description

  • Quentin Blake
  • "Arabel and Mortimer"
  • ink and watercolour drawing
240 by 360mm., ink, watercolour and gouache drawing, signed (twice) in ink lower left and in pencil lower right, mounted, framed and glazed

Provenance

Quentin Blake, Laureate's Progress, October 2002; Chris Beetles Limited, The British Art of Illustration 1800-2005, number 196

Catalogue Note

Preliminary drawings for Joan Aiken's "Arabel and Mortimer" stories. The stories were first read on the BBC's Jackanory in the 1970s. The books have been published since 1976 with Quentin Blake as the original illustrator. In the 1990s the BBC developed a puppet series based on the books.
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