The Illustrators: The British Art of Illustration 1800 - 2008 is described as the world’s largest selection of original illustrative artwork for sale, with a display of over 1000 pictures detailing over 200 years of this nostalgic and cultural significant artform. Included is art by Mabel Lucie Attwell, Giles, Frank Hampson, Mirror editorial cartoonist Sir David Low and many others.
The Dan Dare pages are taken from the first 'Venus' story that ran in Eagle and command a substantial asking price of over £6000.
The Chris Beetles Gallery in St. James. London, has been famous for promoting the art and history of illustration and specialises in over two centuries of English art. Chris Beetles who owns the business has been dealing for 25 years.
Accompanying the exhibition is a sumptuous 140 page catalogue containing biographies, notes and 342 illustrations it is available from the gallery for £15 + postage (£2 UK, £5 Europe, £10 Rest of the world).
The gallery has also produced a special Illustrators 2008 Poster printed on 400 gram art paper, it is available from the gallery for £20 + postage (£1 UK, £1.50 Europe, £2 Rest of the world).
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November 2008
10.00am – 5.30pm
Exhibition continues until 3 January 2009
10.00AM – 5.30pm Monday - Sunday
• More info: www.chrisbeetles.com