Exhibitions
Karen Taylor Fine Art - British Watercolours
An exhibition of 18th and 19th century paintings and works on paper, including examples by Reynolds, Romney, Sandby, Rowlandson, T. S. Boys, Lear, Landseer and Cox, and a group of watercolours by John Sell Cotman and Louis Francia from a French collection which have not been seen in public since they were drawn in the 1830s.

The Illustrationcupboard Gallery
22 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6AL

29 June - 6 July 2018
Late evening view Tuesday 3 July until 9pm
9.30am - 6pm weekdays
11am - 5pm 30 June & 1 July
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The Emperor's New Clothes - A Classic by Angela Barrett
25 April - 25 May 2018
The Emperor's New Clothes' - Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Naomi Lewis, illustrated by Angela Barrett.
"25 April - 25 May 2018.

'' The translation is fine and sure, and Barrett's artwork is splendid, full of lively vignettes and early-20th-century details, complete with a company of wise dogs and the impeccably expressive faces of bystanders.' (Kirkus Review)


The Emperor's New Clothes is one of those books illustrated by the wonderful Angela Barrett that we never believed she would release. The classic Hans Anderson Tale is one of the most famous of all and its relevance seems to fit every age without fail. It has long been one of Angela's personal favourite books, and one she has been loathe to break-up however we are delighted, indeed honoured, to assist her in offering this to collectors and enthusiasts to acquire.
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30 Years of Ten in the Bed, by Penny Dale
4th - 5th May 2018
TEN IN THE BED
Written and illustrated by Penny Dale.
Published by Walker Books, 1988

4th April - 5th May at the gallery.

Penny Dale Celebrates 30 Years of Ten in the Bed

Penny Dale is one of the best-loved picture book artists working today. With a string of best-selling books to her name she is perhaps best known for her Ten in the Bed series of which the first was an international best-seller placing Penny firmly on the global illustration map. With nearly 2 million copies sold of this title alone, the book has been heralded as one of the most popular picture books of recent decades. This year sees the 30th anniversary of its publication by Walker Books in 1988.


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Elephants at Easter
Easter 2018
This Easter we are delighted to present a special showcase feature celebrating elephants in children's literature. From Jill Murphy's much-loved Large Family, to David McKee's iconic patchwork Elmer, this collection brings together some of the most famous elephants in illustration. Reputedly one of the hardest animals to draw, this varied selection of original artwork portrays the different approaches artists have taken to capture the characteristics of this strong, beautiful and playful creature.

The collection includes a colourful array of trunks, trumpets and a fair share of splashing, perfect for elephant-lovers of all ages. Other illustrators featured include Christopher Wormell, Shirley Hughes, John Vernon-Lord, Emily Sutton, Robert Ingpen, Tomislav Tomić and Sandy Nightingale. Signed copies of Jill Murphy's Large Family books are also be available for purchase.
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