Rumpole of the Bailey - Celebrating John Mortimer
Rumpole of the Bailey
Celebrating John Mortimer
20th February – 10th March 2012


Illustrationcupboard is delighted to celebrate the work of John Mortimer, the well-missed City barrister and writer best-known for his much-loved literary legal creation Rumpole of the Bailey.

Immortalised on television by the actor Leo McKern the accompanying series of books has been a best-seller for decades. In this unique exhibition Mortimer's illustrator Tony Healey presents all the original watercolour artwork for this classic legal creation.

A renowned political and current affairs caricaturist Tony Healey has worked extensively for the The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and the BBC, and produced original artwork for the entire Rumpole series. These watercolours will now be exhibited for sale for the very first time, and offer the collector an unprecedented opportunity to acquire high-profile artwork of distinction with true investment value.

‘Mortimer's own work will live on, both in the arts and in the law.’
The Guardian

Illustrationcupboard is a unique central London art gallery exhibiting original artwork by modern and contemporary book illustrators and film maker's from around the world. With exhibition space on three floors, this central London gallery displays a constant and revolving programme throughout the year of single artists shows, guest exhibitions from around the world, specialist events, author signings and family afternoons.

John Huddy, founder of Illustrationcupboard, says “We are privileged to exhibit such world-class original artwork and offer collectors and fans the opportunity to invest in some of the most unique and talented artists of modern times. Despite the current economic climate, the market for illustration has never been better and the value of such works is only growing.” Original artwork is offered for as little as £95, limited artist edition prints, and signed books are also availed at the gallery or through the e-commerce website.

Notice to editors:
Private view reception: Wednesday 22nd February 2012 5.30 – 8:00pm.
Media and interviews contact: Molly Maine (0207 976 1727) gallery@illustrationcupboard.com

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Exhibition date
20 February - 10 March 2012
22 Bury St, St James's