Sunday, 11 March 2018

Edward Ardizzone - part 3



Edward Ardizzone is one of the most significant illustrators of the 20th century, whose wide-ranging output spanned children's books, literary classics, war illustration and much more.

Ardizzone’s lively line-and-wash drawings were based on constant observation of the world, disciplined by classical figure composition. He is best-known for his illustrated children’s books, in particular the ‘Little Tim’ series which he wrote and illustrated, starting in 1936 with Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, all of which are still in print today.

For more biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works by Ardizzone, see parts 1 and 2 also.

This is part 3 of a 15-part series on the works of Edward Ardizzone:


1940-45 In a Transit Camp near Taranto: drawings on the wall
watercolour on paper 20.2 x 20 cm 

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5164)

1940-45 On the Road to Tripoli - A Detour
watercolour on paper 29.3 x 42.4 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2923)

1940-45 Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich: Basement Ward
watercolour on paper 20.5 x 28 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1547)

1940-45 Troops Resting
watercolour on paper 19 x 23.4 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2934)

1941 3 Inch Mortar Section
pencil and watercolour on paper 18.4 x 25 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1604)
1941 "Shelter Scene" The Tilbury Shelter, Stepney 
lithograph 65.5 x 98.5 cm

1941 A Day with the Home Guard: A Landing Party
watercolour on paper 30 x 28.6 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1341)

1941 A Day with the Home Guard: Home Guards advancing under a Bridge on the Riverfront
watercolour 28 x 23.2 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1342)

1941 A Military Show for Factory Workers: The Crowd Arriving
watercolour 34.2 x 42.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1608)

1941 A Patient in a Medical Aid Post
watercolour on paper 31.7 x 34.9 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 861)

1941 A Sunday Morning with the Home Guard: Advance on the First Objective
ink and wash on paper 24.5 x 31.3 cm

© IWM Imperial War Museum, London

1941 A Sunday Morning with the Home Guard: Storming an Enemy Post
ink and wash on paper 24 x 29.9 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1891)

1941 A Tank in a Wood
watercolour on paper 25.5 x 24.8 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1337)

1941 Bomb Disposal: Probing for Tracks of a Bomb
watercolour on paper 26.5 x 23.5 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 867)

1941 Bombed Out
watercolour 20.5 x 27.3 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1344)

1941 Boom-Town
watercolour 31.4 x 33.7 cm
 Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1191)

1941 Dawn after a Raid
watercolour on paper 27.6 x 26 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1222)

1941 Gun Drill on the Cliffs
watercolour and ink on paper 49.2 x 67.2 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5970)

1941 In the Tube
watercolour on paper 23.2 x 32 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 862)
1941 Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich: A Basement Ward
watercolour on paper 32 x 48.5 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1549)

1941 Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich: The Sister
watercolour on paper 22.3 x 23.7 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1545)

1941 Sleepers in the Crypt
watercolour on paper 21.5 x 28.6 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 866)

1941 Sunday at the Zoo
watercolour on paper 29.3 x 33 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1221)

1941 The Brigadier Inspects an AA Site
watercolour on paper 21.6 x 23.6 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1670)

1941 The War in Maida Vale: 'There Is Life in the Old Dogs Yet'
watercolour on paper 31 x 28.5 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1340)

1941 Unarmed Combat
watercolour 21.2 x 24.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1606)

1941 West Country Manoeuvres: Infantry Halted in a Village
watercolour on paper 27.9 x 37.4 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1489)

1941 West Country Manoeuvres: We are held up by Ferocious Home Guards
watercolour on paper 18.6 x 25.7 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1493)

1942 A Colonel of an Infantry Battalion in the Desert
watercolour on paper 17 x 22.6 cm 

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2921)

1942 A troop Deck
watercolour on paper 27.9 x 39 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2713)

1942 Afternoon at the Gezira Club, Cairo
watercolour 27 x 39.6 cm
 Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2592)

1942 An Advanced Post near Buerat
watercolour on paper 17 x 22 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2922)

1942 ATS on the Boat Deck
watercolour on paper 23 x 26.4 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2596)

1942 Bivouac in an Orchard of Figs near Burg-el-Arab
watercolour on paper 18 x 24.2 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2534)

1942 Bivouac in the Evening
watercolour on paper 23.6 x 32.3 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2532)

1942 Doll's Cabaret: the Girl in Black
ink and watercolour on paper 21.5 x 27 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2598)

1942 Evening
watercolour on paper 18.2 x 26.2 cm

Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2530)

1941 On a Fortified Island in the Firth of Forth:


1941 On a Fortified Island in the Firth of Forth
9.2 inch Gun Emplacement
watercolour 31.8 x 44.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1272)

1941 On a Fortified Island in the Firth of Forth
watercolour

1941 On a Fortified Island in the Firth of Forth
watercolour

1941 On a Fortified Island in the Firth of Forth
The Night Watch
watercolour, pen and ink 26.5 x 25 cm
Tate, London

1942 Baggage to the Enemy
published by John Murray:


1942 Baggage to the Enemy
Title page

1940 ( published 1942 ) Priests Begging for a Lift in Louvain
ink on paper 25.4 x 19.2 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 6058 a 1)

1940 ( published 1942 ) Refugees in the Square at Brussels
ink on paper 19.5 x 28.8 cm

Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 6058 a 32)

1942 Baggage to the Enemy
"Guards on the march"

1942 Baggage to the Enemy
"Two old Women"





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