Monday, 9 April 2018

Edward Ardizzone - part 4



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 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of 15-part series on the works of Edward Ardizzone:



1942 Officers and ATS on the Boat Deck
watercolour on paper 23.5 x 28.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2597)

1942 Officers of a Mechanised Infantry Battalion
watercolour on paper 22 x 27.2 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2776)

1942 Outside an Armoured Command Vehicle near Mersa Matruh
watercolour on paper 23.8 x 34 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2768)

1942 Prelude to the Battle
watercolour 54.6 x 74.9 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2766)

1942 Soldiers Beside a Van
watercolour on paper 20.8 x 23.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2780)

1942 Supper at an HQ Officers' Mess in the Desert
watercolour on paper 18.8 x 24 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2705)

1942 The General of an Armoured Division sitting beside his Tank ( Egypt )
watercolour on paper 19.8 x 27.2 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2769)

1942 The Officers' Mess at the Transit Camp, Benghazi
watercolour on paper 21.3 x 24 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2917)

1942 Troops Ducking to Avoid an Air-burst
watercolour on paper 20 x 22.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2777)

1942 Troops in the Birka
ink and watercolour on paper 20.7 x 21.3 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2529)

1942 With the American Forces in Camp in Northern Ireland, 1942: The Guard Arriving for their Dinner
watercolour on paper 21.1 x 25.7 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1951)

1943 A Musical Evening at the Ristorante Roma, Tripoli
watercolour on paper 28.5 x 27.2 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2930)

1943 A Street Scene in Tripoli with Jewish Women in their White Silk Robes
watercolour on paper 27 x 24.3 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2918)

1943 Battle in an Orchard of Almond Trees in Sicily: Morning of July 21st 1943
watercolour on paper 38.3 x 55.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3385)

1943 In a South African Whaler on Corvette Duties: Seamen beside their Bunks
watercolour on paper 23.5 x 21.7 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2936)

1943 Italian Women Bathing
pen and ink 10.2 x 10.2 cm

1943 Jocks in the Museum at Leptis Magna
watercolour on paper 28.5 x 29.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2931)

1943 Laying out the Pasta at our Albergo in Tripoli
watercolour on paper 34.9 x 26.3 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2924)

1943 Major Keating M.C. in a Tailor's Shop in Lucera, November 12th 1943
watercolour 27.9 x 37.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3623)

1943 Officers and a Madam
pen and ink 8.9 x 6.4 cm

1943 Officers of the Highland Division in the Museum at Leptis Magna
watercolour on paper 32 x 25.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2925)

1943 On the Road to Tripoli - a Cup of Tea for the Burial Party
© Imperial War Museum, London

1943 On the Road to Tripoli - Near Home: The Grave-digger beside the Road
watercolour on paper 17.2 x 20.9 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2938)

1943 Sketches on the move

1943 The Entry into Naples, October 1943: Scene in the Entrance of a Large Hospital
watercolour on paper 45.7 x 74.9 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3619)

1943 Troops and Civilians Looting in the Town of Reggio, Italy: on the day of its occupation, 3rd September 1943
 watercolour on paper 29.8 x 40.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3453)

1943 Troops Entering Tripoli in the Early Morning: 3rd January 1943
watercolour on paper 21 x 24 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2937)

1943 Troops Resting Among the Wild Flowers in Southern Tunisia
watercolour on paper 23.7 x 31.2 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2926)

1943 Troops Resting and Cleaning up after Battle
watercolour on paper 35.8 x 40.7 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2928)

1943 War Diary in Four Volumes: Volume 1
ink on paper 17.5 x 22 cm
Imperial War Museum, London

1943 War Diary in Four Volumes: Volume 1
ink on paper 22 x 17.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London

1943 We visit the Ensa Girls in their Dressing Room at the Lucera Operahouse, November 13th 1943
watercolour 34.5 x 26.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3624)

1943 With the 8th Army on the Sangro, November 1943: Troops and Mule Trains in Torino di Sangro
watercolour on paper 32.9 x 43.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3864)

1943 With the 8th Army on the Sangro, November 1943: Troops and Mule Trains in Torino di Sangro
watercolour on paper 32.9 x 43.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3864)

1943 Women watch us in the Street of Mangano, Sicily, August 10th 1943
watercolour 35.7 x 23.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3390)

1944 A Party in a Peasant's Cottage
watercolour on paper 28.6 x 32.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4794)

1944 An Observation Post in the Castle at Sant' Arcangelo
watercolour on paper 23.4 x 25 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4792)

1944 At Sea on an LCI ( Landing Craft, Infantry )
watercolour on paper 30.2 x 44 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4390)

1944 Between Decks on an LCI
ink and watercolour on paper 31.1 x 35.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4391)

1944 Dock Operating Company Boarding a Steamer to unload it
watercolour 30.7 x 24.4 cm

© Imperial War Museum, London

1944 Evening in Southsea
watercolour on paper 36.8 x 33.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4443)

1944 Normandy Beaches

1944 Normandy June 1944 Naval Control Post on the Beaches

1944 Peasant Children frightened by Aeroplanes
watercolour 17.3 x 23.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4789)

1944 People of Cesenatico, Italy: Returning to their Homes over a Temporary Floating Bridge
watercolour 34.2 x 38.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4780)

1944 Rimini, September 21st 1944
watercolour and ink on paper 63.6 x 85.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4785)

1944 Ruined Villas by the Sea near Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy 1944
watercolour on paper 33.5 x 39.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4435)

1944 Soldiers holding up Rosaries to be Blessed at a Papal Audience
watercolour, pen and ink 18 x 19 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
Tate, London

1944 Soldiers Still Asleep under Mosquito Nets in the Early Morning
watercolour on paper 24.1 x 26.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4796)

1944 Soldiers waiting to be admitted to a Papal Audience, Rome
watercolour on paper 19 x 19.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London 
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4800)

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