Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Edward Ardizzone - part 5

Edward Ardizzonem 1944
Official War Artist by Henry Carr
Imperial War Museum, London

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 - 4 also.

This is part 5 of 15-part series on the works of Edward Ardizzone:



1944 The Cafe of the Black Snake near Montescudo, Italy
watercolour on paper 31.7 x 33 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4779)

1944 The Nautical Roll: or WRNS at Southsea
watercolour on paper 24 x 33.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
 © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4440)

1944 Townspeople making a House-to-House Dash in Forlì under Shellfire
watercolour on paper 29.2 x 28.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
 © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4786)

1944 Troops in the Castle at Sant'Arcangelo
watercolour on paper 26.6 x 36.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4797)

1944 Troops in the Sistine Chapel, Rome
watercolour 69.9 x 72.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4802)

1944 Troops newly embarked on an LCI in the Evening
ink and watercolour on paper 51.3 x 79 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4438)

1944 Villagers watching Soldiers brewing-up in Sant'Arcangelo
watercolour on paper 20.8 x 21 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4801)

1944 Wealthy Refugees in a Farmhouse Stable
watercolour on paper 27.3 x 35.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4784)

1944 With the 8th Army: A Sister dressing the Back of a Patient
watercolour on paper 19.6 x 19.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3873)

1944 With the 8th Army: Anzio Harbour, January 1944
watercolour on paper 46.6 x 76.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3869)

1944 With the 8th Army: Pipers in the Main Square at San Marino, Italy, September 1944
watercolour 43.6 x 34.8 cm
The Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4781)

1944 Women washing Clothes for the Soldiers at Gradara, Italy
watercolour on paper 40.6 x 32.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4778)

1944 WRNS at Southsea
watercolour on paper 24.1 x 33.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4441)

1944 WRNS Barracks on the South Coast
watercolour on paper 41 x 34.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4444)

1944 WRNS in a Street in Southsea
watercolour on paper 24 x 33.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4442)

1945 A 7.2 Gun Emplacement in the Hills
watercolour 25 x 40.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5028)

1945 A Company Position in the Mountains
watercolour on paper 33.5 x 44.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4937)

1945 A Drunken Dutchman in a Street in Bremen
watercolour on paper 57 x 78.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5266)

1945 A German Woman rescuing her Pig
watercolour on paper 43.1 x 58.4 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5259)

1945 A Group of Partisans in a Farmhouse at Night
watercolour on paper 19.6 x 26.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5031)

1945 A Partisans' Post on a Dyke Wall
watercolour on paper 34.5 x 45.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5033)

1945 A Soldier shaving in the Snow
watercolour on paper 26.4 x 29.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4935)

1945 A Wounded Officer is brought into the Mess
watercolour on paper 22.5 x 26 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4933)

1945 Bremen 26 April 1945

1945 Funeral of Partisans in Ravenna
watercolour on paper 56 x 44.6 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5026)

1945 Gurkhas cooking in the Hall of a Large Farmhouse
watercolour on paper 18.4 x 24.2 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5029)

1945 Scout Cars of a Regiment of Hussars Liberating a Stalag
watercolour and ink on paper 57.8 x 78.1 cm
Tate, London

1945 Soldiers and Transport in the Mountain Village of Castel del Rio
watercolour on paper 56.7 x 77.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4930)

1945 The Office of a Partisan HQ
watercolour on paper 20.3 x 27.9 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5030)

1945 The Wehrmacht, May 1945
ink and watercolour on paper 49.8 x 71.3 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5436)

1945 Troops at Rathaus
watercolour on paper 47.9 x 40 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5264)

1945 Troops in a Ruined House in Bremen
watercolour on paper 28 x 27.8 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5261)

1945 Troops round a Petrol Fire
watercolour on paper 22.2 x 24.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4936)

1945 Wehrmacht on the Road to Lübeck
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 28.5 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5438)

1945 With the 8th Hussars in Germany: Men sleeping by their Tanks
watercolour on paper 23 x 27 cm
 Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5262)

1945 With the 8th Hussars in Germany: Start at Dawn
watercolour on paper 60.9 x 45.7 cm
Imperial War Museum, London
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 5256)


1946 The Little Train by Graham Greene:


1946 The Little Train

1946 The Little Train
Original Artwork

1946 The Little Train 
Original Artwork

1946 The Little Train 
Original Artwork

1946 The Little Train 
Original Artwork

1946 The Little Train 
Original Artwork

1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare:


1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare
dust wrapper

1953 version of Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare


1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare
Title Page

1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare
The Quartette

1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare
Mistletoe

1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare
The Dunce

1946 Peacock Pie by Walter de la Mare
Chickens

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