Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Edward Ardizzone - part 8

Edward Ardizzone 1954 by Howard Coster 
© National Portrait Gallery, 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 - 7 also.

This is part 8 of 15-part series on the works of Edward Ardizzone:



1955 The Tale of an Old Tweed Jacket
written for Moss Bros. (tailors) of Covent Garden

1955 The Tale of an Old Tweed Jacket
"In those days Moss Bros was a smaller place."

1955 Young Lovers
lithograph on cream Japanese paper 16.5 x 21.6 cm

1955c Elgin Avenue in the Snow ( Christmas Card )

1956 Hunting with Mr. Jorrocks by R.S. Surtees

1956 Pigeons and Princesses by James Reeves

1956 St. Luke's Life of Christ
Translated into modern English by J.B. Phillips

1956 St. Luke's Life of Christ 

1956 Street Corner
lithograph 24 x 26 cm

1956 The Fattest Woman in the World
colour lithograph
Curwen Press for Guiness Ltd. 48 x 73.5 cm

1956 The Long Sunday by Peter Fletcher

1956 Tim All Alone:

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956 Tim All Alone

1956c News from Suez
ink and wash 23 x 30 cm


1957 Ding Dong Bell, A first book of Nursery Songs
devised by Percy Young and Edward Ardizzone

1957 Ding Dong Bell, A first book of Nursery Songs

1969 version:
 Ding Dong Bell, A first book of Nursery Songs

1957 Prefabulous Animiles
by James Reeves:


1957 Prefabulous Animiles by James Reeves


1957 Prefabulous Animiles by James Reeves

1957 Prefabulous Animiles by James Reeves

1957 Prefabulous Animiles by James Reeves

1957 Sugar for the Horse  by H.E. Bates
dust-wrapper

1957 The Boy Down Kitchener Street
The Wandering Moon by James Reeves 

1957 The Wandering Moon by James Reeves
"Doctor Emmanuel Harrison-Hyde
 pen and ink12.7 x 10.2 cm

1958 Mimff-Robinson by H.J. Kaese

1958 Mimff-Robinson by H.J. Kaese

1958 Pinky Pye
by Eleanor Estes:


1958 Pinky Pye

1958 Pinky Pye

1958 Pinky Pye

1958 Pinky Pye

1958 Pinky Pye

1958 The Long Sunday by Peter Fletcher

1958 Two Ladies
 pencil on card 15.2 x 12.7 cm

1959 The Boat to Greenwich
from the portfolio "Wapping to Windsor"
lithograph 36.5 x 50.5 cm
Government Art Collection, London


1959 The Godstone and the Blackymor 
by T.H. White:


1959 The Godstone and the Blackymor by T.H. White

1959 The Godstone and the Blackymor by T.H. White
Title page ( signed by T.H. White )

1959 The Godstone and the Blackymor
original illustration
pen and ink 14 x 16 cm

1959 The Last Stand of the Spoons
lithograph on paper 35.6 x 53 cm
Tate, London

1959 Titus in Trouble by James Reeves
and Edward Ardizzone

1959 Titus in Trouble by James Reeves
and Edward Ardizzone

1959 When my Ship Comes Home
by Chris Massie

1960 Eleanor Farjeon's Book 
Stories - Verses - Plays:


1960 Eleanor Farjeon's Book: Stories - Verses - Plays
front and back covers

1960 Eleanor Farjeon's Book: Stories - Verses - Plays

1960 Eleanor Farjeon's Book: Stories - Verses - Plays
"Gabble Gabble"

1960 Eleanor Farjeon's Book: Stories - Verses - Plays

1960 The Eleanor Farjeon Book

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