Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Edward Ardizzone - part 11



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 - 10 also.

This is part 11 of 15-part series on the works of Edward Ardizzone:


1964 Ann at Highwood Hall 
Poems for Children by Robert Graves:


1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
Front cover

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"All England thought more highly of him when he put the French to rout"
 pen and ink and watercolour 18.4 x 32.4 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"If you were a bailiff I'd like to be a rag rug…to slide and trip you up and make you knock your head"
pen and ink and watercolour 12.1 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"If you were a Kitchen Maid, I'd like to be the Farmer's Boy and show you who was master"
pen and ink and watercolour 13.3 x 14.6 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Needles and ribbons and packets of pins, prints and chintz and little bodkins"
pen and ink and watercolour 17.8 x 32.4 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
George swore; "I shall reward him with a Garter!"
pen and ink and watercolour 17.8 x 32.4 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Nell Gunn, a stolid sailor with bold eyes, performed the service, showing no surprise"
pen and ink and watercolour 14.6 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
The Frontier Minister, reading the piece through, swore by his pigtail; "This will never do!"
pen and ink and watercolour 10.2 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"We graciously will, none the less, allow ten junks a year to anchor at Hankow"
pen and ink and watercolour 11.4 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
The famed Kien Lung, now ruling at Pekin ( but Tartar, not Chinese, by origin )
pen and ink and watercolour 11.4 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Li-Chung, a Bond Street Tea-man with meek eyes, performed the service, showing no surprise"
 pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"The Foreign Minister, reading the note through, swore by his wig, why this would never do"
 pen and ink and watercolour 17.8 x 32.4 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"We English have good reason when we brag; no heathen shall insult our glorious flag"
 pen and ink and watercolour 12.1 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Silver salvers for your board, satin for your bed, and scented suds to blow your bubbles, green blue, yellow and red"
 pen and ink and watercolour 14.6 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Stockings for your jaunty legs, staddles for your ricks, strings to tie the pickle-jar, straw to make bricks"
 pen and ink and watercolour 15.2 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"A lovely lady in her attic room working, folk say, by starlight at her loom"
 pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"But her story…dims at last with the Duke's execution"
 pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Portraits by rival painters"
 pen and ink and watercolour 19 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"She sang to her own lute, lay on a-bed, swooned fashionably, embroidered with gold thread"
 pen and ink and watercolour 15.9 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Now she dined in state at the Duke's board as though the Heiress of some powerful Lord"
 pen and ink and watercolour 13.3 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"The Butler, Browne, led Ann to a large tub full of hot water. She enjoyed her scrub"
 pen and ink and watercolour 14.6 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"In flounced the Duchess. Ann gave her a smile but still continued reading a long while"
 pen and ink and watercolour 12.7 x 16.5 cm

1964 Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves
"Ann, dressed in rags and an old tattered shawl, marched resolutely off to Highwood Hall"
pen and ink and watercolour 21.6 x 32.4 cm

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1964 Bathers on the rocks at Cap Ferrat
ink and watercolour 25.4 x 35.6 cm

1964 The Story of Jackie Thimble by James Reeves
Front cover

1964 The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Front cover

1964c Public Schools Series:


1964c Charterhouse - Scholars' Court from Public Schools Series
lithograph
H.M. Government Art Collection, London

1964c Downside Abbey: The Courtyard from Public Schools Series
lithograph
H.M. Government Art Collection, London

1964c Downside Abbey: The Tower from Public Schools Series
lithograph
H.M. Government Art Collection, London

1964c St. Paul's School from the North
 lithograph
H.M. Government Art Collection, London

1964c St. Paul's School from the South
lithograph
H.M. Government Art Collection, London

1965 Open the Door 
Stories collected & arranged by Margery Fisher:


1965 Open the Door
Front cover

1965 Open the Door

1965 Open the Door

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint
by Edward Ardizzone:

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint

1965 Sarah and Simon and no Red Paint

1965 The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket by Eleanor Farjeon
Front cover

1965 The Truants by John Walsh
Front cover American  edition

1965 The Truants by John Walsh
Front cover English edition

1965 Tim and Ginger by Edward Ardizzone

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
by Jean Webster:


1966 Daddy Long-Legs
Front cover

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
Title page

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
"I took your cheque down to 'my family'. "

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
"The Founder's Dance. I carried crimson roses which Jimmie McBride sent."

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
"It's just the right height for a window seat - very comfortable."

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
The shadow looked, for all the world, like a huge, wavering daddy-long legs.

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
I've learned to fish with funny little flies made of feathers."

1966 Daddy Long-Legs
Buttercup got into the orchard and ate apples until they went to her head."


1966 The Dragon 
by Archibald Marshall:

1966 The Dragon by Archibald Marshall
Front cover

1966 The Dragon by Archibald Marshall
Back cover

1966 The Dragon by Archibald Marshall
pen and ink and watercolour 13 x 22 cm

1966 The Eleanor Farjeon Book

1966 The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley