JOHN BURNINGHAM

AN ILLUSTRATOR FOR ALL AGES

Chris Beetles Gallery is delighted to present a major selling retrospective of work by the greatest British picture book illustrator since the Second World War.

The exhibition includes over 200 works spanning the artist's entire career, from Cannonball Simp in the mid 1960s through Mr Gumpy's Outing, to his latest achievement, Motor Miles.

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THE NAUGHTY SCHOOLBOY II by JOHN BURNINGHAM

THE NAUGHTY SCHOOLBOY II

THE HORSE-DRAWN SLEDGE by JOHN BURNINGHAM

THE HORSE-DRAWN SLEDGE

THE NAUGHTY SCHOOLBOY I by JOHN BURNINGHAM

THE NAUGHTY SCHOOLBOY I

THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON by JOHN BURNINGHAM

THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON

SHE WENT TOWARD THEM, HOPING SHE MIGHT FIND SOMEONE THERE WHO WOULD GIVE HER SOME FOOD.
PERHAPS AFTER THAT SHE COULD CURL UP UNDER A TRAILER WHERE IT WOULD BE A LITTLE WARMER by JOHN BURNINGHAM

SHE WENT TOWARD THEM, HOPING SHE MIGHT FIND SOMEONE THERE WHO WOULD GIVE HER SOME FOOD. PERHAPS AFTER THAT SHE COULD CURL UP UNDER A TRAILER WHERE IT WOULD BE A LITTLE WARMER

JUST THEN THE RINGMASTER CAME UP. 'UNLESS YOU IMPROVE YOUR ACT BY TONIGHT, YOU'LL HAVE TO GO', HE SAID TO THE CLOWN by JOHN BURNINGHAM

JUST THEN THE RINGMASTER CAME UP. 'UNLESS YOU IMPROVE YOUR ACT BY TONIGHT, YOU'LL HAVE TO GO', HE SAID TO THE CLOWN

THEN THE CLOWN AND SIMP WERE PUT ON A HORSE AND THEY WENT AROUND AND AROUND THE RING by JOHN BURNINGHAM

THEN THE CLOWN AND SIMP WERE PUT ON A HORSE AND THEY WENT AROUND AND AROUND THE RING

AND SO SIMP LIVED HAPPILY WITH THE CLOWN AND TRAVELLED AROUND THE COUNTRYSIDE WITH THE CIRCUS by JOHN BURNINGHAM

AND SO SIMP LIVED HAPPILY WITH THE CLOWN AND TRAVELLED AROUND THE COUNTRYSIDE WITH THE CIRCUS

DOGS by JOHN BURNINGHAM

DOGS

JUNGLE by JOHN BURNINGHAM

JUNGLE

HE VENTURED OUT, TAKING WITH HIM, AS A SOUVENIR, THE SQUIRE'S HAT, WHICH HE FOUND IN THE MARSH by JOHN BURNINGHAM

HE VENTURED OUT, TAKING WITH HIM, AS A SOUVENIR, THE SQUIRE'S HAT, WHICH HE FOUND IN THE MARSH

THE SQUIRE'S MANSION by JOHN BURNINGHAM

THE SQUIRE'S MANSION

NOW HARQUIN HAS CHILDREN OF HIS OWN AND THEY STILL LIVE IN THE SAME HOME.
OFTEN BEFORE THEY GO TO SLEEP, HE TELLS THEM ABOUT THE FAMOUS HUNT. 
THEY ALL LISTEN INTENTLY TO HIS STORIES, EXCEPT FOR ONE OF HIS SONS, 
WHO IS BORED. HE WANTS TO GO BEYOND THE VA by JOHN BURNINGHAM

NOW HARQUIN HAS CHILDREN OF HIS OWN AND THEY STILL LIVE IN THE SAME HOME. OFTEN BEFORE THEY GO TO SLEEP, HE TELLS THEM ABOUT THE FAMOUS HUNT. THEY ALL LISTEN INTENTLY TO HIS STORIES, EXCEPT FOR ONE OF HIS SONS, WHO IS BORED. HE WANTS TO GO BEYOND THE VA

DORMOUSE ASLEEP by JOHN BURNINGHAM

DORMOUSE ASLEEP

SPRING IS ... FLOWERS by JOHN BURNINGHAM

SPRING IS ... FLOWERS

'MAY I COME PLEASE, MR GUMPY?' SAID THE PIG by JOHN BURNINGHAM

'MAY I COME PLEASE, MR GUMPY?' SAID THE PIG

'CAN WE COME TOO?' SAID THE CHICKENS by JOHN BURNINGHAM

'CAN WE COME TOO?' SAID THE CHICKENS

NORTH TO VANCOUVER by JOHN BURNINGHAM

NORTH TO VANCOUVER

AND THEY ALL PILED IN by JOHN BURNINGHAM

AND THEY ALL PILED IN

EVERYONE GAVE A MIGHTY HEAVE by JOHN BURNINGHAM

EVERYONE GAVE A MIGHTY HEAVE

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