THE ILLUSTRATORS 2016

THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1900-2016

Chris Beetles Gallery welcomes you to The Illustrators, the largest and most popular annual event worldwide for cartoon and illustration collectors. While focussing this year on the twentieth century, this extravaganza presents over 500 original works for sale by over 60 artists from across three centuries, with prices ranging from £300 to £75,000.

The exhibition celebrates the wealth of talent among illustrators of the twentieth century, from the influential Edwardian black-and-white draughtsman, E J Sullivan, to unique contemporary talent that is Sara Midda. British artists are shown within the context of the European and American traditions of cartooning and illustrating, as exemplified by such exceptional talents as André François and Al Hirschfeld.

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NELLIE THE AFTERNOON TEA-TRAIN AT WISTERIA HALT by ROWLAND EMETT

NELLIE THE AFTERNOON TEA-TRAIN AT WISTERIA HALT

'ORDERED A NEW CAR SIX YEARS AGO, AND IT'S JUST ARRIVED. NOT QUITE THE MODEL I SPECIFIED ...' by ROWLAND EMETT

'ORDERED A NEW CAR SIX YEARS AGO, AND IT'S JUST ARRIVED. NOT QUITE THE MODEL I SPECIFIED ...'

ANNALS OF A BRANCH LINE NO 11
EXAMPLE OF FUEL-ECONOMY SYSTEM IN OPERATION by ROWLAND EMETT

ANNALS OF A BRANCH LINE NO 11 EXAMPLE OF FUEL-ECONOMY SYSTEM IN OPERATION

THE HONEYWELL-EMETT 'FORGET-ME-NOT' (PHERIPHERAL PACHYDERM) COMPUTER by ROWLAND EMETT

THE HONEYWELL-EMETT 'FORGET-ME-NOT' (PHERIPHERAL PACHYDERM) COMPUTER

AND, MISSING THEE, I WALK UNSEEN 
ON THE DRY SMOOTH-SHAVEN GREEN, 
TO BEHOLD THE WANDERING MOON by MYLES BIRKET FOSTER

AND, MISSING THEE, I WALK UNSEEN ON THE DRY SMOOTH-SHAVEN GREEN, TO BEHOLD THE WANDERING MOON

THE LADIES LOCKER ROOM WENTWORTH GOLF CLUB by TERENCE PARKES

THE LADIES LOCKER ROOM WENTWORTH GOLF CLUB

THE SCAPEGOAT by TERENCE PARKES

THE SCAPEGOAT

REMBRANDT - THE CARTILAGE OPERATION by TERENCE PARKES

REMBRANDT - THE CARTILAGE OPERATION

WE ENGLISH HAVE GOOD REASON WHEN WE BRAG:
NO HEATHEN SHALL INSULT OUR GLORIOUS FLAG by EDWARD ARDIZZONE

WE ENGLISH HAVE GOOD REASON WHEN WE BRAG: NO HEATHEN SHALL INSULT OUR GLORIOUS FLAG

THE THIRD ENCORE by HENRY MAYO BATEMAN

THE THIRD ENCORE

THE ETONIAN WHO WAS ASKED TO PLAY 'NUTS AND MAY' by HENRY MAYO BATEMAN

THE ETONIAN WHO WAS ASKED TO PLAY 'NUTS AND MAY'

THE FISH KING AND THE DOG FISH: ITS HEAD WAS PATTED GRACIOUSLY by ARTHUR RACKHAM

THE FISH KING AND THE DOG FISH: ITS HEAD WAS PATTED GRACIOUSLY

FUJI WAS A JAPANESE PUG, AND RATHER CORRECT by ARTHUR RACKHAM

FUJI WAS A JAPANESE PUG, AND RATHER CORRECT

ORGAN GRINDER by ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD

ORGAN GRINDER

MY FEATHERED FRIEND by FRANK DICKENS

MY FEATHERED FRIEND

HOW ARE YOU GETTING ON WITH YOUR NEW BOSS? by FRANK DICKENS

HOW ARE YOU GETTING ON WITH YOUR NEW BOSS?

LISTEN TO THIS ... IF A MUSCLE IS NOT USED IT VERY QUICKLY BECOMES ATROPHIED ... THAT IS TO SAY, WASTED by FRANK DICKENS

LISTEN TO THIS ... IF A MUSCLE IS NOT USED IT VERY QUICKLY BECOMES ATROPHIED ... THAT IS TO SAY, WASTED

LA BEALE ISOUD by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

LA BEALE ISOUD

IN A WOOD by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

IN A WOOD

I KNEW THIS FRACKING WOULD CAUSE PROBLEMS by EDWARD MCLACHLAN

I KNEW THIS FRACKING WOULD CAUSE PROBLEMS