In association with the school of english and languages and the watts gallery
- Monday 25 June 2012, 10am - 5pm Mon Fri, weekends by prior appointment (48 hrs) to Thursday 12 July 2012
- Lewis Elton Gallery
- Open to:
- Public, Staff, Students
- Admission price:
- Admission Free
The University of Surrey and Watts Gallery celebrate the Dickens bicentenary with an exhibition of Dickens illustrations from the 1830s to the present day.
The show also features original illustrated books and first editions from private collections including the Ian Edgar Collection of British Illustration. Explore how Dickens' original illustrators including Cruikshank, 'Phiz' and Marcus Stone worked closely with him to visualise his characters and settings for the first time, and how later illustrations including Arthur Rackham and Charles Keeping re-imagined his world for their own era. Today's illustrators have the resources of modern colour printing to create striking images. The original illustrators created etchings and wood engravings rich with details and of microscopic delicacy. This is an exhibition with magnifying glasses provided!
Works by Robert Ingpen will be on display at the exhibition, loaned from Illustration Cupboard.
Preview: Wed 27 Jun, 6 - 8pm