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The Year of the Monkey.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Taken from Hilary Stebbing’s autolithographed book, Monty’s New House, printed at the Curwen Press in 1944. The delightful tale of Monty’s adventures as he sets off to find a new home for his family which must have resonated with the many children who were relocated due to the Blitz, perhaps never returning to their bombed homes.
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Autolithography at the House of Illustration.
Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Enid Marx, Ardizzone, the Puffin Picture Books. Autolithography the common thread. I’ve been invited to talk this Tuesday 8 Sept on these books as a part of the Ladybird season.
Tickets available via their website.
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Brynhild Parker.
A lovely 1941 Puffin Picture Book, lithographed at The Curwen Press. A prominent member of the East London Group, she also illustrated for Shell, but when war came had to earn a living away from painting. Puffin’s gain!
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At the local. Edward Bawden lithographing life at Great Bardsfield for his King Penguin collaboration with Noel Carrington.
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