Babylon Gallery is delighted to be hosting the work of Quentin Blake this winter as part of The BFG in Pictures touring exhibition from House of Illustration, featuring reproductions of the illustrations for Roald Dahl’s much-loved story.
The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, contains 40 reproductions including illustrations not used when the book was first published in 1982. They chart the development of one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature and provide a glimpse of a BFG that might have been. These are exhibited alongside reproductions of the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator.
Babylon Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.
Image credit: (Top image) Cover artwork for 'The BFG' (Jonathan Cape, 1982) © Quentin Blake.
(Image above) Currently unpublished drawing from the first version of The BFG © Quentin Blake.
The BFG In Pictures is an exhibition from House of Illustration, curated by Quentin Blake.