Exhibition: Fairies in Illustration

This exhibition runs from Sat, 30th Nov 2019 to Sun, 23rd Feb 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £6


See how fairies and elves have been imagined from the early Victorian period to the 1970s.

The most popular work in the Museum’s collection is a painting called ‘The Fairy’s Birthday’ and the finest examples of Heath Robinson’s illustrative work are the drawings that he made in 1914 to illustrate ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. These works from the Museum’s collection are the centrepiece of an exhibition that traces the different ways in which fairies and elves have been portrayed from the early Victorian period to the recent past.

The Heath Robinson pictures are complemented by examples by the foremost Victorian fairy artist Richard Doyle and his brother Charles Altamont Doyle as well as illustrations by Charles Robinson and Arthur Rackham from the turn of the century and by Florence Mary Anderson, Helen Jacobs and Margaret Tarrant from the inter-war years. There are also eight of the original watercolours for the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker. More recent works include an original cel from Walt Disney’s film of Peter Pan and two watercolours by Brian Froud.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Heath Robinson Museum,

Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner, London,
HA5 1AE

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