The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

This exhibition runs from Mon, 24th Oct 2016 to Sun, 26th Feb 2017. See all dates

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

22nd Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
23rd Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
24th Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
25th Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
26th Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Last Day!

Cost: £7.50

An exhibition of Quentin Blake's original illustrations for The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, the recently re-discovered Beatrix Potter manuscript, published in September.

The book about 'a well-behaved prime black Kitty cat, who leads rather a double life', features classic Potter characters including Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Tod re-drawn by Blake.

The exhibition features Blake’s 50 illustrations for the book, a sketchbook and reference material. It also contains the original Beatrix Potter manuscript and one of Potter’s only two illustrations for the book, on loan from the V&A.

This is the second exhibition to be held in the new Quentin Blake Gallery at House of Illustration, which opened in April. The Quentin Blake Gallery offers a continuous series of exhibitions of different aspects of Blake’s work, drawing on the unparalleled diversity of his personal archive of thousands of original illustrations, roughs and preparatory drawings.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

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


House of Illustration,

2 Granary Square, King's Cross London, King's Cross London, N1C 4BH

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