Display On now until Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Into the Woods: Trees in Illustration

  • Thursday, 22 June 2017 – Tuesday, 23 January 2018

  • Leighton

  • Free event

Into the Woods: Trees in Illustration photo

Many children's stories and fairy tales take place in a wood or forest. Trees also appear in books on landscape and natural history. This display shows a variety of illustrations featuring trees and wooded landscapes, with watercolours by Beatrix Potter and Arthur Rackham, alongside drawings by E H Shepard for A A Milne's Pooh stories and his verses in Now We are Six. Also included are Eric Ravilious' charming wood engravings for an edition of Gilbert White's classic The Natural History of Selborne. Exhibited here for the first time are Rolf Brandt's witty pictures for Stephen McFarlane's Story of a Tree.

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