05 September 2016

'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots' at House of Illustration is an exhibition of original drawings by Quentin Blake for the newly-rediscovered Beatrix Potter story, published on 1 September 2016 by Penguin Random House.

The exhibition features Quentin's complete set of 49 illustrations for the book, together with a case of preparatory drawings and a sketch book, intended to replicate his working desk. The sketchbook has been digitised and visitors can access the images on a tablet mounted in the display - allowing them to see his earliest drawings of the characters.

Also on show are Beatrix Potter's original manuscript and her only complete illustration for the book, both on loan from the V&A Museum.  Colin McKenzie, director of House of Illustration said: “We are delighted to be able to exhibit Quentin Blake’s wonderful illustrations for The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots. The combination of Beatrix Potter and Quentin Blake is a magical one, and it is the perfect second exhibition for the permanent Quentin Blake Gallery at House of Illustration, which opened earlier this year.”

The Quentin Blake Gallery at House of Illustration is the world’s only permanent exhibition space for the work of Quentin Blake, one of the world’s foremost illustrators. The gallery offers a continuous series of exhibitions both curated by Quentin and using his own work - drawing on the unparalleled diversity of his personal archive of original illustrations, roughs and preparatory drawings.

For more information on tickets and opening hours, please visit the House of Illustration's website

See Quentin interviewed on the BBC