'Dutch Italianate painting’ is an important as well as appealing strand of landscape painting in the seventeenth century. Some of the artists who practised it – Jan Both, Jan Asselyn, Jan Baptist Weenix, Nicolaes Berchem – had visited Italy, others, most famously Aelbert Cuyp, had not. More
Dulwich Picture Gallery
The Art of William Heath Robinson
144 pages, paperback, 255 x 245 mm portrait, over 100 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 898519 23 2
By Geoffrey Beare
In the 1930s William Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was known as "The Gadget King" and he is still most widely remembered for his wonderful humorous drawings and illustrations. This book, containing over 100 of his finest, accompanied the first exhibition ever held of William Heath Robinson's work as illustrator as well as humourist.
Robinson's ambition was to become a landscape painter but he realised that such painting would not pay the bills, so he followed his brothers into book illustration, where his reputation was rapidly established. The creator of inimitable illustrations for poetry by Poe and Kipling, Andersen's Fairy Tales, A Midsummer Night's Dream, de la Mare's Peacock Pie, The Water Babies and Perrault's Fairy Tales, he is ranked alongside Rackham and Dulac, achieving classic status around the world.
He is also loved for the children's books that he both wrote and illustrated, The Adventures of Uncle Lubin and Bill the Minder. He is perhaps best remembered, however, for the highly ingenious contraptions he depicted, and these are well represented in this volume.
Geoffrey Beare is Chairman of the Imaginative Book Illustration Society (IBIS) and an authority on the work of William Heath Robinson, which he has been collecting since 1971. He is a Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust.
Accompanying a unique exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, of the work of Nicolas Poussin and Cy Twombly, who sadly died on 5 July this year, this book is "so unusual and its theme so enduringly relevant, especially now, that it truly should not be missed" (The Spectator). More
Accompanying the first ever exhibition devoted to the Dutch painter and draughtsman Adriaen van de Velde (1636–1672), this is also the first monograph on the artist – one of the finest of the Dutch Golden Age. The Art Newspaper billed the exhibition as one of their top picks of 2016 and it has been nominated for a 2016 Global Fine Art Award. More
The most individual English architect since Vanbrugh, Sir John Soane was a Romantic classicist, known for his experimental interest in effects of light and space. Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the few intact creations of his genius, not only remarkably preserved but still serving the function for which it was built, as a picture gallery (as such highly influential ever since). More
Salvator Rosa was one of the boldest and most powerfully inventive artists and personalities of the Italian 17th century. In Britain he is now best known for his wild landscapes, those scenes of which Horace Walpole so memorably wrote: “Precipices, mountains, torrents, wolves, rumblings – Salvator Rosa”. But Rosa was far more than this... More