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Quentin Blake at 90

A Birthday Auction in Support of the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration
2 – 16 December 2022

To enter the prize draw to win a unique artwork titled A Chance Encounter by Sir Quentin Blake, please follow this link to enter via the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration website.

Join us in celebrating the 90th birthday of the beloved illustrator and children's author Sir Quentin Blake this December. This very special sale will comprise of 140 drawings – nearly all of which have been drawn especially by Quentin for this sale – with all proceeds going to the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration. The proceeds raised in this sale will help in the restoration of a fascinating but forgotten 18th- and 19th-century heritage site, New River Head in Clerkenwell, London, to create the permanent national centre for illustration. The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration will offer a dynamic, distinctive programme of exhibitions, and will also provide a home for the 40,000-work archive of the UK's best-loved illustrator, Quentin Blake. This online-only sale will end on the day of Quentin's 90th Birthday – 16th December – and we are delighted to be helping to celebrate his birthday while raising money for a very important cause. A selection of highlights will be available to view at our New Bond Street galleries while bidding is live, at the times detailed below.

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