JAQUES (FAITH) A large archive of original artwork for books illustrated, and sometimes written, by Faith Jaques, with other artwork for magazines (Radio Times, Cricket, etc.), [1960s-1990s] (large quantity)

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JAQUES (FAITH)
A large archive of original artwork [1960s-1990s]

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JAQUES (FAITH)
A large archive of original artwork for books illustrated, and sometimes written, by Faith Jaques, with other artwork for magazines (Radio Times, Cricket, etc.), upwards of 600 original illustrations (approximately 200 fully realised watercolours or gouache, the others black ink), on paper or artist's boards, many with overslips, marginal annotations, several dummy mock-ups, various sizes, [1960s-1990s] (large quantity)

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  • "Faith Jaques was one of the outstanding illustrators responsible for the renaissance of British picture books during the last three decades... Her brilliance found many outlets, including Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (obituary in The Independent, 1997).

    An exceptional archive including upwards of six hundred original pieces of artwork, including those for many of Jaques' best-loved books from the 1960s to the 1980s. It is rich in cover designs, dummy mock-ups, final page-lay outs as well as numerous striking individual images.

    Colour works include: "Johnnie Golightly and his Crocodile. By Ursula Moray Williams" (14 including front/back cover, together with full pen and ink mock-up of the book); "The Magic Fish-bone. By Charles Dickens (17, most double-page, including front/back cover, together with full pen and ink mock-up of the book, with variant colour cover design); "The Giant Who Swallowed the Wind" and "The Giant that Stole the World" (both by John Cunliffe, 27, mostly colour); "The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes" (42); "Little Grey Rabbit's House" (12), "Our Village Shop" (15), "Goldilocks in the House of the Three Bears" (12); "Kidnap in Willowbank Wood" (3, with a full pencil mock-up of the book); "The Return of the Antelope" (21, including cover illustration which is 300 x 460mm., and copy of the book inscribed by the author); "The Hugh Evelyn History of Costumes" and "A First Look at Costume" (approximately 90 costume plates, some with 2 images on sheet); "Tilly's Rescue" (3 variant versions of colour plates including the upper cover, together with half-size pencil dummy of the book; archive of textual charges, correspondence, etc.); Other colour material includes full-colour cover artwork for "The Little Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes" (unused, front and back), Margary Fisher's "Journeys" (front), Andre Norton's "Octagon Magic" (front), Leon Garfield's "Moss and Blister"; Full-page illustration of a magician from Eric Houghton's "The House and the Magician"; "The Sleeping Princess... Text by Brothers Grimm", 32-page full colour manuscript mock-up with printed text pasted-in; Phillipa Pearce's "What the Neighbours Did" (front and back).

    The black and white artwork includes: illustrations for "Carrie's War.... by Nina Bawden" (6); "A Picnic With the Aunts. By Ursula Moray Williams" (8, with a copy of the book inscribed by the author to Jaques "for making this book what it is"); "The War of Bird's and Beasts... by Arthur Ransome" (30, with 2 full-colour cover designs); "Apprentices" series by Leon Garfield (approximately 110 black and white, according to Jaques' obituary "among her finest work"); and others such as "The Faber Book of Greek Legends".

    Provenance: Faith Jaques (1923-1997); by descent to the present owner.
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JAQUES (FAITH) A large archive of original artwork for books illustrated, and sometimes written, by Faith Jaques, with other artwork for magazines (Radio Times, Cricket, etc.), [1960s-1990s] (large quantity)
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