DescriptionHow did illustrators depict the people of the 19th-century city? How would you draw your fellow Londoners now? A talk and workshop exploring the depiction of London.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
11:00am – 2:30pm
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BH
Dr Mary Shannon will discuss the history of illustrating London in the Victorian period, considering the role of illustration in Charles Dickens’ famous texts about London, and looking at the 19th-century writing that inspired him: serials such as Pierce Egan’s Life in London, journalism such as Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and The London Poor and novels by rival writers such as GWM Reynolds (The Mysteries of London). The focus will be on the illustrators who helped create these works.
Illustrator Merlin Strangeway will then lead a hands-on workshop exploring key elements of the growing discipline of urban sketching: the practice of drawing on location to capture people and place. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.
|Period||24 Oct 2017|
|Held at||House of Illustration, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||Local|