House of Illustration exhibition
Serving in the Royal Artillery, Shepard captured the horrors of the Western Front and in Italy in over a hundred intricate drawings. You'll find technical drawings, personal sketches and unpublished correspondence all on display in this astonishing show that flips Shepard's legacy on its head. Some of these - especially the illustrations from he front line sent to satirical magazine Punch and one harrowing cartoon from 1915 of children playing at 'gas attack' in their living rooms, breathtakingly evolves the spirit of the war.
This small exhibition in London is kid friendly, but not those looking to revel in the hundred acre wood. It's adult in its topic and features a recorded message from Ian Hislop on his favourite sketches that's well worth listening to.
|What||EH Shepard, House of Illustration|
House of Illustration
2 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH | MAP
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
09 Oct 15 – 10 Jan 16, 10:00 - 18:00 Tuesday - Sunday Closed Mondays
|Price||£7.70, Concession ticket £5.50|
|Website||Click here for more details|