Ludwig Bemelmans: Sketches for Madeline
1 March – 28 April 2019
Exhibited at the House of Illustration
The UK's first exhibition dedicated to Bemelmans's sketches for Madeline, the classic picture book.
This display of work by Ludwig Bemelmans – the first ever in the UK – shows his sketches for Madeline; the picture book series that has sold over 14 million copies since its publication in 1939. A raconteur on the page, Bemelmans’ rough drawings and dummy books offer an insight into how he built a classic.
Study for the character of Madeline.
Pencil and watercolour rough for Madeline and the Gypsies, 1959.
Installation view, Ludwig Bemelmans at House of Illustration.