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Tom, Charles and William Heath Robinson were all prodigiously talented and acclaimed illustrators. This exhibition shows 60 of the brothers’ original book and magazine illustrations, many seen in public for the first time.

This illustration exhibition brings together the work of Tom, Charles and William Heath Robinson. It not only reveals the sheer quality and imaginative range of each of brother’s work, but considers how family, brotherhood and collaboration played a crucial part in their artistic development.

While each artist would follow his own particular direction, often their work was to share common themes, such as fantasyland, children and the ‘far away’.

Curator and Robinson family descendant Dr Peter Higginson says: “Tom, Charles and Will were like a family dynamo of creativity, who were fortunate to be present at one of the most exciting moments in the history of illustration.”

Please see the following interview with Peter Higginson introducing the exhibition.

14 Dec 2016 - 14 Dec 3020

Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent Heath Robinson exhibition combines original artwork with books, photographs, film and digital media to tell the full story of Heath Robinson’s artistic career.

10 Sep 2022 - 11 Dec 2022

Scene Through Wood

‘Scene through Wood’ offers a visual feast of the finest wood engravings of the past 100 years, and celebrates the extraordinary artists, past and present, who made them. Curated by engraver and artist Anne Desmet RA RE, this exhibition from the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum — home to one of the most extensive collections...
29 Dec 2022 - 19 Mar 2023

Heath Robinson’s Shakespeare Illustrations

Throughout his career Shakespeare’s plays, and especially the songs within them, provided a source of inspiration for some of Heath Robinson’s most popular and successful illustrations.

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