Tuesday 19 July 2011


A new centenary celebration of the art of Mervyn Peake is currently on show at Chris Beetles Gallery

Here are just a few of his striking, poignant, disturbing, haunting images...

Young Boy

Bird Figure

Woodland Spirit

Christ and the Mockers

Mrs Pardiggle and Brood
from Bleak House by Charles Dickens


The Sphinx
Come forth my lovely languorous Sphinx! and
put your head upon my knee!
And let me stroke your throat and see your
body spotted like the Lynx!

- Oscar Wilde

The Genius of Mervyn Peake
exhibition can be viewed on line here and remains on show (Monday-Saturday, 10:00-17:30) until 13 August at

ChrisBeetles Gallery
8 & 10 Ryder Street
St James's
London SW1Y 6QB

Tel: 020 7839 7551

Images: The Estate of Mervyn Peake


Jen said...

thanks for all your great Peake blogs.
It's wonderful you are attracting attention to such a brilliant artist.The studio shots are fascinating-are there any more? Is radio acting more difficult?
I would love to know as the actors are amazing at portraying their characters unseen.
That's the magic of radio & I hope you receive many accolades for your adaptation.

GIll said...

Enjoyed the pictures, thank you.