Marvel at Mervyn Peake’s art from childhood to Gormenghast – News

The visual archive of writer, artist and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) has been acquired for the nation by the British Library from the Peake Estate, comprising over 300 original illustrations, including drawings from his critically acclaimed Gormenghast series. Also included are original illustrations for his own books for children Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor and Letters From a Lost Uncle and…