Roy Gerrard children's book illustrations, circa 1975-1997  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gerrard, Roy
Title
Roy Gerrard children's book illustrations
Dates
circa 1975-1997 (inclusive)
Quantity
22 original pen & ink illustrations, 1 mock-up & draft of book, 1 copy of finished book, miscellaneous ephemera (2 boxes)
Collection Number
PH2017-092
Summary
Illustrations, book drafts, and ephemera by Roy Gerrard
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Roy Gerrard was born in Atherton, Lancashire, and left school at 13 to train at Salford School of Art, intending to make a living as an abstract oil painter. Instead, he became an art teacher and department head. His watercolors filled more and more of his time until he gave up teaching in 1979 to devote himself to painting full-time, which soon led to a new life as an author & illustrator. He published a dozen picture books which were translated into virtually all European languages, and his art was exhibited regularly on both sides of the Atlantic. Three of his titles were chosen as best illustrated books of the year by The New York Times Book Review: ''The Favershams'' (1983), ''Sir Cedric'' (1984) and ''Sir Francis Drake'' (1988). Gerrard died on August 5, 1997, while bicycling in the countryside near his home in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He was 62 years old.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

22 watercolor illustrations of scenes featured in the children's books "Jocasta Carr, Movie Star" & "Croco'Nile," written & illustrated by Gerrard. Preliminary ink & paper mock-up and full color draft of "Jocasta Starr" and finished copy of "Croco'Nile" included. Several numbered, signed & dated metal engravings of illustrations not featured in either book are also included. Artist's ephemera consists of illustrated frames & borders, annotated in English & Japanese.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Engravings of illustrations
7 illustrations
1975-1976
1/2 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star- draft of book and mock up
Jocasta Carr, Movie Star preliminary mock-up, ink on graph paper (4.5" tall x 4" wide)
1992
1/3 Croco'Nile, copy of finished book 1997
1/4 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 1-title page
Belle and Jocasta sitting in foreground, plane behind. (13" tall x 11" wide)
1980s-1990s
1/5 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 12-13
Two decorative frames at top & bottom with Jocasta on the phone on a couch in center of page (11.5" tall x 10.25" wide)
1980s-1990s
1/6 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 20
Tiger in jungle, Jocasta runs, looking over shoulder (13" tall x 11" wide)
1980s-1990s
1/7 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 21
Jocasta, tiger, man with plum-colored turban, jungle background. (13" tall x 11" wide)
1980s-1990s
1/8 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 29
Jocasta and Belle in red airplane above teh sea and a desert island. (13" tall x 11" wide)
1980s-1990s
1/9 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 32
Jocasta in bed reading, Belle at foot. (13" tall x 11" wide)
1980s-1990s
1/10 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: illustrated frames
  • Page 10: blue frame, (4.5" tall x 7" wide)
  • Page 2, 3, 11, 28: 3 frames, green, grey, blue (13.5" tall x 9.25" wide)
  • Page 14 and 18: 2 frames, blue lines and blue bulge (12" tall x 9.25" wide)
  • Page 20: green frame (4" tall x 6" wide)
  • Page 16 and 6: 2 frames, brown and blue (10.38" tall x 6.88" wide)
  • "Jocasta Carr, Movie Star" title overlay (2" tall x 6.5" wide)
  • Two misc. vellum and mylar overlays with marker (10" tall x 11.75" wide
1980s-1990s
2/1 Croco'Nile, page 6-7
Night scene with boat and moon (13" tall x 20" wide)
1990s
2/2 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star
Jocasta in red airplane, Empire State Building and city behind (10.88" tall x 9.5" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/3 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 4-5
Jocasta lying on train tracks and Belle untying her (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/4 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 8-9
Jocasta and Belle, Belle ripping man's pants (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/5 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 10-11
Ship "Diana" on stone waterfront (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/6 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 18-19
Desert scene, Jocasta shakes hands with Bedoin, camel and other figures (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/7 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 22-23
Grand Indian palace (Taj Majal-esque) (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/8 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 26-27
Jocasta in red airplane flying toward island and ship (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s
2/9 Jocasta Carr, Movie Star: page 30-31
Six figures on desert island with ship approaching (13" tall x 20" wide)
1980s-1990s

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)