The Mervyn Peake Archive
- Art Funded
- Art Fund grant
- £100,000 (Total: £400,000; Tax remission)
- Private vendor
Mervyn Peake is best-known as the author of Gormenghast which ranks as one of this centurys most remarkable feats of imaginative writing. Throughout his life, he illustrated a number of childrens books and classic texts, including Treasure Island, Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. His illustrations form a significant portion of this archive and highlights include the complete set of original drawings and illustrations for Lewis Carrolls Alice books (see main illustration) and the Gormenghast notebooks.
The Peake estate through Sotheby's.