Peter Pan and Other Lost Children

Heath Robinson Museum

25 August – 18 November 2018

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An exhibition of two neglected women artists: the first illustrator of Peter Pan, Alice Bolinbroke Woodward, and self-taught Edith Farmiloe.

Edith Farmiloe, Out from School, an illustration for Rag, Tag and Bobtail, 1899

Alice Bolingbroke Woodward (1862-1951) was the first illustrator of the story of Peter Pan. She illustrated many books for publishers Blackie & Sons and George Bell between 1895 and the 1930s including a new edition of Alice in Wonderland. The exhibition has been designed around 19 of the original watercolour drawings from her 1907 Peter Pan, which have never been exhibited before, and includes seven watercolours from Alice in Wonderland.

Edith Farmiloe (1870-1921) was the wife of a vicar. Between 1895 and 1909, she wrote and illustrated stories based on the lives of the children who lived in his parishes of Soho and Hackney. Self-taught, she had a natural affinity with the children’s world, sharing their joys and humours, jealousies and kindnesses.

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