Christy Burdock: the paintings behind the drawings

Our Illustrator in Residence spends her life in London’s galleries. Here, we bring together some of the paintings that have served as references for the large-scale pencil drawings Christy has made over her six months at House of Illustration.


  • Becky Brewis
  • Exhibitions, Illustrator in Residence

When not in her studio our Illustrator in Residence spends her time in the London galleries, mainly the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.  Christy Burdock: The People in the Gallery features House of Illustration visitors, staff and artists in large-scale observations layered with memory and imagination and inspired by compositions from art history. The exhibition runs until 8 July 2018.

Funders by Christy Burdock / Ascension of St John by Giotto di Bondone

Sotheby's by Christy Burdock / The Massacre of the Innocents by Giotto di Bondone

Fecundity by Christy Burdock / The Greenhouse: Cyclamen and Tomatoes by Eric Ravilious

Silicone by Christy Burdock / The Somerset House Conference 19 August 1604 by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz

Artists by Christy Burdock / Mystic Nativity by Sandro Botticelli

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