This summer show sees a rare outing of Peter Blake's very early drawings, charting his development from a student at Gravesend School of Art and the Royal College of Art, to full blown artist and national treasure.
It was fascinating to see many older pencil works never displayed before from his personal archive, and also more recent life drawings. You can see how essential the discipline of drawing is to his practice. Blake's interest in and application of typography is also recorded in the early drawings.
Some recent royal portraits display Blake's skills as a watercolourist, and others his continuing fascination with circus performers and tattooed ladies.
Peter Blake: A Life in Drawings and Watercolours
until 4th September
11 Cork Street