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By Prospect   February 2013

Cover art from Russell Hoban’s Rosie’s Magic Horse by Quentin Blake

Art Quentin Blake: Drawn by Hand Fitzwilliam Museum, from 12th February

It is impossible not to have your day improved by looking at a drawing by Quentin Blake. It is that bounding anarchic line, which with a quick twist and a turn summons characters as unpredictable and delightful as Mr Magnolia, or Mrs Armitage and her faithful hound, Breakspear. There is joy, but never sentimentality; gleeful cruelty but no meanness.

Blake—best known for his alliance with Roald Dahl, for…

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