Scope and Content
Title: Edward Ardizzone Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1966
Collection number: 268
Creator: Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) was born in Haiphong, French Indochina. He was a painter and graphic artist. He wrote and illustrated
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936) and illustrated more than 100 books, the most famous of which was
Magic Carpet The collection consists of original watercolors, manuscripts, and printed material by Ardizzone.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
B.F. Stevens and Brown, Limited, purchase, 1964.
[Identification of item], Edward Ardizzone Papers (Collection 268). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Ardizzone was born October 16, 1900 in Haiphong, French Indochina; arrived in England in 1905; left school in 1918 and spent
six months at a college of commerce; worked as a clerk for several years while taking evening classes at the Westminster School
of Art; gave up job in 1926 to concentrate on a career as a professional artist; married Catherine Berkley in 1929, and had
two sons and a daughter; worked as both painter and graphic artist until 1939; wrote and illustrated
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936); in 1940 appointed an official war artist and was attached to the British Army's General Headquarters at Arras; illustrated
more than 100 books, most famous of which was
Magic Carpet; created the Tim books series; served as instructor in graphic design at the Camberwell School of Art and visiting tutor
at the Royal College of Art; exhibited works at Leicester Gallery, and Imperial War Museum; awarded Commander of the British
Empire, 1971; died in London, November 8, 1979.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of original watercolors, manuscripts, and printed material by Ardizzone. Includes illustrations for Limited
Editions Club edition of Thackeray's
Henry Esmond. Also includes drawings for
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain,
Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes, and
Tim the Wanderer.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ardizzone, Edward, 1900- --Archives.