The Chris Beetles Gallery

The Chris Beetles Gallery

Original illustrations available from:


The Chris Beetles Gallery

8 & 10 Ryder Street

St James’s



Telephone: 020 7839 7551



Grand Weekend Opening Saturday 19  November 10am-5.30pm

Private View Monday 21 November 6-8pm 

To be opened at 7pm by the legendary American comedian and cartoonist

Arnold Roth


The exhibition runs from 19 November 2016-7 January 2017


Since 2011 original illustrations from my books have been exhibited each year as part of this annual winter show, as well as at other special shows put on by the Gallery around the country. The Gallery also keep my artwork online all year round for the following publications:



Brother Giovanni’s Little Treasure

Robi Dobi The Marvellous Adventures of an Indian Elephant

How the Camel got his Hump

Giant Tales

The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales

The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Sea

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables

The Pelican Chorus 


“The Chris Beetles Gallery is one of London’s most popular commercial art galleries, specialising in traditional British watercolours, illustrations, oils, sculptures and photographs. The gallery was opened by Chris Beetles in 1975, and has been based in St James’s, London’s famous art dealing district, since 1984.


It maintains the greatest stock of illustrations in the world, with large holdings of original artwork by all the great illustrators, including Louis Wain, Arthur Rackham, William Heath Robinson, E H Shepard, Ronald Searle and Norman Thelwell. It is also the exclusive representative of Quentin Blake, Peter Brookes of The Times and Matt of the Daily Telegraph.


The Chris Beetles Gallery has done much to popularise this rapidly growing collector’s area, and now twice a year ~ in May and November ~ stages The Illustrators, a celebration of the medium with over 1000 pictures for sale.”