Tatton park mansion

Tatton Park’s 18th century mansion houses a number of precious and historical works of art from the 14th to 20th century, including paintings by Canaletto, Van Dyck, Chardin and Guercino (as part of the Egerton family’s diverse collection).

This year, Tatton is delighted to add a temporary addition to this collection – a wonderful illustration of the mansion by one of the world’s most iconic illustrators, Sir Quentin Blake. Known for his instantly recognisable drawing style, Blake is most famous for collaborating with Roald Dahl, having illustrated many of the author’s books.

Part of Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park*- a celebration of 100 years since Dahl was born – the illustration is currently on display in the mansion’s library for visitors to see.

The mansion was completed around 1780, having been designed by architect Samuel Wyatt and his nephew Lewis William Wyatt. In spite of its stature and grand appearance, the famous building has very rarely been illustrated. The most notable is a watercolour by JC Buckler, 1820 which is currently on display in the mansion’s Egerton exhibition room.

Tatton park mansion

At the end of this year, Sir Quentin Blake’s illustration will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity  – a charity dedicated to improving the lives of seriously ill children in the UK.

Carole Mullinuex, Tatton Park’s Business Development Manager, commented: “We were delighted when we heard that Sir Quentin had offered to interpret our mansion in his wonderfully recognisable style and we’re even more thrilled to be able to share this with our visitors by displaying it in our mansion. Supporting Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s charity at the end of the year will be a superbly fitting outcome.”

Sir Quentin Blake commented: “I’m very proud to be given another opportunity to help celebrate Roald Dahl’s amazing centenary year, and at the same time benefit the work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.”


7 Comments on Sir Quentin Blake Takes on Tatton Park Mansion

  1. caroline
    July 13, 2016 at 6:58 am (2 years ago)

    This looks like a fab day out to be had with the family, not sure my older ones would appreciate it but the younger ones def would. Another one to add to the to do list over the summer, what an amazing idea on the artwork too. Wonderful charity, thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    July 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved Roald Dahl books as a child and look forward to the twinnies loving them too. This sounds like a great day out x

  3. Gill Jacob
    July 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved Quentin Blake’s cartoons as a kid, seems a lovely man too xx

  4. Rachel
    July 14, 2016 at 10:46 am (2 years ago)

    What a really fascinating day out you had, ive never been up to Tatton Park, but it looks superb x

  5. oana79
    July 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh, what a wonderful initiative, I had no clue Roald Dahl has a children’s charity in his name, this is such a close to my heart cause as we did benefit of similar services two years ago with Georgie.

  6. Kara Guppy
    July 16, 2016 at 7:50 am (2 years ago)

    What a lovely idea to support such a worthwhile charity

  7. Zena's Suitcase
    July 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Ronald Dahl is such an amazing children’s author, this is a really amazing way to celebrate him and the illustrations of Sir Quentin Blake


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