The Circus Drawings

These prints are all for sale, and every purchase supports the work of the Nightingale Project.

These prints are by Sir Quentin Blake, Britain’s best-known illustrator, and patron of the Nightingale Project. Each one is individually signed by Quentin.

Works on this page are from Quentin Blake’s series ‘Our Friends in the Circus’. This series was created by Quentin in 2009, and hangs in Ellington Ward, an older people’s mental health ward in Harrow, Middlesex. Quentin’s inspiration with this series was to celebrate the persistence of well-practiced talents into old age: they show older people demonstrating their circus skills, some of them at a scaled-back level – the old lady’s tightrope is not too far above the floor, as befits her seniority, but the talent is still there.

Sizes given for this series are the approximate paper size including the white border.
Prints are individually made by a craftsman printer, on high quality art paper. They are signed by the artist, and are supplied in a cardboard tube, unmounted and unframed.

These prints are not part of a numbered edition.