The Permanent Collection on display in the John Madejski Fine Rooms
Charles Stewart: Black and White Gothic
20 December 2014 to 15 February 2015
Tennant Gallery, Burlington House Admission
Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 General Admission ticket. Friends of the RA go free.Opening times
Unsettling, otherworldly and murderous scenarios are dramatically played out in Charles Stewart’s deceptively simple book illustrations, striking examples of the neglected British tradition of black and white book art.
Illustrator Charles Stewart (1915-2001) was haunted by the Victorian novel Uncle Silas (1864) for over 40 years. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's tale of Maud Ruthyn, a naïve heiress in peril, inspired Stewart to produce a set of 30 full-page pen and ink drawings, in the manner of the great graphic artists of the nineteenth century. More...Collections Free Lunchtime Lecture
Reynolds Room, Burlington House. Monday 19 January 2015, 1-2pm. Free with an exhibition ticket; booking required. Book now...
Discover Charles Stewart's illustrations with exhibition curator Amanda Doran and former editor of the Folio Society, Sue Bradbury. More...
Free Gallery Tours
See highlights from the Royal Academy's collection, find out more about the history of the institution and explore its home, Burlington House, on a free guided tour of the John Madejski Fine Rooms.
Current displays include paintings from the 1950s to 1980s by Carel Weight, Frederick Gore, Ruskin Spear and Richard Eurich. There is also a chance to see W.P. Frith's Private View at the Royal Academy 1881 (on loan from the Pope Family Trust) alongside works by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, G.F. Watts and Briton Riviere. >More ...