Original Drawings by Some of the Greatest Illustrators of Our Time to Be Offered at Sotheby’s

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LONDON.-The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Charlie and Lola, Wallace and Gromit, The Gruffalo and St Trinian’s – stories that have lit up the lives of generations of children, and not purely thanks to the words that tell them. Very often, the enduring imprint they leave, on the minds of children and adults alike, is in no short measure down to the magical illustrations that help give them life. Works by many of these famous illustrators will come to sale -– for the most pertinent of causes – at Sotheby’s on Thursday, 16th December 2010. Some 28 original drawings will be offered, drawn with the characteristic golden touch of the likes of Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, Peter Brooks, Eric Carle, Nick Park, Paula Rego, Gerald Scarfe and many others. Estimates range from £1,000* (for Beryl Cook’s Nude on a Leopardskin) to £3,000 (for Quentin Blake’s The BFG, illus