The Lobster Quadrille (Original)
Title: The Lobster Quadrille
Materials: inks on art board
Image size: 43.5cm x 37.5cm (17” x 14.8”)
Details: this illustration depicts the almost "silly walks" description from Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem in Alice in Wonderland.
It appeared as one of fifteen colour illustrations and thirteen pencil drawings in the 2008 book published by Templar. These are among Matthews' favourite examples of my own work. He is a big "Alice" fan, having been converted at the age of six after watching Disney’s 1951 film. John Cleese, who has purchased four originals from this series, gave the following review of the book:
"Michelangelo, Manet, Monet, Matisse, Munch, Mondrain, and Matthews. All my favourite artists begin with an 'M'. And so, Rodney Matthews is generally acknowledged to be among the greatest artists that have ever lived. Need I say more? Please buy this book, and all his other works, because then my immense collection of stuff will become even more valuable. Especially when he dies."
Additional information: this original piece of art will be mounted, fitted with 2mm Tru Vue Conservation Clear UV Protective Glass (98%) and framed with a 5cm (w) x 4cm (h) sloping cushion, wooden, grain effect frame (please select either a black or white frame at checkout).