Ian MIller's Gormenghast images
The British Library has just acquired Mervyn Peake's visual archive and that includes the most spectacular portraits of many of the characters from Gormenghast as well as many other treasures. Letters from a Lost Uncle, Household Tales, Treasure Island. It surely is the most wonderful addition to their archive.
Oddly enough, the castle of Gormenghast, so beautifully described in words in the books, was hardly drawn at all by Peake but, of course, has inspired many other artists since then. Ian Miller, in particular, is known for his images of the castle clinging to the side of the mountain, his Hall of Bright Carvings, and most poignant, Cora and Clarice on the tree which grows through the castle walls.
Here are some examples - and we also offer prints of these, amongst many.