Sir Quentin Blake inks silver swan
Sir Quentin Blake has created a unique drawing for The Bowes Museum.
The ink illustration depicts the BFG cradling a swan eating a fish, inspired by the museum’s life-size Silver Swan automaton.
Purchased by the museum’s founders in 1872, the life-sized artefact, which comes to life once a day, twists its head, preens, and catches a fish.
Sir Quentin’s creations are currently on display as part of a BFG exhibition at the museum in Barnard Castle.
Education co-ordinator, Amy Bainbridge, said: “It’s a wonderful legacy that will become part of our permanent collection for future generations to see.”
The BFG in Pictures in on display at The Bowes Museum until 30 September 2018.