H.M. Brock Collection

Henry Matthew Brock (1875-1960) was a prolific book and magazine illustrator who found particular success illustrating children's books and also contributed to Punch.

The collection comprises around 2000 books in which Brock's work was published, many periodical volumes and parts, ephemera such as cigarette cards, and pictures, including over 90 original drawings and watercolours, including work by C.E Brock and R.H. Brock. Many of the works are for children.

The collection also includes the drawing board-desk which belonged to C.E. Brock, H.M. Brock's brother, also a book illustrator.

The collection was donated to the University Library by Lester Corrall in 1994. Since then, additional books and original drawings have been added to the collection from other sources.

More information

  • The book collection is not yet catalogued
  • A handlist (PDF) of the collection of original drawings and watercolours is available.
art, book history, children’s literature printed books (post-1850), art works, ephemera brock collection

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