Saturday, 1 November 2008

Robin Simon's Daily Mail weekly choice

Opening historic houses (right)

‘Cartoons & Coronets. The Genius of Osbert Lancaster’
Wallace Collection, Manchester Square London W1
Free admission

Genius is not too strong a word for this much loved inventor of the pocket cartoon. Sir Osbert also produced theatre designs and elaborate satires on architecture and social life. Far from looking dated his wit will enchant new generations. The accompanying illustrated book by James Knox is scintillating.
'The Vulture', Daily Mail, 31 October 2008