William Stobbs Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Original artwork for 'Chanticleer' (Bodley Head, 1979), adapted from Chaucer and illustrated by William Stobbs. The collection also contains a copy of the first edition of the book.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by William Stobbs during the course of his career as an illustrator.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by Stobbs' widow, Joanna Stobbs, in two batches - the 'Chanticleer' dummy and printed book were donated in 2001, and the finished artwork was donated in 2007.