Artist: Ron Embleton
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 16" x 8" (400mm x 195mm)
Date: 1970This is the original Gouache painting by Ron Embleton.
The Truth Behind the Legend: Tom Thumb -- the Little General. This is the original artwork from Look and Learn no. 459 (31 October 1970).
General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 July 15, 1883), a dwarf who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. He was introduced to Queen Victoria on two occasions.Ron Embleton biography