John Worsley (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
14" x 11" (345mm x 280mm)Date:
1970This is the original Watercolour painting by John Worsley.
The sheer fun displayed in this charming street scene, portraying an extended Chinese family and their belongings being pulled along by Hannibal the Elephant (Wee Willie Winkie's best friend), allows Worsley to showcase his strengths as an illustrator, each figure painted meticulously whilst achieving a vibrancy and friendliness typical of the Winkie stories.
Worsley's free human lines and sense of humour play a large part in this charming piece.
An incredibly packed painting painted for a Wee Willie Winkie story published in Treasure magazine January 10th 1970.
Worsley, who spent time in a P.O.W. camp after being captured in Yugoslavia during World War II, achieves a fantastic liberation from the past by painting in such a fluid joyful manner.
Worsley's work can be found in The Imperial War Museum, The Maritime Museum, The collection of HM The Queen, The Savage club and many other private collections including those of Royal Families, banks and Colleges.