John Worsley (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
13" x 7" (340mm x 180mm)Date:
1966This is the original Watercolour painting by John Worsley.
John Worsley paints a gorgeous night scene with Wee Willie Winkie, Hanibal and a sailor silhouetted against the starry Australian sky in this beautiful and mood provoking watercolour.
This was painted for an episode of Wee Willie Winkie in Treasure magazine which followed the young adventurer on his travels around the globe after he finds a special ticket which allows him to use any means of transportation available.
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.