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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - ORIGINAL SIGNED WATER COLOUR ARTWORK
1979 for Hamlyn.. 1979, image size 240 x 220 mm, 9½ x 8¾ inches, painted on same size Windsor and Newton board, Biro's name, address and telephone number stamped on reverse. The jolly brightly coloured image shows Willy Wonka leading the crowds through the gates towards the factory, behind him are Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt, and at the rear Charlie and his Grandfather. This image occupies over a page in the abridged version of the story told in the Hamlyn Wonder Book of Modern Stories, pages 82-93. The water colour is in excellent condition and it is offered with a near Fine copy of the book in a near Fine DUSTWRAPPER, no inscriptions. Val Biro, author and artist, was born in Budapest in 1921 and came to England before the war to study art. He has illustrated many books for children, especially the Gumdrop series, and for adults. He also contributed artwork for many Pan paperback covers and dustjackets.. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
Last Found On: 2016-07-16           Check availability:      Biblio    

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