Giorgio Bellavitis (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink & Watercolour on CardSize:
13" x 16" (335mm x 415mm)Date:
1966This is the unique original Pen & Ink & Watercolour by Giorgio Bellavitis.
The incredibly popular Princess Marigold stories appeared in Treasure magazine. During the first episodes, King Florian is searching for a suitable husband for his daughter, Princess Marigold. When Princess Marigold meets Wizard Weezle, a misunderstanding ensues which degenerates into Wizard Weezle becoming a fierce enemy of the Princess, using dastardly magic in all manner of improbable ways in order to fulfil his cunning schemes.
This is the fourteenth page of 'Painting Magic', in which the Colour Pixies are cursed by Wizard Weezle, who takes away half of their colour.
Beautifully painted by Bellavitis (the first of three artists to work on the strip- The subsequent artists being Louis Bermejo and Nadir Quinto), this page has the five original hand painted panels pasted down as they appeared in Treasure magazine No 176, and really show off Bellavitis' flair for creating atmosphere in his paintings.